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Unread 01-13-2013, 01:18 PM   #1
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JeeP 98 ZJ Installing 2.25 BB problems with spacers

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Hello, I am new to the Jeep Forum, Thanks for having me. My question is I purchased a 2.25 budget boost from 4wheelcustoms and I am in the process of installing. I installed the Rear spacers and the springs seem to be crushing in part of the ridge on the 2 inch spacer. Question #1 is this normal?


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I have the front shocks off , the sway bar disconnected and the spring out, and now the front 2 inch spacer will not slide on to the post. Seems like the Inside diameter is not the right size on the spacer. Question #2 is this normal should I try and beat it on with a mallet?

All the forums I have read prior to installing this Budget boost had me believing it would fit nicely, has anyone else had these problems before. Any feedback would be helpful, I will try and read any responses asap as I am working on the Jeep at the same time.

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Unread 01-13-2013, 02:52 PM   #2
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Post some pictures of the rear pucks, I pulled a BB off a junkyard zj and I practically had to beat them off the posts. The pucks did have some compression stress on them though. Don't know how old they were but they had been warn in.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 03:34 PM   #3
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ive read from different posts in the past that you hit them on with a mallet
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Unread 01-13-2013, 03:38 PM   #4
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i recently installed the same lift. the rear spacers should be fine with a little pressure- mine did too. the front spacers barely fit over the bump stop posts. i held them up with a 2x4 and used a bfh to get them one. also used some wd40. just remember- if it aint tight it aint right
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Unread 01-13-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Take the bump stop cup OFF, then put the spacer on.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #7
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Front
I ended up using a jack and a 2x4 to press the front pucks in place and had to use a spring compressor to get the springs back on. Also, got the front shocks installed (skyjacker 7000 hydro) I feel good about the front.

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I will take pictures of the rear springs c/t the rear pucks tomorrow evening it is dark here now. The springs definetely mate to the front pucks a lot better.

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Tip for other Newbies: I ordered 4 skyjacker hydro 7000 shocks and they were all 4 for the front, had to put the stock rear shocks back on and I will be ordering the right rear shocks...

[I][U]The Rear Pucks are my main concern now at this point the spring only sits on the puck about half way and compresses the ridge in at that point. I will post pics tomorrow evening around 4:00 central.
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I used a dremmel to cut the lip off my rear BB pucks so they sit flush with the stock isolator.
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Unread 01-13-2013, 06:44 PM   #9
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Make sure they are for the rear. The ones I got were different size inside diameter than the front ones were. Just squish them into the top of the spring. Once you put the weight of the jeep on them they won't go anywhere.
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Have a friend take a picture of your face the first time it death wobbles
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Have a friend take a picture of your face the first time it death wobbles
Lol I couldnt help but laugh at that.

I Let My little sister drive mine. I told her it had a light shimmy over bumps. She came home and said "light shimmy my a** I thought I was gonna die". I said thats why its called death wobble!
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:23 AM   #12
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how are u getting dw with a 2" lift? bad track bar or tres? mine is fine
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:35 AM   #13
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how are u getting dw with a 2" lift? bad track bar or tres? mine is fine
A 2" BB is enough to let you know that you have worn out front end parts
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Unread 01-14-2013, 10:59 AM   #14
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Well, car battery was dead this morning, So i had time to add pictures earlier then expected.

Rear pics asttached

Here is the pics of the spring fit up common to the 2.25 spacers. The spring seems to be crushing in on the ridge of the spacers in the rear.
Question: Should I worry about this condition, or is it normal?
All 4 pucks seemed to be the same as far as front to rear, so i dont thinks its a case of them being backwards. kit came from 4wheelcustoms
rear-spring-c_t-2.25-puck-1.jpg   rear-spring-c_t-2.25-puck-pic-2.jpg   rear-spring-c_t-2.25-puck-pic-3.jpg   rear-spring-c_t-2.25-puck-4.jpg  
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I would be worried to lose a coil. You should extend the spring posts then put the spacer back on.
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