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Old 07-20-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
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2 inch coil spacer lift good or bad idea?

I just got a 2006 sport edition. This is my first wrangler and its completely stock. Im about to be a college srudent so im pretty tight on money but would really like some sort of lift kit on my jeep. Are coil spacers the way to go and if so what brands are the best and what size tires can i run? Thanks.

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Old 07-20-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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The coil spacers will mostly retain your stock ride since you are not changing the geometry and you can use your current stocks....so for $100 its a cheap way to gain 2" for tires up the 32" and not have a slew of other considerations to deal with.

Probably even a better option that will cost slightly more is to get some 2" BDS springs. Then eventually add a 1 1/4" body lift to it and you can run 33's.

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Old 07-20-2012, 11:28 PM   #3
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Teraflex 2" BB comes with the correct bump stops you need... and yes... you can run stock shocks as well....

Here is the kit I got from Summit Racing for $130 out the door


I ran it for a year like this on 31's and never had an issue and did some pretty good wheelin with disconnects up front... even did The Rubicon ( under carriage dragged a lot )

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Old 07-21-2012, 08:49 AM   #4
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For not much more you can get a 2 inch spacer lift with shocks. Rubicon Express makes one of the top o my head.
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Old 07-21-2012, 09:41 AM   #5
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You'll be fine with the 2" BB and don't need bumpstops unless your running 32" or bigger.
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Old 07-21-2012, 10:29 AM   #6
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Thanks for all the help!
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Old 07-21-2012, 12:11 PM   #7
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Yep there is nothing wrong with a 2" spacer lift when you're on a college student budget, go for it.
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You'll be fine with the 2" BB and don't need bumpstops unless your running 32" or bigger.
You need bumpstop extensions to keep the springs from over compressing. You need to have room for the spring to compress with room left over. Tires hitting the fenders is about the best bad thing that can happen to a suspension without proper stops. The real bad things are stuff like over compression of coil springs and bottoming out the shocks that can break the shock or worse break the brackets or barpins.
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Old 07-21-2012, 04:59 PM   #9
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Lol, I didn't put my bumpstops back in. Mine were rotten and I didn't buy new ones. Considering how much of a pain in the ass they were to put in I think I'll probably never take it back apart to put them in. I don't do much wheeling anyway...
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I have like no money so I did it. It made my ride smoother and the stock shocks can support it. I got them off amazon for $60. And I stopped hitting things in the trails. The only thing to concider is if you wanna go bigger. I want a 4" now so I'm scrapping the coil spacers to buy a new kit. My only other option is to add a 1.25" body lift and add to the coils.
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I have like no money so I did it. It made my ride smoother and the stock shocks can support it. I got them off amazon for $60. And I stopped hitting things in the trails. The only thing to concider is if you wanna go bigger. I want a 4" now so I'm scrapping the coil spacers to buy a new kit. My only other option is to add a 1.25" body lift and add to the coils.
You can fit 33s under a 2" BB and 1.25" BL and wheel it with proper bumpstopping. It's not the best setup but yes, it can be done.

This is leading into a purple trail at RC. Not much travel, but no bottoming out of shocks and no rubbing of fenders due to proper bumpstop.
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Old 07-22-2012, 03:59 AM   #12
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You need bumpstop extensions to keep the springs from over compressing. You need to have room for the spring to compress with room left over. Tires hitting the fenders is about the best bad thing that can happen to a suspension without proper stops. The real bad things are stuff like over compression of coil springs and bottoming out the shocks that can break the shock or worse break the brackets or barpins.
Agreed but with the 2" BB and stock shocks over compression and stock shocks bottoming out shouldn't come into play. But I agree if it was anything over that height proper bumpstops are needed along with proper length shocks.
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:53 AM   #13
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Hey this is all pretty new to me, can someone explain what bump stops are and how much they would cost.
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:04 AM   #14
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Take a look in the ceter of the coil springs, coming down from the top is the bump stop. It limits how much the spring can compress (and how much the axle can travel up)
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Old 07-23-2012, 05:38 AM   #15
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I eventually plan on scrapping my spring spaces and just putting new springs in. My stock springs are pretty saggy and when the new ones arrive I'll put new bump stops in.
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Old 07-23-2012, 08:18 AM   #16
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Yeah my driver's side is sagging quite a bit so I"ve been considering a cheap 2" lift w/ springs and bumpstops. I just don't know much about this stuff. I think one of my bumpstops is broken too. Took the jeep up to the shop to have my 31's installed and I believe they found my bump stop bouncing around free in the spring. So I dunno wtf to do. lol I just don't want to spend and absolute fortune on a lift if I'm not going to be offroading a lot and nothing extreme.
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Old 07-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #17
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For now i think im going to just do the coil spacers and keep my stock shocks, if the bumpstops become an issue then ill replace them, thanks again for all of the advice
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:39 PM   #18
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I am running 31s and looking at a 2in spacer lift. Have stock length shocks. Do I nee dbumpstops?

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