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Old 01-09-2010, 07:28 PM   #1
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Spring Spacer Lift

I have recently purchased a 2000 Jeep Wrangler 4.0L 5spd with 3.73 axle gear ratios. I currently have 30 inch bfg at's on it now. I am looking to do a lift in order to put 32 inch tires under it. I am looking at doing a cheaper lift and was looking at a 2 inch spring spacer lift. Does anybody have any reviews/personal experiences with this lift? Does it require any modifications to install? Is the ride quality ok? Thanks in advance for the responses.

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Old 01-09-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
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i have a 2" spacer lift on mine and i have no problems so far. the ride quality stays the same, it fits 32's perfectly, no extra mods done with mine either.
and it makes a big difference compared to the stock look.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:22 AM   #3
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i have a 2" spacer lift on mine and i have no problems so far. the ride quality stays the same, it fits 32's perfectly, no extra mods done with mine either.
and it makes a big difference compared to the stock look.
here it is for a reference
Do you have quick disconnects, and how is your fender clearance wile your flexing your front axle?
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:36 AM   #4
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i dont have quick disconnects, and i have not tried to fully flex my front axle yet, but i have done several offroading trips and did not experience any fender rub at all. i did get wheel spacers though so those help.
i can imagine if you do use disconnects then you might have some fender rub with the extra articulation.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:01 AM   #5
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Does the spring spacer lift require new springs and shocks? How hard is it to install?
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:06 PM   #6
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Does the spring spacer lift require new springs and shocks? How hard is it to install?
No Jeep95....the spring spacer sits on top of your stock springs and you can use your stock shocks. They have spacer lift kits available that include new shocks and that will probably run you about $250 (w/ new shocks) If you get new springs, you're getting into the $300 and up range.
All you need is the spring spacers and bump stops for the rear. 2" MAX.....I posted a question last week about a 3" spring spacer (because they do make them) but when you go over 2", it really starts throwing off all the angles of your driveshaft, etc......which requires further mods. If you want to stay cheap (like me) and have a nice lookin ride, get a 2" spring spacer kit.
I'm doing the same thing next month and buying 32" tires myself!!!! Nothing drastic, but my stocker is ready for a change!!
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:28 PM   #7
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and to add on to T-Bone's answer....
No it is not hard to install. This was my very first "wrenching" experience with any car and it took me an afternoon.
I has lucky enough to have a big forklift to jack the jeep up, but that is definitly not needed.
I got the skyjacker kit which came with shocks and they are good shocks but if you can find a kit with just the spacers than get that cause those shocks are not much better.
OME makes a kit too i believe and I have heard really good thinks about OME shocks.
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:30 PM   #8
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oh and here is a pick of what it looks like.
pretty simple
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:17 PM   #9
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Have 2" spring spacer lift with stock shocks,and 32" tires, no problems on trails......
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:06 PM   #10
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Just curious...how much adjusting to the suspension needs to be done after installing coil spacers? I'm considering a 2" spacer lift...but worried my alignment will end up seriously outta whack or I'll end up with death wobble or something. But I;'d like to clear my 31's a lil more...especially if I get a new bumper and a winch weighing down the front end even more.
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2" spacers...

I have an '03 Sahara, 75K...don't do much off-road at all...but, did install a 2" spring lift, and new pro comp shocks. Since I don't do the extreme off-road, the pro comp shocks work fine, the two inch lift is perfect for my looks and I put Mickey Thompson Signature wheels w/ 32" Cooper rubber. One of these days I'll post some Pics...Can't seem to re-size them properly. Either too small or so big they won't send. Oh yea, the swap to the 2" lift is real easy, you'll have to get it re-aligned.
Good Luck.
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:31 AM   #12
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sentenced, to answer your question i eventually got the DW after putting on my 32's, i dont know what that was due to, either the lift or alignment problems, but after a couple years of on and off DW i decided to get a front end alignment and that seemed to help, but since my tires were already worn very badly and unevenly, it was not until i got new tires that the DW stoppped, and have not had it since(knock on wood).

so....an alignment is recommended after the lift with the tires you are gonna use
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Thanks...I do a decent bit of long distance traveling every year and death wobble could make those trips MISERABLE...turning an 8 hour trip easily into a 10+ hour trip. lol
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:44 PM   #14
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I just installed a 2" bb on my 2001, it took 5 hours but most of the time was trying to get the front shocks off. Rides just like the stock ride. You get it aligned when done. I had some vibs in first and second gear so I lowered the transfur case and it went away. No DW at all.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:44 PM   #15
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Thank you for all of the responses. I will probably get the spring spacer lift because I am tired of the stock look. If you could post some more pictures of your different lifts that would be great, thanks.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:22 PM   #16
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DO IT!!!!!
its a good start to a lifetime of upgrades.
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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wow TDW you really had to squeeze those shoes under there eh??
is a 2" all you got under there?
Looks good though
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Old 01-12-2010, 11:23 AM   #19
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Here's my 2" lift with 31" tires on it. Pretty simple install for never doing any suspension work prior. Good luck and Post some pics once done.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:31 PM   #20
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My 33's fit good. No other lift. Just the skyjacker bb with hydro shocks. I havnt rubbed at all but I havnt done anything serious either.

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