Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > TJ General Discussion Forum > Rusty´s 3 inch vs zj spring?

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Thread: Rusty´s 3 inch vs zj spring? Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
04-29-2013 01:13 PM
gbendezu I heard the CV will fit in the rear but they tend to sag really fast
04-29-2013 11:13 AM
wa_troop 93 to 98 I believe just have to find one with a v8 in it mine are from a 96 Laredo
04-29-2013 05:29 AM
Iceman What year(s) zj spring fit? I have also heard of crown Vic springs being used anyone know the year span on them?
04-29-2013 01:25 AM
wa_troop
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbendezu View Post
Wa troop love your Jeep.whats your tire set up?
Thanks btw spent 15$ at pullapart for the springs n 30 for the spacer
I have 31in toyo mts
04-29-2013 01:07 AM
gbendezu Wa troop love your Jeep.whats your tire set up?
04-29-2013 12:36 AM
wa_troop Just in case u wanted a pic with the zj swap I have zj front coils with 1in spacer and moved the stock front springs to the rear the 1 in spacer was to level out the rake and I have the 4.0

Attachment 242586



Attachment 242587

Attachment 242588
04-29-2013 12:28 AM
apaTJ Funny you say that cus I bought skyjacker nitros to go with my lift. There may still be a 35 dollar mail in rebate on them at 4wd hardware. I paid about 180 for the set not including the rebate. The hydro ones are a little cheaper. I like the ride its better than stock. Many people will criticize them for not being made here but I think there pretty good. But you can get many different basic twin tube shocks for around 120 a set. I don't have experience with any others besides rough country and they were pretty stiff.
04-28-2013 06:59 PM
gbendezu Thanks APA that's probably what I'll do. Thanks for the heads up on the spring rate. What's a decent but not too expensive shocks? I've heard decent things from skyjacker
04-28-2013 12:52 PM
apaTJ I just installed rustys 3 inch in front and 2 in rear coils. I love the ride. I didn't measure the exact lift but the jeep sits level and looks great. You'll probably get close to 2.5 but if you get a little more it won't hurt anything. Keep in mind rustys does offer 2 spring rates 150 and 180 ( i assume your talking about the standard 150) and you could get 2 inch lift 180lb hd springs and you wont have any loss from your heavy bumper. I prefer the softer ride though which is why i chose the 3 in 150lb ones. You don't " need" new shocks but it will limit your down travel quite a bit. You could make a spacer for the front shocks as long as you make sure they don't too out and extend the bump stops if necessary. I would definitely recommend new coils vs zj coils especially if its only 25 more dollars or so.
04-28-2013 09:26 AM
gbendezu Yeah i just dint wanna take a huge risk with the lift and pay 75 for used springs that might give me to much or not enough. Also would i need new shocks? The po put brand new Monro shocks all around right before ibought the Jeep so they are still pretty great
04-26-2013 12:40 PM
CarolinaBound Buncha guys have run that set up, if ya dig through my old threads there's a decent discussion about it. Either works, would go with what you can get cheaper and/or easier. The 2" won't be enough to get rid of the forward rake unless your springs are sagging a pretty huge amouint.
04-26-2013 11:38 AM
gbendezu
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weedy View Post
I just installed a 2" Rusty's lift. Excellent quality and priced right.

I will say installing a coil spring lift is much harder than the old leaf spring lifts.
do you have the 4.0 on yours? and did you happen to see how much of a lift you actually got?
04-26-2013 11:31 AM
Weedy I just installed a 2" Rusty's lift. Excellent quality and priced right.

I will say installing a coil spring lift is much harder than the old leaf spring lifts.
04-26-2013 11:26 AM
gbendezu
Rusty´s 3 inch vs zj spring?

Hey guys,i have a 99 tj sport that im thinking about lifting, i swapped the front bumper for the smittybilt src one(80lbs). originally i was planning on doing the zj lift and spacers on the rear but from what ive seen its really a gamble with that lift. some people get 3.5 inches some people get 1 and others get the 2.5 that i want. since i dont have that much money, i was thinking about getting the rustys 3 inch springs for the front (hoping that with the weight of the 4.0 and the bumper would be enough to bring it down to around 2-2.5, and just go with spacers in the rear. has anyone had any experience with rustys?

thanks in advance

also pics would be great

-Gino

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may 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


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:42 AM.



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