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Old 09-15-2014, 11:55 AM
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bumpers plus winch but don't want a lift kit..

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I plan on adding new bumpers front and rear plus a winch. I don't really want a full lift kit, I just want to compensate for the added weight. I already have the higher numbered stock springs.


Can I go with 10A or Rubi X springs to keep ride height the same or slightly taller? I really want to avoid replacing control arms, screwing with caster, and all the other things that come into play with lifts done right. Also would like to keep the stock shocks.

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Replacing stock springs with other stock springs produces unpredictable results.


Why don't you just add a spacer of the height you need in the front?

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I'd look at a coil replacement to handle the weight. My stock front coils sagged with just a steel stubby bumper. Synergy, EVO Mfg, Teraflex to name a few make leveling/+1" coils.
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are there any other changes needed than the coil?
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That depends on how much your coil moves your Jeep up. Mine went up too far with my OME coils so I ended up messing with caster, etc. Now, once it is all done my JKU drives great on freeways and handles off-road great as well. Not an easy choice. Measure your frame height then put on the bumper and winch. Figure out how much you lost then ask around about coils and spacer kits. I actually tried spacers first but I was not happy with the ride. OME coils are great but they lifted my Jeep from factory JKURX height 2".
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Old 09-15-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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are there any other changes needed than the coil?
It seems to me you've heard some bad things about lifts. You don't have to deal with caster and control arms and driveshafts until your past 2.5 inches lifted. Rock krawler makes a 1.5 inch kit, and I think synergy makes a 1 inch lift kit. Both are great brands
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2014 WW Unlimited...

I plan on adding new bumpers front and rear plus a winch. I don't really want a full lift kit, I just want to compensate for the added weight. I already have the higher numbered stock springs.


Can I go with 10A or Rubi X springs to keep ride height the same or slightly taller? I really want to avoid replacing control arms, screwing with caster, and all the other things that come into play with lifts done right. Also would like to keep the stock shocks.

cheers
I would suggest some Coil Spring Spacers if you want to add some lost height back. They're cheap and easy. Another option would be some higher spring rate Springs.

Spacers will give you an exact amount of lift, where the lift from new springs is unpredictable. No matter what you choose you'll want to check clearance to make sure the springs don't bind and the shocks are aren't too short.

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:43 AM
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It seems to me you've heard some bad things about lifts. You don't have to deal with caster and control arms and driveshafts until your past 2.5 inches lifted. Rock krawler makes a 1.5 inch kit, and I think synergy makes a 1 inch lift kit. Both are great brands
I have no issue with lifts done right... I just don't want to go there yet. Taller for the sake of taller is stupid IMO. Especially when the factory parts work so well. I just want to compensate for the bumpers and will look into those +1 springs. Thx

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