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Rethinking Your Lift: Why we do not recommend strut spacer lift kits.

Strut spacer push the spring down into the control arms.

Watch the above video with Shane explaining in more detail the problems with a strut spacer lift.

For maximum articulation use Bilstein 5100 and JBA upper control arms. At JBA Offroad, we're all about helping you optimize your off-road adventures. One way to do this is by ensuring you have the right lift components for your vehicle. That's why we feel it's important to address a popular choice among off-road enthusiasts: strut spacer lift kits. While they may seem like an attractive option for increasing your vehicle's ground clearance, we want to shed light on why we don't recommend them. 

The Lowdown on Strut Spacer Lift Kits

Strut spacer lift kits have been around for a while. They were once seen as a quick and easy way to achieve a higher stance. However, as technology and knowledge within the industry have progressed, we've come to understand that these kits may not be the best solution for your off-roading needs.

Contrary to outdated information, puck lift kits, a type of strut spacer lift kit, are no longer recommended. While they might provide a temporary solution, they have limitations and can negatively impact your vehicle's suspension system. Instead, we suggest considering more advanced options such as Bilstein 5100 struts, known for their superior performance and durability.

Dispelling Misconceptions

It's time to debunk a few myths. Some believe that strut spacer lift kits offer more suspension travel and better traction on trails. However, recent research and our own industry insights suggest otherwise. In fact, strut spacer lift kits can limit suspension travel and adversely affect vehicle handling and stability. It's crucial to have accurate, up-to-date information when making decisions about your vehicle's modifications.

Another common misconception is that strut spacer lift kits can be used to achieve lifts of up to 4 inches. While this may be true in some cases, it's important to note that exceeding this lift range can lead to issues such as CV joint stress, interference with steering knuckles, and difficulties in achieving proper front-end alignment. For higher lifts, we recommend using a cradle drop or K frame drop kit with extended steering knuckles, which maintain the factory geometry of the upper control arms.

A Fresh Perspective

As we continue to learn and grow within the off-road industry, it's important to stay updated with the latest research and expert opinions. Although strut spacer lift kits might work for some, they may not be suitable for all vehicles and off-road scenarios. We recommend consulting with professionals and considering factors such as vehicle compatibility, intended use, and desired lift height before making a decision.

The JBA Offroad Advantage

At JBA Offroad, we recommend alternatives to strut spacer lift kits, such as the Bilstein 5100 struts and our JBA Upper Control Arms. These are designed to improve performance, durability, and compatibility with various lift heights. Our customer support team is always ready to provide personalized advice based on your specific vehicle and requirements.

In conclusion, while strut spacer lift kits have been a go-to for many in the past, we believe there are better options available today. By staying informed and considering all your options, you can find the best solution for your off-road needs. Ready to take the next step? Contact us at sales@JBAoffroad.com, and let's get your vehicle ready for your next adventure!