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Old April 12th, 2008, 08:03 AM   #1
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I'm gonna turn up some 2" coil spacers for my old man MJ and was wondering if there would be any interest in anyone buying some? They will be set up on the lathe so i figured why not make a few sets and try to sell them. They would be made of 6061 T6 aluminum if any one is interested pm me for pricing. Also there will be 2'' lift blocks available if any one is interested, these are made of steel and taper for proper pinion angle.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 10:54 AM   #2
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How much i have a buddy that needs a set. Could you ship them?
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why not machine them out of urethane or nylon?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 11:51 AM   #4
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Why not just buy a pair of poly bushings from the hundreds of places that sell them? The poly spacers are quiet, give a little bit, and last forever. Why use anything else?
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Old April 12th, 2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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Why not just buy a pair of poly bushings from the hundreds of places that sell them? The poly spacers are quiet, give a little bit, and last forever. Why use anything else?
"Built, not Rolled", er, I mean "Built, not Bought". :tonka:
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because it is more satisfying to build them myself,besides i want my name on the side of them not some one elses. i can do engraving for a little more cost. $50 a pair,$90 a set for grands and tj's
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Why not just buy a pair of poly bushings from the hundreds of places that sell them? The poly spacers are quiet, give a little bit, and last forever. Why use anything else?
poly also wears out after a while, and i don't know about you if coils spacers are giving a little that equates to sagging, i don't like that.
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poly also wears out after a while, and i don't know about you if coils spacers are giving a little that equates to sagging, i don't like that.
You aren't going to like my mom then.
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poly also wears out after a while, and i don't know about you if coils spacers are giving a little that equates to sagging, i don't like that.
Poly coil spacers never wear out, or sag, if installed properly. They get installed above the factory rubber isolater, so there's a barrier between the poly and the spring. They literally last forever...or, at least, longer than any vehicle they are installed on will last. Also the poly bushings fit very snugly over the bump stop tower. There's a slight interference which prevents unwanted movement.

Aluminium, on the other hand, will have a much better chance of moving around and making noise. And aluminum is expensive. And aluminum looks like shit after 1 Michigan winter. Why spend more to make something out of an inferior material?
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i have a set of aluminum ones on a 1/2 dodge that i made 3 yrs ago, they don't look like crap and they don't rattle when you use the factory rubbler isolator, by the way have you priced poly?? it isn't much cheaper than aluminum,if at all.
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Jeeperz Creeperz has a brand new pair of 1 3/4" poly spacers on Ebay for $32.95
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Old April 13th, 2008, 03:14 PM   #13
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I think it is because you are an engineer that you are so argumentive, but to each his own, I just threw it out there as a possibility,every one can make their own descisions.
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Im debating between 2" and going all out and doing the 4" lift on my WJ. What do you guys think? I mostly drive on the road, but would like a bit extra off-road, plus it makes the soccer-momish WJ look meaner....

Whats your opinions?

Ive been looking at the 2" spacers but $100 is a bit steep in my opinion for barely any lift... Of course the 4" lift costs a WHOLE lot more.
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Hey i made a set out of alum. they work fine to keep them lookin good i put a little paint on them. Its all good
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you are gonna pay at least $200 for most 2" lifts with shocks brand new. just 2" spacers will let you fit a larger tire,and you can still use your factory shocks and maintain a factory like ride and gain a little more clearance offroad but not much else. so really it is up to what you are looking for.
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Hey i made a set out of alum. they work fine to keep them lookin good i put a little paint on them. Its all good
well at least some one agrees with me
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I'll turn up a set for xj tj zj coils and post pics in a couple days and you guys let me know what you think how does that sound?
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I heard Ironman Offroad has RE 2" coil spacers for $30.00 a pair.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 04:11 PM   #20
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Hey i made a set out of alum. they work fine to keep them lookin good i put a little paint on them. Its all good
Not wheel spacers, coil spacers. :miff:
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