Adding another spacer to the lift..dumb idea? - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 03-14-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
namasste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 314
Adding another spacer to the lift..dumb idea?

Some of you gave me some great advice and tips when I lifted my 2007 2dr using a combination of parts. I swapped my 14/55 coils for 18/59 coils, added some new Skyjacker shocks and also used a 3/4" spacer in the front to help level the rake. The Jeep looks good and drives great both on and off road.

At this point, I'm sure some are asking, so what's the problem? Its been nagging at me but I feel like there is still just a little rake. There wasn't at first but now that the everything has settled, there's just enough sag to introduce a tiny amount of rake back in.

My question is simply, would it be a stupid idea to add another 3/4" spacer up front to eliminate the issue or would I be creating a host of problems in doing so? Teraflex also makes some 1/2" spacers as well but I'm guessing that's not the issue so much as whether or not I should add one in the first place.

Lastly, I am sure many would say to spend more cash and buy some other lift option. I'll stop you now as I am pleased with the suspension as is with this tiny bit of rake being the only exception so until I go to 35's, I'm leaving it as is.

Soooo, whatcha all think, problem or no problem to do this?

namasste is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Well, for what its worth, the Teraflex leveling kit uses 2 1" spacers per side up front. I run this and haven't had any issues. So I wouldn't foresee any problems with stacking another 3/4" spacer on there.

__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 04:51 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
namasste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
Well, for what its worth, the Teraflex leveling kit uses 2 1" spacers per side up front. I run this and haven't had any issues. So I wouldn't foresee any problems with stacking another 3/4" spacer on there.
that's great to hear, thanks. I haven't looked at the TF kit that closely and didn't realize that. Sounds like a layup based on that. My only concern now is if it raises things too much and requires some relo on the brake lines or longer sway links (Im adding discos anyway and will do this at the same time most likely since I'll already have the wheels off and links disconnected). Bump stops shouldn't be an issue with the new shocks so hopefully a small (if any adjustment to the drag link when done and I'm money.

Thanks again and lemme know if you think I'm off base on what I just wrote.
namasste is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 04:55 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Sounds fine to me.

Check with OH9JK. He has 18/59, or maybe even 19/60, springs on his 2dr and has the Teraflex leveling kit. He might could give you some insight on things such as the brake lines.
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 04:57 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Someplace in Africa
Posts: 3,287
buy my old man emu coils that are designed for 200lb heavy load.
pluke the 2 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 05:04 PM   #6
MTH
Jeeper
 
MTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,553
I wouldn't stack spacers. Just find a set of 1.5" front spacers to replace your 3/4" front spacers.
__________________
Mike
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 05:13 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
namasste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 314
Quote:
Originally Posted by pluke the 2 View Post
buy my old man emu coils that are designed for 200lb heavy load.
you're killin me smalls!

Thanks for the suggestion for future use but as I intentionally mentioned, I'm not changing the lift up right now, just adding (or not adding) an extra spacer.
namasste is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
MTH
Jeeper
 
MTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,553
I find it hard to believe by the way that your jeep was really 1.5" out of level.

Have you parked on a level surface and broke out the measuring tape to actually confirm where your jeep is at? Usually a 3/4" spacer will do it--the TF leveling kit goes up to 1" which I think is a little "extra" to account for a bumper/winch.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn that your eye is being tricked by the slope in the hood, and that measuring from the pinch seams and/or from the fenders across the wheel center caps reveal that your jeep is just about dead level already.
__________________
Mike
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 05:34 PM   #9
Supporting Member Commercial Member

WF Supporting Member
 
Daniel_M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Arizoner
Posts: 2,406
I wouldn’t stack spacers either. Since you have OEM coils you can just swap out for bigger ones. I.E. add a budget boost.

Or buy Pluke's coils and get real lift and performance

-Dan
__________________
-Dan, Owner
RockRaider4x4 - PM me for a quote
Free shipping on most items
Suspension package deals available
Daniel_M is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 10:00 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
namasste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NE Ohio
Posts: 314
Mike, I'm going to go measure. You might just be right since the hood definitely slopes downward.
namasste is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 10:46 PM   #11
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTH View Post
I wouldn't stack spacers. Just find a set of 1.5" front spacers to replace your 3/4" front spacers.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Daniel_M View Post
I wouldn’t stack spacers either. Since you have OEM coils you can just swap out for bigger ones. I.E. add a budget boost.
Like I said fellas, the TF spacer leveling kit consists of 2 1" spacers for each side. I have been running it for 8 months or so with no problems and there are hundreds of other folks out there running it without a problem as well. The spacers slide onto the upper spring perch, so there isn't any chance of one popping out or anything. Are the better options? Certainly. Would changing to just a larger single spacer work just as well? Absolutely. But I honestly don't think the OP would have any issues stacking another spacer on there. Just my .
__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 11:35 PM   #12
MTH
Jeeper
 
MTH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 8,553
Quote:
Originally Posted by 4fit

Like I said fellas, the TF spacer leveling kit consists of 2 1" spacers for each side. I have been running it for 8 months or so with no problems and there are hundreds of other folks out there running it without a problem as well. The spacers slide onto the upper spring perch, so there isn't any chance of one popping out or anything. Are the better options? Certainly. Would changing to just a larger single spacer work just as well? Absolutely. But I honestly don't think the OP would have any issues stacking another spacer on there. Just my .
But those are meant to be stacked. He may be mixing brands etc. Different spacers are shaped differently--I doubt the DayStar spacers I used to have would sit cleanly on one of your TFs.
__________________
Mike
2010 JKU "Mountain" Edition
TeraFlex 2.5" Coil Lift : Old Man Emu Nitrocharger Shocks : 33x12.5R15 Goodyear DuraTracs : 15x8 Black Rock 909s : Other Stuff . . .
MTH is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 03-14-2012, 11:38 PM   #13
Jeeper
 
4fit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Graham, NC
Posts: 2,304
Quote:
Originally Posted by MTH View Post
But those are meant to be stacked. He may be mixing brands etc. Different spacers are shaped differently--I doubt the DayStar spacers I used to have would sit cleanly on one of your TFs.
Yeah, I thought about that after I posted. As long as they were flat top spacers, I imagine they would be fine. The TF spacers do have a little lip so they interlock.

__________________
-Jeff-
'11 JKU Sport - TF Leveling Kit - 16" Strike 5s on 33s
4fit is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to see Gecko? Wow! NJeepChic JK General Discussion Forum 162 01-10-2013 09:21 PM
Can't Seem To Find This Part... CaliWrangler YJ Tech Forum 12 03-15-2012 03:13 AM
I am starting to understand why all of you hate on torx bolts.... Dassquatch YJ Tech Forum 10 03-15-2012 12:14 AM
Whats the going rate for stock 18s??? NFRs2000NYC JK General Discussion Forum 16 03-14-2012 10:05 PM
The longest thread ever will never beat my thread!!! 02Prove Off-Topic 2 03-14-2012 04:55 PM



Download our Mobile App

» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:43 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC