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Old 05-10-2015, 04:48 AM
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Weighed down by front bumper & tire carrier

Hey guys, I'm new to the forum and just recently bought a 2 door 2015 JK sport. I'm looking to eventually add a Rugged Ridge XHD front bumper and a GenRight swing out tire carrier. Should I look at getting heavier gage springs to accommodate for the extra weight? Or is there something else I should do? Thanks!

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Old 05-10-2015, 05:48 AM   #2
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Hi new guy.
I have a Rugged Ridge XHD with the winch. I also have LOD rear tire carrier bumper.

I started with the front bumper and lost height (over 1 inch) then as planned I put on a Teraflex 2.5 coil lift. I gained my height back in the front and gained 3.5 in the back.(prior to LOD bumper)
After the LOD bumper I lost 1 inch however I was back at the Teraflex advertised height of +2.5"

So to answer your question, its up to you. You will lose height with anything you add. Gravity and weight do not lie. My solution is a TF coil lift. That works for how I drive my Jeep. You may be able to do something else to keep your height.
Good Luck. Welcome to the process of changing money into Jeep.
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