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Old 07-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #1
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What type of lift if you're planning on adding a bunch of heavy crap to your car.

I mean Jeep.

I wanted about a 2.5-3", but I'm eventually going with new bumpers, and 35's, which means a 35" spare on the rear.

I've read threads about sagging with new bumpers and such. At that point, it is OK to correct it with a spacer or should a certain type of lift be considered? IIRC, the OME kit on one site had HD springs but other than that I haven't seen anything specific for this. I was originally planning on going with the AEV 2.5 or 3 as it's my DD and mostly going to be driven on road. However, I'd not want to get a 2.5" lift just to have it sag .5"-1" after putting all that crap on it. Also, how badly does that affect handling. If the springs aren't originally intended to take that much of a load, they'll probably ride rougher as they'll already be compressed from the extra weight. Rough is no fun when you're driving up concrete highways in PA.

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Most aftermarket springs won't sag much under weight.

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First rule of thumb is progressive rate springs, also is yours 2 or 4 door? If 2 door then you wil have less movement as they are lighter than 4. I have AEV 3.5 on my 2dr and loaded it down with everything...zero sag. If you spend for a quality lift, you won't have much trouble.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:53 AM   #5
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4 door.

I want a full sized front bumper with stinger and winch and a rear with tire carrier and bigger tire.
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Old 07-06-2012, 09:59 AM   #6
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And, IIRC, the AEV is progressive. Is the Rock Krawler as well?
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stop calling it a car!!!
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And, IIRC, the AEV is progressive. Is the Rock Krawler as well?
Not sure about AEV but RK, TF, most do.
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Old Man EMU hands down. Linear spring.
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stop calling it a car!!!
But I get more views that way.
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look at BDS...
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But I get more views that way.
No you don't - you just sound like a barney...

Choose a good lift - you won't have issues. I've got a LOT of weight on my jeep - and more-so when I'm working.... look at my jeep's profile, you'll see how much weight has been added -

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No you don't - you just sound like a barney...

Choose a good lift - you won't have issues. I've got a LOT of weight on my jeep - and more-so when I'm working.... look at my jeep's profile, you'll see how much weight has been added -

No Problemas
Look at all the weight I have on..... O wait NM
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Look at all the weight I have on..... O wait NM
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Old Man EMU hands down. Linear spring.
I just read on another thread that TF are linear also.
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Lifts with progressive springs generally handle weight well due to as more pressure is applied the coil gives more resistance. Atleast this is as I understand it. Companies such as AEV and others use these.
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And, IIRC, the AEV is progressive. Is the Rock Krawler as well?
Yes, both are progressive and will handle weight well.

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