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Old 08-06-2012, 12:42 AM   #1
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Spacer lift.

Are spacer lift kits bad?

How much better is a 2.5 inch lift springs?

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Old 08-06-2012, 12:50 AM   #2
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I did the spacer lift on my tj. It actually made it smoother. I mean for a quick and cheap way for 2 inches of lift there's nothing better. Taken mine offroading alot out here in California rocking and had no problems.

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I did the spacer lift and ended up taking them off after a month. Now saying that, I had changed out stock springs a year before for the factory 19/60 coils. After I added the 2" front 1" rear Teraflex leveling kit my front end became very floaty and after a few weeks started making a popping noise on sharp turns. The spacers are cheap and many have done it with no issues but I wish that I just had a coil lift to begin with. Didn't like the ride of the spacers at all. I took the front spacers out and had some BDS 3" coils put back in and it road much better and had no more issues with the popping noise on sharp turns.

I would recommend a 2.5" budget lift over spacers myself. I only had to pay $120 for the front coils when I bought them separately. I left the spacer in the rear. I had no issues with them. Also, you get more travel with coil lifts when offroading.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:32 AM   #4
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I was wondering will there be more flex out of a 2.5 Inch lift cool than stock spring and 2.5 spacer.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:38 AM   #5
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I am one day going to switch to rock kessler 2.5 inch max travel springs and there cas
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:46 AM   #6
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I'm wanting a 4 inch rock crawler lift ATM.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:36 AM   #7
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I'm wanting a 4 inch rock crawler lift ATM.
I bet it is a pretty penny
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Old 08-06-2012, 05:10 AM   #8
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Leveling Kit (Spacers) with 33's

2 1/2 RK Max Travel with 37's

Be ready to fill a LOT of wheel well!!
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:47 PM   #9
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Leveling Kit (Spacers) with 33's

2 1/2 RK Max Travel with 37's

Be ready to fill a LOT of wheel well!!
With the 37s and flats do you have any rubbing issues
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:08 PM   #10
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I've been running a Budget Boost lift for 2+ years and have no problems. I wheel 2-3 times a month and it's been holding up fine.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:16 PM   #11
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i rub with 37's and 4.5" of lift. you're dam sure going to rub with 37's and no lift.
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Old 08-09-2012, 02:27 PM   #12
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a spacer lift isn't necessarily bad, but if you're adding weight like bumpers, winches, side/rock rails and armor to your rig your better of going with a coil lift with heavier/stronger coil loads.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:23 PM   #13
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a spacer lift isn't necessarily bad, but if you're adding weight like bumpers, winches, side/rock rails and armor to your rig your better of going with a coil lift with heavier/stronger coil loads.
I have 18/59 and 2.5 inch spacer lift on my 2 dr. Plan on getting flat fenders.
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Old 08-09-2012, 07:45 PM   #14
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Been running a 2.5" on front and 2" on the rear and it rides like factory. Performs fine offroad on big ruts, over tree trunks etc. Doing crazy wheeling like Puke, you would certainly want coils for rock crawling and instances of severe articulation.
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Been running a 2.5" on front and 2" on the rear and it rides like factory. Performs fine offroad on big ruts, over tree trunks etc. Doing crazy wheeling like Puke, you would certainly want coils for rock crawling and instances of severe articulation.
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Old 08-09-2012, 09:19 PM   #16
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Old 08-09-2012, 10:22 PM   #17
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I was wondering will there be more flex out of a 2.5 Inch lift cool than stock spring and 2.5 spacer.
There is definitely a flex difference between a spacer kit and a new 2.5" coil lift with new shocks. Shock adapters, no difference
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[QUOTE=BossierCity_WranglerJK;2668811]With the 37s and flats do you have any rubbing issues[/QUOTE
I have increased my bumpstops to 3" front and rear, and as yet, haven't streched it out; But with 2" bumpstop there were some minor rubbing issues. I did do some trimming in the rear wheel wells, also; before putting the 37's on.
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Bossier, I think you should buy my setup. Can't go wrong, and don't you already have longer shocks and swaybar links ?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:37 PM   #20
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Bossier, I think you should buy my setup. Can't go wrong, and don't you already have longer shocks and swaybar links ?
I am running a stock #14 spring in the front with rc 2.5 inch spacer. So 2.5 up front

In the rear I am running stock #59 springs with 2 inch spacer.

The reason why is because I hate the ass end taking a dump look when loaded with passengers. And the front and rear sit level as of right now.

What are you selling?
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Bossier, I think you should buy my setup. Can't go wrong, and don't you already have longer shocks and swaybar links ?
But yes to sway bars and shocks
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My spacer kit arrived today!
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My spacer kit arrived today!
What kit you get?
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Zone Offroad 2", includes bumpstops. $129.99 with free shipping.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:49 PM   #25
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Zone Offroad 2", includes bumpstops. $129.99 with free shipping.
That's not bad I paid $139 for my rough country 2.5 which cam with away bars, rear tb bracket, bl extensions and shock extensions. I have no need for bump stops yet but when I upgrade to my 315/70/17s I'll get some.
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I am running a stock #14 spring in the front with rc 2.5 inch spacer. So 2.5 up front

In the rear I am running stock #59 springs with 2 inch spacer.

The reason why is because I hate the ass end taking a dump look when loaded with passengers. And the front and rear sit level as of right now.

What are you selling?
I will be selling the 2.5 springs and 1" spacers (no dump look) for $200
I Offered to pay 1/2 shipping whatever that would be.

Nice buy, but someone looking that is completely stock still looks at it like they need stuff-which they do- but the stuff needed is minimal.
"but" someone with a spacer lift like yourself already pretty has what's needed to run longer coils.

And.... I think we already confirmed we are close in ride height. Mine being a bit higher. Coils are always going to be better in the long run.
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The RK front coils i just switched them with gave me over 4" of lift and the drive shaft doesn't like it. Ordered a front DS.
Knowing that the rears are going to put me higher, I also bought rear upper CA's.
I'm hopping to get more life out of the stock shaft, but be ready -with the arms-when I do.


(dump look) lol
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How mine looks at the current moment. I'm going to put the stiffer springs(18s) back on the front when I add a winch and bumper but for now I am happy with it.
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I will be selling the 2.5 springs and 1" spacers (no dump look) for $200
I Offered to pay 1/2 shipping whatever that would be.

Nice buy, but someone looking that is completely stock still looks at it like they need stuff-which they do- but the stuff needed is minimal.
"but" someone with a spacer lift like yourself already pretty has what's needed to run longer coils.

And.... I think we already confirmed we are close in ride height. Mine being a bit higher. Coils are always going to be better in the long run.
I'm gonna pass but I'll put the word out around my local jeep club and see I'd anyone is interested in a heck of a deal.
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I'm gonna pass but I'll put the word out around my local jeep club and see I'd anyone is interested in a heck of a deal.
Jeep does look great man.

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