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Old 04-03-2009, 09:43 PM
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Front end "droop"

What can I do about the front end in my Jeep? The front sits about 1.5"-1.75" lower than the back.

I've got a 2" BB on it and 33s. I'd like it to sit level if it's reasonable to do so.

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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Is the budget boost spacers or springs?

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Old 04-03-2009, 09:49 PM
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Spacers.
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:52 PM   #4
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You could look at getting +2" springs. If you still have the droop you can then add the spacers to level it out. I would not recommend stacking spacers at all though.
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Old 04-03-2009, 10:14 PM
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Okay...good info. Is the droop caused by weak springs then?? I would think they should last more than 3 years..It's an 05
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The jeep will always torque to the right rear. It can cause that side to wear quicker than the others. As far as when it will start to sag, I am not sure. I suppose it all depends on driving /roads.

If you are really trying to save money there are always people lifting there jeep. You could get a pair of stock springs for cheap. I have a set, but they are from a 2001, so I dont know if it will help you.
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well the droop it the weight of the motor.. the back of the jeep has no weight so it wont droop at much
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I would add some 1.5" spacers in the front.
I have 2" spacers in the rear and 3" spacers in the front (on top of 2.5" lift springs). That works fine.
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Dont they have PCS spacers that are adjustable?
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Dont they have PCS spacers that are adjustable?
They are way too expensive.
JKS Manufacturing: Coil Spring Suspension
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They are way too expensive.
JKS Manufacturing: Coil Spring Suspension
yes they are expensive.. but i can CHANGE the way my rig sits an ANY point in time in under 30 minutes front and rear..

it is one of the coolest investments ive ever made

i run 2'' procomp coils up front, jks acos set to minimum which is 1.25'' in the front, the rear has stock coils since my 2'' procomp sat WAY to high so i took em out, and my jks acos in the rear are set to 1.75".. with my 1.25'' body lift, my jeep sits about .25 lower in the front now.. it looks mean =D
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I can build my own spacers for free in every length I want in about 5 minutes on a friends engine lathe. That´s why ACO are too expensive IMO.
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Wow, I like those adjustable spacers...265 for front or rear is steep but may be worthwhile, especially since I plan to add bumpers and a winch. With those I won't need to keep messing with springs.

However, would I get a better (softer) ride by using longer (2-3") springs??
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Wow, I like those adjustable spacers...265 for front or rear is steep but may be worthwhile, especially since I plan to add bumpers and a winch. With those I won't need to keep messing with springs.

However, would I get a better (softer) ride by using longer (2-3") springs??
i paid 210 shipped from DPG offroad.. per set
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Thanks for all the help guys. Looks like I'm going to need a new set of springs and the adjustable spacers to get this right...What should I look for in new springs (brand etc.)?

I'm thinking 2" springs front and back with the spacers front and back as well.
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I put three inch springs on the front and two inch on the rear. Looks great now.
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Mine sagged when I installed the winch - 3" Rusty's coils ($99) did the trick. (2"spacer - rear)

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