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post #16 of 49 Old 06-15-2013, 09:09 PM
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That does not translate to additional tire clearance. You still have the same amount of tire clearance you did before you added the spacer. You've only altered the ride height.
That's making my head hurt.

Trying to figure out how, exactly, increasing the ride height does NOT increase tire clearance.

By this reasoning, installing a 4" lift (which only alters ride height) will not allow you to run tires larger than stock.

I must be living in strange world since I'm running a 4.5" lift and can fit 37" tires.

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post #17 of 49 Old 06-15-2013, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
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wow...thanks I think....didn't ask anyone opinion as to my reasons, if one must know, it's just to boost it up. I used to own a v-10 2500 ram and i kinda dig looking down on people tiz all and I don't mind the look...each their own I guess.

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That does not translate to additional tire clearance. You still have the same amount of tire clearance you did before you added the spacer. You've only altered the ride height.
Is this a joke? Or do you just have no idea what you're talking about?

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Don 't feed Slade....he is trolling again. And yes, he has no idea what he is talking about, or at best uses double speak...

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Good luck then. After 6 years in Canada (salt, humidity, rust), the bolts may be tough to get out, might break.
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post #23 of 49 Old 06-16-2013, 10:44 AM
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I'm confused. If one needed more clearance to keep a tire from rubbing the fender how would a small spring spacer (not a budget boost kit) get rid of the fender rub?
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You guys saying spring spacer lifts don't provide more clearance should only have a mouse, no keyboard for you.
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I think Slade is saying if you simply add only a small spring spacer, not a (budget boost) spacer lift.

A spacer lift (budget boost) has longer shocks (or shock extensions) and bump stops which results in added clearance for larger tires.

Simply adding a small spacer to a stock JK will increase clearance in the garage, but not on the trail at full stuff.

Edit- not trolling or being a PITA. Just keeping facts straight.
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You guys saying spring spacer lifts don't provide more clearance should only have a mouse, no keyboard for you.
The difference is in the term "spring spacer" and "spacer lift" aka budget boost.
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I think Slade is saying if you simply add only a small spring spacer, not a (budget boost) spacer lift.

A spacer lift (budget boost) has longer shocks (or shock extensions) and bump stops which results in added clearance for larger tires.

Simply adding a small spacer to a stock JK will increase clearance in the garage, but not on the trail at full stuff.

Edit- not trolling or being a PITA. Just keeping facts straight.
I agree.. The extended bumpstop has to accompany the spring spacer to increase ride height and to prevent rub.

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post #28 of 49 Old 06-16-2013, 11:22 AM
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That's making my head hurt.

Trying to figure out how, exactly, increasing the ride height does NOT increase tire clearance.

By this reasoning, installing a 4" lift (which only alters ride height) will not allow you to run tires larger than stock.

I must be living in strange world since I'm running a 4.5" lift and can fit 37" tires.

Simply adding a 1" coil spacer does NOT increase the distance between your tire and body at full bump. The 1" coil spacer just simply adds 1" to your ride height.

Your 4.5" lift also allowed you to install the needed bump stop that allowes your 37's to clear at full bump.



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Don 't feed Slade....he is trolling again. And yes, he has no idea what he is talking about, or at best uses double speak...
Are you still having trouble with real world measurments and not understanding how extending Bump stops limit suspension travel? There is no trolling on my end, just a lack of understanding on yours.

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I agree.. The extended bumpstop has to accompany the spring spacer to increase ride height and to prevent rub.

Exactly.

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