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Unread 10-22-2015, 09:50 AM   #1
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Front lift spacer formula

Sorry for the silly sounding thread title but I figured that described it best. I've searched around and seen mention of this, but wanted to know if there is a definitive answer.

When adding spacer to the front end for a lift, is this a standard ratio of 1:2? meaning a .25 inch spacer yields .5 inches of lift?

Like I said, i've seen people mention that but wondered if it were accurate? I'm putting together the parts for my winter project, going with a modified Rusty's spring lift (same as modified OME Omelet did early in his thread). Instead of buying spacers for the front, I was going to use my budget lift as a template and cut my own from .25 inch steel.

Thanks in advance, hopefully this is an easy question.

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Unread 10-22-2015, 11:48 AM   #2
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Sorry for the silly sounding thread title but I figured that described it best. I've searched around and seen mention of this, but wanted to know if there is a definitive answer.

When adding spacer to the front end for a lift, is this a standard ratio of 1:2? meaning a .25 inch spacer yields .5 inches of lift?

Like I said, i've seen people mention that but wondered if it were accurate? I'm putting together the parts for my winter project, going with a modified Rusty's spring lift (same as modified OME Omelet did early in his thread). Instead of buying spacers for the front, I was going to use my budget lift as a template and cut my own from .25 inch steel.

Thanks in advance, hopefully this is an easy question.
You want to add a strut plate similar to rustys? IIRC that one is 3/8"'s and good for ~.5" lift.

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Rusty's has designed a simple way to level out your Commander or Grand Cherokee when you've added weight to the front of the vehicle, such as a heavy-duty front bumper or winch. The strut plates are precision laser cut steel and will give your vehicle just under 1/2" of lift. They are positioned on TOP of the front springs.
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Unread 10-23-2015, 09:20 AM   #3
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You want to add a strut plate similar to rustys? IIRC that one is 3/8"'s and good for ~.5" lift.
I have the JBA strut plate, they are 1/4" and give a half inch of lift. Not sure if Rusty's are the same. I recommend the JBA plus they are cheaper.

Im already at 24" so I wont need another plate.
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