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post #1 of 10 Old 04-25-2011, 11:09 PM Thread Starter
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Spacer lifts... teach me about them!

This isnt really for me; I have a 4" long arm kit in my TJ, but my dad kinda wants to lift his 99 TJ.

He is concerned that it will ride rough, but as long as you have decent shocks, a spacer lift (2") should be fine, right? What about drivetrain vibes? Would they be an issue?

On that note; my mom is totally against him doing any mods on his jeep (lift, winch, etc) and says hes not a '20-something year old kid'

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My first 2.25" BB rode every bit as good as stock.I had Skyjacker hydro shocks with mine.I've never had any vibes with any 2" lift I've installed,but some people do.A few washers to drop the t case would fix it.
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2" spacer makes allot of sense....save the penny's for putting some decent tyres on then.

Wont need a SYE for 2" but adjustable uppers would be good....

Assuming he is going 31's?

PS: My wife told me "no lifts" and I am now running 4.5" on 35's and she cant get into the Jeep in tight pants! Hahahaha
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Spacer lifts are fine if you stick around 2" like Boogieman said. If you do start to get vibes, instead of shimming with washers install the UFC LoPro t-case mount (if it will work with his Jeep) that should take care of any vibes that may arise.

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2" spacer makes allot of sense....save the penny's for putting some decent tyres on then.

Wont need a SYE for 2" but adjustable uppers would be good....

Assuming he is going 31's?

PS: My wife told me "no lifts" and I am now running 4.5" on 35's and she cant get into the Jeep in tight pants! Hahahaha
Hes running 31" right now, but hes always wanted a lift. He also wants a winch, but my mom would for sure say no to that.
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Hes running 31" right now, but hes always wanted a lift. He also wants a winch, but my mom would for sure say no to that.
If he gets a winch your mom won't get her new shoes.
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I have a 2" BB on my 01. Can't tell a difference in it from stock ride. Also put one on the 99 I owned before and had no issues.

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Just help your dad put it on while mom is gone. If she's like my wife she'll never notice.

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This isnt really for me; I have a 4" long arm kit in my TJ, but my dad kinda wants to lift his 99 TJ.

He is concerned that it will ride rough, but as long as you have decent shocks, a spacer lift (2") should be fine, right? What about drivetrain vibes? Would they be an issue?

On that note; my mom is totally against him doing any mods on his jeep (lift, winch, etc) and says hes not a '20-something year old kid'
ive got a set of 4 2" spacers for sale right now

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