Installing a Spacer Lift on Your Jeep
Raising a Jeep is typically one of the first things done by an off-road enthusiast. Lifting your vehicle allows you to have more clearance and avoid many different types of debris that can easily cause damage to your vehicle. There are many different ways in which you can lift your Jeep, but one of the most affordable options is to use a spacer lift. A spacer lift is compromised of small spacers that fit between the coil spring and the frame. Spacer lifts can provide you with an additional one to two inches of suspension height. Installing spacer lifts on your vehicle is a relative easy process that can be completed in a few hours and doesn’t require any special tools. If you’re interested in gaining additional ground clearance on your vehicle, we are going to walk you through the installation process.
To begin you will need to park your Jeep on a level surface and lift it off the ground using four jack stands ensuring that all four wheels of your Jeep are off the ground. Next you will need to remove the wheels using a tire iron and place them somewhere out of the way. After securing your vehicle and moving the tires out of the way you will now need to disconnect the lower track bar mount from the front axle using a 3/8-inch ratchet and socket. Now you will need to un-bolt the shocks from the frame and chassis using an open-end wrench and the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and remove the front shocks from the suspension system.
Now you will need to lift the front of the chassis off of the jack stands using the jack until the front coil springs pop loose from the suspension. Using your hands you will now need to pull the bumpstop mount off of the frame. After this has been completed you should install the spacer on to the frame by pushing it in place and then installing the bumpstop mount onto the bottom of the spacer. When that is done you should place the coil spring back into the front suspension and then lower the Jeep until the frame comes into contact with the suspension. When that has been achieved you can re-install the front shocks using the 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and an open end wrench. Once everything has been re-installed you can put the front wheels back onto the Jeep and lower the front of the vehicle off of the jack stands.
To install spacer on the rear suspension you will need to un-bolt the shocks from the frame and axle using the same 3/8-inch ratchet and socket and then un-bolt the track bar from the lower mount on the axle. After that has been done you should now lift up the rear of the chassis using the jack until the coil spring comes free of the suspension. Remove the bumpstop mount from the upper spring cups using your hand and install the space onto the upper spring cup and replace the bumpstop when you’re done. Once the spacer is installed you will need to re-install the springs back into the suspension and then lower the chassis until the frame rests on the springs. Re-install the shocks to the chassis and axle using the ratchet and socket and then re-attach the track bar to the axle using the same wrench. Put the rear wheels back on and you should be ready to go.