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Old 01-01-2016, 10:27 AM
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Next step suspension upgrade help

I've had a budget boost (RC 2.5" w/ rear track bar relocation bracket), Rancho control arm brackets and loved what it did for my Stock 2014" JKU. Now that I've added both front bumper / winch (Barricade/Smittybilt) and rear bumper / tire carrier (Ace engineering) and 35" KO2 tires, I think that the jeep is under sprung and sagging. I've spend countless hours searching the forum and am more confused than when I started HA HA!

Can the experienced folks here post up there opinions and suggestions as to how to proceed? I'm looking to get back to a level 2.5" lift in the best cost effective way given what I already have. Jeep's main purpose is as a daily driver and a recreational farm/hunting vehicle. I don't rock crawler and probably will never do so and don't really need a "full tilt" lift kit. What I do need is the lift to aid in approach angle and departure angles and maintain the lifted appearance. The Teraflex 2.5" seemed like a good value, but not sure if it will achieve the lift w/ the weight I'm carrying, Metal cloak 3" may be too much as I don't want to mess with the drive shaft. Thoughts and thanks in advance.

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Bump, I can't be the only one who went through this process.

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Well I am not as experienced as some here. Not sure I can give you a good answer without a bit more information though. Do you have any before and after bumper's/winch lift height with the TF springs? Can you clarify what you mean by"sagging". Is the front lower than you like now or is it the rear, both? Are you having tire contact you didn't have before? The TF 2.5" springs are good and made to be at about 2.5" with heavy items you mentioned.

My first thought and cheapest, is to determine how much higher you want to go and install some spring spacers. Just don't want too much as you start causing other issues. I would think a .75" or .50" spacer would be fine.
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I'd suggest the RK 2.5 springs. They handle extra weight really well and you could plug them right in. Are you still running the shock extensions? You should consider a shock upgrade and bump stops as well.
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Oops, my bad... For some reason I had it in my head that you had a Teraflex 2.5" spring lift. I definitely think some more capable springs are in order in place of your BB spring spacers and stock springs. As mentioned earlier I would look hard at the RK springs in 2.5". I am tempted to move up to the RK springs myself but in 1.5".
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Thanks guys, and yes still stock rubicon shocks w/ extensions, those will be changed next.

JThorny, to answer your question, yes before the front bumper / winch and rear bumper/ tire carrier where added; lift was where I wanted with level Jeep, no rake; now with the extra weight, both front and rear lower than before, sorry no pics before and after. Perhaps my description of sagging is not correct.

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