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Old 03-13-2012, 07:38 PM
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3" lift coils?

I have a 4" suspension lift and a 1" body lift.

The body lift was on the jeep when I bought it and it looks like a pain to take out.

My wife gripes about the height and the crummy ride that came with the 4" lift.

If I were to swap out the 4" coils for some 3" ---- anybody think that will improve the ride and stop that griping noise coming out of the passenger seat?

I think it would be eaiser to swap springs than to remove the Body lift.

I have 35" tires and NO CLEARANCE issues..... I know I can go down 1" without trouble..... two inches and I might rub.

PS don't put 4.88's if you ever want to hit the highway! at 60 mph I am turning 2500 - - sure wish I had another gear... and yes the upshift light works in 5th gear, it does tell me I need to shift.... I yell at it all the time "SHIFT WHERE?"

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You could Change the Ride Quality with some Shocks.

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Shocks would fix the ride issue more than springs. 2500 rpm is fine.
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Not really on topic, but at 2500 rpm's you're jeep is actually running inside its optimal range. I have 4.10's with my a 2.5L and at 70mph I'm at 3000 rpm's. Jeep runs clear as a bell and just feels right. But to add to what Duramaxxed has said about the shocks, that body lift is probably helping aid in the "horrible" ride quality..I was talking to my friend about lifting mine before I got the lift I had and he cut me off and said "DO NOT GET A BODY LIFT it'll ride like hell." Granted he has about a 3" body lift.
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Mine rode and handled better after my lift than when I had the stock suspension which only had 50,000 miles on it, it may just be the brand of your coils.

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Originally Posted by CapnDean View Post
I have 35" tires and NO CLEARANCE issues..... I know I can go down 1" without trouble..... two inches and I might rub.
you make the mistake that tire size is somehow correlated to lift height. it's not.

bumpstop height is what you need to be concerned about. you'll need to get those set properly whether you're at 4" or 3", and you'll obviously need appropriate length shocks too.

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