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Old 09-30-2009, 07:13 AM   #1
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zj springs for my rig with a bL?

Currently have just a 2" BB on the jeep right now with31's. i want to go bigger so this this winter i want to go 33'10.5s better traction and a lighter tire for my little 4banger. now, i've got a new front bumper with the winchplate and a brush guard which is pretty solid and eliminates some of my BB lift. once i have that winch on i think i'll have basically an 1" or more of lift lost due to the front weight(also on stock springs 12yrs old) so to complement the tires and weight up front i was thinking about grabbing ZJ springs from a V8, maybe a v6 to get at least 2.5", then 1"or 1.25"BL down the road. taking the front springs i have now and throwing them in the rear. any concerns i should have? in the end depending on whether i get used or new springs, i should have a total of around 3" suspension and 1"-1,25"BL should i have some concerns with this set up?

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My current setup is a 2inch budget boost in the front with v8 zj springs the only ones your going to benifit from is v8 zj springs because they are stiffer. I have 33's and can tuck them pretty good I don't have a BL yet and I get minor rubbing on my flares when flexing. You should be fine with a BL with this combination I have been running this setup the past 20,000 miles and no problems and it rides good. You will need an adjustible front trac bar though I needed one with mine my axle was shifted 1.5 inchs after the lift and with out the trac bar it created a kinds of problems with mine. As for the rear I wouldn't throw the front springs back there you might get too much lift with the 2inch budget boost installed you could go to a salvage yard and get some crown vic springs for the rear it will give you 3.5 inches just spring lift alone. Hope this helped pm me if you have any more questions about this setup.
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Front ZJ springs are the wrong size for the rear of a TJ.
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Front ZJ springs are the wrong size for the rear of a TJ.
UH who said anything about putting front zj springs in the rear of a TJ
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:52 PM   #6
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UH who said anything about putting front zj springs in the rear of a TJ
I dont know but when I find out they are so in some trouble...lol

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I dont know but when I find out they are so in some trouble...lol

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i'm looking to do a weekend project since the weather looks good as of now... i have the 33s on and the BL is coming at the next wrench and wheel. i'm just looking for something to do this weekend. i can get a set of decent zj springs for $50. don't know if they're off of a v8 or 6 as of now. how hard is relocating your track bar? what do you have to do for that? I plan to drop the BB i have on now at least in the rear since the tj front will be back there, i was thinking i can leave, cut down, or remove the front ones depending on the spring's condition.
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don't you just make new holes for the trac bar?
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You can move it 3/4" to the drivers side. Make it center to center. My lift required it. I am to cheap for a adjustable trackbar.
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Save the money and do it right, get an adj track bar...
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. I am to cheap for a adjustable trackbar.
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so somehwere around the yellow circle that i drew onto the trac bar mount, ya?Click image for larger version

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A friend had the stiff ZY V8 springs in his TJ. The ride was very uncomfortable.

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