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Old 08-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #1
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I need spacer advice!

I still have my OEM suspension and want to add some space for 31s, maybe 32s. I've considered a full suspension upgrade but can't really afford it..(mortgage and all). I was told a 2" spacer wouldn't work and destroy my ride. I'm installing flat flares to add more space in the wheel well, but would it hurt my TJ if I added a 2" spacer for more room? I was looking at Skyjacker's kit which includes shocks and all....anyone with thoughts I'd really appreciate it!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:09 PM   #2
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You can run 31 inch tires with out a lift. Lots of people put in a 2 inch budget boost also and it will not ruin anything as it uses the same suspension as what you have now.

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Old 08-27-2012, 05:21 PM   #3
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I still have my OEM suspension and want to add some space for 31s, maybe 32s. I've considered a full suspension upgrade but can't really afford it..(mortgage and all). I was told a 2" spacer wouldn't work and destroy my ride. I'm installing flat flares to add more space in the wheel well, but would it hurt my TJ if I added a 2" spacer for more room? I was looking at Skyjacker's kit which includes shocks and all....anyone with thoughts I'd really appreciate it!
A spacer/BB doesnt hurt the ride quality infact mine made it better
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:24 PM   #4
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It will work fine. I dont like RC but to each their own
Blue jeep is 2 1/4 spacers and red jeep is 2 '' spacers both have 33's on them
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Thanks everyone for the feed back! I know where I'm going with this now...The guy who told me not to do it was my mechanic, and after he told me his side, he offered to do a full lift kit for a large amount of $$....I think he was just yankin me...
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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You can do a suspension lift with basic tools in your driveway. If you feel overwhelmed about doing it, join a local Jeep club and I'm sure any one of its knowledgeable members would be willing to give you a hand for some food and beverages.

As far as whether a BB is good or not, I'd say if you wheel it, do it right. If it is just for looks, go with the BB. A spacer is a spacer is a spacer. They are all just chunks of poly-rubber stuff and probably made in the same Chinese factory. Get a set of cheapos on fleabay and get some quality shocks. SkyCrappers are horrible. I used to have them and hated them.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #7
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Get a set of cheapos on fleabay and get some quality shocks.
and bumpstop extensions.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:27 PM   #8
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and bumpstop extensions.
fixed it for me... Thanks

And don't get daystar extensions. They are junk.
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Old 08-27-2012, 09:50 PM   #9
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A 2" spacer or budget boost, BB, is completely fine to run 31s. You can do 80% of Moab on 31s and a 2" BB.
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You can run 31 or 32 without any lift if you need to.
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Old 08-28-2012, 02:55 AM   #11
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Thank you all for your inputs! I'm just looking for a cheaper way to build more space for a larger tire....I usually just run on the sand for fishing, but I like to get dirty once and a while too! This isn't a looks thing, or I'd have done it 6 yrs ago! I just want more capability in the dirt and sand with more tire...and hey, if it comes to it, don't we all like to show off once in a while? lol! If I go with spacers, anyone have any suggestions on which are favorites? Strong and sturdy are what I need...
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i ran 2" spacers and 31's for a very long time and i really liked it! in fact, i still have the spacers in the rear. only downside to them, is 2" coils with flex MUCH better than spacers, thus my reasoning for swapping out the front spacers for coils.

i'm on 33's now with still only 2 in lift and have plenty of flexing room. but, i have flat fenders.
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Now, my next question is which brand should I look for? I was thinking skyjacker.....anyone?
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Now, my next question is which brand should I look for? I was thinking skyjacker.....anyone?
They are all made out of the same stuff so just go with what can be found on eBay for less. Match some nice shocks and you'll be golden. Heck, someone on WF may be giving some away. I gave mine away.

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