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Old 01-01-2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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New Coils

Need to find new coils for my 2011 JKR. I recently put on a winch and bumper that weighs down my front end a little bit so I want to get stiffer coils to raise it up. Any suggestions on places to buy or type of coil to get?

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Old 01-01-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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throw a puck on top of the front springs. I put a 3/4 on when i got my bumper, it flattened out the jeep nicely. I'd offer to sell you my rubicon takeoffs, but it looks like you already have them.

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I thought about that, but that won't actually change my suspension, it will just look like it did
I want stiffer coils so that I'll have the same amount of suspension as the rear
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The best way to precisely level your jeep or return it to its original posture is the pucks. 1" of puck = 1" of lift.

Going with a new set of front coils is trickier--how will you know what coil to order to level you out with the stock rear height? Maybe a 1" coil?? I'm not even sure any aftermarket companies that make those, and in any event it's going to be very hard to be precise.

You could try a set of HD mopar front springs, which are basically the stiffest stock set available. Chances are your jeep doesn't have those (you'd check part numbers ahead of time), so they'd probably boost your front end a little bit. With a 4 door though, they might not really be enough and you'd find yourself still looking at adding a puck, albeit a smaller one.

Personally, I think your best bet is to do a coordinated set of aftermarket front and rear springs. A lift, basically. And most of the nicer coil lifts anticipate new front bumper/winch, so they overcorrect to a reasonable point. The OME and TeraFlex 2.5" kits would work, for example.
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I thought about that, but that won't actually change my suspension, it will just look like it did
I want stiffer coils so that I'll have the same amount of suspension as the rear
Mopar "19"s" but-

Spacers is a good call. Don't understand what you mean
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But wont the stiffer springs ride harsher? I would want the spacers for a more stock ride.
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But wont the stiffer springs ride harsher? I would want the spacers for a more stock ride.
Shocks have more to do with it.
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Old 01-02-2012, 03:10 PM   #8
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But wont the stiffer springs ride harsher? I would want the spacers for a more stock ride.
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Shocks have more to do with it.
The Mopar 19s are a stock spring. KJeeper has them on his Jeep from the factory. So it's not like they're some kind of crazy stiffness level.

And don't forget the OP added a winch/bumper that significantly lowered his height. That would indicate that under the added load, his springs are really too soft. I bet they feel a lot "spongier" now too.
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The best way to precisely level your jeep or return it to its original posture is the pucks. 1" of puck = 1" of lift.

Going with a new set of front coils is trickier--how will you know what coil to order to level you out with the stock rear height? Maybe a 1" coil?? I'm not even sure any aftermarket companies that make those, and in any event it's going to be very hard to be precise.

You could try a set of HD mopar front springs, which are basically the stiffest stock set available. Chances are your jeep doesn't have those (you'd check part numbers ahead of time), so they'd probably boost your front end a little bit. With a 4 door though, they might not really be enough and you'd find yourself still looking at adding a puck, albeit a smaller one.

Personally, I think your best bet is to do a coordinated set of aftermarket front and rear springs. A lift, basically. And most of the nicer coil lifts anticipate new front bumper/winch, so they overcorrect to a reasonable point. The OME and TeraFlex 2.5" kits would work, for example.
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I don't have the money to get a whole new suspension system for my jeep though, that's why I wanted to go for the front coils because that wouldn't be that expensive. So I guess my best shot is spacers
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I don't have the money to get a whole new suspension system for my jeep though, that's why I wanted to go for the front coils because that wouldn't be that expensive. So I guess my best shot is spacers
That's what I'd do if funds were tight and I couldn't stand the nose-down look. But I'd consider it a temporary solution, which is fine given that a set of DayStar spacers or something similar are cheap.

Again, you could try to just buy a set of front coils from an aftermarket company, but I don't know that I've ever seen anything under 2". And that--as Daggo has mentioned elsewhere--is likely to way overcorrect your stance and make your jeep look like it's "taking a dump."

That leaves the Mopar coils, which may or may not provide enough front end bump depending on what your current front/rear coil numbers and the weight of your accessories. It'd be a guess, and it could end up leaving you buying a puck anyway.

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