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yeah ive seen that alota you have these daystars on your trucks for extra lift...ive never really heard of em ...would they help me get a little extra clearence that i need with my 5 inch lift and 36's??
 

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im sure they would.
we added the daystarts to a 3inch procomp lift on a jeep cherokee. all we need was longer shocks.
 

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what do they do really?? and all i need is about 1 1/2 inches for good clearence is that about what they will give me??
 

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theyll give you 2 inches on rams. gave me enough clearance for 33X12.5's with just the spacers. when i lift it 5 inches im gonna keep the spacers and run 36's. just make sure you get 2 inch longer shocks.
 

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Im looking for coil spacers, for my buds jeep TJ 1997, a while back I found them for 40 dollars a pair or so, I think they were the 1-3/4" size, anyone know a cheap place to get them???Thanks for any help.
 

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hey on the daystars (probably a dumb question) but can you put those a chevy. im sure you cant cause of the IFS but just wanna see
 

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Chevies use torsion bars and Dodges use coil springs.

The spacer sits above the coil spring, between it and the "bucket" on the frame.

To get a few extra inches out of a chevy, you can increase the pre-load on the torsion bars. Takes maybe 30 minutes.

procedure is something like:

1) loosen hold-down bolt
2) Torque the torsion bar
3) tighten hold-down bolt

I haven't done it, but a non-mechanically inclined cousin of mine did it pretty easily with relatively few tools.
 

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as far as torsion bars, theres only one bolt you have to crank on.

Daystar makes spacers for almost anything. Check out <!-- BBCode u1 Start -->http://www.daystarweb.com" TARGET="_blank<!-- BBCode u1 End --> and a cheap place to get them is me. ive got an account straight from them.
 

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howdy ya'll
i had a 98 chevy and u can get almost 2" from your torison bars.............BUT
this will also make the truck ride stiffer.not necessarily worst, but u do lose a lot of travel in the front end
 

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On 2002-02-04 22:15, Anonymous wrote:
Does anybody know what happens to the gemetry of the suspension (centered front to back, pinion angle etx.....) if I put the 2 in daystars on top of my 3in lift skyjacker coils??? The rest of my kit is from rough country, the arms both upper and lower have been replaced with longer and stronger ones and a local shop rebent my track bar to center the axle left to right, (roughcountry's track bar bracket sucks so I modified my original bar. I can also get a pitman arm if need be. I've heard of people stacking spacers on top of lifted coils but is it a good idea or not. I can always add a body lift instead. And one more question why do some adds ( 4wheel parts wholesalers for example) say they won't sell a body lift to someone that has a suspension lift or is planing to do one? Is it a bad combination??? This seems to be a new deal I dont remember hearing about that a few years ago. I want to run Q78's (36/10.50's) but I dont want to stuff the wheel well to much. Any help would be great.
opps I forgot to log in but this is my question.
 

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I have never heard of the rip off artists(Four Wheel Parts Wholesalers) not wanting to sell someone a bodylift, if that really is the problem, dont tell them you have a susp. lift. Your real problem is that you let someone bend your trackbar. If that breaks, which it very easily could now, you could hurt alot of people bad, not to mention yourself, go get a new track-bar and a skyjacker relocation bracket.
 

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Just out of curosity what would cause it to break????? The modification consisted of about a quarter in bend on the bar or should I say unbend it was never cut or heated. The shop that did it came highly recomended by car lots, bodyshops and 4x4 shops in town. They are suposed to be the gods of framework and they also do alot of big rig work (semi's, fire trucks, ambulances etc....) They have benn in buisness for about 25 years now, they idea came about after nearly the entire shop looked at my truck, the bar bracket, and the track bar it self. They said that the track bar was realy strong metal and I shouldnt have to wory about any negative reprocusion from the "unbend" and believe me I aske alot of questions before they did this mod. Any way you learn something new everyday so I hoping to learn something new form you reply.
 

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I used the 2inch spacer from Rough country which i hear gets there spacers from daystar.
 

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well u would have to compress the spring ....so if you have the right equipment they wouldnt be that hard...and yes you would hafta get your front end aligned again afterwards.
 

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4 wheel parts wouldn't sell me a body lift b/c I told them I already had a suspension lift. The reason they won't sell them together is that no lift manufacturer will stand up a say that its safe to use both. The reality of it is that it is safe, but no one wants to be held accountable the next time a truck gets rolled. Safe is a relative phrase. People always ask if I'm scared of rolling my truck over, but I have seen plenty of camaros and mustangs roll and they only sit a few inches of the ground. Nothing is safe enough to protect you from your own stupidity.
 

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Interesting that 4 Wheel Parts would make a recommendation like that. The one here in Salt Lake actually steered me away from the Daystar's and suggested the 3" body lift. Not only that, but they installed both my suspension and body lift. They noted that when using lifted springs there is enough leverage when the spacer is added to actually pop the spring out of its seat. Don't know how true that is but I'm happy with the body lift.
 

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It might be different with a 4x4 solid axle, but on my 2wd i think i have pretty much tested my spacers, ive jumped my truck, hit stuff hard, mud, water, pretty much everything and my springs havnt popped out of there seat. if anything i think putting a body lift would be a worse idea since now your engine is exposed more to water, mud, and anything else out on the trails. unless you make or buy a wheel well extension. 4wheel parts prolly made more money off the body lift.

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