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post #1 of 8 Old 10-17-2007, 07:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spring Spacer ???

This sound like dumb question, but when you install a 3/4" spring spacer, to lift the front back up after bumper & winch mods - do you remove the existing rubber bushing or add the spacer on top?
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post #2 of 8 Old 10-17-2007, 08:44 PM
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Yes. Remove the existing bushing.

The cup for the rubber spacer is not that large to accommodate multiple spacers without the possibility of having them shift or loosing them when the spring is extended.

No question is dumb.

Adding a spacer to regain lost height shouldn't be considered a long term approach to the solution. New springs with correct spring rates that match your load would be the preferred method.
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post #3 of 8 Old 10-18-2007, 03:39 AM
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I'm running Skyjacker 2-1/2" Springs & this got me level. I was running the 3/4" Spacer & this is much better setup.. Keep in mind, I have a Bumper & Winch up front & I had a horrible "Droop" in the front.

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i added my front winch and bumper with my budget boost, now i am sad, i have a droopy front end guess i will be upgrading that lift after winter, they make stiffer springs with certain kits for the front to remedy this problem, don't they?


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i added my front winch and bumper with my budget boost, now i am sad, i have a droopy front end guess i will be upgrading that lift after winter, they make stiffer springs with certain kits for the front to remedy this problem, don't they?
Even with our TC 4" Lift with the supplied 1/2" spacer for the front (making it 4.5" front/4" rear) I think it sits kinda low in the front after the bumper and winch. Really to me seems like it needs a 5" spring with the same rate, a 4" spring with a stiffer rate I don't think would be too fun of a ride.

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post #6 of 8 Old 10-19-2007, 12:56 PM
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I have a 1 3/4" spacer at the front and left in the factory isolator. It is not going to fall out. Even when fully flexed my springs are still tight, and they would have to drop quite a way down to let the spacer or isolator fall out.
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I have a 1 3/4" spacer at the front and left in the factory isolator. It is not going to fall out. Even when fully flexed my springs are still tight, and they would have to drop quite a way down to let the spacer or isolator fall out.
JP-Ayers now you have multiple options & they all work........
PhilD gave the quick inexpensive remmendy,....& if that Spacer was going to fall out he would definitely know the he Wheel's his rig.

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Adding a spacer to regain lost height shouldn't be considered a long term approach to the solution. New springs with correct spring rates that match your load would be the preferred method.
I agree. I'm waiting to add a rear bumper and put my spare on the back so I can figure out what springs I'll need, but I'm guessing I will end up with either 6" front & 5" rear or 5" front & 4" rear.
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