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Old 12-09-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
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front end sag?

ive always had some small thought in my mind that the jeep was sagging in the front, now im putting a small spacer lift in and wanted to confirm my front end sag fears. Yes, i know the pics are terrible, but its cold out there!




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Itīs normal that the front is a about 1-1.5" lower than the rear.when the frame is even ground to fender is about 1-1.5" more in the rear than in the front.

But the TJ likes to sag in the front. Often itīs 2-3" lower in the front than in the rear after the years.

What size of tires do you have? The CAs look very even for a 2" BB. IMO your springs are worn out.

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yeah the tires are stock size, 29's i believe?
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Max, I thought my 99 was sagging also since the springs were 9yrs old. I had a buddy give me a set of stock 04 rubi springs so i threw those in with a 2" spacer and i gained a total of almost 3" lift in front. I also noticed that the passenger side rear sagged more then the drivers side rear.

If your only trying to get back to stock then ask around and see if someone has a newer rubi that they have the stock springs for. Should be a bunch out there.
The rubi springs are a touch thicker then our stock tj springs. So expect a bit stiffer ride.
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Old 12-10-2008, 12:16 AM   #5
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in a 4.0L the passenger side rear alway sags more. itīs because of the torque of the i6 engine.
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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well ive just returned my terrible neoprene seat covers that i thought was such a good idea, so i think im going to get some rubicon springs, just to get my stock height back, then work from there since i am in no way shape or form able to afford anything more expensive at this point.

so my question is how much should i pay for springs? on ebay a guy is selling '05 rubicon springs with less than 5000 miles on them for $99. reasonable?
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Old 12-10-2008, 09:38 PM   #7
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Check around on craigslist in your local area. Aslo post a wanted ad on here...
I'm sure there is someone with a rubi that kept their springs that would ship them to ya on your dime.
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As Nico stated on...

The rear fender well openings DO sit higher on the tub then the front fenders. It gives the appearance of the rear being higher. A good place to measure for level is the frame right at the control arms. Not from the fender to the ground.

Myself would not pay $99 for a set of stock springs. Most ppl will give them away or sell them for 20 bones or so.
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:21 PM   #9
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ok sweet guys. thanks for the help!
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Old 12-10-2008, 10:56 PM   #10
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I got 3" lift springs from Rusty's for 99 bucks for my front end (have a 10000lb winch on the front, 2" BB on the back)

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