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Old 10-18-2013, 01:49 AM   #1
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Looking for Coil Spring Input please...

Alright, so I wanna lift my Jeep...shocker, I know. I'm looking for 3" of lift. I'm curious what springs you all run and how you like 'em. I've been looking at the Metalcloak dual-rate 3.5" springs and was wondering if they are as amazing as they make them look. I tried finding reviews on them, but there doesn't seem to be much out there for Metalcloak products. (Side note*: Not sure who makes the decisions around here, but I think wranglerforum needs a sweet review page like jeepforum does JeepForum.com Reviews,)

So anyway, I'd love to hear what you think.

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Old 10-18-2013, 05:49 AM   #2
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X2 on this. I'm de-lifting my Jeep from 6"and 3.5" seems just about spot on for a daily driver.

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Old 10-19-2013, 12:02 AM   #3
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Old 10-19-2013, 12:06 AM   #4
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3"? I run teraflex springs, I love them personally...
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Old 10-19-2013, 04:51 AM   #5
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I run 3 inch Currie springs from Savvy Offroad..so far so good.
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Old 10-19-2013, 08:30 AM   #6
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Happy with my Teraflex springs. My 110lb son can stand on the front bumper and it barely moves, but they ride really well.
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Old 10-19-2013, 03:29 PM   #7
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Not much information on the MC springs, however Savvy's 3in spring is the overall favorite... currently.
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Old 10-19-2013, 11:07 PM   #8
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The Currie's look pretty good. And the price isn't too bad either...definitely a plus. The Teraflex ones seem a little high to me. Maybe that's what you get for better quality?
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Old 10-20-2013, 08:53 PM   #9
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:00 PM   #10
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I like the info in this thread. Looking to replace my current springs.
Also, WHAT THE HELL DOES "Bump" MEAN ? Lol
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #11
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You're "bumping" the thread back to the top of the forum.
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #12
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Oh, ok. Can I do that with my bank account and other things as well ? Reservations, place in line, etc. ? Lol
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Old 10-20-2013, 09:36 PM   #13
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Oh, ok. Can I do that with my bank account and other things as well ? Reservations, place in line, etc. ? Lol
If you figure out how to do that with a bank account let me know! Ha ha
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:42 PM   #14
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Metal Cloak has a great product. My stuff is too new to give a good thorough review but I can tell you so far that the ride is phenomenal.

With that being said, I run their 3.5" springs, upper and lower control arms (the duroflex bushings are NICE!), fronte and rear track bars. I also have Bilstein 5100 shocks.

This setup makes for a GREAT ride. I haven't been on a tough enough trail yet to give input on its offroad capability (5-7 rating is all that I've been on so far), but it has done well so far.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:07 AM   #15
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Good rule of thumb is to use the softest spring you can to obtain a given lift height and let the shock dictate quality of ride if ride quality is your thing. Currie springs(The fronts at least) fit the bill in this regard and run a progressive rate that is in line with factory spring rates. MC springs from what I understand have pretty stiff rates. And they require significant bump stopping, especially in the rear. And IMO its technically not a dual rate spring. The tight wound coil section only aide in droop from what I understand. When you are sitting at ride height, the tight winds are fully compressed. IMO they have more negative points than positive.

My first choice in 3-4" springs would be Currie and OME springs, or any spring that has a pound rate in the factory range(130-150lbs up front, 130-160lb rear).
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:24 AM   #16
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I do agree with NJO about the the MC springs....they appear to be made for more droop and less up travel.

However, when deciding on your spring, determine what you plan to do to your Jeep first. Some people want the lightest weight possible which would require a softer rate spring. MC springs are designed around the idea that you will have body armor, winch, etc.

Currie was going to be my choice originally until the MC stuff caught my attention. I think Currie is very highly rated but I simply decided to take a chance on something new from another well regarded company.

Bottom line do your research there is a TON of info out there...and then choose what toy think is best for your application.
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Old 10-21-2013, 09:33 AM   #17
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I do agree with NJO about the the MC springs....they appear to be made for more droop and less up travel.

However, when deciding on your spring, determine what you plan to do to your Jeep first. Some people want the lightest weight possible which would require a softer rate spring. MC springs are designed around the idea that you will have body armor, winch, etc.

Currie was going to be my choice originally until the MC stuff caught my attention. I think Currie is very highly rated but I simply decided to take a chance on something new from another well regarded company.

Bottom line do your research there is a TON of info out there...and then choose what toy think is best for your application.
Yes, the MC springs are rated to give roughly 3.5" of lift assuming your running their armor(or the weight equivalent),bumpers etc. Without that extra weight, those springs will give well over 4" of lift.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:38 PM   #18
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Sounds like some good information. Thank you!

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