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Old 02-04-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Question Want more wheel clearance

I want to add a little more wheel clearance to my TJ. I am running a full rancho 2.5" rockcrawler suspension kit with 33" tires and feel I need a little more clearance above the wheels. I want to add 2" AEV coil spacers in the front and AEV rear coil relocators to the back. Will it effect my suspension and steering poorly? What should I do for a quick budget boost? Help please!

Here's the kit I am running now
Rancho 2.5" Rockcrawler Suspension Lift Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec


Here are the spacers I intend to add
AEV Conversions NTH21701AA - AEV 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
AEV Conversions NTH23030AA - AEV Rear Coil Spring Relocators for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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I don't have experience with it, but I have read from some of the experts on here that running a coil spacer is not the best idea. What you could do is stick a 1.25" body lift and mml on there, bump stop it correctly and call it a day. That's the set up I have and I think it looks pretty nice and articulates well on the trail. The small body lift also sets you up for a tummy tuck later on.






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Old 02-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #3
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I want to add a little more wheel clearance to my TJ. I am running a full rancho 2.5" rockcrawler suspension kit with 33" tires and feel I need a little more clearance above the wheels. I want to add 2" AEV coil spacers in the front and AEV rear coil relocators to the back. Will it effect my suspension and steering poorly? What should I do for a quick budget boost? Help please!

Here's the kit I am running now
Rancho 2.5" Rockcrawler Suspension Lift Kit for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec


Here are the spacers I intend to add
AEV Conversions NTH21701AA - AEV 2" Coil Spring Spacers for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
AEV Conversions NTH23030AA - AEV Rear Coil Spring Relocators for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec
just do a coil booster or body lift...
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:19 AM   #4
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Are you prepared to do what's necessary at such a height? Adjustable track bars to center the axles, adjustable arms to put the axles where they need to be, a SYE and double cardan drive shaft (with adjustable arms of course) to be able to handle the much-increased driveline angle? And that's a bare minimum.

I doubt it. You've got plenty of room as it is. If you really think you need more, add a 1" body lift. Then in the future when you get tired of catching the shovel, you can get rid of it in favor of a higher clearance unit. Don't forget to set those bump stops correctly.
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:27 AM   #5
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Imped makes a great point... there is a little bit more involved with adding height to your suspension than just adding spacers to your existing 2.5" suspension... Your best approach would be to add 1" to 1 1/4" BL and 1" MML to give you the extra wheel clearance you desire. I totally agree with Imped on this.... X2~
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:33 AM   #6
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I'm with the rest...

just do a 1.25" body lift and an mml...
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:44 AM   #7
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That^

I ran a 2" suspension lift (with a 3/4" puck in front to level) and JKS 1.25" BL/MML and trimmed about an 1inch or so off the flares and had plenty of clearance flexed when discoed for 33x12.50s. Then added a UCF tummy tuck later.


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Old 02-04-2012, 11:47 AM   #8
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^^^ Can you attach your pics instead of linking them???

They're blocked for me at work and want to see your tummy tuck...this is one of my upcoming mods lol
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #9
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^^^ Can you attach your pics instead of linking them???

They're blocked for me at work and want to see your tummy tuck...this is one of my upcoming mods lol
Hang on and let me check what I have. The pics above were before the tummy tuck.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:00 PM   #10
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See if this works. Keep in mind this was the 2" deep skid. I didn't want the ultra high clearance to avoid the possibility of needing a SYE.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:06 PM   #11
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This pic should give you an idea that the UCF 1/4" skid is freaking strong! I dragged it up that rock with no problem.
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Old 02-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #12
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Still looks good...i'll be doin the adjustable control arms and sye with mine so i'll go with the high clearance...

lookin forward to it now!!!

sorry to thread jack lol

To stay on topic...i just installed my 1.25" body lift and mml a couple weeks ago and have TONS of room. I've only got 32's on now but will put 33's on soon enough...i'll still have plenty of room
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Old 07-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #13
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Ok. Sorry for such a late response but I think I've done my research and have located a 1" BL and what I think is a 1" MML. Both by M.O.R.E.

Would I want just the BL
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12590_0405.htm

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Should I also get the BL with the Body Mounts.
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12590_0415.htm

And is this the MML I'd need? Or does a 1" BL even need the MML with it?
http://www.quadratec.com/products/12590_0741.htm

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I ran a 2" suspension lift (with a 3/4" puck in front to level) and JKS 1.25" BL/MML and trimmed about an 1inch or so off the flares and had plenty of clearance flexed when discoed for 33x12.50s. Then added a UCF tummy tuck later.
Can u lead me to the JKS BL and MML u used on ur LJ. I'm interested in as much knowledge on this topic. I found the JKS BL unit but can't seem to find a 1.25" MML. Help
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Can u lead me to the JKS BL and MML u used on ur LJ. I'm interested in as much knowledge on this topic. I found the JKS BL unit but can't seem to find a 1.25" MML. Help
I suggest go to rokmen.com and give them a call. Its a JKS 1.25" body lift and 1" motor mount lift. They have a couple good install vids too. Google rokmen body lift install youtube.
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Earlier on Imped said I'll have to adjust my bump stops correctly but every BL I look at has nothing on that. Am I going to have to adjust the bump stops after installing the JKS BL and MML? Or do I leave them as is?
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Earlier on Imped said I'll have to adjust my bump stops correctly but every BL I look at has nothing on that. Am I going to have to adjust the bump stops after installing the JKS BL and MML? Or do I leave them as is?
If you go with bigger tires maybe but bump stops do not need to be lengthened just because you install the bl. Lengthen the bump stops to keep the tires from contacting the fenders at full flex.
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Finally installed the JKS 1.25" BL and MML. Thanks for the help. Now I'm caught with this tummy tuck idea. I have an OE belly plate but it is so low. There are spacers between the plate and the chassis which drops the plate down about an 1" lower. Now that I've installed the BL and MML does that mean I can remove these spacers and raise the plate up?
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Finally installed the JKS 1.25" BL and MML. Thanks for the help. Now I'm caught with this tummy tuck idea. I have an OE belly plate but it is so low. There are spacers between the plate and the chassis which drops the plate down about an 1" lower. Now that I've installed the BL and MML does that mean I can remove these spacers and raise the plate up?
In theory you should be able to remove the t case drop since you added a mml and not have vibes...but no guarantees. If you go with a high clearance belly up skid you will almost certainly get driveline vibes due to raising your t case and changing the driveshaft angle which will require you to add a slip yoke eliminator and rear cv drive shaft.

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