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Old 11-05-2009, 05:05 AM   #1
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Coil Spring Spacers, Good or Bad?

Well, I took a trip to oreillys today, and found Coil spring spacers. 2 metal plates with like 8 nuts on 2 bolts? yeah.

Would those be worth the $20 to lift my front end 2" or so in the air? Theres also a block kit there I was thinking about doing if I decided to get the spacers.

Any experience or through the grapevine comments are greatly appreciated! Thanks!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:23 AM   #3
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i say no......and here's why.coil springs support a lot of weight, and whatever those "spacers" are made of, will more than likely degrade over time and cause a possibly dangerous scenario.leveling or lift springs alone aren't very expensive, and probably take the same effort to install as the spacers, IMHO.
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:40 AM   #4
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they are flat steel- they sit flat and are much thicker than the frame, like a fat guy sitting on a rock, the rock wins-
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Old 11-05-2009, 09:57 AM   #5
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they are flat steel- they sit flat and are much thicker than the frame, like a fat guy sitting on a rock, the rock wins-
ok.....so they are steel.don't you still have to take the spring loose to install them?same thing you would do if replacing the coil springs?i don't see the point.you may save a few bucks, but you still end up with the same old worn out factory springs.
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Old 11-05-2009, 10:18 AM   #6
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In all honesty save up for a set of leveling coils. There are generally some on here for sale for pretty cheap. Keep in mind though once you do this either if you go with the spacers or new coils you are opening a can of worms as reguards to your alignment, and tire wear. So something will have to be done to corret those problems.
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Rob, He never said he was doing it because of weak sagging spring issues, That's just stuff your mind came up with.... Don't make me go all "caps lock" on you.
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Don't make me go all "caps lock" on you.
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I run 1/2 inch worth of steel spacers on the front of my Bronco. I did it just to level it out a little. Personally, I wouldnt run the 2 inch spacers simply because my gut tells me that large of a spacer begins to mess with the inegrity of the suspension/steering of the truck. This could become especially important if you wheel. If you want 2 inches of lift for the front, consider using leveling coils (as suggested) and remember, either one is gonna create the need for a re-alginment.
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alright thanks guys! Yea you justjack the frame up, slip the spacer in, and tighten it up
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alright thanks guys! Yea you justjack the frame up, slip the spacer in, and tighten it up
You sure? Usually, you have to remove the wheel, the shock, the coil, the coil bucket, install the spacer and re-install the suspension components.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:11 PM   #11
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I've used coil spacers for YEARS. They are perfectly fine. In each case I've seen they exceed OEM standards. The benefit of spacers is that they do not change the "drive" of your vehicle. Your suspension will be the same feel as before, unlike a lift kit. Wheeling is just fine with these products, I've used in conjunction with suspension lift kits to get extreme flexiblity on the trail.

Don't let nay-sayers detract you from trying these sort of things. They are perfectly fine and I've run them on many off-road vehicles. Ask someone who is SERIOUS about off-roading and they will tell you these are perfectly acceptable.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:43 AM   #12
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Cbow, can you post a pic of these babies ? I'm trying to think of what the nuts and bolts are for-
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:37 AM   #13
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Nuts & bolts? You're not talking about these things, are you?
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Nuts & bolts? You're not talking about these things, are you?
Ouch, those look almost like spring compressors, you wouldn't want that! I wouldn't touch those.

Heres what you are going to want:


You can find some here: http://www.suspensionconnection.com/...F09108F1L.html
Although generic coil spacers will run you $20 compared to $120 for bronco coil spacers.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:27 AM   #15
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I run 1/2 syeel spacers under my coil buckets... those are fine. As far as using spacers with bolts and all the stuff you are talking about sounds kinda shady to me. Just doesnt seem safe. Save up $90 and get you a set of skyjacker leveling coils. Thats what I did at first and it was fine.
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:23 AM   #16
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If you are talking about those chrome ones that go between the coils then I'm gonna say NO! I dont even like the red ones, The ones that I'm talking about are the Superlift 1/4" steel disks that sit under the coil spring. Someone did a write-up about them on this site.
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