|02-24-2011 07:07 PM|
|02-24-2011 05:44 PM|
Yea, John-they're spectacular-
|02-24-2011 05:38 PM|
|John412||JimBox I so far love the 9000xl shocks. Got about 45 miles on them. Once I get the new springs and spacers put on Monday I will mess with the settings. But for now they are a world of difference over the stock shocks. Much better ride, no body roll at all.|
|02-24-2011 05:31 PM|
|ghendrix6||Are these taller coil springs going to require an allignment?|
|02-24-2011 03:37 PM|
I can't say on shocks because I didn't add new ones but they have to take lose the bottom of the shocks during coil installation.
As fas as the coil installation, the local dealer wanted to charge 1 hour labor per coil. But the local off road shop just charged me 2.5 hours labor for the entire job. At their 71.5 dollars an hour, $178.75.
I wouldn't think it would take too much more time to unbolt the top of the shock and bolt it back on since half of it was already unbolted.
|02-24-2011 03:12 PM|
|02-24-2011 03:10 PM|
|BlackMountain||if you get an estimate, post how much they quoted you for if you don't mind|
|02-24-2011 02:48 PM|
|02-24-2011 02:24 PM|
hmm i see. well wouldn't i have the same coils you do? and you are replacing them w/HD coils..
there is no way i'm experienced enough/have the right tools to do the work myself (i can replace my speakers and car stereo but this is another level) so i would have to pay to get it done.
how much do you think it would cost for coils/shocks and labor to install them?
|02-24-2011 01:56 PM|
But yes, presuming your coils leave room for improvement (and they almost surely do) then I don't see why not. Jimbox or one of the other resident gearheads might correct me, but I don't believe HD coils would actually be so hard on your hydraulic shocks that they would somehow cause immediate damage or failure.
However, I would expect your ride would be pretty bouncy. The hydraulic shocks might have a tough time dampening the new coils. The result over time I suppose could be premature wear on those shocks.
|02-24-2011 01:46 PM|
|BlackMountain||could i do exactly what daggo did with the spings (19/60) and not replace the stock shocks with gas ones and be good? I really like the way his jeep looks and it seems like a pretty cheap way to get a 1'' lift w/out any possible negative ramifications|
|02-24-2011 01:25 PM|
The RS9000XL shocks are night/day from even the stock Rubis-
|02-24-2011 11:14 AM|
As far as correcting the rake with HD up front and slightly less than HD in the rear, I think that crazy theory is mine all alone, so I'll post pics when I try it.
|02-24-2011 11:10 AM|
|BlackMountain||i want to see before/after pics of someone's jeep who has replaced the springs to correct the rake.|
|02-24-2011 10:43 AM|
|John412||I'm putting the 19/60's in this monday with the 1 3/4 spacers. Also got Rancho 9000xl's laying around that are going in today. Getting the springs from Jeep was def the way to go compared to the aftermarket companies in the case of the guys with Sport models. Atleast you know what your getting by going that route. I would imagine the Ranchos will be a world of diffrence over the little shocks that come with the stock X/Sports .|
|02-24-2011 09:50 AM|
I just ordered the HD springs.
2 x 68004460AA SPRING (68004460AA) = $72.16
2 x 52126319AB SPRING (52126319AB) = $61.16
Table Rate (Best Way): $14.00
Not a bad price either.
Thanks for all the info guys.
|01-29-2011 05:46 AM|
My wife is against me having a wench as well.
|01-29-2011 01:23 AM|
Sorry for the slow response - was out all day
I went with the 18's because I didn't want too harsh of a ride or too much lift. It was just a guestamation.
Your right 1.5' is slightly more than level. I may add slightly heavier springs on the rear, or maybe add a bumper/winch combo up front. (the wife won't let me have a bumper/wench combo)
Right now I'm going to let things settle a bit.
I'm happy with this oem coil lift and thank the forum and the members for all their research and experiences concerning coil sizes, part #s and codes. great stuff!
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|01-28-2011 12:54 PM|
When i was getting mine I had trouble finding them online too. But using the stock #'s that daggo list and the 800 number they found them for me.
|01-28-2011 12:53 PM|
|01-28-2011 11:57 AM|
|01-28-2011 11:25 AM|
|daggo66||100lbs is a little light for a wench unless she's no more than 5'1" or so.|
|01-28-2011 10:29 AM|
No issues here I have have a custom bumper (80 lbs) and wench (approx 100). Jeep still looks level using the eye test.
|01-28-2011 09:53 AM|
Some of you "OLD" guys may remember this-
In 1955, here on the West coast, we started using coil clamps/or cutting the front suspension coils in GM/Ford sedans-just to get the "RAKE"-
We also ran black wheels (no hubcaps) and side exhaust dumps (lakesters), along with dual glasspacks !!
Ah the good old days-
|01-28-2011 09:43 AM|
|01-28-2011 09:37 AM|
The stock RUBI springs are (19) front and (60) rear and most of the lift kits will deal with ½" MORE in the front, because of various LOADS that will be put in the rear of the jeep--and they get rid of 90% of the rake !!
This will allow increased loads and NOT DRAG the REAR-
If you're just changing springs and adding/notadding spacers-be aware of the "lift" effects, and you should know that as soon as you get passengers/gear/coolers-etc, the rears gonna drop !!
This pic, with at least 250lbs of shooting gear/tools/HiLift-etc, dropped the rear less than ¨½" and the RC steel spacers along with the 19/60 coils-ensure that
|01-28-2011 09:13 AM|
Presuming you've got a stock suspension, your front bumper will be closer to the ground than your rear. Perhaps by an inch or more, though it'll vary somewhat depending on what coil springs you have. It's more noticeable on the 4 doors than the two doors.
It--along with the air dam (that plastic pretend skid plate)--is designed to provide better gas mileage through less wind resistance. Some folks like the stance it gives the Jeep, some folks hate it. Most are indifferent and never notice.
|01-28-2011 08:48 AM|
Ok...Help me out...What is the "Rake"
Is it that plastic piece that they pretend is a skid plate etc on the front?
|01-28-2011 08:38 AM|
Why 18s? I thought 19 was HD for fronts. Maybe I'm wrong.
Also, is 1.5" a little over corrected? The TeraFlex leveling kit for example only adds an extra 1" to the front. Of course, if your rear coils were HD or close, then maybe 1.5" worked out right.
|01-28-2011 04:38 AM|
finally got my coil springs -
paid for 2 they only shipped 1 at first. oh well
I ordered them through the local dealership. Replaced only the fronts.
Went from ...14's to ...18's. Pretty straight forward install.
I'm very happy with the results.
I was looking to get rid of the "rake" on my 2010 2dr.
I gained about 1.5" in front. Looks good.
The ride is only slightly tighter/harder, not bad at all. It feels like the ride of the Rubicon I test drove before buying my 2010 sport.
I would say this is a good mod for those looking for leveling or slight lift
while keeping mopar stock look or those with warrantee concerns.
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