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post #1 of 11 Old 12-08-2011, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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is this safe?

I'm getting 2"BB and I have 3/4"BB already, so my question is can I run both spacers at once? Like the 2" on top of the spring and the 3/4" on the bottom? So it would go axle, 3/4"spacer, spring, 2"spacer, spring isolater, then body. Will it be safe?


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post #2 of 11 Old 12-08-2011, 10:42 PM
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I've always understood never to stack spacers...something tells me even on both sides of the spring it would be more unstable. But I could be wrong. Personally I wouldn't try it.
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post #3 of 11 Old 12-08-2011, 10:44 PM
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you cant put a spacer under the coil. it needs to sit down into the coil bucket and have the retainer on it

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So can't use bot spacers then?

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post #5 of 11 Old 12-08-2011, 10:50 PM
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So can't use bot spacers then?
No. 3/4 inch isn't worth an unstable and potentially dangerous suspension.
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So can't use bot spacers then?
what? bottom?
no, all spacers need to be on the top. and i would not recommend stacking a .75, 2, factory isolator. too much stacking. if you dont want coils (can usually find them used cheap) then get 3" spacers. be sure to extend the spring post on the rear or when you flex i could unseat the coil on the top.

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what? bottom?
no, all spacers need to be on the top. and i would not recommend stacking a .75, 2, factory isolator. too much stacking. if you dont want coils (can usually find them used cheap) then get 3" spacers. be sure to extend the spring post on the rear or when you flex i could unseat the coil on the top.


curious as to if he could use the 3/4" pucks in place of the iso's?

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post #8 of 11 Old 12-09-2011, 07:51 AM
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curious as to if he could use the 3/4" pucks in place of the iso's?
they are both 3/4". neither has an advantage over the other

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they are both 3/4". neither has an advantage over the other
I was just thinking that perhaps his 3/4" pucks are in a bit netter shape then his iso's.

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I was just thinking that perhaps his 3/4" pucks are in a bit netter shape then his iso's.
possibly, but the isolators have a metal canter, which makes them more rigid. after thinking about it a little more i think i'd recommend to go coil, isolator, spacer.

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post #11 of 11 Old 12-09-2011, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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possibly, but the isolators have a metal canter, which makes them more rigid. after thinking about it a little more i think i'd recommend to go coil, isolator, spacer.
Thanks, that was gonna be my next question cause I didn't know what order they went in.

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