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Old 08-28-2013, 08:17 PM   #1
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Lifts and spacers

Are spacer in a lift bad? I'm getting a mixed message on the forum.

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:21 PM   #2
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Body or wheel spacers ?

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Old 08-28-2013, 08:22 PM   #3
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Body is good, as long as it is less than 1.25". All kinds of reasons to not go higher, and all kinds of reasons I like my 1" body lift..
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:16 PM   #5
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I have a 2" lift on my jeep now but I'm thinking about swapping it with a new one since I have no idea what the PO did. I'd like to keep it at 2" any suggestions?
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My $0.02

Get rid of the body lift and get a 2" budget boost lift. It contains 4 2" spacers that sit ontop of the coils and ofcourse shocks. And if you wanted a little more lift add a 1.25" or 1" Body lifr.
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Old 08-29-2013, 08:54 AM   #7
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Sorry. I have a 2" suspension lift. Not a body lift.
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Oh. Whats wrong with the 2" suspension lift?
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:57 PM   #9
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Oh. Whats wrong with the 2" suspension lift?
Not happy with it. Sits higher in the nose than the rear
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Old 08-30-2013, 05:57 AM   #10
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Unless the springs are sagging and needs replacing, you can add a small leveling spacer in the rear with no issues.
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Not happy with it. Sits higher in the nose than the rear
Usually an after market bumper with a winch will level it out nicely.
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Usually an after market bumper with a winch will level it out nicely.
Is that fact?
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Is that fact?
Spacers on the back would be the cheapest, easiest thing to do. If you're planning on a winch, a 10K winch and mounting plate weighs about 100 lbs, a replacement 1/4" steel bumper, if your'e thinking about, it can weigh 40lbs on the low side, 100 on the other end. Figure out what you want, put that weight on the front bumper now (my son worked just right) and see if that brings the nose down
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coil spacers + stock springs = fine.
coil spacers + lift springs = bad.
body lift + lift springs = good.
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Is that fact?
Mine had a 2" spacer lift. When I put a new bumper and winch on the front it made the front end go down a little.

I ended up taking the spacer lift out and replacing it with new springs to level my jeep out.

So yes, if you have any thoughts of putting on a heavier front bumper and/or winch it will bring the front down some (too much in my case) so do that before changing the suspension. That is unless you don't want a new front bumper or winch.
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coil spacers + stock springs = fine.
coil spacers + lift springs = bad.
body lift + lift springs = good.
I have a .75" spacer in the front with my 2.5" lift coils. Is that a no no?
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Mine had a 2" spacer lift. When I put a new bumper and winch on the front it made the front end go down a little.

I ended up taking the spacer lift out and replacing it with new springs to level my jeep out.

So yes, if you have any thoughts of putting on a heavier front bumper and/or winch it will bring the front down some (too much in my case) so do that before changing the suspension. That is unless you don't want a new front bumper or winch.
I'm shopping for a new bumper and will be adding a winch too. I'll wait until I have that on and see what it does to the suspension before swapping it out.

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