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Unread 02-12-2007, 06:15 PM   #1
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Spacer Vs Suspension Lifts

What is the advantage of the two lifts besides the price.

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Unread 02-12-2007, 06:17 PM   #2
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With just 2" of lift, definitely go with the spacer route. A lot more cheaper.

Anything more than 2", and you will want to go the new coil route.
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I can only think of one advatage the coil springs would have. That would be a higher spring rate. Which if you add heavy bumpers and what not will help prevent spring sag. I think generally if you are only going for 2" of lift most people go with spacers.
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You'll get more flex with a new coil, but other than that.

The biggest difference is price.
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You'll get more flex with a new coil, but other than that.
If you get a coil equal to exactly how much the stock coil and a suspension spacer equals, how would it be more flex?
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Unread 02-12-2007, 09:39 PM   #6
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coils handle better with less nosedive. plus the rear coil can dig into the spacer.

^ that is a quote from someone who has had a coil lift and then swapped it for a spacer lift and then he realized how much better the coil was. i think it was rusty the scoob or stu olson? also the second statement was a quote also from someone running a spacer in the rear...it may have been davenjeep...can't remember...posted a while back on another forum.
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If you get a coil equal to exactly how much the stock coil and a suspension spacer equals, how would it be more flex?
Because springs compress and expand, spacers don't... I used to ask the same question...

It's a lot easier to fully compress (over-compress) a stock coil with a spacer lift, you'll have pretty much sagged the stock spring if you do that a few times, it's why you extend the stock bumpstops (less flex).

A full coil has a little more rate and slightly wider spacing on the turns and also a slightly longer wire to it. It is more forgiving because you'll hit the stock bumpstop before you fully compress it. Hence more flex.

This is the way it was explained to me by a spring shop, made the most sense to me and is why I got a 2" full coil spring kit.

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