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anyone made their own strut spacer lift?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by brett3xx, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:42 PM
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    Who has made their own strut spacers? Ive installed tons of store bought kits and they are the are a very simple piece, So Im going to make a 2.5"-3" strut spacer lift for the top of my strut. Anyone have any info or pics? Thanks
     
  2. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    thought about this myself.....bump!
     
  3. Apr 24, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    I had a roomate with a jeep cherokee and he made his own spacer lift using a thick poly shopping cart wheel that he drilled holes in. It worked it got him up about 1.5-2 inchs.
     
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    thanks, but I dont want to extend the strut itself for several reasons, mainly welding the gas filled strut just sounds bad, and trying to cool the srtut with water will make the weld brittle. Id prefer to build a bolt on spacer.
     
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    No shit it's a horrible idea that's why the thread turned into a disaster :p
     
  7. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    How tall would the spacers need to be to get 2.5" of lift?
     
  8. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    1.25"
     
  9. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    So it's doubles? Wow, I was thinking it was around 2"
     
  10. Apr 24, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    Nope it's approx double...
     
  11. May 3, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    anyone know what sixe the tubing in the spacers is? and how thick the metal is? I was thinking it was 1/4"?
     
  12. May 3, 2011 at 10:40 PM
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    anyone??
     
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    probably more like 1/2" to 3/4"
     
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    Im referring to the thickness of the metal, im pretty sure they use 1/4" plate
     
  15. May 3, 2011 at 10:49 PM
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    oh ok, I thought you meant the wall thickness of the tube.

    that sounds about right.
     
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    I think the wall thickness of the tube is also 1/4", the height of the tube is something like 1.5", I think
     
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    Yes you can I ran accross a fellow that was making them,selling them and installing them.But I decided on the Bilstein 5100 thing instead.

    Please no offense, but why make them when they are so inexpensive to buy?
    Is there a benefit that Im missing besides price or too much time on one's hands?
     
  18. May 4, 2011 at 12:12 AM
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    no benefit except price, I have a few friends who also wanted me to make them some, its just to save a few bucks
     
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    make the drivers side one 1/4 higher to correct "the lean"
     
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