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Old 03-22-2014, 07:35 AM   #1
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Winch Effects on Performance

About to purchase a new bumper and winch. The total weight I believe comes to around 180 pounds compared to the stock which I believe is around 70. I currently have a TF 2.5 lift with shocks/springs. Will I notice a drop in lift and if not right away will it drop in the future? And how much does the extra weight effect MPGs?

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I do not have a lift yet and my springs are 15/18's and the front dropped 1,3/8" when I added about 200lbs with the winch and bracket.

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Old 03-22-2014, 08:33 AM   #3
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Depends

I have a 2013 JKU with a Mopar Stage III on it. When I put a new bumper and winch, it went down less than 1/2 inch.
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I have a teraflex 3 inch and lost approximately 3/4 of an inch in the front so I called teraflex and the sent me two 3/4 inch spacers and viola level again
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I do not have a lift yet and my springs are 15/18's and the front dropped 1,3/8" when I added about 200lbs with the winch and bracket.
Correction, stock 15/57 springs, don't know what I was thinking.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:20 AM   #6
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I had the AEV bumper and warn Zeon on stock 18/59 about 1/2 inch drop. Now level with AEV 2.5" lift.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:25 AM   #7
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Hey you'll save gas cuz you will be more aero dynamic !!
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:51 AM   #8
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Thanks for the input

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