I've been pricing different budget boost kits, including ebay ones, and for the first time that I've ever seen, they have a Forged aircraft T6061 aluminum Spacers for the F&R for $100+ship. Has any one ever used these before, and what would be the advantages/disadvantages? For the price, if they're good, I'll pick up a set & shocks, but I know nothing about these... What do you guys think?
They should be fine if you want to pay the extra cash for aluminum. There ARE adjustable aluminum spacers out there and I've seen some homemade steel spacers used. I just went the poly spacers since they're cheap and won't be on my Jeep too long.
'95 ZJ Limited 4.0
2.25" BB , 31 10.5 15 Treadwright MTG's on Black Rock steelies
Everything "pimpin' Gold" REMOVED!
I am not one to be changing lanes at 70 mph on a lifted truck on 33's, but since I am in Miami, I have to be prepared for the continuous influx of new drivers whose previous ride was a bicycle with wooden wheels.
hmm...I think maybe i should just stick with the poly spacers. I also did some research and found that some people have had bad luck with the alum. spacers. Could anybody recommend me a good brand or site they've used and have had good luck with? I looked at Kevins, but for only 2.25", theyre pretty expensive. I want to get the spacers, bump stop extensions, and extended shocks, all for a reasonable price, around $250 in total or so... Thanks
I think I'm just going to go with IRO. $60 for the 2" spacers, $140 for extended-length Hydro Shocks, and $10.90 to ship it all, for a total of $210.88. I think this is my best bet, since IRO is well-known, and I'm sure many people have ran this setup. Good enough for me. Also, I was looking at the spidertrax wheel spacers IRO sells for $99, with the stock 245/15 tires, will this cause any sort of rubbing or issues, because all i want is the wider stance, not problems. Thanks
On second thought, that Fat Bobs Garage set-up doesn't look like a bad idea. IRO doesn't offer anything but a 30-day return option, and FBG has free shipping. Plus theres a set of rough country (i believe shocks) on there pretty cheap too, maybe I'll grab those to go with it.
I got mine from fat bobs garage. I dont remember the price i paid but i do remember it was cheaper than iro. Also the kit from fat bob is 2'' exactly but the iro kit is only 1.75'' i called both companies to confirm the size first. I went with the hydro 1000's but im not to fond with the ride quality. IMO i would have went with black diamond shocks knowing what i do now.
I've been running the same aluminum spacers in 2 trucks since about 1995. No problems, and the old XJ was shut down with over 450,000kms on it. These are billet spacers, machined for a friend and then sold to me when he went to even bigger spacers.
Apparently, some poly spacers (Daystars???) are to be avoided as they have a split in them, which allows easier installation (you don't pull the spring all the way off). The split might allow them to come off under severe loan (ie jumping). Also, some have complained of poly spacers settling/squishing.