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TJ Spacer lift question

I am going to put a 2" Spacer lift on my TJ in order to clear 32" tires, the question comes in because I am always short on dough, I want to do a little at a time, can I

First put on the 32's and keep the sway bar connected and it on road,
Then put on the longer shocks for the lift
Then add the spacers

I am thinking of doing this over a month or so in between over time checks.... What do you think???
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

i think that i would do it differently, if you have to do it in steps i would do the shocks, then the spacers, and finally the 32s.
Thats just my .02.
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I second that IMO... [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

I think that you can get away with it...with qualifications.

How wide are the 32" tires? You won't hit up and down with 32" ..but you will rub at the locks ...but that won't change with the lift..and you can't unhook the swaybars. If you're going with 32x10.5 ..you'll be okay IMHO.

The thing is ..given the order you want to go with ...I imagine that you need tires ..........don't have the money for all three ...and don't want to wait until you wear out another set of tires to get this thing done. If you're tires are passable until you get the rest of it done ...then I'd wait.

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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

I would put the spacers on first. Why take the chance of damaging the new shocks bottoming out, take the chance on you old shocks topping out. Who cares if you damage them you're raplacing them anyway.

I have ran my tj with a 2"spacer lift, 32x12.50's, stock shocks, and the swaybars disconnected for the last year. The only problem I've had is the rears topping out at silver lake. (high speed)
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

The trailmaster 2" lift I used to run came with 2" spacers, bumpstops, and shocks. I never measured until I was selling the kit, and when I did I found that the shocks were the exact same length (compressed & extended) as the factory shocks. The factory shocks were the HD gas charged that come with the 30" tire/wheel package.
Also, we put on a 1-3/4" daystar spacer kit on my buddies '97 tj, along with a 2" body and some quick discos running 33" tsl's. He never had any problems with shocks even when disconnected.
My point is that personally, I wouldn't put the money into shocks unless you're going with taller springs because you don't gain any flex with spacers.
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

GeeAea You are right my tires are bordering on no tread, and as soon as I get annother overime check I need to get them. Sometimes I am called out to work and have to double time it, and the least bit of water makes the ditches look really big.

I think the rest of you guys are right, I was not sure how inportant the shocks would be. Now that I am hearing 33s will work with this set up I am tempted.

I have a bit extra this week I may order the daystar kit if I cannot find something more reasonable on Ebay.

I am planning on going with 10.50 width, because I barely have the cash to lay out for what I am getting and cannot afford offset rims.

jdh40 What width rims are you running?
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

What stock wheels do you have?
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

It is an se so I think they are 7 in I have never measured them.
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Re: TJ Spacer lift question

Unless they're Gamblers or Canyons (both would come with 30x9.50 tires) then they would be 7" I'd think. Therefore I'd recommend that, instead of getting 32s ...I'd go for some 235/75r15s until you can do the other stuff. Most are almost 31" tall. These tires are relatively cheap. You don't need LT tires for a 3200 lb vehicle.

No matter what tire you go with you'll need a speedo change ..I'll save you the trouble of the search. Here's three sites ..all have somewhat conflicting data. Keep in mind that between 32 and 38 teeth there are no odd numbers (at least that's what my dealer says) speedo1 speedo2 speedo3
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