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Old 07-31-2013, 09:06 PM   #1
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Spacers on top of lift

I have a 2.5 rc spacer lift on top of my stock suspension with rubi shocks. I was wondering if I could stack them on top of a 2.5" suspension lift. I would think it would be just like adding spacers to stock lift. If it won't work why not? I'm actually just wanting my front end one inch higher to sit level with back.

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Old 07-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #2
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In theory, you are correct - you can combine spacers and springs to achieve the lift height you want.

However, the issue you are setting yourself up for is this - when you start getting into the 3.5"+ of lift, you're coming very near the end of your stock shock travel. My own observation - you get about 9 inches of travel in the stock shocks and you are pretty well center of the range stock. 3.5 inches of lift means you have about 1" of droop/down travel left on stock shocks - and that's really not great.

So, you swap to a longer travel shock and address the droop issue - the problem now is that, potentially, you're drooping your coils/spacers out of their seat because your shocks and out droop your springs. I suppose my point here is this - upgrade your shocks and springs together to make sure they continue to work together.

Using spacers to level out your Jeep, assuming you have a shock and spring setup that works together and didn't accomplish that for you, is a perfectly viable option.

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with 2.5 spring lift and 2.5 spacers you will have more issues than just shocks. longer travel shocks ,longer brake lines , adjustable control arms, exhaust spacer, adjustable TB and the list goes on. but yes, you can do it
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You probably won't need spacers if you choose the right lift. Many of them are designed to remove the factory rake. If you find you want to pop the front a bit more once you have the lift installed, you can just add a small set of spacers to the front. They're cheap and easy to install.
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^^ That's it. Do you have the lift already or looking for one? Most lifts are designed to set level and take the factory rake out of it.

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At 5" of lift you will need control arms, driveshafts, longer brake lines and trackbars to do it properly and not be driving a death trap. You would be approaching a $3000 lift.

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Old 08-01-2013, 09:14 PM   #7
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I currently have a 2.5 spacer lift. The front is one inch lower than the back. I'd like the front to match the back. But I think a bigger spacer will compress my front spring more and take away my flexing.
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Old 08-01-2013, 10:13 PM   #8
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Betty,

You should help yourself out and actually lift a wheel to full compression - use a Hi-Lift with the lift mate wheel strap thingy or a strap or something if you don't have access to a ramp or a fork lift (or something similar).

This will give you a sense for exactly how much space you have between hitting the bump stop and coil bind and, potentially, how much large a spacer you can run without limited your up travel.

Ultimately, as has been alluded to, it might be time to think about upgrading your springs - which can be done for less than 400 dollars shipped on virtually any set of 2.5 to 3.5 inch springs I can think of. That assumes the rest of your setup is good to go.

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