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Unread 06-24-2013, 12:58 AM   #1
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Looking for some advice on coil spacer lift on my zj!

Hey guys, I ended up buying some 2" coil spacers for my 98 Grand Cherokee and was looking for some advice. Will I be able to just throw the coil spacers on my jeep as it sits now, with rough country's budget boost 3.5" suspension lift kit? Or will I need to get longer control arms or something along the lines? I would really appreciate some advice!! Thanks

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Unread 06-24-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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If you already have the 3.5" kit I wouldn't even bother with spacers; especially if it's a daily driver. 5 Inches of suspension lift will definitely impact all your steering geometry, and drive-line angles in a way you cannot fix with stock parts. So death wobble, mega-vibes, as well as tire wear from being off camber all the time. What size tire are you trying to clear? If it's 33" or smaller I would look at trimming before I threw more budget-minded parts at my Jeep. You can get away with them once in a while, but you get to a point where you would be better off having been patient and saved the money for a proper lift.

Take some time and peruse the forums, and you'll find all sorts of "shoulda coulda" stories, all starting with a veteran warning them of just that.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 12:59 AM   #3
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Alright i will keep that in mind, thank you very much I appreciate the advice more than you know.
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Unread 06-26-2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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Oh I know. I daily drove my ZJ on stock height for close to 5 years before I finally dedicated the funds to lift it. I didn't know what I was getting into, but did the research and decided it best to spend big up front ($1500) for Iron Rocks 5.5" Critical Path kit, and haven't looked back. I get great flex, I've never had death wobble, and all my Wrangler friends say she rides like a Cadillac on and off the road. If you're patient, and save the money to do it right, you will not regret it.

You never answered what size tire you were aiming at though.
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'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

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Unread 06-28-2013, 10:15 AM   #5
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God I love my zj, haha. I will keep it forever. I was aiming for 33's but I don't want to trim a lot off.. I'm looking for a wide stance and a little more clearance as well
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Unread 06-29-2013, 06:10 AM   #6
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God I love my zj, haha. I will keep it forever. I was aiming for 33's but I don't want to trim a lot off.. I'm looking for a wide stance and a little more clearance as well
If you get new wheels with 3.75-3.5" backspacing (the less backspacing the further they will stick out) you should be able to fit 33s with very minor trimming, and that would just be to prevent rubbing while turning. And there's no reason trimming needs to look bad either
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'06 WK 3.7 2wd stock as a rock.

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North Texas Grands:
[url]http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f348/north-texas-grands-1323367/[/url]

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Unread 06-29-2013, 08:38 AM   #7
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As of right now I do have 1.5 inches wheel spacers on, and it spaces out well. But I will look into those rims .. I appreciate the advice.
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