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DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

I have done it and I took time to film the process in case you would like to do it. It requires no spring compressor if you do it this way. I will keep an eye on it on the next couple weeks, because the spacer is a bit smaller in diameter than the top of the spring bushing but it sits ok with the spring size i think.

Tools needed:

- 18mm impact socket ( 3 upper control arm buts, and sway bar, calipers)
- 18mm wrench (3 upper control arm buts, and sway bar)
- 21mm socket (shock absorber lower mount)
- 24 mm (shock absorber lower mount)
- 10mm socket (ABS sensor)
- Floor jack, jack stands
- Vice grip (sway bar link)
- 10mm socket (ABS sensor)

Steps:

1- Jack up the jeep by the body
2- Secure with jack stands (1 under the diff, one under the body
3- Remove wheel
4- disconnect the ABS sensor (10mm)
5- use a floor jack to jack under the lower control arm so you can remove the sway bar link. remove the lower bolt. (in my video i did the upper one, and had to remove the subframe swaybar mount)
6- Unmoun the shock absorber with 21mm socket and the 24mm wrench. Use impact
7- Remove the 3 upper control arms nuts, and undo the upper control arms from the hub.
NB: On the passenger side I have to remove the calipers because the hose is shorter and wont allow the lower the LCA completely.)
8- Lower the LCA with the floor jack as much as possible. you should have enough room to remove the sping from the top. Push down on the rotor, and pull the pring out. Install the spacer on the spring, and push it back into place using same technique. It doesnt sit completely there yet.. It is a bit tight, and has about 2mm gap between the body and spacer.
9- Jack the LCA back up, the spacer will sit perfect. And reconnect the swaybar link, shock absober, and 3 upper control arms.
10- Reinstall wheel
11- open yourself a beer


Here is a video my installation. I broke one ABS wire, because I forgot to remove it.. doh! And NO, you dont need spring compressor if you do it this way.









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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

Nice. Thanks for the video, was very entertaining and informational.
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

Thanks for the write up! How have the spacers been performing? Any splitting or wear? Have you done any offroading with them?

I was thinking to take some material out of the inside of the spacers to have them fit better and have less stress on them. Thoughts?
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

They held perfectly up to now. Light offroading. If you install them the way i did you dont need to remove anything from the spacer
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

That is good to hear, looks like I will be doing this mod soon. Do you have the measurements from ground to fender for the front and back? I just want an idea of how it will sit, and how much higher the back will be than the front
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

Did you do a video on the front RRO leveling kit install?
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That is good to hear, looks like I will be doing this mod soon. Do you have the measurements from ground to fender for the front and back? I just want an idea of how it will sit, and how much higher the back will be than the front
I can measure it...but its not on stock tires
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Did you do a video on the front RRO leveling kit install?
No sorry.. but it is as easy...but you need a alignement done
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

thanks for the vidí


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Np... im not a pro mechanic though ...just a guy who is having fun
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Re: DIY - 0.75" Rear coil spacer on WK2

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I can measure it...but its not on stock tires
Oh ok, do you have a full side view you could post? I'm just trying to get an idea of the stance with the .75" spacer. I don't want to end up back at the stock look with the nose too far down, just want a slight rake so the jeep won't sag to far below level when loaded. Was thinking maybe .5" spacer possibly?
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