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post #1 of 9 Old 08-02-2010, 10:21 AM Thread Starter
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I'm putting a 2" spring spacer on my 04 LJ. Since I used to have a YJ, this is new to me. Naturally, the sales guy said I wouldn't have any vibration problems due to the longer wheelbase. Is this correct? The Skyjacker kit I'm using only has the spacers and bump stop extensions. Do I need to be concerned about the sway bars using the stock locations?? Thanks.

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post #2 of 9 Old 08-02-2010, 10:25 AM
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you'll be fine on vibes. do JKS discos in front...you'll end up destroying the stupid ball link on the fronts anyway. hopefully that Skycrapper kit comes with shocks right?


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I installed the 2" BB on my LJ. No vibe problems at all from the install. And in my opinion, it's a well needed add on for the LJ's. It definitely makes it look right/normal.

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Thanks for the replies. No, I bought the "cheap" kit. Spacers only. I am on the "sch-tupid, oh did that break" plan. If the shocks blow, I get to buy new ones!!! Since I'm used to a YJ and no sway bars, are they needed on the coil spring suspension? Especially the rear.
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Sway bars are absolutely needed with coils. Coils are softer and don't have a locating element like leafs do. Keep the rear sway bar connected at all times and you can either disconnect the front (allows articulation but doesn't allow stability and control) when wheelin or get a Currie Antirock sway bar, which is the best option.

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Thanks for the guidance.
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More confusion

With the spring spacers adding 2", shouldn't the sway bars need a similar spacer to maintain the correct relationship?????
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With the spring spacers adding 2", shouldn't the sway bars need a similar spacer to maintain the correct relationship?????
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do JKS discos in front...you'll end up destroying the stupid ball link on the fronts anyway.
on the rears, the sway bar won't get anywhere near binding because you're stock shocks with the BB will be so much of a limiting factor. you should buy new shocks. Skyjacker Hydros are cheap....


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Sway bars are absolutely needed with coils. Coils are softer and don't have a locating element like leafs do. Keep the rear sway bar connected at all times and you can either disconnect the front (allows articulation but doesn't allow stability and control) when wheelin or get a Currie Antirock sway bar, which is the best option.
4 cylinder TJs don't come with rear swaybars.

Edit: I'm sorry, I just realized we're discussing LJs here and I don't quite think that Jeep made a 4 cyl LJ.

(A 4cyl VM 2.8L TD would be the cat's meow though)
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