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My 2004 LJ has a 2" spring spacer boost but the front is about 1" lower than rear. I hear a 3" spacer is not advisable, so I'm wondering what coil springs I should get to level it out.

Thoughts?

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My 2004 LJ has a 2" spring spacer boost but the front is about 1" lower than rear. I hear a 3" spacer is not advisable, so I'm wondering what coil springs I should get to level it out.

Thoughts?

Thanks,

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1" lower in front is a desirable stance. that way when you load a bunch of stuff or passengers in the back you're not dragging your rear end all around.
 

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Back when I had a 2" BB, adding a winch sagged the front pretty bad.
I swapped the front spacers for some 3" springs.
3" was enough lift that I also needed an adjustable front track bar to center the front axle.
It wasn't off enough to bug me until then.
 

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So 3" springs and an adjustable track bar. Any links to help me find these? Also any need to do an alignment?

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Give Dirk at DPG Off Road a call and he can probably fix you up with the right ome spring rates to do what you want to do.
 

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I had 1.75 spacers (called 2") and the winch caused my front to sag even more than stock. I went with BDS front 2" springs and it gained about an inch over the spacer. Still sits a little lower in front but I like it that way. The BDS springs are rated pretty high and were only $120 from 4x4groupbuy.com
 

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I don't have the money or time to do the track bar and transfer case stuff - just looking for an easy and cheap way to level it. So you removed the spacer and used the 2" spring instead? Any issue requiring an adjustable track bar? This would seem like an easy fix.
 

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I haven't bothered with a track bar. I might eventually but I can barely tell the axle is off center and I don't have any rubbing or handling issues. With the Zone shocks I have for the 2 inch lift I was able to get away with only about 1 inch extra bumpstop as well (Over stock). Just pulled the spacer and put the spring in.
 

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I'd love other opinions on this as I'm considering buying a new bumper and winch that will certainly drop the front more.

So, with 2" spacers in the back, could I put 3" springs in front without any other mods except, perhaps an adjustable track bar?

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when i added a winch i went from 2" springs to 3" springs in the front with a MC track bar. i later added savvy aluminum lowers to dial in the pinion/caster, but it isnt necessary.

another thought, have your stock springs sagged? fronts should be 12" and rear should be 8" with the tires on the ground. if they are less, then perhaps a new 2" coil is all thats needed
 

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Ironhead Jed - Are you running any type of lift? Am I measuring from just the top to the bottom of the spring?

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yep and yep, those numbers are what our jeeps rolled of the line with, many have sagged over the last ~15 years.

as for my lift, its a lot of mixed parts, 3" front 2" rear BDS springs, fox 2.0 shocks, MC track bar, Currie Anti-Rock, Savvy aluminum control arms, UCF's ultra high clearance skid and their engine skid, poison spyder highline fenders, and a bunch of other little stuff here and there
 

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So here's the question:

I have a 2004 LJ with a 2" coil spacer lift. The front currently sits about an inch or more lower than the rear. I'm looking at buying a Q9000 winch and this Barricade bumper:

http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-front-bumper-j20851.html

I plan on replacing the springs and am not sure whether to get 3" or 4" springs to level the jeep out. What do you recommend?
 

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So here's the question:

I have a 2004 LJ with a 2" coil spacer lift. The front currently sits about an inch or more lower than the rear. I'm looking at buying a Q9000 winch and this Barricade bumper:

http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-front-bumper-j20851.html

I plan on replacing the springs and am not sure whether to get 3" or 4" springs to level the jeep out. What do you recommend?
I wouldn't go taller than a 3" spring, the coil rate would have to be very very low for the proper stance.

Also, do you plan on adding a rear bumper, tire carrier, and spare? How about a hardtop or rear seat? Everything that goes into the jeep plays a roll
 

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Yes, I will leave the 2" coil spacers in the rear. I currently have JK wheels all around on 285/70/17 Duratracs, with the spare on an adapter and stock carrier - too much weight. So I'm getting a Barricade bumper and carrier. Hardtop is on now also.

Getting to be soft top season, though!
 
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