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Old 05-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #1
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Just verifying, I'm thinking of ordering some front springs to raise my jeep from the front. I've got springs that have 16 at the end of them right now, my question is, how much will it lift my unlimited and will they fit without problem? They're from a 2013 unlimited. The new springs would be 18 at the end.

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Old 05-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #2
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Just verifying, I'm thinking of ordering some front springs to raise my jeep from the front. I've got springs that have 16 at the end of them right now, my question is, how much will it lift my unlimited and will they fit without problem? They're from a 2013 unlimited. The new springs would be 18 at the end.
you might get a half inch but why bother.. i'd go for a leveling kit at least! I think the rule of thumb is 1/4" per number but with the leveling kit you'll get 2" in the front and 1" in the back and you'll be able to fit 33s (or 35's with trimmed flares)

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Old 05-09-2013, 02:34 PM   #4
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Don't bother with stock springs. You probably have 16 on one side of the jeep and 17 on the other (this is common . . . I think the idea is to account for the added weight of a full gas tank). Putting two 18s up front will barely be noticeable.

The swapping in stiffer stock springs idea is really something that benefits 2 door Wranglers, which are several hundred pounds lighter and therefore come from the factory with lower rated springs. The 4 doors tend to get pretty stiff springs from the get go, and in any event are hundreds of pounds heavier than 2 doors.
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