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Old 03-20-2010, 09:09 PM   #1
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coil spacer lifts vs true lifts, benefits?

im looking at lift kits and i dont want to spend a whole lot of money so obviously im considering the coil spacer lifts. if i decide to spend a little extra and get a 3 or 4 inch coil spring lift then what type of benefits would i see over just a 2-3 inch coil spacer lift?


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Old 03-20-2010, 10:22 PM   #2
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Stick with a 2.25" lift and you will not need to upgrade as many other components. A 4" lift really should include new springs and there are a lot of upgrades to do it right. For the price a 2.25" lift cannot be beat in price and the ride will not change much.

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bump...I want to see these responses.
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Spacer lift is mainly to increase the tire clearance. It won't help much in the way of flexing. Other than the clearance part. New/taller coils will create a larger flexing ability. The ride and handling will also be different.
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A high quality suspension lift is designed to make your Jeep better than stock. Tougher, more flexible, better offroad, with either no compromise, or very little compromise, to street handling.

A budget boost is designed to space out your springs a bit, and give you a little more room for bigger tires. There's nothing wrong with that (I have one), just don't expect anything more.

doclouie is absolutely correct to point out that a suspension lift can also bring a whole slew of other things you need to solve, and that always equals more money.
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