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Old 05-11-2009, 11:35 PM   #1
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Spacer Lift Kits = Rougher Ride?

I'm looking to give a slight boost to my JK and to level out the front with the back. I'm considering a spacer lift kit since I'm on a tight budget but I've read mixed reviews. I'm wondering if I will be satisfied with the ride. Does anyone have experience with them? Will the ride be a lot rougher then stock? Thanks

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Pretty much ride comfort rests in the hands of the shocks and coil springs.

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So I guess you are saying that it shouldn't ride any rougher or smoother then it currently does? (Assuming I don't change the shocks or springs) ?
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How much of a boost are you planning on doing? Just a inch up front to give it a more level look? Or are you thinking about an all around spacer lift? With the shocks you could add shock extensions and keep your stock ones.
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Teraflex has a good leveling kit. 2 inches in the front and 1 inch in the back. $129.00
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I was thinking of adding the 1.75" spacer lift kit.
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Just in the front?
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4 spacers to a set. 2 - front, 2 - back. The 2 in the front are slightly taller to help level the front with the rear. - Rob
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Like he said, ride comfort is up to the springs and shocks, AND TIRES With a small kit like you're looking at ("leveling kit"), you will retain your stock springs, so that aspect remains unchanged. Changing the shocks is up to you, but I would recommend it if you want a change in ride quality. If not, nothing will change but your height- Mark W.
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Like he said, ride comfort is up to the springs and shocks, AND TIRES With a small kit like you're looking at ("leveling kit"), you will retain your stock springs, so that aspect remains unchanged. Changing the shocks is up to you, but I would recommend it if you want a change in ride quality. If not, nothing will change but your height- Mark W.
thats what common sence told me too but people have told me that it makes the ride worse like rougher/bouncier. im not to worried about it im gonna get a spacer lift any way just wondering what other people thought. mainly people that have a spacer lift so they know what they are talking about and not just assuming.
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I have the Rough Country 1.75" spacer lift, the ride quality does not change.
I'm still using the stock shocks with this kit though upgraded shocks are available. RC Spacer Lift
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Old 05-14-2009, 01:49 AM   #12
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Mike, you're jeep is BA! That's exactly how I'd like mine to sit. I think I'll go with a 1.75spacer lift too. Was it difficult to install? Nice touch with the Jeep emblem! - rob
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Old 05-18-2009, 12:59 PM   #13
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I used the skyjacker 2" BB with hydro shocks on my '07 unlimited sahara, and am very pleased with it. I think the ride is a little bit better than factory, and I got 1 3/4" lift all around. Got the package deal from quadrutec.com for under $300.
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thats what common sence told me too but people have told me that it makes the ride worse like rougher/bouncier. im not to worried about it im gonna get a spacer lift any way just wondering what other people thought. mainly people that have a spacer lift so they know what they are talking about and not just assuming.
What they might be alluding to is the change in castor angle, possibility of death wobble, and anomalous steering afterward.

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