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Unread 11-08-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Metal coil spacers

I go to school for welding. And have access to cheap metal, and mills and lathes and misc. machining equipment. I have seen lots of rubber coil spacers for sale to go over the spring on the front of an xj.

My question is could I make 2"metal spacers? Has anyone done this? I just don't feel the rubber spacers will hold up very long.

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The Mopar front spacers in leveling kits for the RAM are milled aluminum. Not sure what type, just that they are aluminum. Talked with a Mopar tech buddy about them a while back for my truck and he said they seem to hold up much better than the polyurethane so many other aftermarket manufacturers use.
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The Mopar front spacers in leveling kits for the RAM are milled aluminum. Not sure what type, just that they are aluminum. Talked with a Mopar tech buddy about them a while back for my truck and he said they seem to hold up much better than the polyurethane so many other aftermarket manufacturers use.
I just don't wanna waste my money on rubber spacers
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Polyurethane spacers work well, and I have never seen or heard of any problems with them breaking down.

A person could use aluminum and to make spacers, but it is not worth the time/effort as poly spacer cost about $35 a pair.
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I just don't wanna waste my money on rubber spacers
I don't think polyurethane spacers would be a waste of your money. I just added my friend's opinion as support that you could use aluminum as well. Didn't mean to suggest aluminum was the way you had to go - your question in the OP was whether or not you could make spacers out of something in your metal shop with a mill or something.
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Alright thanks everyone
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