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Old 01-02-2009, 08:16 PM   #1
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3in coil spacers??

alright i need some help on this! is it a bad idea to put a 3in bb on my jeep?

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Though I've never seen 3" spring spacers for a TJ, I would not install them if they were available. Spring spacers, if too tall, can cause a coil spring to over-compress which can permanently damage a coil spring. Equally bad would be to stack smaller height spring spacers to give 3" of height.

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Old 01-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #3
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ya, X2. 3" spacers are just pushing it way too much. most i'd ever recommend is a 2". if you want 3" of lift you really should upgrade to a 3" suspension lift.
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ok they just have solid one piece 3in spacers on ebay...$100.00 for all 4..\

i dont do anything to crazy in my jeep...i live in florida, just do mud and some sand and such.. would it still be a bad idea just for that?
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whats a good 3in lift?? i really want the 3.5 re superflex but cant swing that$$
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ok they just have solid one piece 3in spacers on ebay...$100.00 for all 4..\

i dont do anything to crazy in my jeep...i live in florida, just do mud and some sand and such.. would it still be a bad idea just for that?
yes, and it will probably drive like crap on the road.
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buddy of mine ran those 3'' spacers for over a year with no problems on his tj..... until he broke off a sway bar about 2ft up a articulation wall when both wheels came off the ground.


would i use them? sure. but i dont offroad. i might spin the tires in the mud once or twice.. but thats it.


would i reccomend them to anyone else?

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I have 3" Daystar's spacer with 29,000 miles on them with no issues.
They don't do any thing to the spring. The rear has a spring helix to keep spring in place and the front stay in with the front longer bumper stop and rear longer bump stops.
The kit is only $160.00 and have a lift time warranty.
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alright thanks.. not sure what im gona do??
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alright thanks.. not sure what im gona do??
save up the money for the 3.5
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Is it ok to put a 1" spacer on a 4 inch lift? My springs are sagging a bit.
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Is it ok to put a 1" spacer on a 4 inch lift? My springs are sagging a bit.
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What tire size do you want to run?
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Do you offroad any?

Type of offroading?
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im just running 31s right now... maybe 33s future.

just mud and climb some little hills....
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about $400/500max
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Just suspension correct?

Just trying to help you out bud. But I need to know what to work with.
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I would stay away from skyjacker shocks, they are notorious for blowing out and quick.
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im just running 31s right now... maybe 33s future.

just mud and climb some little hills....
add a BB of 1-2" for now and save more cash.
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save ur cash and get something better.

add 2" pucks now since they dont require shocks (onroad use) and drive until you can afford an actual lift. on second thought from memory KellyK has pucks that might be on sale soon so...
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yeah come tax season im takin the 2" bb and getting a real lift..lol
So if ya havent got them by then let me know and ill ship em to ya... they work well for what they are..
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I would stay away from skyjacker shocks, they are notorious for blowing out and quick.
Skyjacker Hydros are fine, many (!) Jeepers run them without them "blowing out".
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They don't do any thing to the spring.
They certainly can, by encouraging the spring to overcompress which damages the spring. That is why you don't see reputable manufacturers offering spacers for TJ springs taller than 2".
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Just suspension correct?

Just trying to help you out bud. But I need to know what to work with.
yes iv got about $500.00 i can put towards suspension.. thanks for the help
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yeah come tax season im takin the 2" bb and getting a real lift..lol
So if ya havent got them by then let me know and ill ship em to ya... they work well for what they are..
yeah just let me know..
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yes iv got about $500.00 i can put towards suspension.. thanks for the help
If u plan on ever going bigger than 33" tires save ur 500 now and buy something worthy later.
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Skyjacker Hydros are fine, many (!) Jeepers run them without them "blowing out".
I am one of the "many". i love my sky hydros. and it may just be my wheelin skills, but i have had many compliments on how well my heep does for being so close to stock!!!

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