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Old 05-18-2008, 12:00 AM   #1
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coil spring spacers

hi, i was thinking i might add some coil spring spacers to the front of my tj too try to level it out. is it very difficult to do yourself or is it something i would want to pay someone to do professionaly? i do not know a whole lot about working on cars, but would rather do it myself if i can. also, anybody got any pictures of the installation process? thanks

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:04 AM   #2
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It's easy, basically the same as installing a budget boost... This guy has a nice write up.

http://www.4x4xplor.com/REBB.html

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Old 05-18-2008, 12:53 AM   #3
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its easy.. do you have a lift on your jeep? a stock jeep will have somewhat of a raised rear-end.. i think the difference should be like 3/4-1''.. most the time after a lift the front end will sag a bit more..

all you got to do is unhook the swaybar, unhook the shock, pull the coil (use coil compressors to make it easier) pull the bumpstop out of its cup, unbolt the cup (the bolt is inside the cup) and then just add the spacer on top of the stock spacer.. then just add the cup back on, put the bumpstop back in, put the coil back in, then hook up the swaybar and shock..

pretty easy imo
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installed the BB last weekend on all four corners. took about 4 hours with all the proper tools. the front is way easier than the back. some people have written that you don't need spring compressors for the front- which is true, you don't NEED them, but it's way easier and safer with them.
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Old 05-18-2008, 08:26 PM   #5
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its easy.. do you have a lift on your jeep? a stock jeep will have somewhat of a raised rear-end.. i think the difference should be like 3/4-1''.. most the time after a lift the front end will sag a bit more..

all you got to do is unhook the swaybar, unhook the shock, pull the coil (use coil compressors to make it easier) pull the bumpstop out of its cup, unbolt the cup (the bolt is inside the cup) and then just add the spacer on top of the stock spacer.. then just add the cup back on, put the bumpstop back in, put the coil back in, then hook up the swaybar and shock..

pretty easy imo
yea, i have a 3-4 inch lift already on. i bought it already lifted and i'm not sure exactly what is on there. you think about 3/4 or 1" will be enough? also, i wouldn't need to replace my shocks or do anything to make them work would i?
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Old 05-18-2008, 09:23 PM   #6
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you should be good.. most aftermarket shocks take flex into consideration
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:09 AM   #7
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Post a picture of it on flat ground and somebody on here can tell you how much it will take and a hand full of people on here can tell you how much of a lift you have now just by looking at it.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:11 PM   #8
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I did it myself with next to know experience. You pick up a few tricks along the way. Keep us posted on specifics and I'm sure someone here can walk you through it.
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I did it myself with next to know experience. You pick up a few tricks along the way. Keep us posted on specifics and I'm sure someone here can walk you through it.
how long did it take you to do it since you said you have no experience? my jeep is my only vehicle so i can't be without it for a few days, but if it's just a 5-6 hour job then that's not bad.
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Old 05-20-2008, 01:58 PM   #10
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if you are just doing the front, it took me about an hour and a half by myself..

when i did my acos it went even quicker because i knew what i was doing.. also disconnects makes the job easier too =D

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