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Old 04-21-2013, 05:50 PM   #1
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DayStar 3/4" Spacers

I just put a new front bumper, and the front seems to have dropped just a little. I also have 33" tires. I just want a small spacer lift to get the fenders a little higher, so I can have decent clearance for the tires (just a little better than stock). Adding the DayStar 3/4" Spacers seems like it would help a lot and it would keep the factory rack (I like that).
Here's the questions...1. Does it drive the same as stock? 2. The adds say that they help dampen the noise in the cabin. Is this true? 3. Is a spacer lift all that safe? I will be doing trail riding, and maybe moderate flexing. If I disconnect the sway bar and get to maximum droop. Will the spring fall out, or will the shock limit the travel. 4. Do I need new shocks for the extra axle drop? 5. Would I need an alignment with such a low level lift?

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i dont have a spacer lift that i know of but i do have a lift.

Your springs cant fall out unless they fall out when you jack your jeep up by the frame. You would have to install longer shocks or move the shock mounts to make that a possibility at all. Infact, you should understand this once you put the spacers in, since youll have to pop the springs out to put them in..

Stock length shocks work fine up to a 2 inch lift fyi. Honestly id put a 2 inch lift if i was you. I understand wanting to keep the factory rake. Previous owner of my jeep installed a spring lift and im looking to install a heavy bumper and winch to get my factory rake back...possibly a small spacer lift in the rear..

Make sure you loosen the trackbar before you install that lift and then torque it down at ride height..

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Old 04-21-2013, 06:13 PM   #3
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I have 3/4" spacers up front and no difference at all in handling/ride etc. No need for new shocks no need for alignment or at least mine never changed one iota. I have 33" tires and it sets perfect to me. No it did not change noise at all but I never had any to begin with. very easy to install if you have the tools ie jackstands, floor jack (I used motorcycle jack) sissor jack and that is about it.
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i dont have a spacer lift that i know of but i do have a lift.

Your springs cant fall out unless they fall out when you jack your jeep up by the frame. You would have to install longer shocks or move the shock mounts to make that a possibility at all. Infact, you should understand this once you put the spacers in, since youll have to pop the springs out to put them in..

Stock length shocks work fine up to a 2 inch lift fyi. Honestly id put a 2 inch lift if i was you. I understand wanting to keep the factory rake. Previous owner of my jeep installed a spring lift and im looking to install a heavy bumper and winch to get my factory rake back...possibly a small spacer lift in the rear..

Make sure you loosen the trackbar before you install that lift and then torque it down at ride height..
Thanks for the info. I'm only going to do the 3/4" on a temp basis. The next time I buy new tires I'll throw on a higher lift, but for right now I'm just going to do this small lift. Tight on funds after buying the monster and all other accessories.
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:18 PM   #5
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I have 3/4" spacers up front and no difference at all in handling/ride etc. No need for new shocks no need for alignment or at least mine never changed one iota. I have 33" tires and it sets perfect to me. No it did not change noise at all but I never had any to begin with. very easy to install if you have the tools ie jackstands, floor jack (I used motorcycle jack) sissor jack and that is about it.
I've got jack stands and a floor jack. The lift sounds like it should be breeze. How long did it take you?

Thanks for the info
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Old 04-21-2013, 06:21 PM   #6
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I have 3/4" spacers up front and no difference at all in handling/ride etc. No need for new shocks no need for alignment or at least mine never changed one iota. I have 33" tires and it sets perfect to me. No it did not change noise at all but I never had any to begin with. very easy to install if you have the tools ie jackstands, floor jack (I used motorcycle jack) sissor jack and that is about it.
Funny, I just noticed I have the same tires you have. Toyo Open Country AT2 @ 285/70/17. Nice to know about the ride.
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Spacers are fine for this application.
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it takes an hour to hour and 1/2 at most. just jack the jeep up put it no jackstands remove the front wheels to give yourself more room to work. put the floor jack under the axle pumpkin (I used motorcycle jack) disconnect lower shock bolts and sway bar links loosen the brack line bracket so it can hang free so you don't stress the brake lines lower the jack and pull the springs out and slip the spacers in place put springs back and jack up axle and bolt everything back up. I know everybody says not to but is is 10X easier to remove and replace the spring if you while the weight of the jeep is on the springs ie before you jack it up and put on jackstands hook up a spring compressor no need to actually tighten it up as when you lower the axle the springs will stay slightly compressed so they are easier to remove and put back. when the weight of the jeep is put back on them they are easy to take back off.
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It took me 5 hours my first time... 3 hours my second time. I had it memorized the second time but I guess it just takes time to be careful, weasle the springs in and out, and just to do it right. You might be awesome and do it in an hour but plan for a longer time. I did one corner at a time so that definately added to the required time.

I have the daystar 3/4" on a JKU and on a JK. It added lift that can actually be seen visually. Also, the ride felt 'solid' after installation, so its possible that having a poly spacer in between the spring and the stock seat may actually dampen road harshness. I noticed this after both installs.

For the price i highly recommend it, even on a temp basis.
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It took me 5 hours my first time... 3 hours my second time. I had it memorized the second time but I guess it just takes time to be careful, weasle the springs in and out, and just to do it right. You might be awesome and do it in an hour but plan for a longer time. I did one corner at a time so that definately added to the required time.

I have the daystar 3/4" on a JKU and on a JK. It added lift that can actually be seen visually. Also, the ride felt 'solid' after installation, so its possible that having a poly spacer in between the spring and the stock seat may actually dampen road harshness. I noticed this after both installs.

For the price i highly recommend it, even on a temp basis.
Thanks for your input. Next payday I'll order them , and give them a try.
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Old 05-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #11
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Hello - Just installed a set of the Daystar 3/4" spacers with JKUR springs and shock take-offs. Pretty happy with the results. Which way did you guys install the spacer? The daystar instructions show the factory shock isolator above their spacer - so the Daystar spacer is below and in direct contact with the spring (thats how i installed them). But I noticed other manufactures like Teraflex put the factory isolator below their spacer instead of above. Do you think I'll have any problems? I went by the instructions... Thanks!
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:43 PM   #12
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Just installed my 3/4" spacers. Took about 2 hours. Was really easy and leveled my Jeep perfectly. I put the spacers below the isolators as in the instructions. Ride is great and no need for an alignment.

Between my RE 2.5 lift, 33" Trail Grapplers and spacer I got about 5 inches up front 4 in the rear.

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