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02-22-2012 04:39 PM
killerbee812 HAHA I gave up yesterday.
02-22-2012 10:57 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pkmcd99
Head hurts too much to eat
02-22-2012 10:49 AM
pkmcd99
02-22-2012 08:46 AM
namasste
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Originally Posted by 4fit View Post
x2.
hey, move over, its my turn with that wall!

I put coils, shocks, AND spacers on my rig and it absolutely drives better (steering unaffected) than before. I can't even get my head around the nature of what the steering problem is that he is describing. I could see a drag link adjustment causing issues but that doesn't sound like the problem he's claiming exists.
02-22-2012 08:22 AM
Mr. Sinister
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Originally Posted by Mattjk9 View Post
Blocks or spacers will decrease your drive quality.

No they won't. I run a set of 1 3/4 spacers on my 2010, and it feels and drives completely like stock. It "looks" lifted, because it is.

02-22-2012 08:07 AM
4fit
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10
x2.
02-22-2012 05:07 AM
kjeeper10
02-21-2012 10:47 PM
Mattjk9 Cheap spacers are more of a way to to just get the lifted look. Defiantly doesn't keep or help driving quality.
02-21-2012 09:45 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by 4fit
Um, not true. Got the leveling kit on mine and it drives and handles just like stock.
02-21-2012 09:44 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by killerbee812

Also BDS and Procomp use Fox. they are good stuff!!
But he said Fox coil lift not just the shocks.
Yep... Ok
02-21-2012 09:44 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by Mattjk9 View Post
Blocks or spacers will decrease your drive quality.
Um, not true. Got the leveling kit on mine and it drives and handles just like stock.
02-21-2012 09:41 PM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Prob TF, they use FOX
Also BDS and Procomp use Fox. they are good stuff!!
But he said Fox coil lift not just the shocks.
02-21-2012 09:36 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by killerbee812
And also dose Fox really make a lift?
Prob TF, they use FOX
02-21-2012 09:33 PM
river2c With 33" tires, I would go with a TF leveling kit or BB with some quality shocks. If you think you will go with larger tires someday, you could go with a 2.5" coil kit. None of these kits should adversely effect your ride if installed correctly.
02-21-2012 09:30 PM
killerbee812 And also dose Fox really make a lift?
02-21-2012 09:29 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by killerbee812

please go back to the shop and ask the guy. If he knows what he is talking about he will tell you the same as we are. To exaclt lifts one springs and one with springs + spacers, same lift height, same everytrhing should both steer the same unless not installed correctly. Now if you told me rides better or one of the lifts has adjustable control arms and trackbars then yes might steer better.

"but i cant agree with you and not on a 2" lift"

x2
02-21-2012 09:28 PM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by Mattjk9 View Post
I have a friend who has 2 inch spacers and said its horrible. The turning isn't anything like what you could get. And I got my car hooked up at the local off road specialist I'm pretty sure he knew what he was doing . You pay for what you get, $100 spacers won't give you the tight stock type steering you will get from the more expensive lifts.
Please go back to the shop and ask the guy. if he knows what he is talking about he will tell you the same as we are. to exaclt lifts one springs and one with springs + spacers, same lift height, same everytrhing should both steer the same unless not installed correctly. Now if you told me rides better or one of the lifts has adjustable control arms and trackbars then yes might steer better. But i cant agree with you and not on a 2" lift.
02-21-2012 09:21 PM
Mattjk9
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10


Something is not right there.

Gas shocks if equipped will stiffen the ride up. I just installed Bilstein 5100's and the ride is more firm. Not for everybody.

Could be wrong here. Steering should not be affected at all ??
Yea it will stiffen the ride but not the steering quality
02-21-2012 09:16 PM
kjeeper10

Something is not right there.

Gas shocks if equipped will stiffen the ride up. I just installed Bilstein 5100's and the ride is more firm. Not for everybody.

Could be wrong here. Steering should not be affected at all ??
02-21-2012 09:08 PM
Mattjk9
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Originally Posted by killerbee812

Fox makes lifts?

If you didnt have spacers then how can you compare?

who installed it? Did you loosen all your suspension and then retighten it after its setting on the ground without a bind on it?

I have to think it was more a bad install then the lift. But i dont know much about Fox lifts.
I have a friend who has 2 inch spacers and said its horrible. The turning isn't anything like what you could get. And I got my car hooked up at the local off road specialist I'm pretty sure he knew what he was doing . You pay for what you get, $100 spacers won't give you the tight stock type steering you will get from the more expensive lifts.
02-21-2012 08:55 PM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by Mattjk9 View Post
I had a fox 2 inch lift put on my jeep with coils and shocks, the ride quality has decreased, spacers would have been worse. Believe me I'm 18 I looked for a cheap lift but I ended up spending the extra money to have the better ride, not the best but better.

Fox makes lifts?

If you didnt have spacers then how can you compare?

who installed it? Did you loosen all your suspension and then retighten it after its setting on the ground without a bind on it?

I have to think it was more a bad install then the lift. But i dont know much about Fox lifts.
02-21-2012 08:52 PM
killerbee812
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
neh... I don't believe this.

Good kit with upgraded shocks will be fine.
x2
02-21-2012 08:51 PM
Mattjk9
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

Neh... I don't believe this.

Good kit with upgraded shocks will be fine.
I had a fox 2 inch lift put on my jeep with coils and shocks, the ride quality has decreased, spacers would have been worse. Believe me I'm 18 I looked for a cheap lift but I ended up spending the extra money to have the better ride, not the best but better.
02-21-2012 08:22 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Mattjk9
Blocks or spacers will decrease your drive quality.
Neh... I don't believe this.

Good kit with upgraded shocks will be fine.
02-21-2012 08:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Hahaha...now that's hilarious!
Where is my EPIC fail pic?.... Um
02-21-2012 08:18 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by killerbee812 View Post
Donít do the Autozone thing at all!! A guy I work with has a 2007 Chevy truck 4x4 , and was sold coil spacers from Autozone to lift his truck. Well thatís fine but Chevy trucks have torsion bar front and leaf spring rears. It was so funny he came to work and showed me his new lift that he bought from Autozone bragging about how cheap it was ($50). And I asked him how was he going to put coil spacers on his truck if it didnít have coil springs.
Hahaha...now that's hilarious!
02-21-2012 08:17 PM
Mattjk9 Blocks or spacers will decrease your drive quality.
02-21-2012 08:12 PM
killerbee812 Donít do the Autozone thing at all!! A guy I work with has a 2007 Chevy truck 4x4 , and was sold coil spacers from Autozone to lift his truck. Well thatís fine but Chevy trucks have torsion bar front and leaf spring rears. It was so funny he came to work and showed me his new lift that he bought from Autozone bragging about how cheap it was ($50). And I asked him how was he going to put coil spacers on his truck if it didnít have coil springs.
02-21-2012 07:23 PM
4fit
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Originally Posted by jsmithtx View Post
Thought about going 33". But looking at the picture may go 35".
As long as you have educated yourself and are prepared for all the things that come along with 35s, then by all means go with them!
02-21-2012 07:03 PM
jsmithtx Thought about going 33". But looking at the picture may go 35".
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