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Unread 10-07-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Spacer lifts?

I was planning on getting the Zone 3 Inch suspension lift about a month ago, but due to my budget being so tight here lately with school and such, I've decided that buying it and everything I would need to go with it is out of my price range for now. With that being said, are spacer lifts a good short term alternative?

I just looked at the Zone spacer kit but I haven't really researched them too much yet. This would be used for probably around a year, and I figured that it would give me a chance to familiarize myself somewhat with the suspension components before I tackled an actual full-on suspension lift.

So what are yall's opinions on these kinds of lifts? any experience with this one in particular?

Thanks for any help

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Unread 10-07-2011, 10:57 PM   #2
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Look at Rough Country. Just go look. Ignore stupid stuff you have heard from people who don't own anything made by Rough Country.

The spacer lift will have less usable travel than a comparable height spring lift, especially if the spring lift has progressive springs.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 05:54 AM   #3
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Spacer lifts are good, inexpensive first step toward modifying your jeep and if you do things thoughtfully can be useful for some time as you do more.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 08:58 AM   #4
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A 2" spacer lift combined with a 1" body lift will provide room for bigger tires without breaking the bank. Ride quality is also near stock.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 08:46 PM   #5
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Ok, thanks for the input. Will I need anything other than what comes with the spacer kit? I think it comes with shocks and spacers and bumpstop extensions. Anything else needed?
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I have 4 spacers you can have if you pay for shipping. Pretty sure they are 2 inch spacers. Havent measured them.
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I ran a rubicon expess 2" spacer lift for 4 years. Other than the cheap shocks it worked great to clear 31" tires. No other parts were needed.
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I have 4 spacers you can have if you pay for shipping. Pretty sure they are 2 inch spacers. Havent measured them.
i might take them if he doesn't......
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Unread 10-08-2011, 11:33 PM   #9
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I may take you up on that Connor0770. I'm still looking into things right now though, so I'll have to get back to you on that in the next day or so. If I do the ~2 inch spacer lift and a 1 inch body lift, will this be a good set up?

Also, what, if any, problems come with the body lift? It seems like I read something about having trouble shifting after a body lift. Not sure though, it was a while ago.
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Unread 10-09-2011, 07:11 AM   #10
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Also, what, if any, problems come with the body lift? It seems like I read something about having trouble shifting after a body lift. Not sure though, it was a while ago.
No problems at all with a BL.I put a 2.25" BB (spacer lift) and a 1" BL on my brother's Jeep with 33's.He drove it that way for a few years before I installed a 4" lift for his 35's.

Spacers and body lift on 33's.It rode very good.

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Unread 10-09-2011, 08:51 AM   #11
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I have had boot/shifting problems. Tough getting into 2nd, more so than stock. The hose going from gas cap to the fuel tank needs to be lengthened. The PO (who put on the BL) Cut corners and just put a smaller cooling fan on and cut the fan shroud to fit. I don't know if I..HAD TO...put an electric fan in. But, I did to get my ac working at low speeds. It is a good first mod. Just wouldn't go too big because of the gap it creates. I would have done it on a budget. I am recent college grad so budget is a factor. You have to weigh in if you are going to put new tires on, probably want new rims. Cost more to replace larger tires...It does allow you to set your jeep apart from others. I think its worth it aesthetically, makes me like my jeep more. The performance is nothing to speak of. Just my $.02
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I have had boot/shifting problems. Tough getting into 2nd, more so than stock. The hose going from gas cap to the fuel tank needs to be lengthened. The PO (who put on the BL) Cut corners and just put a smaller cooling fan on and cut the fan shroud to fit. I don't know if I..HAD TO...put an electric fan in. But, I did to get my ac working at low speeds. It is a good first mod. Just wouldn't go too big because of the gap it creates. I would have done it on a budget. I am recent college grad so budget is a factor. You have to weigh in if you are going to put new tires on, probably want new rims. Cost more to replace larger tires...It does allow you to set your jeep apart from others. I think its worth it aesthetically, makes me like my jeep more. The performance is nothing to speak of. Just my $.02
You are confusing a body lift with coil spacer lifts which is what OP is posting about. And your comments aren't even all correct as it relates to body lifts.
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It's not bad money spent as the body lift can be used with any suspension lift. Get free spacers, body lift and start building. Don't forget to get proper bumpstops.

To start with any way.
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It's not bad money spent as the body lift can be used with any suspension lift. Get free spacers, body lift and start building. Don't forget to get proper bumpstops.

To start with any way.
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You are confusing a body lift with coil spacer lifts which is what OP is posting about. And your comments aren't even all correct as it relates to body lifts.
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