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PostSubject: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 2:28 pm

After attending the Install Party, I've officially got "Mod Fever" and the prescription, other than more Cowbell, is coil spacers. I will eventually do a full lift with new shocks, tires, and wheels but not until I can convince the wife or my stock Rubi tires wear down (currently have about 7k miles on them), which ever happens first - likely the latter.

For now, I think I will add coil spring spacers in the 1.5" range. I did a quick search on here and didn't find much, so who has what and where did you get them? Anyone running the Daystar kit? I'm only looking to add the spacers and not wanting to spend the extra on shocks, etc.

Anyone have takeoffs laying in the garage?
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 3:21 pm

you can get the 2.5 progressive lift with coils and shocks for 329 shipped from rough country
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 4:27 pm

Here are some for sale at JKF for $120 with shipping.
http://www.jk-forum.com/showthread.php?t=107619
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 4:41 pm

you could do 2.5 with shock adapters and it would look really good. Teraflex makes a good set.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 7:49 pm

you can also go with a 1.25" body lift for about $200. this way you don't get into your suspension until your ready to jump in with both feet. also, it will work in conjunction with a 2.5" lift nicely to easily clear 35s
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 9:51 pm

Thanks for the replies. I was thinking I could get the spacers for around $100-$150. If I do anything needing new shocks (2.5" spacers) or relocation brackets, I'll probably hold off until I do a full lift (springs, shocks, track bar, etc.), unless I find a used kit for a good price. I like the lprice of the JKF Teraflex spacers (linked above), but wouldn't I need longer shocks? I just don't want to spend the money twice...I guess a Jeep and saving money don't go together!
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 9:56 pm

JK4AER wrote:
I guess a Jeep and saving money don't go together!

Bingo!!!! Tell him what he has won, Alex....


He has won the wisdom of fellow Jeepers who have also cut a hole in the bottom of a bucket and are currently working on filling it up with one dollar bills..... Terra is the king o'de-bucket in these parts and he wants new seats cheers


You are a step ahead of me.... asking questions first and spending money second - that is half the battle. You need to figure out where you WANT to be and work towards that end, even if it means wheeling it stock for a little while.

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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 10:18 pm



Cheapo 2" spacers and stock shocks.
I wheeled like that for a while, you'll have fun 'til you can save the $ for whatever lift you want.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 10:41 pm

JK_JOE wrote:


Cheapo 2" spacers and stock shocks.
I wheeled like that for a while, you'll have fun 'til you can save the $ for whatever lift you want.
Which spacers did you go with or does it really matter? I wouldn't think it would make much of a difference, just curious if there was a preferred manufacturer. Thanks again for everyone's input!
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Mon 09 Nov 2009, 10:52 pm

I went with Black Diamond / Superlift, but any name brand 1-3/4" to 2-1/2" should be good.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 12:04 am

Is it worth looking for used spacers or lift?
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 11:18 am

TheBigOnion wrote:
Is it worth looking for used spacers or lift?

that's the route i went with my entire lift, all my lifts. started with a procomp 1.75" spacer lift with front bumpstops. then moved to a 2.5" skyjacker spring lift. now i'm on 3" full traction HD springs. all were bought used & work/worked great.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 4:20 pm

Where is the best place to get a used lift for a TJ?
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 8:33 pm

TheBigOnion wrote:
Where is the best place to get a used lift for a TJ?

the best spot a budget builder can look is right here Smile
http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep_tj_suspension_lift_kits.html
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 8:56 pm

In terms of impacting factory engineering geometry the least and maintaining a lower center of gravity, I would recommend a .75" suspension spacer and a 1" body lift. They both can be installed by one person in 2.5 to 3 hours. You can buy the .75" spacers on EBAY for about $35 a pair (you would need 2 pair) and the body lift for about $125. With those and very small amount of trimming you can easily fit and fully flex a set of 35's.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 9:43 pm

Does anyone know where the best place is to buy a used lift for a TJ?
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 9:51 pm

http://austin.craigslist.org/pts/1455818225.html

here's one on craigs list.

Just gotta keep lookin around
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 10:15 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
I went with Black Diamond / Superlift, but any name brand 1-3/4" to 2-1/2" should be good.

I think I found a set of used Daystar 1.75" spacers (1.75" front and 1" rear) for $60 on "another forum". Will I need to mess with the bump stops? From what you and others said, the shocks should be fine but I haven't asked about bump stops. I'm asking because I believe a new Daystar kit comes with brackets to relocate or extend (not 100% clear) the bump stops.

Thanks!!
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 10:33 pm

JK4AER wrote:
JK_JOE wrote:
I went with Black Diamond / Superlift, but any name brand 1-3/4" to 2-1/2" should be good.

I think I found a set of used Daystar 1.75" spacers (1.75" front and 1" rear) for $60 on "another forum". Will I need to mess with the bump stops? From what you and others said, the shocks should be fine but I haven't asked about bump stops. I'm asking because I believe a new Daystar kit comes with brackets to relocate or extend (not 100% clear) the bump stops.

Thanks!!

Good find on the spacers. I did run my 2" spacers without the extended bump stops on my 2 dr. Sahara with no problems, but I don't know about your 4dr Rubicon. A call to Daystar might help. When in doubt, ask the manufacturer.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Tue 10 Nov 2009, 10:53 pm

I have 1.75 spacers with Rubicon shocks. Haven't had any problems yet.

Did smash the exhaust pipe where it goes over the rear axle.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Wed 11 Nov 2009, 10:06 am

jdldx3 wrote:
I have 1.75 spacers with Rubicon shocks. Haven't had any problems yet.

Did smash the exhaust pipe where it goes over the rear axle.

Hasn't anybody told Jeff yet???
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Wed 11 Nov 2009, 12:44 pm

Found this on JKO.
I have Skyjacker 2.5" coil springs front and rear that i have layin around, im askin $145 and pickup either around south austin area, or bryan/college station area, they have a few knicks in the powdercoat but other than that they are in good shape, PM if interested, thank you

http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7352&page=3

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Post #58 had this to sell.

unlimited full doors(4, bright silver)-1500sale pending
unlimited soft top, black-500
5 jk steel wheels-$50
jk res radio, -$25
commander req(6 disk, dvd,sirious) radio, (works in most chrsyler vehicles, but jk.-50
1.75" daystar front spacer x 2, $40
75" teraflex front spacer x 2. -$25sale pending
tereflex rear trackbar bracket (frame mount 2-3"), -$25
rubicon susp(hardtop,auto,tow, 16 miles)-$100
tereflex rear 2.5" spacers x 2 ($179 on tereflex site)- $125

I erased the sold stuff.

I have these too.
plastic fake skid plate/air dam
3.73 gears d30/d44
rear bumper "lift kit" that came with body lift.
stock x suspenion parts,lower control arms, track bar, shocks/springs.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Wed 11 Nov 2009, 3:08 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
Good find on the spacers. I did run my 2" spacers without the extended bump stops on my 2 dr. Sahara with no problems, but I don't know about your 4dr Rubicon. A call to Daystar might help. When in doubt, ask the manufacturer.

I called Daystar and they recommended longer shocks for the their spacer lift kit. The 3/4" leveling kit (front spacers only) doesn't need shocks. Their lift kit comes with rear sway bar brackets, not the bump stop extensions I mentioned previously.

Not sure what I'm going to do now, I don't really want to buy shocks since they will be replaced again in a year or two. A couple folks have already mentioned not needing shocks, but the vendors (Daystar and two suppliers here in town) I've talked with all said that I will (probably trying to make a sale I assume). Maybe I'll just look for the leveling spacers to get rid of the rake until I'm ready for a lift and tires.

I just don't want to look like all of the mall crawlers you guys make fun of (turn on sarcasm meter)!!
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Wed 11 Nov 2009, 3:17 pm

if ur running stock size tires, you don't need bumpstop.

daystar will recommend as much of their stuff as possible. "want fries or a drink with that?"

many, many of us ran a BB without brakeline brackets or bumpstops. if you get longer shocks, then you need the brakeline brackets.
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PostSubject: Re: Coil Spacers   Wed 11 Nov 2009, 4:41 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
jdldx3 wrote:
I have 1.75 spacers with Rubicon shocks. Haven't had any problems yet.

Did smash the exhaust pipe where it goes over the rear axle.

Hasn't anybody told Jeff yet???

Funny thing is, i think I have a similar dent in my exhaust as well.
Right at the same place as Jeff's. Maybe the axle hit it?
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