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Old 10-12-2010, 11:22 PM   #1
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Front coil sag. Are spacers a good fix?

My front end sags about 2" lower than the rear. I've only had the Jeep around a year and the lift was on it when it was bought. I've heard the springs sag as they settle/grow old. Is this true? I'm not completely sure if it's spring sag or just the original install. The difference from tire to flare is 2" front to rear. Tire to flare rear: measures 6.25", front 4".
I'm thinking about buying some Teraflex coil spacers to make up the difference. They can do 1.5" or 2". What's your guys take on the spacers?

Here's how the Jeep stands it's not on level ground obviously, but the difference tire to flare on level pavement is just as bad if not worse.
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Old 10-13-2010, 12:23 AM   #2
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Yes its true that they sag over time mostly due to the engine wait and flexing off road, so spacers are a good temporary fix if it bothers you, the ride wont get better but it will look even.

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Old 10-13-2010, 01:33 AM   #3
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The front of Jeeps naturally sit a little lower than the rear anyway...and this is even more noticeable the more you lift your Jeep. As Caleb said, adding spacers to the front will work fine for leveling it off.
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I've only seen the 3/4" pucks for sale in sets of 4. Never seen a set of 2. Anybody got a link?
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Old 10-13-2010, 01:48 AM   #5
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I asked this same question when found out about the jeep forums, actually I think it was on another site. but I found out that the front is 'naturally lower' than the rear due to airflow design (more areodynamic) and that evening out the stance actually reduces fuel milage. mine too is about 2" lower in front. but the back is close when I sit in it, and it sits level when it's loaded with me 240lbs, my wife 135lbs, our 2 dogs 21lbs total, and a 5'x8' open trailer packed with camping gear, about 3 nights worth of fire wood, and enough supplies to last a week. So I've decided to leave the stance alone and just do the spacer lift to upgrade to 265/75R16 tires & 16x8" rims (comes out 32x10.50x16 tire). you might want to take all that into consideration, if you ever decide to pull a trailer or have a load of people and dogs/gear in your jeep. your front end might ride higher than normal under those conditions. and that won't look right.
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It looks in that pic, like your tires might be a tad large for your lift.... Can't tell for sure, I'm old and it's a small pic..
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:13 AM   #8
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It looks in that pic, like your tires might be a tad large for your lift.... Can't tell for sure, I'm old and it's a small pic..
The current lift/tire combo is the same as when I bought it. Done a pretty decent amount of flexing, nothing crazy(daily driver) never rubbed in the rear, but it sure will in the front. I hope the spacers will sure it up. The spacers should give me 6" of clearance all the way around. Is that enough for light, light medium wheeling or should I consider a bigger lift.
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You could go with ACOS spacers....they are adjustable.
Jeep ACOS, Adjustable Coil Spacer kit
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:46 AM   #10
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You could go with ACOS spacers....they are adjustable.
Jeep ACOS, Adjustable Coil Spacer kit
Seem kinda high dollar, and overkill for what I need. I did find these.

http://www.4wd.com/productdetails.aspx?partID=11700

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