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Unread 01-14-2013, 10:25 AM   #16
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I got mine from 4wc also but mine were different sizes I had to beat the front ones on with grease and a hammer and I couldnt keep the rears on but they werent different heights. As for the DW it was a bad tire on a 230k+ mile jeep so there are bound to be some worn out parts.

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Unread 01-14-2013, 10:37 AM   #17
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Extending the post sounds like a good idea. Do you think it will get rid of the buckling in the pics.

- When installing it seemed like the outside diameter of the ridge on the spacer was to large...
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Unread 01-14-2013, 10:49 AM   #18
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That little bit getting pressed in is fine, but I would extend the posts with a piece of exhaust tube. That spring is going to drop out as soon as you flex.

As for the people who are trying to beat the front spacers on, you're not doing it right.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #19
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So, I am going to follow the advice and install some Rear post extensions. I am using 1 3/4 exhaust tubing at a 5 inch length.
Started to cut them with hacksaw and decided to pull out the old tile saw, which cut them rather nicely.
Finished them with 3 coats of black primer.
I hope the diameter is right on the exhaust pipe.
Thanks for the help thus far.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 01:54 PM   #20
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Of like to see how they're installed so it can help me with my BB
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Of like to see how they're installed so it can help me with my BB
Check back during the weekend 1/19-1/20 I will not have time to do the install until then, and i will post pics.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:22 PM   #22
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Check back during the weekend 1/19-1/20 I will not have time to do the install until then, and i will post pics.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:40 PM   #23
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I bought the exact same spacers from 4wc. Rear spacers I took 2inch exhaust because it fit really snug in the spacers, cut at a 4 inch length. Then drilled a pilot hole in the lip of the spacer and then took two self tappers, one on each side of the spacer, then drilled the tube to the spacer to prevent them from falling out.

The front was exact same issue, too tight spacer or too thing post. You can take the bottle jack place it on the base where the spring goes, take a piece of 2x4 and starting it up. Once you can't push it on anymore, off set the jack to the side of the spacer and jack it up until its snug.

The 1 3/4" tubing you got might be tight on the rear retaining post.

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Unread 01-14-2013, 02:42 PM   #24
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I have the same spacers and I have a thread about what I did. For the rear extend your posts . The crushed spacer is normal and won't cause any problems. The fronts are a snug fit just lube it up with some soap or geese and good to go
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Unread 01-14-2013, 09:27 PM   #25
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same 4wheelcustoms kit. i took out the factory spacers in the rear to level out the jeep since the front was lower and it left some of the stock post for the rear spacer to hold on to. although if i wheeled it a lot i might use the extentions
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Unread 05-09-2013, 12:37 PM   #26
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so going to revive this a little. The shop called me isntalling this and said that the rear pucks were slightly loose on the install (because it's a universal puck for Zj/tj/xj.) What does anyone think?
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:05 PM   #27
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Use exhaust tubing... Here's a link to my install where you can see the retainer I used for the rear
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/b...ch630-1407214/
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:18 PM   #28
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so going to revive this a little. The shop called me isntalling this and said that the rear pucks were slightly loose on the install (because it's a universal puck for Zj/tj/xj.) What does anyone think?
Should be fine, mine was that way, so was my buds zj. You shoulda saved the money and done this yourself
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:26 PM   #29
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I wrapped my rear posts in duck tape so they would fit snug like the fronts. Never dropped a coil, havent even come close. I have the stock isolators as well.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 01:58 PM   #30
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Should be fine, mine was that way, so was my buds zj. You shoulda saved the money and done this yourself
wanted to but don't have the tools or an extra set of hands near by. But figured make them do the track bars while they're under there and the tires all done at once.
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