I am in the process of putting in rustys 1.75" spring spacers. I am starting with the rear and I just barely was able to get the spring out. Now I can't seem to get the spacer to slide up over the bump stop. Am I doing something wrong? And even if I do get it to go on over the bump stop i don't think I will be able to get the spring to go back in.
Big bob is a reference to Fatbob309 on this board. He sometimes has issues with his rear springs staying in at all.
Just asking, but did you take your tires off when you were trying to get the springs out? I always find it's easier to work that way and lets the axle droop more on the jack to have extra space for the springs and then subsequently spacers to go back in.
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disconnect rear trac bar and drive shaft. If that dont work than just drop the whole axle to the floor and install spacers and build back up.
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Off topic sorry Nicolas You put 2.5" Springs and 2" spacers om your Jeep? I thought about something like that and decided it was too much. Does it handle OK?
it handles a bit rougher than without the spacer. but itīs more comfortable than the stiff stock suspension.
i think it would become a bit better with the 4-5" OME shocks. i still have the 2" OME shocks.
I got the back all done. I had to basically stand on the drum on the drivers side to get the spring to go back in. Then I went to do the passenger side and the spring almost fell right out by itself. And it went right back it without a problem.
If you want to make it real easy, just go to your local parts store and rent a spring compressor. Around here all you do is give them a deposit and when you return the tool you get your money back so the net cost is "0"! I know you can do it without the compressor, but for $0, do it the easy way.
So I'm starting on putting the front spacers in. Right away I snapped off the nut on the top of the sway bar link! Does anybody have a link that shows how to replace the links. The link doesnt want to come out of the swaybar.