Originally Posted by kwijibo
Thank you! I'm new to Jeeps. Can you tell me why it is a bad idea to add a spacer to a lifted coil? I only ask because it seems half the people I run into around here has a spacer on top of their coil. I assume running with shocks 1" smaller than the lift is a bad thing? I appreciate your advice.
While a small spacer 1" or less are OK on a lifted coil to help even the ride height anything more will lead to problems like Coil Bind at full flex that will damage your springs. Its ok to run 2" or so spacers on stock coil springs because even after the 2" spacers, at full bump (assuming your bumpstops are set up correctly), the coils will not be binding. Lifted coils are just too long to run a larger spacer and are forced together too far and are damaged.
If you just want an extra inch or two, go with a 1.25" body lift and a 1" motor mount lift. This will leave your suspension alone and give you 1.25" of extra clearance under the fenders.
If you are trying to fit a larger tire, personally I would just get some high clearance fenders. It will let you fit larger tires while keeping your current center of gravity.