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Unread 04-26-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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My easy/cheap rear spring post extensions

I wasn't thrilled with the way the 2" spacer was flush with the rear post.


So here is my solution.: picked up some exhaust pipe adapters (Inexpensive, and available at any parts store.)

You can see that they fit perfectly. They will be attached with JB weld and a few self tapping screws.



They are a little longer then I wanted, but they should be fine. I will probably want extended bump stops, or hockey pucks on the spring perch because of the length.
I will report back after it's all installed.
EDIT:
It worked out great.


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Unread 04-26-2009, 02:49 PM   #2
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good thinkin! i was also worried about that when i did mine.
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:04 PM   #3
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kind of sad that i have three sons who haven't a clue when it comes to cars. its my daughter that's mechanically inclined. tell Ryan, nice hair cut!
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:22 PM   #4
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Thats a great 'write up'. Really simple mod but really helpful. The way you painted your rockers makes your Jeep look like it sits so much higher. Looks awesome.
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Unread 04-28-2009, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thats a great 'write up'. Really simple mod but really helpful. The way you painted your rockers makes your Jeep look like it sits so much higher. Looks awesome.
thanks. After those went in I realized they should have been painted first.
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LOOK!!! I escaped the kitchen!!!!

HERS: 98 5.2 ZJ Loredo. 249 to 242 Swap. Skyjacker Hydro shocks, Painted Canyons, Bedliner on the rocker panels. Front tow hooks. 2" Budget Boost. 31" SXT a/t.

HIS: Black 88 4.0 XJ Limited. De-striped, roof rack, 31" BFG's. Lifted with 3" rusty's coils, s-10 bastard pack, Rancho shocks up front, and F-150 shocks in back.
Theirs: 85 XJ 2dr 5 speed, v6, junkyard build trail rig/project
1986 F-150 The Purple Beast! 300 I6, tow package, granny stick, 3" body lift and 35" wild country's
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Unread 04-30-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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what size are the extension pieces you used? diameter
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Unread 04-30-2009, 06:34 PM   #7
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looks like they say 1-3/4" ID and 1-3/4" OD.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 07:03 PM   #8
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I had a coil spring pop out on my the other day bc of my spring spacer. So this is getting done tomorrow
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If you can weld and aren't afraid to take a chance, I'd say try it - someone's gotta do it.
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Unread 04-30-2009, 07:05 PM   #9
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great idea but the BB is on wrong. it goes.

body
spacer
isolater
spring
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Unread 04-30-2009, 07:19 PM   #10
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i had no idea either. I have it set up like she does. damnit
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If you can weld and aren't afraid to take a chance, I'd say try it - someone's gotta do it.
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great idea but the BB is on wrong. it goes.

body
spacer
isolater
spring
I've seen it done either way. Does it really matter?
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LOOK!!! I escaped the kitchen!!!!

HERS: 98 5.2 ZJ Loredo. 249 to 242 Swap. Skyjacker Hydro shocks, Painted Canyons, Bedliner on the rocker panels. Front tow hooks. 2" Budget Boost. 31" SXT a/t.

HIS: Black 88 4.0 XJ Limited. De-striped, roof rack, 31" BFG's. Lifted with 3" rusty's coils, s-10 bastard pack, Rancho shocks up front, and F-150 shocks in back.
Theirs: 85 XJ 2dr 5 speed, v6, junkyard build trail rig/project
1986 F-150 The Purple Beast! 300 I6, tow package, granny stick, 3" body lift and 35" wild country's
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looks like they say 1-3/4" ID and 1-3/4" OD.
Yes. That is what they say.
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LOOK!!! I escaped the kitchen!!!!

HERS: 98 5.2 ZJ Loredo. 249 to 242 Swap. Skyjacker Hydro shocks, Painted Canyons, Bedliner on the rocker panels. Front tow hooks. 2" Budget Boost. 31" SXT a/t.

HIS: Black 88 4.0 XJ Limited. De-striped, roof rack, 31" BFG's. Lifted with 3" rusty's coils, s-10 bastard pack, Rancho shocks up front, and F-150 shocks in back.
Theirs: 85 XJ 2dr 5 speed, v6, junkyard build trail rig/project
1986 F-150 The Purple Beast! 300 I6, tow package, granny stick, 3" body lift and 35" wild country's
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I've seen it done either way. Does it really matter?
well ive had a spacer buckle running it the way you have it, it was in the front though. so in my case, yes it does matter.
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Unread 05-01-2009, 10:13 AM   #14
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also if you think about it the isolater is there to help keep the spring in place
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Unread 05-01-2009, 10:27 AM   #15
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Well, more stuff to do to my jeep now. Might as well get new isolators too!
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