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Old 06-04-2012, 11:39 AM   #1
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This or that? Now what?

Well Iíve added a Rockhard4x4 stubby bumper with an Engo 10K Synthetic line winch to the front and an OR-Fab Standard bumper to the rear which puts a lot more weight on my stock springs. So Iíve been thinking up upgrading the springs to something that will handle the extra weight.

There in lies my problem. I thought Iíd just upgrade with the higher rated Mopar springs, 19s and 60s since Iím currently running 14s and 54s (JK Rubicon Auto with HardTop) because I really didnít see a need to upgrade a perfectly fine set of shocks. But now Iím wondering if I would be better off getting an OME 2in lift kit with the heavy duty spring?

I really donít need the lift I have Bushwacker Flat Fenders and donít plan to run anything larger than 33s when it comes time to replace the tires and may just stay with the stock Rubi tires as I like them a lot so far. But I need to do something as the extra weight needs to be compensated for.

Please ole wise ones throw some advise my way.

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If you get OME heavy duty springs you will be getting almost 4" of lift with those bumpers. Their springs are HD, and I mean HEAVY DUTY and they won't budge unless you're running a Hemi or diesel.

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So... are you saying the OME light duty would be okay or would they be too much also? Should I go with my original plan and just get stiffer Mopar springs.

Would it be worth changing out the shock? I thought the Rubicon shock were pretty good? Yes? No?
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You will get a lot of lift from the OME HD springs. I don't know about their light duty ones. Get a 2.5" from TF or RK and some shock extensions?

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So... are you saying the OME light duty would be okay or would they be too much also? Should I go with my original plan and just get stiffer Mopar springs.

Would it be worth changing out the shock? I thought the Rubicon shock were pretty good? Yes? No?
Like Daniel said,

you're best off just getting an actual lift kit.

Get one of the popular 2.5" coil lifts from either Teraflex and or Rock Krawler.
Yes, you will need new shocks. I don't recommend shock extensions.

Buy an additional .75" spacer for up front because even those coils will sag after a year...

If you go OME HD you will need a lot more than just coils and a basic suspension lift. .02
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So no one recommends just upgrading the coil overs to a stiffer rated ones?

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