Ok to wheel with 3/4" spacers on Upcountry springs, stock shocks? - JeepForum.com
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post #1 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok to wheel with 3/4" spacers on Upcountry springs, stock shocks?

Currently sitting stock, no money for 3" lift like I want but want to gain as much clearance as I can without spending a lot. This seems to be the only way for now. I can always add the 3/4" spacers to a larger lift later so whatever. So will my Upcountry shocks be fine if I bump up 3/4"? Thanks for any help!


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post #2 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:21 PM
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I would buy a 2 inch bb and a track bar, fab some sway bar links and some new shocks then call it good

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post #3 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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Lol that sounds a bit more expensive than $60 spacers......

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post #4 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:46 PM
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still cheaper then a 3 inch kit

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post #5 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:49 PM
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Honestly 3/4 of an inch is a waist of money

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post #6 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well the 3" kit I was referring to is pretty much exactly what you said. If I go 3" someday I will probably just stack 2" spacers on top of my Upcountry springs and call it a day but for now money is tight so I have to be more reasonable. Just need to know if my stock shocks will work with 3/4" spacers.

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post #7 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Why a waste? Lots of people have done 2" bb and love it. I will basically be at 1.5" with these spacers.

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post #8 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:56 PM
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I am on a bb and it's not enough. I am going to install some uc springs and a jks track bar. Your iso's are most likely crushed that can gain you 3/4 of an inch there alone.

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post #9 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 09:59 PM
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And back to the original question, Your shocks should be fine. Do you disco? What kind of wheeling do you do?

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Didn't think about iso's.... will measuring my wheel arch height tell me if they are crushed or not?

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No disco, just moderate trail stuff so far. I've scraped my TC skid plate a couple times in large ruts and over short hills but nothing damaging or too technical.

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Didn't think about iso's.... will measuring my wheel arch height tell me if they are crushed or not?
Yes hub to fender lip(assuming yours isn't cut)
with uc springs should be 19 inches and I think the rear is half an inch higher.
With my bb I am siting at 20 front and rear but didn't do my isos yet

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Thank you, I'm going to run out and measure real quick.......

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No disco, just moderate trail stuff so far. I've scraped my TC skid plate a couple times in large ruts and over short hills but nothing damaging or too technical.
You will be fine with those spacers

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post #15 of 18 Old 02-27-2014, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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19" front and back, all good!

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