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gsellars 09-15-2013 10:12 AM

lift height balance
 
wanting to order front and rear bumpers for my TJ. Currently on 4" SL. Wanted to order the Metalcloak aluminum frame built bumper because of the weight reduction. Then I was looking at rear bumpers with tire carriers. I know weight reduction would be good but will a 20lb bumper + winch = a 50lb bumper + 50lb tire carrier + full size spare??

Would the steel metalcloak bumper allow for better lift balance or would it be an easy fix to balance the front and rear height even with the weight difference from front and rear?

gsellars 09-15-2013 12:52 PM

no one?

R u s s 09-15-2013 01:40 PM

Im stock for suspension of couldn't help ya on that but I do think you wont feel to much of a difference just a little.

OhSixTJ 09-15-2013 01:42 PM

Easy to fix with spacers. I used some up front to help after the bumper and winch.

gsellars 09-15-2013 04:28 PM

I think the rear will be my issue. It'll be lower than the front

OhSixTJ 09-15-2013 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4595865)
I think the rear will be my issue. It'll be lower than the front

They can be used in the rear too. If you have coil spacers back there, which I'm pretty sure you do if you're posting in this section.

gsellars 09-16-2013 07:58 AM

I don't have coil spacers now...

UnlimitedLJ04 09-16-2013 08:01 AM

use springs of the proper length & spring rate and you wont have issues

gsellars 09-16-2013 08:12 AM

I already have springs. I plan on changing eventually but not right now

MFsoftball22 09-16-2013 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 (Post 4610665)
use springs of the proper length & spring rate and you wont have issues

This is what you need. Spacers might correct the ride stance but they are not going to change the fact that you have bad spring rates for the extra weight on the Jeep. Also adding spacers to lift springs is not a good idea.

gsellars 09-16-2013 09:18 AM

That's why I'm questioning getting the steel(heavier) front bumper to even the stance better without having to use spacers....

OhSixTJ 09-16-2013 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4610609)
I don't have coil spacers now...

Whoops! I meant coil SPRINGS

UnlimitedLJ04 09-16-2013 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4612105)
That's why I'm questioning getting the steel(heavier) front bumper to even the stance better without having to use spacers....

don't buy uber heavy bumpers to try to level the Jeep out....

regardless....buy what you want and will use....the lighter the better.

MFsoftball22 09-16-2013 11:24 AM

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Originally Posted by gsellars (Post 4612105)
That's why I'm questioning getting the steel(heavier) front bumper to even the stance better without having to use spacers....

That would probably work to level the vehicle out but that is really counter productive. You are adding unneeded weight to a vehicle whos offroad capabilities are much aquired from its light weight. Even then you would still have coil springs with bad rates for the weight of the vehicle. I would go with your original plan to keep it lighter and then upgrade you springs correctly.


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