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Old 01-19-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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which spacer lift is better?

Going to install 2"spacer lift. Which would you all recommend, the alumnium or the composite. I would think that the aluminum would be a better choice but not sure

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Old 01-19-2013, 09:54 AM   #2
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Are you talking body lift, or spring spacers? Not sure I've seen aluminum spring spacers.
Most spring spacers are made out of polyurethane, and a few are made out of Delrin.

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Are you talking body lift, or spring spacers? Not sure I've seen aluminum spring spacers.
Most spring spacers are made out of polyurethane, and a few are made out of Delrin.
Spring spacers. I saw aluminum and poly. I think aluminum would be better not sure if there is something im not seeing.
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I bought Delrin when I used spring spacers. Poly has the potential to sag over time, but I don't know if it's an issue.
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I know there are some alum adjustables out there that some will use to level to compensate for heavy bumpers/winch/plows...but most will just buy the poly/plastic ones since they work, and they are only about $100.
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I know there are some alum adjustables out there that some will use to level to compensate for heavy bumpers/winch/plows...but most will just buy the poly/plastic ones since they work, and they are only about $100.
Yes, the JKS ACOS, but they are more than just spacers. Probably not what the OP was referring to.
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Thanks for the input. Ill probroly just spend the extra for the aluminum. Sounds like one of those cases where you get what you pay for.
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Thanks for the input. Ill probroly just spend the extra for the aluminum. Sounds like one of those cases where you get what you pay for.
Fair warning before you pay the premium. Very few are satisfied with just 2 inches. You'll be happy, but then you'll want bigger and better. You're going to keep seeing rigs on here and you won't know it till its too late but you will be jealous, and then you'll ditch the spacers for a bigger lift and meatier tires. I would go with the poly/Delrin ones. Lots of people say 'oh just a mild lift and tires'. But your jeep, your thing.
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Fair warning before you pay the premium. Very few are satisfied with just 2 inches. You'll be happy, but then you'll want bigger and better. You're going to keep seeing rigs on here and you won't know it till its too late but you will be jealous, and then you'll ditch the spacers for a bigger lift and meatier tires. I would go with the poly/Delrin ones. Lots of people say 'oh just a mild lift and tires'. But your jeep, your thing.
Im acually not interested in going any higher than 2". Got 30's on and then up to 31. Then wheel spacers and wider flares. Thats my goal for this year
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Im acually not interested in going any higher than 2". Got 30's on and then up to 31. Then wheel spacers and wider flares. Thats my goal for this year
Fair enough, but ya know that $100 BL is tempting...and ZJ springs will get another inch for a few bucks, etc. etc.

Solid plan is Solid though, Carry on
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Fair enough, but ya know that $100 BL is tempting...and ZJ springs will get another inch for a few bucks, etc. etc.

Solid plan is Solid though, Carry on
Thanks talk to you later

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