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Old 09-22-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Spacer lift

How do the the You feel about a spacer lift what are the prose and cons and is it worth it if not what is would you do instead I was thinking a 2" spacer lift

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Old 09-22-2010, 10:50 AM   #2
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as long as you mean a spring spacer lift. I don't see any problem with it.

It's cheap, and gains the height some want to add larger tires. and doesn't hurt anything (unlike a large body lift).


it won't gain you any articulation, and will not change the ride quality (for better or worse).

its wise to change the shocks to longer ones when you add spring spacers. but some get away w/o it. (if you do change the shocks spend the money on good ones)

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Old 09-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #3
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^^^^^ This... Ride quality will suffer slightly if you don't change the shocks, not enough to make me buy shocks, but it did get a tad bouncier... It's an easy inexpensive way to gain some clearance...
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I think you like it a little bouncier, don't your IG?
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as long as you mean a spring spacer lift. I don't see any problem with it.

It's cheap, and gains the height some want to add larger tires. and doesn't hurt anything (unlike a large body lift).

it won't gain you any articulation, and will not change the ride quality (for better or worse).

its wise to change the shocks to longer ones when you add spring spacers. but some get away w/o it. (if you do change the shocks spend the money on good ones)
I was going to change the shocks I was think the sky jacker shock and spacer kit
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you're just asking to sleep on the couch!
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I was going to change the shocks I was think the sky jacker shock and spacer kit

For the money its a pretty good little kit based on reviews here, as I've never had it. (which shocks was it? IIRC the hydros are the better ones to get.)
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Old 09-22-2010, 11:47 AM   #7
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How do the the You feel about a spacer lift what are the prose and cons and is it worth it if not what is would you do instead I was thinking a 2" spacer lift
I put a 2" skyjacker lift on my 02 tj. I was able to put 33's under it with little rubbing. The bad thing about this is that it puts too much angle on the rear drive shaft and will cause it to vibrate. I put a 1" transfer case spacer on to help but still had the same problem.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:02 PM   #8
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I have a 2 inch Energy suspension spacer lift on mine and never rub on 31s. It looks like 33s will work but will be a little rubbing under harder flex. Bye the way, Daystar makes probably the most cost effective and they supply all the poly urethane components for BDS and Skyjacker so they are good quality, just not as big a "NAME" brand. Funny about the pinion angle thing. I got such a slight vibration and only in 1st that I decided not to worry about it.
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Old 09-22-2010, 12:25 PM   #9
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you're just asking to sleep on the couch!

For the money its a pretty good little kit based on reviews here, as I've never had it. (which shocks was it? IIRC the hydros are the better ones to get.)
I was looking at the nirto shock but I don't really know what the nirto offers over the hydro
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:42 PM   #10
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Just go with the Hydro shocks, you'll get a better ride out of them...
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I ran a 2in spacer lift (or BB=Budget Boost) for awhile it wasnt bad at all and my friend has the 2in Skyjacker BB and it rides really nice and comes with shocks
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I don't think the spacer brand is as critical as your shocks. Hydros are nice, my daughters rides nicer than mine with a 3" suspension lift IMO. But I don't tell her that!
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Ya if you are goin skyjacker, def go with the hydros, they are a considerably smoother ride.

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