Hi gang. If this issue has already been posted somewhere else...except my apologize. I just haven't found the answer. Here it is: My 2010 Sport currently has a RC BB on it for the last 3-4 years with no complaints or issues. I'm in the process of adding a tranny/oil skid as I'm planning on doing some lite/mild off roading. Nothing hardcore. (As I have my YJ for that - : )) My JK is my daily driver as well. Question: I'm considering adding some JKS disconnects up front to allow for some additional flexing. With the Steel BB spacers, would this be recommended to add the disconnects? I didn't know if there would be a problem with the spacers falling out, etc..?? If anyone has any insight or if anyone is currently running a BB and has disconnects and could share your thoughts it would be greatly appreciated. 2nd part of question: If adding a heavy duty rockhard skid, due to the weight, will it add any additional stress on the springs themselves whereas I should save for a coil lift in the future? Again, I don't want a coil lift as I'm happy with my current set up. Just didn't know if it will cause some sagging on the suspension? or not since its under the vehicle and not on top of the frame? Thanks guys/gals!
Unhook your swaybar and flex it out before you buy the jks discos. This will tell you if you will have any problems. I don't expect you to have any though. Stock coils just don't flex that great. As for the weight of the skid, I don't see that being an issue either.
I have 2.5" urethane spacers in front and always disconnect off-road and have flexed the crap out of it and have never had a problem.....so far.
Steel spacers possibly could be more prone to slip. Urethane is a bit more sticky than a painted metal spacer. I wouldn't sweat it, you're probably fine.
Think of it this way: When you install coil spacers you have to drop the axle. If you leave the shocks connected then there is no way you'll be able to drop the axle enough to get the spring and spacers out.
Since your shocks are connected off-road, there is no way your coil spacers are going to pop out.
What (if anything) retains the metal spacers? I know the urethane spacers in Teraflex lifts actually pop into a hole in the coil bucket. You actually need to grease them to get them in they are so tight.