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Unread 05-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #1
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ZJ 2.25inch spacer Question

Hey guys just had a few quick questions about my spacers that im currently installing.

First Question: I am having trouble putting the front coil springs back on with the new spacers. I have the tie rod ends, sway bar, and shocks disconnected but the axle isn't drooping enough for the springs to fit. Would it help to disconnect the track bar as well? I know I could use a compressor but a friend of mine caught a coil in the face and it was an absolute nightmare so I'm a bit skiddish about them. Any advice on how to avoid using a spring compressor would be great!

Second Question: I have just ordered 31s to go on the stock 16s do you think they will fit without any type of trimming or will I have to trim?

I've got a 1998 ZJ 5.2 limited if this helps.

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Unread 05-06-2013, 07:09 AM   #2
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I bolting the track bar would help some bit it's mostly the control arms that stopped me from outing the spring back in. Also did u extend the rear spring retainers ? Cause if u didn't you might lose a spring. And 31's will work they will just rub at full lock on your control arms and bumpers so trimming the bumper may be in order .
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Unread 05-06-2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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wheel spacers will prevent rubbing on the control arms. Did you get a strut compressor to help get the springs back in? because you're going to need one. 31's will rub a little during turns and flex (maybe, depends on the jeep), so you're going to have to put the wheels on and find out.

My bb is going on this week so I've been researching and talking about the set up haha.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 01:06 PM   #4
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I'd suggest going ahead and getting the compressor, I couldn't get them on without it, with It my buddy and I got them on with only the sway bar disco-ed.

Get this type and take your time with it, should be fine.
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Unread 05-06-2013, 02:03 PM   #5
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Jack up the side you are working on so the coil is compressed then slip on the compressors to hold the coil and slowly let down the jack. Coil is compressed and ready to slide off and go back on easy.
For the rear you won't need them.


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