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Old 09-06-2013, 08:33 PM   #1
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Shock and Spring Question

Okay heres the question,

I currently have the 3" BDS shocks and springs. I don't like coil spacers so I wanted to know my front is lower by 1" because of my heavy front bumper and winch, So I was going to keep the 3" front spring and use a 2" rear spring to eliminate the rake. What I want to know is if I do that should I keep my front 3" shock with 3" spring or use a 2" shock with the 3" front spring.

My other option would be go with 2" front shock and spring, and use my stock LJ rear springs. Would that work.

Just so you know Im running 35's with a 1.25BL and planning on using MC highline front fenders as well.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:48 PM   #2

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you don't need to change any of the shocks going from 3" down to 2" in the back. another thing to consider is the new fenders will be lighter but im not sure how much. that should help with the rake. maybe wait until you've done that before you swap springs.

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Old 09-06-2013, 08:56 PM   #3
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did you set your bumpstops up properly for the shocks you've got now? if so, then what are you worried about?
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Old 09-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #4
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