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post #1 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Question *Lift Kit or Spacers*?

This is my first jeep and it's coming up on 3 years old. I've been wanting to lift it since I got it and have been deterred because of all the options out there. I was reading so many reviews of this product and that product that my head started spinning and finally decided to put it off.

Well the Lift Bug bit me again and I'm still undecided. I'm basically going more for a look than off road capability. I live in NYC and this is my daily commuter vehicle. I don't plan on doing any off roading but I want my jeep to look like it can.

Because I wasn't worried about the off road performance, I saw some inexpensive 6" lift kits on Ebay from Rough Country but then I came on here to see if anyone ever used their products and I'm noticing that a lot of people are simply using spacers to lift their Jeeps.

So my question is, Have any of you had experience with both lift kits and spacers and which do you prefer? I didn't think 2.5" would be enough for the look I wanted but after seeing some of the pictures on here, with a change of tires I imagine you can make it look pretty rugged with a simple spacer lift..
Any opinions on the matter would be appreciated.. and pics of your vehicles wouldn't hurt either

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post #2 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 06:49 PM
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Coil spacers are good for "looks" (i cringe at that), and will work fine for daily use and weekend wheelin. It is what I have on my JK, but I do off road mine very often and put it to use. I would not say "inexpensive" and more than 2.5" of lift, the more you lift, the more you spend elsewhere as well. driveshafts, tires, regearing, etc. 2.5" spacer lift is truely a "budget boost" and in my situation only required longer sway extensions ($30), RC track bar bracket ($30) and home made brake line extensions. I need nothing else on my rig (no crazy caster angle, pinion angle, can't/don't want larger tires right now, etc)

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post #3 of 4 Old 12-27-2009, 06:51 PM
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2.5" TeraFlex BB (spacer kit with shock extensions, extended swaybar links, and trackbar bracket) with stock tires and rims.



2.5" TeraFlex BB spacer kit w/ stock Sahara springs and 35" tires compared to a stock JK.

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Thanks guys. This is exactly what I was looking for.. Nice comparison jt.. See I was worried that it wouldn't be noticible but even at that distance you can see the difference.

**Leaning towards spacer kit**
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