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Hilldweller 07-26-2009 06:58 AM

Unlimited Springs on a 2-Door
 
In a word, it worked.
Add an extra word, great. :punk:
Big thanks to Rick for the donor springs; that's what being a forum member and Jeep Brother is all about.

Ed Voyles Jeep installed the springs, aligned it all, tightened all the 36,000+ miles of loose bits, adjusted the headlights, and reinstalled my Ride-Rite air bladders. They spent alot of time with the Jeep and were just as interested in seeing how it would work; they're my new adopted dealership and I'm thrilled to find one that "gets it" finally.

The initial inspection showed that I netted a little bit of "lift" from the heavier rate springs. They're intended for 600-700 more pounds and mitigated the bumpers' and winch's additional weight. The amount of extra altitude is minimal but significant ---- I grossed 1" in front and 1/2" in back, half that amount net.

On-road, the Jeep is a new ride. Magic carpet. Velvet.
It actually corners rather than the previous pray-and-turn feeling of body roll. Surface irregularities and pot-holes are swallowed and forgotten.

On-trail, my 285/75-16 MTR's on 4.5" backspaced wheels no longer rub the fenders at full-stuff.

So in my case, the numbers worked. I had the right amount of extra weight added to the Jeep to need stiffer springs but I didn't want the stratospheric results of OME springs. Maybe I'll want a lift and 35's in the future; but, for right now, this is great.

Doesn't look much like a Sahara anymore, does it?

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v3...n/100_3378.jpg

AndyLA 07-26-2009 07:12 AM

Looks great....really like the stubby bumper setup and rims.
Glad you finally found a place that you can trust with your work and that actually seems to know a little bit about what you want done.....I am still searching for that as my dealer is
very clueless.

Only still looks like a Sahara since the fenders match the body paint.....other than that, nope! ;)

Hilldweller 07-26-2009 10:12 AM

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Originally Posted by AndyLA (Post 408333)
Looks great....really like the stubby bumper setup and rims.

Do you like the wheels better with the fresh coat of mud? :D
I saw that and I said, "that's the color I wanted them in...!"

AndyLA 07-26-2009 02:30 PM

^^^ I thought that was the standard color ----- You mean that is not mud in the paint!
LOL

sahara89 01-05-2011 10:32 AM

so you only changed your stock springs to the stock springs that are on the unlimited? and how much of a lift did you get from this

MTH 01-05-2011 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by sahara89 (Post 966977)
so you only changed your stock springs to the stock springs that are on the unlimited? and how much of a lift did you get from this

It's not about whether the springs came from an unlimited, but yes. I had the same question just a little while ago. Read this (http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/sus...ift-74282.html) and the links therein.

Mr. Sinister 01-05-2011 10:46 AM

makes perfect sense. added weight from add on parts, heavier springs pick up the slack.


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