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Old 03-04-2014, 07:23 PM   #1
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How bad are coil spacers on a lift?

My PO but spacers on top of a teraflex 3" lift front and back. I also have a 1" BL so my jeep feels very tall. It looks like they put the correct size shocks on to compensate for the spacers so I'd have to buy new shocks if I wanted to remove the spacers. How bad is it if I leave these on for a while till I can get some new shocks?

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Old 03-04-2014, 07:30 PM   #2
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Coil bind is a problem, and so are the hard poly jounce bumpers you have. the track bar also doesn't look like it will clear the diff.

read this:
4 Inch Lift? - Page 4 - JeepForum.com

and then this:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

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Old 03-04-2014, 08:47 PM   #3
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Hey I have a jeep jk 2007 with a 4 inch lift roughy country and I want to put 1.75 coil spacers can you give me some info plz I need help (:
don't do it.
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It depends on how large of a spacer you want to put and the amount your springs are currently stuffed on full compression.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:09 PM   #5
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Thanks UnlimitedLJ,

So would you recommend just some pucks down on the bottom and remove the poly jounce bumpers that it currently has? And when I remove the spacers I will need to check the bump stop length/shock length.. anything else?
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May I ask why I should not do it ? Just wondering
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Thanks UnlimitedLJ,

So would you recommend just some pucks down on the bottom and remove the poly jounce bumpers that it currently has? And when I remove the spacers I will need to check the bump stop length/shock length.. anything else?
read the correct bumpstop length thread. it covers all this. remove the spacers, get shocks of the proper length and setup your bumps accordingly.

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What will happen or what really need help thanks
since you're hi-jacking somebody else's thread, in the wrong forum mind you, why don't you at least read the threads linked above?
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My PO but spacers on top of a teraflex 3" lift front and back. I also have a 1" BL so my jeep feels very tall. It looks like they put the correct size shocks on to compensate for the spacers so I'd have to buy new shocks if I wanted to remove the spacers. How bad is it if I leave these on for a while till I can get some new shocks?
Running spacers on a lift can be ok . Unless there is evidence of problems or unless you don't like the way it handles on and off road there is no need to pull them out. You definitely want to make sure your bump stops are set up properly.

I ran 1.5 inch spacers on top of 4.5 inch lift springs on the front of my XJ for over 10 years. Never had any problems with coil bind doing extreme trails in Colorado. I even ran the same hard poly bump stop extensions on that rig and I never noticed a harsh ride. I agree that these things are not ideal, but you need to decide if they are really creating a problem that needs to be addressed.
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ColoradoTj: Just a heads up! go to JKS website, and get the install instructions for your disco's.
Should only take you a few minutes to get them installed correctly.
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ColoradoTj: Just a heads up! go to JKS website, and get the install instructions for your disco's. Should only take you a few minutes to get them installed correctly.
Are they installed incorrectly? Everything was put on by the PO
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Yes.. Common mistake from what I understand. The U strap on the disco's should be installed over the top of the sway bar, instead of bolted to the bottom.
I had the pro's install my lift. They installed the disco's just like yours are in the picture. It only took me a couple minutes, and a couple of wrenches to install correctly. The install destructions are on the JKS site.
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Yes.. Common mistake from what I understand. The U strap on the disco's should be installed over the top of the sway bar, instead of bolted to the bottom. I had the pro's install my lift. They installed the disco's just like yours are in the picture. It only took me a couple minutes, and a couple of wrenches to install correctly. The install destructions are on the JKS site.
Good to know. I'll fix that when I remove the spacers. Thanks. Apparently all of the suspension work was installed by a shop in town that is supposed to be "the best". It's not looking like that according to how they set it all up.

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