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Old 08-10-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Has any one had experience with coil spring spacers

Any type of info will help. looking at 3" coil spring spacers with shocks. I have a 2002 stock sport with 31 10.50. Thanks

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Old 08-10-2012, 08:58 PM   #2
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2006 TJL with spacers

Hey-I've got over 60K on my rig fitted with a 2'' spacer lift (BBL) with shocks and 31's and I love it!! Never saw a 3''-Call Eric at MORRIS 4X4 in Florida for recommendations!!!

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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don't go over 2" when talking about spacer, and only when using stock springs, and you'll need bumpstop extensions.
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Iv put them in before not to hard just jack it up to get most of the presser off the coil springs but to be honest get a real lift kit if that's what your trying to do. Way better and more reliable. The bigger that spacer the tighter the spring will get and it will kick the spring out if you go to big if u do anything serious off road
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #5
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When I done my 2" spacer lift I felt that was the biggest lift that could be installed without a spring compressor

Beside there is a spring guide that helPs hold the spring on
A 3" may not allow the spring to be held on by that guide
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Old 08-11-2012, 09:38 AM   #6
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The bigger that spacer the tighter the spring will get and it will kick the spring out if you go to big if u do anything serious off road
What are you talking about?
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:41 AM   #7
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Removing the stock springs and bumpstops are required to install a spring spacer. Then you re-install your stock springs under them. You don't gain any travel, and the stock springs can still wear out and sag.....if they have not already. Yours are over 12 yrs old.

While they are out, why not replace them with a new quality set of springs?
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Is it required to get a alignment for any lift. If I go with 2 to 3 in coil spring spacers will I need one.
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... The bigger that spacer the tighter the spring will get and it will kick the spring out if you go to big if u do anything serious off road
Not really.
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Is it required to get a alignment for any lift. If I go with 2 to 3 in coil spring spacers will I need one.
Yes you will need to readjust the toe-in but that is it alignment-wise. Limit the spacer height to 2". Taller than that can damage the spring from overcompression.
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Old 08-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #11
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Iv put them in before not to hard just jack it up to get most of the presser off the coil springs but to be honest get a real lift kit if that's what your trying to do. Way better and more reliable. The bigger that spacer the tighter the spring will get and it will kick the spring out if you go to big if u do anything serious off road
Facepalm. You're all messed up..
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I'm no expert but when I purchased my Jeep it had the Terflex 2" BB lift. I drove it for about 10K miles (It originally had about 38K) while going off road often. I don't rock crawl but I do go off road and a lot of trails to get to some great fishing spots ... anyway, after 10K miles the pucks began to break apart - I mean disintegrate. I've since replaced them with a 2" BDS spring lift and 1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML. It rides a hell of a lot better, better ride height than the BB lift, and if you think about it, the it was not much more than purchasing a Budget Boost lift. I'm also assuming that the springs will last a hell of a lot longer than the pucks.

Finally, I did install everything myself and that saved me some money but if I can do it, anyone can.

My .02 cents -- Good luck.
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I'm no expert but when I purchased my Jeep it had the Terflex 2" BB lift. I drove it for about 10K miles (It originally had about 38K) while going off road often. I don't rock crawl but I do go off road and a lot of trails to get to some great fishing spots ... anyway, after 10K miles the pucks began to break apart - I mean disintegrate. I've since replaced them with a 2" BDS spring lift and 1.25" JKS BL and 1" MML. It rides a hell of a lot better, better ride height than the BB lift, and if you think about it, the it was not much more than purchasing a Budget Boost lift. I'm also assuming that the springs will last a hell of a lot longer than the pucks.

Finally, I did install everything myself and that saved me some money but if I can do it, anyone can.

My .02 cents -- Good luck.
You did exactly what I did.
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What are you talking about?
I think he's trying to refer to coil bind.

In front, spacers reduce the length of bumpstop tower that the spring has to compress into. In front, with 2" spacers, the coil is real close to full coil bind without bumpstop extensions....hence many kits include bumpstop extensions for the front. If I was going to run a BB, I'd install 1" front bumpstop extension to be safe. In the rear, the spacers totally eliminate the bumpstop protrusion, so bumpstop extensions the same height as the spacer is needed just to keep the rear coils from binding under full compression by pushing the bumpstop cup out past the spacer.

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Let's not forget that the distance between the bottom and top bump stops increases by the same 2" that the 2" spacer lowers the top bump stop by. Net result is you have the same space between the top and bottom bump stops with new 2" longer bump stops. You get 2" more space between the top and bottom bump stops after the 2" spacer is added if you didn't add the 2" longer bump stops.
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Let's not forget that the distance between the bottom and top bump stops increases by the same 2" that the 2" spacer lowers the top bump stop by. Net result is you have the same space between the top and bottom bump stops with new 2" longer bump stops. You get 2" more space between the top and bottom bump stops after the 2" spacer is added if you didn't add the 2" longer bump stops.
yup, installing the bumpstops means the frame is 2" higher, but you have zero gain in uptravel over stock. and if you reuse the stock shocks like some do, you actually have less travel than factory. and if you don't add the 2" bumpstop extensions you get coil bind, or the coil just falls out....like this.

that's why BB's suck.
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So what you are saying is to make sure you get the bump stop extenders if you are going to do spring spacers.
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I think he's trying to refer to coil bind.
He sure didn't make it obvious that's what he was referring to. My opinion--I don't think that's what he was trying to say.
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He sure didn't make it obvious that's what he was referring to. My opinion--I don't think that's what he was trying to say.
hey now! i was just trying to give him the benefit of the doubt
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He sure didn't make it obvious that's what he was referring to. My opinion--I don't think that's what he was trying to say.
What I visioned he was trying to say is that if you take a spring from a ball point pen and try to compress it with your fingers, it will shoot across the room.
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Heres a coil spacer for ya.
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Ive had good luck with the teraflex spacer. But even cheapy kits from ebay do the job.

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