Originally Posted by Jeepin_Dad
I've done a couple of these swaps, 14 vs 17, same spring other than extra 1/2 coil to add 1.5"
before and after measurements, just over 1.5" difference
I can see a little difference in lenght, but not 1.5" worth.
I wonder if that visual is that much different due to older sagging springs.
Please tell me which one is which:
Two are 56 and two are 59, I got just over an inch of lift
The fronts are a bit more obvious, but still not that much:
These are 14's and 18's.
Got a little more than 1.5" lift out of these.
My JK now has a reverse rake too, with the old springs I was level.
My sport springs had 100mi and the JKUR springs under 10mi.
I have done two of these swaps and the spring lenght measurments were about the same, the fronts (both 14's to 18's) measure just a bit longer (in this case under 1/2", and about 1/2 a coil as you say), but not as much as the lift hight that was achieved.
So while they are a bit longer, the actual spring rate is higher to account for the actual lift hight changes.
Sorry for the Threadjack...