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Old 11-20-2010, 06:27 PM   #1
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spring spacers

anyone have any tips for a newby like me when adding spring spacers and bigge shocks for a cheep lift.... also can i go 2 inches and not mess up my steering if all i do is get an allignment?

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:30 PM   #2
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Yup...It's called a Budget Boost and you use your existing springs. You shouldn't have any problems with steering vibes, etc with only 2 inches. Most people don't anyway and I didn't with mine. Excellent mod that I am really glad that I did.

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Old 11-20-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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any tips for installing them on the springs as easy as possible.... shocks look easy to do but the springs look like i want to stay away lol
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Old 11-20-2010, 06:36 PM   #4
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What's funny is that the coils were the easy part for me. I ended up breaking bolts trying to remove the shocks (USE PBW!!!!!). Using a tip I read on the forum, you jack up the other side of the axle to pull out the coil. Not that it just pops out, but that makes it pretty easy. I did it with jack stands and a normal jack. Really glad that I did it. I recommend it.
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cool cool. i will deffinitly look into it. i just had to change the frost plugs in the bell housing so i serviced the tranny and transfer case and the clutch well i had it apart, next is some body work and a hobo paint job then looking to lift....
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Old 11-20-2010, 07:47 PM   #6
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Are those the little round things that sit under the springs or the ones that clip in between the springs
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Old 11-22-2010, 08:22 AM   #7
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What BB do most of you use?
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Old 11-22-2010, 09:18 AM   #8
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Spacer-wise, they all pretty much use the same polyurethane material for the spacer so the real decision is what brand shock absorber will you be getting in the kit. Some shocks like the ProComp ES-3000, Rubicon Express twin-tube, and Rough Country will make the ride pretty darned stiff.

And any change to the suspension height will change the toe-in and rotate the steering wheel slightly to the right so you must immediately, no delay, correct the toe-in back to where it should be. Then it's a simple matter to correct the steering wheel's position back to where it needs to be.

Doing both at home are easy and you can with just a tape measure, really, set your own front-end's toe-in just as accurately as the latest whiz-bang laser-guided alignment rack with the world's most experienced alignment guy can.

Here's how... Basic Jeep Front End Alignment

And in a few minutes, I'll post a few pics that show an enhanced way of measuring between your front tires to more easily set your toe-in. Basically you are simply adjusting (rotating) the tie-rod until the front edges of the tires are 1/16" closer together in front than they are in the rear.

Edit: Here are the photos that simply show a pair of 1" square steel or aluminum tubes marked at points equal to your tire diameter. Use a couple spring clamps to hold them centered on your rotor and simply rotate the tie rod until the front is 1/16" closer together than it is at the rear. You will then have set your toe-in properly and quite accurately.

Straightening your steering wheel is even easier, how to do that is in that link I gave above.

In other words, there is zero need to take your Jeep to the alignment shop after you install your BB. And yes, you need to do both for even a 2" BB.
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