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Old 04-13-2014, 08:20 PM   #1
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I was replacing my stock 17" wheels and found a couple of issues that I need to ask about.


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I apologize if the pics are sideways. This is the front driver's side shock. It looks pretty messed in the bottom where as the passenger side is totally clean. Does it need to be replaced?

Second. The front springs are mismatched. Drivers is 17 and the passengers is 18. Did the PO do this to correct for the JK lean?

And before any one speaks up I did notice the brake line that is rubbed all to hell. I know the answer to that one. Replace at the earliest possible time.

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Old 04-13-2014, 08:38 PM   #2
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I was replacing my stock 17" wheels and found a couple of issues that I need to ask about.


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I apologize if the pics are sideways. This is the front driver's side shock. It looks pretty messed in the bottom where as the passenger side is totally clean. Does it need to be replaced?

Second. The front springs are mismatched. Drivers is 17 and the passengers is 18. Did the PO do this to correct for the JK lean?

And before any one speaks up I did notice the brake line that is rubbed all to hell. I know the answer to that one. Replace at the earliest possible time.

Thanks for your thoughts.
it is common for the springs to be different so probably came that way. sport shocks suck even when new so replace them

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If it sets level, then I wouldn't be concerned about different number springs.
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I wasn't worried about the springs as much as I was curious why. After seeing both rear shocks with quite a bit of rust I will likely need to change. Brakes first!
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I wasn't worried about the springs as much as I was curious why. After seeing both rear shocks with quite a bit of rust I will likely need to change. Brakes first!
Get some rubi shocks. Great upgrade for cheap.
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It's the normal randomness of Wrangler coil springs. Some hypothesize that there is a higher number coil on the passenger side to compensate for the fuel tank.

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