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post #1 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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spacers

im not sure if this a dumb question but here it goes anyway, i plan on getting a lift kit down the road with shocks and springs and all that but right now i want something quick and inexpensive so im looking into a spacer, can i do spacers and a new lift kit with shocks and new coils? or would i have to take the spacer out


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post #2 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 10:23 PM
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You can keep the spacers. Some people use them in combination with lift coils.

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post #3 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 10:24 PM
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The parts that come with lift kits are designed to work together for whatever lift height it is.

The shocks are a specific length so they provide a balance of uptravel and downtravel, or at least they are supposed to be.

The nicer kits include some adjustable parts that can accomodate different lift heights.

Generally speaking, its not a good idea to add spacers on top of a lift kit, but a little more info would be needed to give you a better answer.

What size coil spacer are you considering?

What lift are you considering at a later point?
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post #4 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 10:24 PM
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Yeah, I know people that have a 2.5" coil lift, and a 2" spacer lift (budget boost) for example.

You can do both.

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post #5 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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I'm thinking 1 3/4 spacer and an RC 2.5 inch coil and shock lift

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post #6 of 6 Old 07-28-2010, 11:13 PM
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You would be better off doing one or the other.

With the RC 2.5" kit, the only thing you would be using is the coils. Unless you could convince the seller to provide you with shocks that are for 4.25" of lift.

At 4.25" of lift, you will also have to address:

Track bars
Front brake hoses (if you will be disconnecting your sway bar when off road)
Driveline angles
Sway bar links

Coils are not the expensive part when it comes to doing a lift. It does not save you money to use coil spacers + shorter lift coils than it does to use longer lift coils.
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