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lll2for3lll 08-06-2011 06:42 PM

Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
This is going to be my last thread about this.

The rear wheel well is 1" lower than the front. However, the WK is leveled. What do you think? Add a 1" coil spacer to the rear or not?

Even if you don't post....please vote in the poll.

Thank you.

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Budasac 08-06-2011 07:35 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
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I was having the same dilemna and was debating a making a steel spacer to weld to the RC spacer. I ended up following the lead of a few XK guys on another forum and instead went with a set Monroe Load Leveling coil-over shocks that were about 3" longer then stock. End result was almost 1.5" gain in height.

Before the shocks I measured 21 1/2" front and 21" rear (center of hub to fender)
After I was at 22 3/8" rear.

If you plan to disco the rear sway to wheel you'll need limiting straps though since the shocks will no longer be the limiting factor.

lll2for3lll 08-06-2011 07:42 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
What? Explain the last sentence to me again.

By the way. I have the OME lift and was going to cut an RK rear poly spacer down to 1".

I'm 22.5 front and 21.5 rear.

Budasac 08-06-2011 07:53 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by lll2for3lll (Post 461124)
What? Explain the last sentence to me again.

By the way. I have the OME lift and was going to cut an RK rear poly spacer down to 1".

I'm 22.5 front and 21.5 rear.


If you go with the longer shocks and want to disconnect your rear sway bar you'll need limiting straps to keep you rear spring from unseating. Currently your shocks limit the travel of the rear axle. The longer shocks give you more travel. Right now my sway is the limit. If I disconnect it and fully flex the rear passenger side coil could unseat.(drivers side is limited by the fuel skid unless you have modded it) If you don't disco the sway it wont matter.

I also had an issue with the back sagging when loaded up, so these eliminated both problems. It handles the weight better and the stance has been improved.

lll2for3lll 08-06-2011 08:00 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
I do not plan to disconnect the rear swaybar.

With me adding a 1" spacer in the rear, would I have to modify anything? It will then be at 22 1/2 in the rear just like the front.

Budasac 08-06-2011 08:22 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
No, I would think you'd be ok. You have the OME shocks or stock?

lll2for3lll 08-06-2011 08:23 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
The whole OME setup. Coils and shocks.

Budasac 08-06-2011 08:28 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
I would go for it then, shouldn't be a problem. I think it looks more aggressive with a little forward rake.

lll2for3lll 08-06-2011 08:39 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
Thanks. I just purchased a set of rear RK coil spacer seconds ago. Thanks.

viking757 08-06-2011 09:55 PM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
Do the cali style raise the front!!

J/k j/k

I think it will look good with another inch in the rear

lll2for3lll 08-14-2011 12:36 AM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Budasac (Post 461121)
I was having the same dilemna and was debating a making a steel spacer to weld to the RC spacer. I ended following the lead of a few XK guys on another forum and instead and went with a set Monroe Load Leveling coil-over shocks that were about 3" longer then stock. End result was almost 1.5" gain in height.

Before the shocks I measured 21 1/2" front and 21" rear (center of hub to fender)
After I was at 22 3/8" rear.

If you plan to disco the rear sway to wheel you'll need limiting straps thoug since the shocks will no longer be the limiting factor.

Installing a rear spacer soon.

Is that a picture of you rake after you installed the new shocks or is that a before pic?

mayor bloom 08-14-2011 01:38 AM

Re: Add a Rear Coil Spacer or Not?
 
This sublect has been beaten like a dead horse over on JF. Yes you can do it, no you don't need to cut it down, just use the puck and loose the 1/4" plastic thing that sits on the top of your ome coil.

According to the ppl over there as long as you keep the center to fender lift under 23" you should not have CV trouble. I am not saying this, but I have read it. check out the threads and search for omelet's build


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