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Old 02-05-2011, 08:31 PM
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Coil spring spacers

Would i be able to put a 1.5" spacer on top of the spring and another 1.5" on the bottom? Cant find a 3" anywhere.

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Anyone? I think itnwill be alright, just looking for a second opinion on the matter.
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Please enter info on type of vehicle and what you are trying to accomplish. If you are talking about the front of a pickup and you are trying to lift it,then you can't find 3" because it isn't recommended.The 1 1/2" will probably be all the suspension can handle with out being bottomed out on the stops giving you no up travel and making it a very harsh ride.
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Jeep cherokee. It has a straight axle. I figured it would be easier to add spacers than measure the length of the old springs and calculate what length and strength i would need. It would also be a lot cheap to just order spacers and shocks.
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I assume you have 4 bar with coil springs.Before I would buy anything I would park it on a level surface and measure the height. Then I would disconnect the shocks and lift it the proposed 3" and see if there will be any binding of suspension or steering parts.If that looks good I would go for it.I know it is a little different but on a Ford truck I just lowered the top spring and shock mounts 3",but I am set up to weld and fab just about anything. I don't know what your skill and tool level is.Good luck.
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But the spacer on top and bottom wont cause any retention problems? I dont want the spring coming out or anything.
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i wouldnt advise this. the more parts you have the more likely it is to mess up. scour the junkyards for different springs. i seem to use 3/4 ton chevy front coils alot.
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Chevy trucks dont have front springs. They use torsion bars...???
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Chevy trucks dont have front springs. They use torsion bars...???
New Chevy trucks have torsion bars,Most of us are more into older vehicles and the older Chevy trucks had coil springs.Some all the way around.
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Chevy 3/4 ton truck springs in a Jeep Cherokee?
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Chevy 3/4 ton truck springs in a Jeep Cherokee?
3/4 ton trucks suchas 73-79 ish GM trucks
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I thought the cherokee springs were like 18 inches long. Are the chevy's that long? I dont really like the idea of using springs older than the truck when im gonna be doing some off roading.
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