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Old 06-08-2011, 02:15 PM   #1
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Springs From A 5-Door JK In A 3-Door JK?

Hello.

I want to lift a 3-door JK about 1-2".
Can I do that with 5-door JK springs?
I heard that this could work but I'm not sure.

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Old 06-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #2
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It depends upon what springs you currently have and what the donor springs are. http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/con...wap-55849.html

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Thanks for your answer!

Its a 2dr JK Diesel with a softtop and the other springs are from a 5dr JK Diesel with a hardtop.
Do you think they would lift the JK about 1-2"?

I cant find any part #s on my springs...
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There's no way of knowing for sure. There should be a tag hanging from your springs with the model number on it. It's possible that the 4 door could be a lesser spring than the 2 door. Lets Solve the Stock Springs Question
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In my EU 2dr JK 2.8 CRD JK have these springs:
Front: 52126511AB
Rear: 68004254AA

I couldn't find them in the links you posted. I'm a bit confused...
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Those would be the softest springs on a wrangler I've ever seen.
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I found this list in a forum:
http://www.jk-forum.com/archive/index.php/t-23509.html

If I tell you the #s of the unlimited springs I could get, could you tell me how much higher my JK would be with them?
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I found this list in a forum:
http://www.jk-forum.com/archive/index.php/t-23509.html

If I tell you the #s of the unlimited springs I could get, could you tell me how much higher my JK would be with them?
Need to know the numbers of your current coils too, but in any event--not really. It's going to be mostly a guess.

Going from low numbers (eg, 13 fronts, 54 rears) to the highest numbers (19 fronts, 60 rears) generally yields about 1.5" to 2" on a 2 door. If you're making some kind of middle move (eg, 16 fronts, 56 rears to 18 fronts, 59 rears) you'll probably see a smaller boost. But exactly how much won't be clear until they're installed.
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I have 11 in the front and 54 in the rear.
The springs I could buy are 14 in the front and 58 in the rear.
How much would my Jeep become higher with the new springs?
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I have 11 in the front and 54 in the rear.
The springs I could buy are 14 in the front and 58 in the rear.
How much would my Jeep become higher with the new springs?
No idea. I wouldn't think it'd be much--14 is still a very low number.

Which brings me to another point. I don't think I've ever seen 11 up front. The lowest I've ever seen on a 2 door is 12. And I've never seen 14 on a 4 door either. So, to me, this raises the question of whether your European spec Jeep is even using the same part numbers etc. as the US ones that we're all referring to. For all I know, "14" could equate to the "19" spring here in the US. If that's true, you might get 2" of lift.

If the springs are free or very cheap, you're reasonably good with tools, and you've got extra time, there's not much harm in picking them up and seeing what happens.

However, if you're going to be paying any significant amount of money for them, why not just pick up some real coils from an aftermarket company that are designed to actually give you a lift? Old Man Emu sells great 2" lift coils that tend to yield 3" of lift on a 2 door for $300 US.
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I dont think that the part #s are different.
In the 07 JK parts fiche the front springs start at 52126510AB.
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OME coils cost about 180$ here. And I need 4 of them.

Thats wh Im searching for a cheap way to fit 285/75R16 tires.
The JK is a DD and is used only for light offroading.
1.5-2" of lift would be enough for me.
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I have 11 in the front and 54 in the rear.
The springs I could buy are 14 in the front and 58 in the rear.
How much would my Jeep become higher with the new springs?
I'm guessing not much if anything. You need 18 or 19 in the front and 59 or 60 in the rear.
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I dont think that the part #s are different.
In the 07 JK parts fiche the front springs start at 52126510AB.
Link

OME coils cost about 180$ here. And I need 4 of them.

Thats wh Im searching for a cheap way to fit 285/75R16 tires.
The JK is a DD and is used only for light offroading.
1.5-2" of lift would be enough for me.
$180 EACH? Here they're about $150 per PAIR.

You could just add 1.75" coil spacers. Like these. Maybe even toss on the 4 door coils (if you can get them cheap) and see if they give you another .5" or so. All told, you might end up at somewhere over 2".
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I never understood going to the trouble to replace stock springs with more stock springs if you wanted to gain some lift.. Just buy longer springs the first time and be done with it....
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I never understood going to the trouble to replace stock springs with more stock springs if you wanted to gain some lift.. Just buy longer springs the first time and be done with it....
They are longer. The ones I put on were 1 and 1/2 coils taller and added 2" of lift.
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Shipping to Germany is very expensive...

I searched at eBay and could buy some other Unlimited springs.
Front 18 and rear 58 springs.
( I have front 11 and rear 54)

Would that be better?
I only want 1-2" of lift and a higher front to level the JK out.
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Shipping to Germany is very expensive...

I searched at eBay and could buy some other Unlimited springs.
Front 18 and rear 58 springs.
( I have front 11 and rear 54)

Would that be better?
I only want 1-2" of lift and a higher front to level the JK out.
The closer you get to 19 and 60, the better. So yes.

However, you're probably not going to level the Jeep with any of these coils. I'd expect going from 11/54 to 18/58 will give a little boost (no idea how much), but it will still lean forward.

To level, you'd need to also add a spacer up front. Presuming you don't have a winch or aftermarket bumper, I'd say 1/2" to 3/4" spacer would do it. Something like these or two of these.

Make sure you compare what you're going to spend against some of the basic "leveling kits" out there. Like this one from TeraFlex. It adds 2" up front and 1" in the rear, and you keep your current coils.
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Hey thanks for the link.
I didn't know this levelling kit.
The quadratec site says that the kit comes with QD sway bar links. Do they mean quick disconnects?
Then that would be perfect for me for a good price.
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Hey thanks for the link.
I didn't know this levelling kit.
The quadratec site says that the kit comes with QD sway bar links. Do they mean quick disconnects?
Then that would be perfect for me for a good price.
There are A LOT of JKers on this forum with that leveling kit installed. I'm not one of them, but if you search "TeraFlex Leveling" I bet you'll get a bunch of threads with a lot of pictures. That should give you an idea of what it's going to look like.

I'm not sure what "QD" stands for, but I've never believed the links that come with the kit are really "quick disconnect." As far as I know, they attach using the factory hardware. They're just longer to accomodate the height.

However, both TeraFlex and Quadratec are sponsoring vendors here, so you can communicate with them directly and I understand they can be very helpful with questions and so on. For example, TeraFlex could answer any questions you have about the sway bar links, and you might be able to arrange some reduced shipping charges from Quadratec.

Finally, what happened to your TJ? (Never heard of a "Runicon"?) The Jeep in your profile looks great.
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I dont think that the part #s are different.
In the 07 JK parts fiche the front springs start at 52126510AB.
Link

OME coils cost about 180$ here. And I need 4 of them.

Thats wh Im searching for a cheap way to fit 285/75R16 tires.
The JK is a DD and is used only for light offroading.
1.5-2" of lift would be enough for me.
Just downloaded that pdf. Rear springs are available up to 61!!!
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I just looked at the teraflex site.
Their quick disconnects look like the links in the levelling kit but cost as much as the whole kit.
I'm a bit confused..
But it's a good idea to ask teraflex here in the forum.

I still have my TJ called Runicon. The name is only a wordplay with the TJ rubicon and my nickname "Nico".

The JK I want to lift is my GF's DD.
The lift and some wheel spacers will be a birthday present.

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