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Unread 10-11-2006, 02:48 AM   #1
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Coil Spring Spacers: Good or Bad?

Looking into giving my TJ a little bit of a boost (1.75" or 2"). I have had lifted vehicles in the past (just not jeeps) and always replaced the leaf or coil springs to do this but am very drawn to the money savings associated with spacers. Can anyone tell me whether or not this is a safe and long lasting way to lift a TJ? Will anything else need to be modified like a drop for the transfer case or swap out the pitman arm?

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Unread 10-11-2006, 03:11 AM   #2
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if your lifting it with the spacers from stock you wont need to change anything, and they are prefectly fine to use
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what would fit under that lift comfortably? I don't really care for the overstuffed wheel wells look. Perhaps 31's or 32's?
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Unread 10-11-2006, 03:19 AM   #4
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hmm not sure, i have a XJ, but ive seen quite a few TJs with 2in lifts and 33s, but i would stick with 31s or maybe 32s, that being you dont want that stuffed look
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Unread 10-11-2006, 03:22 AM   #5
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thanks alot for your help
anyone else with any input please post. your advice will be greatly appreciated.
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Unread 10-11-2006, 03:33 AM   #6
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a 2" BB will clear 31's nicely. check out the sticky on the TJ section for pics of that setup.
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Unread 10-11-2006, 03:34 AM   #7
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Spacers can be very useful, though they are not a good way to add lots of lift. For 2" or less they're definitely fine. They won't give you as much flex as new spings, but they will give you the tire clearance you want on the cheap. I used a set of 1.5" spacers in the front of my XJ to level it out with the back leafs.
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i got a spacer lift, and on my passenger side today i hit a speed bump and heard rubbing, my spring has shifted off-center of the spacer and is causing it to rub when it hits a good bump. mines got a 2 inch with 33's, heres a pic to give you an idea of what it looks like.

anyone have any info on how to keep the spring from shifting on the spacer?
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Unread 10-12-2006, 04:46 PM   #9
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this is my friends TJ on 32s with a 2" BB



take that as you will

hint: do 32s
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hey will what size lift and tires are you running on your xj in that pic?? also how wide the tires are too
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Wow, that's some major flex for a bb HeavyMetal! Does he have a inch BL on that tj too?
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hey will what size lift and tires are you running on your xj in that pic?? also how wide the tires are too
theyre the same tires / lift i have now, 33x10.5s on the RE4.5. but in that old pic theyre on stock backspacing. it was like right after i got it basically ( that setup)

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Wow, that's some major flex for a bb HeavyMetal! Does he have a inch BL on that tj too?
i forgot about that, theres a good chance he had his 1" body lift on at the time of the pic
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