I just ordered my bilstein 5100 shocks. I heard so many good things that I bit the bullet and bought them. Now I'm debating a few things. I have 2" coil spacers, the bilstein shocks are intended for a 3" lift. Not a huge difference but it counts. I plan on ditching the coil spacers and getting 2.5" larger springs, 3" is to large with my 1.25" body lift only on 32x11.50 tires.
Any suggestion on what to do or what springs to get?
As always any help is appreciated.
06-09-2013 02:10 PM
06-09-2013 02:57 PM
Originally Posted by Riverdude
4.25" lift total with body lift and suspension wouldn't look bad on 32's? If I did that what all do I need for a 3" suspension lift? A 1"-1.5" transfer case drop I guess & would short arms still work or would I need drop pitman arms?
06-09-2013 09:13 PM
Post pics when you decide, like the mild lifts..:thumb:
06-10-2013 05:44 AM
I put H&R springs on. They gained me about 1 1/2 inches of lift and firmed my sloopy ride up. Also put the Bilsteins on at the same time. Like the combo. Good Luck
06-10-2013 06:07 AM
A tad more pricey but great ride quality would be 2" OME springs. Then just add an MML instead of a TC drop and you are set(unless you already did with the 1.25" BL). I would only do 3" SL if your future plans involve going to 33" tires but then the costs may go up significantly.(possibly gears,SYE,DS etc..)
06-10-2013 11:39 AM
06-10-2013 11:59 AM
06-10-2013 06:25 PM
I've heard a lot about the H&R and Bilsteins Combo. I want to replace my 2" coil spacers though so I want 2-2.5" lift springs. BDS and OME both sound good. I considered rancho cause they had a 2.5" and the springs are a nice red but I do not like rancho's quality to much.
06-10-2013 06:36 PM
If your Jeep is heavier than average then I strongly suggest upgrading to a spring with the appropriate rate. I've been running 2" BDS coils and have been pleased with their performance but my Jeep kept gaining weight and began to sag. At 4,200 lbs - I finally upgraded to OME's heavy duty coils and I am back at a functional height to run 33" tires.