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Unread 07-24-2013, 07:09 AM   #1
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Can I add +1" spacer to upcountry Overland without replacing shocks?

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Unread 07-24-2013, 07:15 AM   #2
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Yes, the upcountry springs are 1 inch taller than others. Many people have a 2"BB with stock shocks, myself included and it rides the same in my opinion.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 07:25 AM   #3
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My buddy and I just put a 2" spacer on his 5.9 ZJ Overland. The stock shocks will not be long enuf for you to make use of the lift. The stock shocks will act as limiting straps.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:22 AM   #4
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My buddy and I just put a 2" spacer on his 5.9 ZJ Overland. The stock shocks will not be long enuf for you to make use of the lift. The stock shocks will act as limiting straps.
Tell us more about this ZJ Overland...
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:28 AM   #5
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Tell us more about this ZJ Overland...
After putting in the 2" spacers, I grabbed one of the stock shocks to see if they'd be usable. The only way they'd go on was at full reach.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:46 AM   #6
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After putting in the 2" spacers, I grabbed one of the stock shocks to see if they'd be usable. The only way they'd go on was at full reach.
There isn't a ZJ Overland...



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You might be able to get away with stock shocks if it's a street queen, otherwise you'll end up blowin' 'em out pretty quick if you do any wheeling.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:50 AM   #7
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You might be able to get away with stock shocks if it's a street queen, otherwise you'll end up blowin' 'em out pretty quick if you do any wheeling.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 08:58 AM   #8
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There isn't a ZJ Overland...

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You might be able to get away with stock shocks if it's a street queen, otherwise you'll end up blowin' 'em out pretty quick if you do any wheeling.
Ok that is my concern, I want to be able to do some mild wheeling. Thanks!
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:07 AM   #9
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There isn't a ZJ Overland...

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You might be able to get away with stock shocks if it's a street queen, otherwise you'll end up blowin' 'em out pretty quick if you do any wheeling.
My mistake, thought it was one. Nonetheless, the stock shocks wouldn't fit.
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:10 AM   #10
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Ok that is my concern, I want to be able to do some mild wheeling. Thanks!
I'd highly recommend Bilsteins for replacement shocks.
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I'd highly recommend Bilsteins for replacement shocks.
That happens to be what we used on the ZJ. He loves 'em!
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Unread 07-24-2013, 09:39 AM   #12
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I'd highly recommend Bilsteins for replacement shocks.
Unfortunately I'm not going that route quite yet. Stock shocks ride just fine and I don't need a lift quite yet. Someday.
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I have three quarter inch spacers on top of my standard up country (same length as over land) springs....they don't make any one inch spacers for the WJ as far as I can tell) and I off road her all the time and never had a problem. My shocks are not acting a limiting straps at only three quarters over std up country height and as std shocks are the same length as uc ones then I can't see you having a problem.
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I have three quarter inch spacers on top of my standard up country (same length as over land) springs....they don't make any one inch spacers for the WJ as far as I can tell) and I off road her all the time and never had a problem. My shocks are not acting a limiting straps at only three quarters over std up country height and as std shocks are the same length as uc ones then I can't see you having a problem.
Great that is what I needed to know! Anyone else with Upcountry and 3/4" spacers that can verify it's safe to leave the pavement? The last thing I need is to blow out a shock up in the woods.
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Bueller......
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