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Old 04-25-2016, 09:16 AM
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Add higher rated jeep coil springs with TF 1.5" leveling kit

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Pretty new here and first Jeep Wrangler. I have a 2-dr 2016 Willys. I added the TF 1.5 inch leveling kit. I have 18" measurement from ground to pinch seams front and back so really level. My coil springs are 14/55 (front/rear).

I have a set of coil springs that are 17/58 I am thinking of installing as I plan to run a winch (keep stock bumpers) and towing (I have a hitch installed).

My question is, if I install the 17/58 coil springs with the leveling kit installed will it be too much lift with the stock rubicon shocks? Would I need to add shock extensions, track bar relocation bracket, longer bump stops, etc, if I do this or will it be okay to just swap out the coil springs and not worry about anything else?

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Hi!

Pretty new here and first Jeep Wrangler. I have a 2-dr 2016 Willys. I added the TF 1.5 inch leveling kit. I have 18" measurement from ground to pinch seams front and back so really level. My coil springs are 14/55 (front/rear).

I have a set of coil springs that are 17/58 I am thinking of installing as I plan to run a winch (keep stock bumpers) and towing (I have a hitch installed).

My question is, if I install the 17/58 coil springs with the leveling kit installed will it be too much lift with the stock rubicon shocks? Would I need to add shock extensions, track bar relocation bracket, longer bump stops, etc, if I do this or will it be okay to just swap out the coil springs and not worry about anything else?

Thanks!
I seem to remember reading the stock Rubicon shocks were good up until about 2"s of lift.
I was going to do something similar, but decided I would be better off getting a leveling kit that included shocks, springs, etc. so I would'nt have to worry.
With a rebate, sale pricing and free shipping I bought a Rancho kit for just a little more than a set of springs.

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If you're only adding a winch you should be fine if your goal isn't to add lift but just remain level. If you have weights laying try setting them on the bumper to see if the sag is more than you want. Either way if you stay light on the tongue weight of the trailer you will have minimal sag. Adding those springs will most likely put you over two inches requiring extra parts. At that point it's better to just go with a lift kit.
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Old 04-25-2016, 11:25 AM
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If you're only adding a winch you should be fine if your goal isn't to add lift but just remain level. If you have weights laying try setting them on the bumper to see if the sag is more than you want. Either way if you stay light on the tongue weight of the trailer you will have minimal sag. Adding those springs will most likely put you over two inches requiring extra parts. At that point it's better to just go with a lift kit.
Yeah. I think I am going to scrap the idea and install a TF 2.5 coil spring lift kit with shock adapters for my Rubicon shocks. That way no worries.

Thanks for everyone's replies
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