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post #1 of 18 Old 07-08-2016, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Spacer lift failed?

I wanted to get your thoughts on what might have caused this issue.

I installed Teraflex 3/4" spacers on the rear maybe 2 years ago. I'd be surprised if I've put more then a few thousand miles on it since.

I noticed that my Jeep was listing to one side. I lifted the jeep up and found that most of the passenger side spacer was completely gone. Just a small chunk remained. The other side looks fine. What could have caused this?


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post #2 of 18 Old 07-08-2016, 11:45 AM
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Engine torque spirals back to the passenger-side rear corner which will even cause that particular spring to sag before the others. I've had to replace the R-R spring on two TJs dues to that. I'd chalk it up to that, or that polyurethane spacer came out of a bad batch.

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What could have caused this?
The spacer failed.

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It's been quite a while since I had a stock set of springs in my hands, but is it possible that the spring was installed upside down? I don't even remember if there is a difference in the the shape of the coil, I'm just tossing out ideas here.
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it's been quite a while since i had a stock set of springs in my hands, but is it possible that the spring was installed upside down? I don't even remember if there is a difference in the the shape of the coil, i'm just tossing out ideas here.
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Engine torque spirals back to the passenger-side rear corner which will even cause that particular spring to sag before the others. I've had to replace the R-R spring on two TJs dues to that. I'd chalk it up to that, or that polyurethane spacer came out of a bad batch.
This makes sense. Maybe it was a flawed spacer. All the others seem fine and the Jeep has spent most of its time in a garage. Thanks for all the replies.

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I wanted to get your thoughts on what might have caused this issue.

I installed Teraflex 3/4" spacers on the rear maybe 2 years ago. I'd be surprised if I've put more then a few thousand miles on it since.

I noticed that my Jeep was listing to one side. I lifted the jeep up and found that most of the passenger side spacer was completely gone. Just a small chunk remained. The other side looks fine. What could have caused this?
For what it's worth, I had a set of Teraflex 1.75" spacers on all four springs on my Jeep and, after several years, all four of them were collapsing and/or tearing apart under the springs. I contacted Teraflex and they do offer a lifetime warranty. Instead of doing 1.75" spacers all around again, I asked them to send me a pair of .75" spacers (I had added a hard top and wanted to use them to level out the rake and really didn't need the extra lift). The new spacers have been on for about a year and, yesterday, I noticed the passenger rear spacer was already starting to flex. I didn't check the driver's side but it could also support what Jerry was saying with the RR spring taking more abuse from the torque of the engine.

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I wonder if the heat from the exhaust contributes... I had 2 2" spacer collapse on the pass rear of my LJ over a few years. has BDS springs now.
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Reviving an old thread.

Just wanted to update that today the other side failed. By failed, I mean disintegrated.

I decided to forget spacers and move to a small lift. Going to install OME 2" lift. Doing the HD springs due to all the skid plates, steel bumpers and winch.

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Reviving an old thread.

Just wanted to update that today the other side failed. By failed, I mean disintegrated.

I decided to forget spacers and move to a small lift. Going to install OME 2" lift. Doing the HD springs due to all the skid plates, steel bumpers and winch.

Thoughts?
New springs are always a good option. Seems like the HD would work well for your Jeep. I've never had a BB spacer fail, but I've never bought Teraflex either.
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My hope is that it will level everything out with a slightly higher rear end. Anyone here have any experience with this particular lift?

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My hope is that it will level everything out with a slightly higher rear end. Anyone here have any experience with this particular lift?
OME has a pretty good reputation here. Your final ride height will, of course, depend on the combined weight of all your accessories.
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that would be a good choice.

IMO a coil lift is much better for handling/feel than a ****ty spacer lift. Get quality shocks
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FYI, I tried to fix the the tj lean with a name brand 1 inch spacer. It disintegrated too.
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