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Old 06-19-2010, 05:37 PM   #1
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Exclamation 2 inch coil spacers?

I have an 06 wrangler se i just got a couple weeks ago. All ive owned is cars so im a newbie to the offroading/jeep lifestyle lol everyone keeps tellin me lift my jeep and people keep talkin bout the 2 inch coil spacers. Im just wondering how safe they are and if its reasonable to put them on my jeep since its a 4 cyl? and also whats the biggest tires i can put on it without losing gas milesage, power etc. like i said im new to this so dont make fun lol but i wanna lift it up just a little and get a little bit bigger tires it just has 225/75-15 on it now and like i said i dont wanna do anything that will lose horsepower or gas mileage or damage anything..thanks for any help in advance!

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:15 PM   #2
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I got an 06 SE also. I started with the 2" spacer and new shocks. Not a bad setup gives it a little better look. I went offroad several times and everything held up but too much and I hear can start damaging the spacers but as a DD you're ok. 31's will work just fine with 4" BS. The bigger tires you will lose out gas mileage but it never seemed to crazy on mine. I actually went 3.25" now and I got plenty of articulation and it looks better with the 31's but I am going 32's. Just make sure what you want like I said I just upgraded and think I am happy now but I thought that with the 2". It saves you from spending more $. Just remember up to 2.5" lift you are good with just shocks and coils or spacers, up to 3.5" you need rear trac bar relocator and transfer case drop and sway bar link extentions and up from there you'll need and SYE ect. That's just from what I have seen and heard every Jeep is different.

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Old 06-19-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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i run 2" spacers on my '99 4 banger and a set of 31's. did loose some power with the bigger tires. you can get away with a set of 32's, i just like having more room for flex when i do go on the trail.
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Old 06-19-2010, 09:09 PM   #4
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thanks for the help guys! im prob gonna get the 2 inch spacers and just some 235/75-15s for now and get bigger tires later on
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Old 06-20-2010, 10:57 AM   #5
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You know you can fit a 31x10.5 on a stock TJ..... w/stock wheels, right? A 235/75 is about a 29x9.5" tire.... just sayin'
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:33 AM   #6
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2" spacer

I'm running 2" spring spacers with 32's. Looks a lot better, doesn't handle as well and I lost about 1-1/2 mpg. Can't say I noticed anything about power although the top end isn't qiute as good...
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Old 06-20-2010, 11:33 AM   #7
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Old 06-20-2010, 09:18 PM   #8
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2" with 31's works nice, IMO. My bro-in-law just put 32's with 2" also, he loves the look, but says he definitely feels the difference in the hills.
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Take your time and drive it awhile. Look at other jeeps and take the time to figure out what you want to do with it. If you add a lift you will want bigger tires and without changing gearing you will start losing power (to high geared) and with a 4cyl you don't have much to give up. I have 31's on a stock jeep and have been out wheeling but clearance becomes an issue but that is an issue that will always be there because as you have more clearance (lift) you'll find bigger stuff to go over. A friend that has been jeeping over 30 years has given me the best advice and that is don't bet in such a hurry until you have an idea what you want to do with it. Mine is a daily driver and I am going to probably go with a 3" lift and 33's but I have to change the gearing before I do that or it wont want to get out of it's own way on the street. Like many have said before your driving a brick on wheels so the mileage probably isn't ever going to be good.
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Old 06-21-2010, 12:16 AM   #10
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mistert awesome pic love your jeep

legman68 thats what i figured lol the 4 cyl already has a little trouble on big hills stock lol

rbrader1970 thanks for the advice, i do want the 2 inch spacers just cause i like the look of being just a tad higher but i really dont have interest in a big lift kit ever, dont want to spend the money and really just dont want to go that big but you make a big point of finding bigger things after going higher and bigger tires, and mine is a daily driver too so i dont really want huge tires or a big lift, prob wont go higher than 30 or 31 ones but thanks to everyone for the advice!
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:27 AM   #11
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if you don't want to change much, I got BFG A/T KOs 30x9.50x15s. They look a whole lot better than stock, still get decent mpg, and still have a great ride/handling. I can't seem to get a pic of mine to upload.
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:31 AM   #12
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try to get a pic for me TJNewbie
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Old 06-22-2010, 01:17 PM   #13
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When I try to upload a pic it says the file size is to large. anyone know how to reduce the pic/file size?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:31 PM   #14
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Are you using photobucket?
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Old 06-22-2010, 02:37 PM   #15
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I have 31'' BFG AT T/A KO - fantastic tire
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Old 06-22-2010, 03:04 PM   #16
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TJnewbie - if you are on a PC, open the pic in paint, and you can stretch/skew it to 50-75% (which is actually shrinking it).
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:23 PM   #17
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yea but the jeeps you just listed are all v6 right? mine is a 4 cyl so my questions were about the 4 cyl and gas mileage with bigger tires lol
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:43 PM   #18
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ok, lets try this pic
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Old 06-23-2010, 09:45 PM   #19
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mrcarcrazy- thanks so much! it worked great
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Infernogirl- no I've never used photobucket. I just load 'em from my laptop.
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My wife's 97 TJ with Skyjacker 2" spacer lift and hydro shocks...4 cyl. auto with 30x9.50x15 tires. Works fine for what it is. Better articulation and ride is same as stock, since no change in spring rate, just distance from mounts.[IMG][/IMG]
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this thread has been "cleaned." you may get back to the discussion and answering the OP's question.
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Thanks Jess, it did get sorta weird in here....
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all his posts got deleted? dang lol well thanks everyone for the help i think i know what i want now and thanks to all for the pictures and advice!
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Yes, thanks for the cleansing. I didn't quite know how to handle that one,
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tj newbie- do you have the 2 inch spacer lift on the pic of that green jeep you posted?
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Wrangler06-there is no such animal as aTJ Wrangler with a V6,unless you put it there-the 6 is six-in-a-row!Just sayin'.............................
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Wrangler06- nope, it's still stock, with 30x9.50x15 BF-Goodrich A/T KO tires. right now it's got 4.5 inches of space between top of tires & outer edge of the fenders in the front and 6.5 inches between tires & fenders in the rear. I'll see about getting some better side pics for you. I will be getting the Skyjacker 2" BBL in couple months, along with the 16x8" rims, 265/75R16 Duratracs, & will post pics.
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Wrangler06- here's some more pics, & there's two more on page 2.

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