2.5" spacers with 2.5" OME springs? damn I bet that is coil binding like a mofo. terrible suspension mechanics....you took good springs and ruined the whole setup. no wonder it rides like crap.
Take a look at Clayton Off-Road, Metalcloak and BDS for springs. if you set your rig up right with those springs you should have good results. at 4-5" of lift you'll need a lot more than just springs and shocks though....longer front brake lines, adjustable control arms all the way around, extended sway bar links front and rear, gears, brake and steering upgrades to accommodate larger tires, SYE, CV shaft, bumpstop extensions, new shocks of the proper lengths, adjustable track bars, rear track bar bracket, and most importantly cycling your axles with the springs removed to set everything up properly.
A friend just told me to check the tire pressure...
The 35" tires were balanced some months ago and they put 45 psi in them...
Now with 26 psi it runs way better...
Yes 2.5" springs + 2.5" Spacers are not a good idea.
But I needed to install 2 allowed things for the German TUEV to legalize the 5" lift.
I already have longer SS brake lines, 8 Currie CAs, 2 Currie TBs, 4.56 gears with ARB lockers, a rockkrawler steering linkage, 5" RS9000XL shocks (I bought the shocks some weeks ago)...
This weekend I wanted to install the right BS extensions and.
But after looking at the rusty (8 y.o.) springs that are really bent I decided to buy some new 4-5" springs.
I´m also thinking about modifying the lower rear spring perch.
I rotated the rear axle for the SYE/CV DS (I also have a belly up TC skid)
I don´t think that Clayton, MC or BDS ship to Germany, but I will ask them.
What´s about the Currie springs?
i have dealt with the TUV but could you get away with painting the new springs? i would think that if you painted them they would not know the wiser. also mot companies if you ask they should be able to powder cot them a different color.
I would get with Rubicon Express for a lift kit with the springs that you want and explain this im betting they can help
How much lift do they give in real?
I have a steel front bumper with a winch and a steel rear bumper and a 35" spare tire.
I'd like to know that because I want to level the TJ out with some trimpackers when I install the springs.
Don't want to do that twice because it's not levelled..
you don't need spacers to level the jeep, you just need to order the correct springs.
Currie makes +.5" springs for front and rear, and heavy rate or lighter rate if I recall. They're taller and/or stiffer for heavier loads. How much lift you get for real will depend entirely on which springs you ordered. Did you do the math to figure out what spring you needed? or at least talk to somebody like Gerald at Savvy to get an opinion? if you did, it should work out fine...no "trimpackers" needed.
Do I need a spring compressor to install them?
Or does it work by removing the sway bar links, the TB and/or the CAs?
What is the length of these springs with all tires on the road?
Perhaps I´ll add my old OME trim packers to get the same amount of lift again...
You don't need a spring compressor if done in the correct order. Here's a write up for spring replacement. BTW, if you have the Currie CA's installed, you don't need to loosen those bolts like the write up says.