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Old 04-23-2019, 10:23 AM
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Coil spring lift

How many inches can you lift with coil spacers before you need track bar lowering bracket?

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Old 04-23-2019, 11:17 AM
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Thinking of adding this lift.
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Old 04-23-2019, 11:33 AM   #3
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Usually anything over two people are looking at a bracket or adjustable track bar. This is mostly to center the axle back under the Jeep.
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Old 04-24-2019, 07:16 AM   #4
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@Jtfrog , that is basically a leveling kit. If you are into off brand options that should be fine. But I doubt you are going to get much in the way of people who also have that particular kit installed. So feedback on it is going to be sparse at best.
Are the spacers really made out of metal? That seems like a terrible idea.
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Seems like overkill to me for 2/1.5". Jeep rake is more than the 1/2" difference, also, so you're still going to see it. I've got about 2 1/4" front, 1" rear and there's about 1/4" of rake remaining. I have the stock front bumper but the spare's inside, moving that weight from waaaay back there. I have only spacers. Rubber Teraflex rear and I made my own fronts from Lexan. Nothing else in that kit is needed.
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I thought it was over kill
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You're getting a lot for that $$. The metal spacers are fine. The spring isolators are against metal already. It's nice to get the bump stops with the shock extenders, it keeps your ride height in the middle of your suspension travel. And I do think it's overkill on the track bar... But the best part is you would have all that stuff and could just add a set of 2.5 springs later for a very economical complete lift.
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You're getting a lot for that $$. The metal spacers are fine. The spring isolators are against metal already. It's nice to get the bump stops with the shock extenders, it keeps your ride height in the middle of your suspension travel. And I do think it's overkill on the track bar... But the best part is you would have all that stuff and could just add a set of 2.5 springs later for a very economical complete lift.
My concern with the spacers being made out of metal isn't on the spring side but on the body side. Metal spacers rubbing against a metal body with nothing between them at the very least will rub the paint off and could lead to rust. If it rubs enough it could actually wear down the metal of the body.
Perhaps I am worrying about mole hills, but that is what I would worry about with metal spacers. Plastic or composite spacers seem like a much better idea.
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You're getting a lot for that $$. The metal spacers are fine. The spring isolators are against metal already. It's nice to get the bump stops with the shock extenders, it keeps your ride height in the middle of your suspension travel. And I do think it's overkill on the track bar... But the best part is you would have all that stuff and could just add a set of 2.5 springs later for a very economical complete lift.
My concern with the spacers being made out of metal isn't on the spring side but on the body side. Metal spacers rubbing against a metal body with nothing between them at the very least will rub the paint off and could lead to rust. If it rubs enough it could actually wear down the metal of the body.
Perhaps I am worrying about mole hills, but that is what I would worry about with metal spacers. Plastic or composite spacers seem like a much better idea.
Those are just like the metal spacers in the Rough Country Series II JK lift.

Unless your springs get a little loose at full droop, there’s good pressure on the spacers and in my experience, there hasn’t been any issues.

Just my opinion and I respect yours...

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Ended up getting rubicon budget lift #1301. Some videos show OE isolators go in first and some show spacers go in first. Anyone know or have good video link? Kit comes with spacers front and rear and new sway bar links. Thanks
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This kit. New rear links move OE rear links to front
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Every spacer I have seen gets installed above the spring and spring isolator.
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Ended up getting rubicon budget lift #1301. Some videos show OE isolators go in first and some show spacers go in first. Anyone know or have good video link? Kit comes with spacers front and rear and new sway bar links. Thanks
The isolators stay on top of the springs. So the spacer goes in first.
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For more clarity, it's because the spacers are a much firmer rubber and the springs can actually cause them to deform and crack or fail. The isolators are much softer and the spring just compresses them at the pressure points.
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AEV has you put the isolator staying up top then spacer then spring. I generally have used there configuration simply because the guy who originally designed the jk suspension went to work for aev. Some spacers however require the isolator to go on second due to the shape of the spacer and visa versa
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Can you tell by the spacer in previous post
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Just called. Isolators against spring spacer on top

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