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Old 07-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Anyone running 18/59 springs on a JK?

Anyone swap out your stock springs for 18/59s from a JKU for the additional height or to bear a bit of extra weight? How do you like the ride?

Please describe what you went from, what extra weight you have, and how you like the ride? Also, did you fit 33s and f so, do you off-road with swaybar disconnected? Any issues with rubbing?

I figure if I get an inch or so over my 14/57, I may be able to run 33s and/or put a bumper/winch on without losing ride height. It's really the front that probably needs the extra height but I see a lot of 18/59s for sale, so was wondering if others have used them.

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #2
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I had 14/56, just went to 18/59 today. Installed the teraflex leveling kit awhile back, I only gained about 1/4" in the back and 5/8" in front over the leveling kit. I also have the rubi shocks and 33" duratracs. The ride is definitely firmer than stock, but has much less body roll and dive when braking hard. Haven't taken it off road yet, but plan to when I get a chance this summer, and I'll be disconnected when I do.

Just posted this pic in the what did you do to your jk today.

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Old 07-04-2012, 06:08 PM   #3
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The TF leveling kit confuses the situation a bit for me but the feedback helps. That is a great color- what is it called?
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Old 07-04-2012, 06:13 PM   #4
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I was surprised that I didn't gain that much, I wonder if it would be a little more without the leveling kit.

Overall, pretty happy with it. I will probably end up with a real 2.5" lift kit, but for know this works.
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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I did this on my '12 I had 14s and 55s, I gained about 1.5" in the front and 3/4" in the rear. I put on 285/70/17s. The ride is much better, feels more controlled. I did a post on it with some pictures here,
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/mil...ld-162549.html
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Old 07-05-2012, 06:21 AM   #6
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Both have the 18/59 swap, Rubi shocks w/TF Leveling kit. 33" Tires. Total gain +-2.75"
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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Have any of you gone offroad on moderate trails and had your swaybar disconnected? Did anything rub? That is one concern...probably my primary concern along with ride stiffness.
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Here are my results.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/13-...ap-162642.html

The on road ride is firmer/different but not harsh in any way.
It's kind of the way a BMW is different from a Honda, if that helps at all.

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