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Old 01-12-2018, 12:20 AM
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Spring and shock choice for 0 inch "non-lift"

2017 JKU Rubicon with a hard top that doubles as a camper(Ursa Minor J30) We have a garage door that won't allow a lift.

When driving, the weight of the top and any cargo, causes the handling to get a little squirrely and bump steer becomes a bigger deal. I want to tighten things up.

  1. Is there a set of springs that can stiffen up the suspension without any additional lift and without causing any other handling problems?
  2. Is a new set of shocks recommended or required?
I can't seem to find anyone else that has tried this and written it up. Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 01-12-2018, 05:58 AM   #2
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I've never hauled with the lil JK but lotsa folks seem to be enjoying the Rancho 9000 shocks which have an adj knob to set the valving on the shock. I just ordered a set w/the 2" lift. The shocks with the lift are nearly the same travel as your stockers. On my Nissan I installed a set of Firestone Ride Rite Air bags to compensate for varied loads when hauling or towing. These two items may be of value to you??




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The Hellwig Heavy-Duty Sway Bar for the Jeep

You can get these for about $160, I installed on my two door and it made a much improved handling and highway experience. Very few mods at this price made such a positive difference. I would try this first, if more needed, I would look into upgrading the tie rods and drag link, steersmarts is what I use. Beefier steering stabilizer would help also, consider the ome, king or mopar heavy duty. I run the fox ATS, but with the yeti setup it's probably overkill. Avoid the gas charged ones, they tend to induce a pull.
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SheBotit4Me and deepbluerubi Thanks for the responses. I think maybe the sway bar first and then the airbags if the Jeep needs more support. Both great options.
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Old 01-12-2018, 10:01 PM   #5
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For me, the shocks would be first, biggest bang but also biggest bucks. The Helwig sway bar is also effective, just a little less than the shocks.

The air bags will be good for adding weight capacity since there aren't any springs that do what you want.
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