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3/4" Front Coil Spacer

Just a quick question... what are the benefits to adding a set of 3/4" front coil spacers to my front end? Does it really make a big difference and is it worth my time/effort to add them? Because I am fairly new to making my own modifications... are they difficult to add?

If someone has any pictures of them or their jeeps with them in... send them my way, it would be greatly appreciated.

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^ equal lift front and rear.



^ 1" extra up front.


I have the RC 3.25" lift and the .75" spacers on top of the coil didn't level my jeep like I wanted so I changed the front .75" spacer out for a 1.75" spacer. Not .75" but the difference is just splitting hairs, but as you can tell it levels the jeep out nicely and makes a pretty noticeable difference.

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Maybe it's the camera angle at which you took the picture, but I can really tell the difference by adding a 1.75" coil spacer to the front - compared to a 3/4" spacer.

What are the advantages to having your ride leveled off? Can coil spacers be an inexpensive way to obain a little more height to the jeep? Can you add them to the rear and front to gain ride height?

Since I'm adding a 1.25" BL and 1" MML (whenever it arrives), if I added a coil spring spacer, will it affact the drive line at all? Are they still safe on the trail and road?
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Just a quick question... what are the benefits to adding a set of 3/4" front coil spacers to my front end? Does it really make a big difference and is it worth my time/effort to add them? Because I am fairly new to making my own modifications... are they difficult to add?

If someone has any pictures of them or their jeeps with them in... send them my way, it would be greatly appreciated.
its just for leveling the rake front to rear. there is no benefit other than aesthetics.


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You can add spacer front and rear to gain a little height. That's exactly what budget boosts are. I personally don't like any spacers over 1", but that's just an opinion...


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You can add spacer front and rear to gain a little height. That's exactly what budget boosts are. I personally don't like any spacers over 1", but that's just an opinion...
Why exactly don't you like anything over 1"? Is it the look? ride quality? safety?
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I always add 3/4" more up front.RC 3.25" lift with 4" springs up front.Pretty level.
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You can add spacer front and rear to gain a little height. That's exactly what budget boosts are. I personally don't like any spacers over 1", but that's just an opinion...
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Why exactly don't you like anything over 1"? Is it the look? ride quality? safety?
for me, its because spacers do nothing for suspension travel - its a bit technical, but....the larger they are, the more they reduce uptravel....you need some place for the spring to compress to, thats one function of the spring tower & bumpstopping...so when adding spacers, you need to add bumpstop extension to give the spring the same amount of space to compress. shock length obviously comes into play as well...but most people aren't smart enough to realize this....and some people who lift their Jeep do it just for looks, and they'll never compress the suspension enough to notice the negative effects.

spacers also do nothing for spring rate...which is usually why people add them to level rake...winch, heavy bumpers, etc...


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Yea I think I need to get a set of .75'' spacers. I just put TnT tube fenders that I had rhinolined on my jeep and now it sits down in the front even before. Im sure my springs have sagged a little too. I also have no rear bumper or armor or tire carrier.
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for me, its because spacers do nothing for suspension travel - its a bit technical, but....the larger they are, the more they reduce uptravel....you need some place for the spring to compress to, thats one function of the spring tower & bumpstopping...so when adding spacers, you need to add bumpstop extension to give the spring the same amount of space to compress. shock length obviously comes into play as well...but most people aren't smart enough to realize this....and some people who lift their Jeep do it just for looks, and they'll never compress the suspension enough to notice the negative effects.

spacers also do nothing for spring rate...which is usually why people add them to level rake...winch, heavy bumpers, etc...

When done properly and taking all the "adverse" side affects into account, and adjusting the suspension for them, ie bump stops, longer shocks/BPE's, etc, they can be very beneficial and help tires that clear easily in the rear clear the front as well by giving the additional needed clearance.

And they do not limit travel if you take the shocks into account because the spring will only travel so much and you are not actually shortening the spring to limit up travel, rather just pushing the whole spring down so the path of travel is just lowered relative to the frame by the amount of spacer.

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