Installed Rough Country BB - Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 09-30-2010, 11:15 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
Installed Rough Country BB

Well I installed my Rough Country 2"/1.25" lift a little bit ago and it went really smooth. Now I installed the front first and after that I lowered it back down and my ride was actually completely level but I wanted to install the rear shocks but thought my new ones would be too long so I went ahead and installed the rear 1.25 spacer. Now again it is raked to the front, front sits almost 2" lower then the rear but I also have a winch plate and 8000lb winch (about 140 lbs on the front) now would I have any issue adding some 2" springs to the front with already having the 2" spacer? I know that would normally add up to too much lift but with all the weight its not as high.

Note: I realize now that with the extra money I'm going to spend on springs I would be in the same amount as a actual lift With springs but Id still be lower in the front and need a spacer. Anyways still will wait to see if 2" springs will be ok to even out my ride. I do Not have a transfer case lowering kit.

BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 11:34 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 260
Ha i just started a thread about the same thing! Hmm i think you shouk just get a new spring ... I wa thinking a 3"HD xj spring
Even if the front is alittle higher i can add a .75 space or something to the back

What were you thinking for yous?

Littleyellow is offline   Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
I just added a 2" spacer to the front and a 1-1/4" spacer on the back on stock springs. I was thinking of just adding the Pro Comp 170lb 2" front lift springs from summit
BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Old 09-30-2010, 11:55 PM   #4
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,632
Wranglers do have a rake to the from the factory, and since you have factory springs and 2" spacers, adding in new 2" springs would actually be more like a 4" lift in the front.
AzTJ is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:01 AM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
I think it would be more like a 3" or so wouldnt it with all the added weight of the winch and winch mount? I understand there is a rake but it shouldnt be a 2" difference should it?
BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:06 AM   #6
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,632
Depending on the condition of the springs, it's possible. Factory rake is between 1.25-1.75" from what I've read. If you do get new springs, get 4 new ones and remove the spacers from the rear, add them later when/if needed.
AzTJ is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:13 AM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
That would defeat the purpose of everything I just did lol
BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:23 AM   #8
Drives by Braille

WF Supporting Member
 
AzTJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: For-8-Oh!
Posts: 13,632
What year is your TJ? Anything more than 5 or 6 years and I bet the springs have sagged... adding those 2" spacers only brought it back to stock height.
AzTJ is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 12:43 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
It is an 05 and just hit 70k
BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Old 10-01-2010, 11:01 PM   #10
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Mansfield, OH
Posts: 110
I drove it today, drove great, nice and smooth. Had another question for you guys, when removing my springs to install the BB there were no clips holding the bottom of the springs on... how important are these? I do not intend to do any serious trails or anything this is more of a winter vehicle

BowlerGT is offline   Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rough country lifts rellyynn TJ Tech Forum 15 03-11-2010 08:37 PM
Rough Country X-Series 6" Suspension Lift USBrit TJ General Discussion Forum 6 10-11-2009 03:27 PM
Rough Country really IS rough! YGETV8 TJ General Discussion Forum 8 06-04-2009 07:40 AM
4" Rough Country complete lift kit... SUPER REDUCED PRICE!!! $650 .:eMETAL:. Classifieds Archive 0 03-01-2009 08:13 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:08 PM.


User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC