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Old 08-07-2012, 06:27 AM   #1
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Daystar lift going on today.

UPOS shouuld be delivering it this afternoon, so I'll probably throw it on right away. Why am I adding the 3/4 Daystar spacer lift to my 19/60 spring lift? I have no idea and no good reason other than I want to. I have tossed the idea around for a while and finally decided to just do it. I'm going to use a coil spring compressor to make it easier, I hope.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:40 AM   #3
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I have the 3" spacer from daystar. No complaints. Still rides nice. Had my jeep a week and put it on. I have the scorpion shocks from them too.
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The rear is easy. The spring compressor will help with the front by getting the coil out from around the Bumpstops

Are we going to see Daggo complaining about flighty steering and vibes from over 3" of lift ?
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When I did my Daystar spacers, I didn't use a coil compressor. I didn't unbolt anything except shocks and brake line brackets. The axle will then droop far enough that the coils will fall out. It literally takes about 30 minutes to do the Daystar kit now that I know how to do it. Don't forget to disconnect your axle vent tubes and pull the e-brake cables off their brackets. Takes no time at all, just gotta' remember to do it.
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Old 08-07-2012, 07:26 AM   #6
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Ahh yes...just another 1" or so of lift and everything will be better. Welcome to the club.
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When I did my Daystar spacers, I didn't use a coil compressor. I didn't unbolt anything except shocks and brake line brackets. The axle will then droop far enough that the coils will fall out. It literally takes about 30 minutes to do the Daystar kit now that I know how to do it. Don't forget to disconnect your axle vent tubes and pull the e-brake cables off their brackets. Takes no time at all, just gotta' remember to do it.
Sway links too

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When I did my Daystar spacers, I didn't use a coil compressor. I didn't unbolt anything except shocks and brake line brackets. The axle will then droop far enough that the coils will fall out. It literally takes about 30 minutes to do the Daystar kit now that I know how to do it. Don't forget to disconnect your axle vent tubes and pull the e-brake cables off their brackets. Takes no time at all, just gotta' remember to do it.
I didn't use compressors either, but it wouldn't hurt. If my buddy wasn't helping I'd had to of used them. Pretty straight forward install. I did have to drill for my rear track bar relocation, which had pre drilled holes in the bracket so it was simple to relocate. I applaud you if you can do it in 30, lol. I could def do it again faster but not quite 30
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Sway links too

30 minutes ? C-mon
Oh yes...lower sway links and shocks. And yeah.. 30 minutes and I'm done. I've done it 3 or 4 times now. Long story.
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Ahh yes...just another 1" or so of lift and everything will be better. Welcome to the club.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:45 AM   #11
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When I did my Daystar spacers, I didn't use a coil compressor. I didn't unbolt anything except shocks and brake line brackets. The axle will then droop far enough that the coils will fall out. It literally takes about 30 minutes to do the Daystar kit now that I know how to do it. Don't forget to disconnect your axle vent tubes and pull the e-brake cables off their brackets. Takes no time at all, just gotta' remember to do it.
Don't forget that I already have taller springs. I remember what a b!tch they were to get in there and can't imagine enough room for the spacers without some help. I'm getting the use of the compressor for free from Auto Zone.
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Don't forget that I already have taller springs. I remember what a b!tch they were to get in there and can't imagine enough room for the spacers without some help. I'm getting the use of the compressor for free from Auto Zone.
They are factory springs..right? Can't be that much taller. Just a different coil rate. In any case.. .good luck. I think the Daystar kit is the best bang for the buck. They make Tera's prices seem like highway robbery.
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They are factory springs..right? Can't be that much taller. Just a different coil rate. In any case.. .good luck. I think the Daystar kit is the best bang for the buck. They make Tera's prices seem like highway robbery.
That's a misconception that the are "just a different coil rate." They were in fact taller and thicker than the original springs. That's why I got a full 2" lift from them. I agree about the price. More than double the price for 1/4" isn't worth it.
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Oh yes...lower sway links and shocks. And yeah.. 30 minutes and I'm done. I've done it 3 or 4 times now. Long story.
I did the 1.75" coil spacers and thats honestly about the time it took me (30 min front, 30 min back). Disconnect the sway bar ends. brake/ABS bracket and shocks...the coils fall right out...jam the coil spacers on, install the coils, reconnect everything and you are good to go.
As to the springs, every # you go up adds 1/4"...when I did mine I went from 14/55 to 17/58 and get exactly 3/4", plus the 1.75" Daystar spacers gave me a really nice 2.5"....and the ride quality was outstanding.
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM   #15
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The coil spring compressor was a complete waste of time. There was no way to get them on evenly or where they needed to be. They took forever to compress and equally forever to get back off. In the end I just disconnected everything and muscled the spacers/springs back on. I'm very happy with the results. Pictures will follow.
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The coil spring compressor was a complete waste of time. There was no way to get them on evenly or where they needed to be. They took forever to compress and equally forever to get back off. In the end I just disconnected everything and muscled the spacers/springs back on. I'm very happy with the results. Pictures will follow.
I did find the stocks harder to use the compressors on. Aftermarket was easy.

Did it take you 30 min a side Tom?
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Pics or it didn't happen what's that now 3" over stock?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:22 PM   #18
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I did find the stocks harder to use the compressors on. Aftermarket was easy.

Did it take you 30 min a side Tom?
It took me 30 minutes to realize the compressor wasn't going to get the job done and another 30 to get the damn thing off my spring.
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Pics or it didn't happen what's that now 3" over stock?
Technically 2 3/4", but if anyone asks I'm going to say it's 3".
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On another note I discovered that I flattened the bottom of my Skyjacker SS at RC two weeks ago.
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It took me 30 minutes to realize the compressor was going to get the job done and another 30 to get the damn thing off my spring.
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The coil spring compressor was a complete waste of time. There was no way to get them on evenly or where they needed to be. They took forever to compress and equally forever to get back off. In the end I just disconnected everything and muscled the spacers/springs back on. I'm very happy with the results. Pictures will follow.
I'm putting 1" spacers up front on Saturday, so that's good to know. When I originally put my springs in, I didn't use a compressor and I wish I had and swore I would next time...but nuts to that!
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I really thought it was going to make the job easier, but it was a complete waste of time. thankfully it didn't cost me a penny. I'll get my full deposit back when I return it to Auto Zone in the morning.
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:12 PM   #29
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superlifts 2" coil spacer lift is another quick easy and cheap lift. i think it was only around $70. i put 33s on but could have went with 35s. and the wife didnt want to much lift any ways
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how much was that daystar 3 coil lift?

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