Jeep Wrangler Forum

Jeep Wrangler Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/)
-   JK General Discussion Forum (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/)
-   -   Exhaust Spacer on 4" Lift Kit (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/exhaust-spacer-on-4-lift-kit-224730.html)

JeepNavyGirl 03-02-2013 08:22 PM

Exhaust Spacer on 4" Lift Kit
 
Hey Everyone,
I spoke to an off road suspension store for installation for my lift kit and they said that an exhaust spacer is needed to complete the lift on my Jeep. Are they blowing smoke up my ass or do I in fact need one. Any help would be great. TIA!

daggo66 03-02-2013 08:24 PM

If you have a 12 or newer, they are correct.

Sueby 03-02-2013 08:42 PM

I had to install one with my 3.5 lift.

Ex Umbris Currus 03-02-2013 08:47 PM

Put one on for my 2.5 inch lift

kbwwolf 03-02-2013 09:01 PM

Eventually, you'll need new driveshafts, too.

RKracing 03-03-2013 09:44 AM

You do not need the spacer if you install a new front driveshaft upon installing the lift. The aftermarket driveshafts are a smaller diameter than the factory driveshafts and therefore will not rub all the metal around it.

ramhunter9 03-03-2013 09:53 AM

Anyone have a pic of what and where this spacer goes ?

kbwwolf 03-03-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RKracing (Post 3447925)
You do not need the spacer if you install a new front driveshaft upon installing the lift. The aftermarket driveshafts are a smaller diameter than the factory driveshafts and therefore will not rub all the metal around it.

^^ Yup. I should've clarified. My bad.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramhunter9 (Post 3447956)
Anyone have a pic of what and where this spacer goes ?

It installs to your exhaust pipe to give you clearance btw the exhaust crossover and your stock front ds when you run shocks longer than 25" (which can give you too much down travel if you disco your sway bars). Only needed on the 2012s and up.

Install video:

TeraFlex Install: 2012 JK Updated Exhaust Spacer Kit - YouTube

Ex Umbris Currus 03-03-2013 10:25 AM

2 Attachment(s)
Long piece is passenger side and short is drivers. I didn't follow the directions exactly...I used a ratchet strap and pry bar to pull back on the exhaust instead of popping the weld to slide it back.

ramhunter9 03-03-2013 11:56 AM

Hmm .. I just looked under mine and there was no spacers .. weird
I have TeraFlex shocks and the jeep seems lifted .. bought it that way so I have no idea how much lift it has.
Running 295/70-18's if that matters


http://i945.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps0ba3d4e2.jpg

kbwwolf 03-03-2013 12:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ramhunter9 (Post 3448276)
Hmm .. I just looked under mine and there was no spacers .. weird
I have TeraFlex shocks and the jeep seems lifted .. bought it that way so I have no idea how much lift it has.
Running 295/70-18's if that matters

TF redesigned their shocks last year some time, made em shorter so the spacer wouldn't be a requirement with their 2.5" lift. If your shocks are older, then the PO probably just didn't install the spacer.

If you jack up your Jeep and check it at full droop you'll be able to tell if it's gonna hit or not.

ramhunter9 03-03-2013 12:10 PM

BRB .. going to the shop to do exactly that ^

ramhunter9 03-03-2013 12:52 PM

I sent ya a few PM's .. thanks for the help.

After digging the part number of the shock up on the net .. looks like my lift is over 3" so I ordered the spacers for the exhaust.

This thread was awesome and helped me out a ton!


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 AM.