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    Default Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

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    I recently installed some adjustable shackles from Ironman4x4fab.com Beefy and well build as you would imagine.

    I adjusted them as low as they would go, driver a little longer due to a driver's side lean.

    Overall I achieved a 2.875" increase driver's and a 2.25" increase passenger.

    Total height 34.25" and 34.00" as measured from the ground to the top of the rear bumper.

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    Maybe I need time to get used to not dragging a, but this seem a little to high in the rear now, not much maybe an inch, or inch and a half.

    I'm would love to install the ACOS adjustable coil spring spacers, but at 275 I'm thinking about 1.75" coil spring spacers.

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    Anyone have any negative experience with either?

    I could move the top of the adjustable shackle forward a hole to lower the rear a bit, but frankly I like the space and the ride is very nice on the highway.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    If you are using a spacer between the mount and spring, either is good. I installed some spacers on a friends rig, former active member about 6 years ago. Still doing well
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    I love the idea of full adjustment, but not the price. I'll have to double check but I'm pretty sure these go on top of the coil. "Mount" means, to me, where the bottom of the coil goes.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Yes, the ACOS goes on top of the coil. They are generally considered a good deal and provide fine adjustment in front height
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Okay double checked and in case anyone else reading this post isn't clear, both the spacers and the ACOS adjustable spacer go on top of the coil.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    yes, they go on top.

    I'll be installing a set of ACOS when I do shackle relo brackets. a buddy built me a set of shackles, I'll pick them up in Ark this wknd. they are a bit spendy, but easier to adjust than a spacer and keeps me from buying a set of coils.
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    I prefer to have the rear a tad higher than the front that way I can put people or gear in the back and not drag ass or as much, but I guess if you don't use your Jeep like that then sitting level is all the rage.
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by prerunner1982 View Post
    I prefer to have the rear a tad higher than the front that way I can put people or gear in the back and not drag ass or as much, but I guess if you don't use your Jeep like that then sitting level is all the rage.
    Like I said before I may just be used to it being slightly lower in the rear. I don't want to lift the front too much and get into that back and forth until it's a foot tall. I'm thinking 1" spacers up front as I would prefer to have it a little higher in the back as well.

    I need to find a good place to measure front and back before I do anything more.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Okay measured at the axle to the crease in the body line. I have a 3" difference from front to back. A little higher in the back is fine, and normal I think. I'm still thinking 1" spacers for the front, maybe 1.5" only because their are more of those to select from.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Has your pinion angle changed?
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    I'm sure it did, but it must be in the 6 degree(?) window since there aren't any viber-ra-tions.

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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Must be. I have found that 4 is a more realistic window.
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    Default Re: Coil Spring Spacers, yes or no?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4.3LXJ View Post
    Must be. I have found that 4 is a more realistic window.
    I'll have to check it and see

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