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Old 06-01-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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adding spacer on top of aev 3.5 inch lift

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I just purchased a 2014 Wrangler Sahara a couple weeks ago. So far I've done a 3.5" inch dualsport sc lift, 35 inch duratracs, Teraflex sway bar disconnects, HD adjustable track bar, smittybilt front bumper, rear bumper, tire carrier, and winch. I immediately regreted only going with 35s and just purchased some 37s which are on there way. I'm getting a sleeve and gusset kit along with 4.88 gears installed in a few days. I loved the ride of the 3.5 inch lift with the 35s and want the same look with the 37s as I had with the 35s as far as space between fenders and tires. I also lost a little ride height after adding the front and rear bumper/tire carrier. Can I add 1 inch spacers in the front and rear without any negative effects? Was estimating after removing the factory spacer I'd gain 3/4 inch front and rear with the same
1 inch spacers.

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Old 06-02-2014, 07:03 AM   #2
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The factory "spacers" are not spacers, they are isolators and a soft material to keep the spring from the frame. If you remove them you will get clunking and movement as they are concave to hold the spring in place. Go flat fenders. Did not say if you changed front drive line.. Any more than wht have now it will be rubbing if not already when off road.

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Hi, I just purchased a 2014 Wrangler Sahara a couple weeks ago. So far I've done a 3.5" inch dualsport sc lift, 35 inch duratracs, Teraflex sway bar disconnects, HD adjustable track bar, smittybilt front bumper, rear bumper, tire carrier, and winch. I immediately regreted only going with 35s and just purchased some 37s which are on there way. I'm getting a sleeve and gusset kit along with 4.88 gears installed in a few days. I loved the ride of the 3.5 inch lift with the 35s and want the same look with the 37s as I had with the 35s as far as space between fenders and tires. I also lost a little ride height after adding the front and rear bumper/tire carrier. Can I add 1 inch spacers in the front and rear without any negative effects? Was estimating after removing the factory spacer I'd gain 3/4 inch front and rear with the same 1 inch spacers.
3.5 inch lift with flat fenders ( I personally like smittybilt flats, cheap and do the job) will be more than fine. No rubbing, I have the same plan but with 3.5 rock krawler lift. If you really want more lift just get a small body lift, nothing more than 1.25 inches.
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I really like the look of the stock fenders. I may just go down to 1/2 inch spacers to just get the height I lost from the heavy aftermarket parts. This shouldn't give me any more added height then when I was all stock with just the lift.
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I really like the look of the stock fenders. I may just go down to 1/2 inch spacers to just get the height I lost from the heavy aftermarket parts. This shouldn't give me any more added height then when I was all stock with just the lift.
Iv heard stories of people using spacers and popping coils out because of it. Don't know how factual that is but it scared me enough not to ever use them
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:43 AM   #6
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Ya, the more i read into it, and hearing other peoples advice is sounds like a bad idea. Think ill just try to get my hands on the 4.5 inch aev coils and bumpstops, as the rest of the 4.5 inch kit is the same as the 3.5 inch kit i have.
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Why mess with geometry ie caster/pinion angles if you don't have to ?
Agree FLAT FLARES.
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Old 06-03-2014, 10:47 PM   #8
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You are already pushing the geometry envelope of reliability with a 3.5" that usually nets 4-4.25". Don't ruin all the AEV lift with a spacer. Call AEV and they will sell you the 4.5" parts. Been there ...
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Agree with everyone.

I find it unusual you lost height on an AEV lift by adding bumpers. Add flats or upgrade the kit to 4" or 4.5". You are going about it right by ordering gears and what not but don't skimp out on the ride/lift. Also address your driveshafts.

You can also do a 1" body lift, just another option.

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