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Unread 06-05-2013, 08:04 PM   #1
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2 Inch Coils?

Background: Last summer I put 2" spacers in the front (kept original stock springs). I have a JCR DIY bumper up there so there is added weight.

I replaced the rear springs with 2" CS035RA OME Heavy load springs in the back. True to what I've read here they are more like 2.5" to 3" and my XJ has a nose down lean to it. I'll be adding a JCR bumper with tire carrier to the rear so that should bring it down some and the main reason I went with the "heavies"

Over the past 10-11 months the front end has gotten soft, seems to bottom out pretty easy, lots of rattling and some death wobble. Time to rebuild, so I'm replacing all the tierod ends, ball joints, stabilizer, track bar, other bushings, shocks. I'd also like to get rid of the old springs.

Only 2" springs I've found are Rusty's. I've read about quality issues with their stuff. Then there is OME and mixed info on their 903 springs some say 2" other say less.

So I'm thinking of going with the OME 903's but wondering if I'll need a spacer depending on the way it levels out.

Anyone done this? Open to other suggestions and advice as well.

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Unread 06-06-2013, 07:32 AM   #2
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BDS makes some quality 2" coils.You won't know if you'll need additional spacers up front until you install everything and see how it sits.
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:32 PM   #3
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i really like the rough country 2.5in coils and i bet they would level you out nice
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Unread 06-06-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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I run OME 935 springs, made for a V-8 ZJ and got 2" of lift, with a winch bumper. With Bilstein 5150s, the ride is smooth.
2" more lift were added, with a set of JKS ACOS, to achieve the final 4" lift.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:16 PM   #5
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Cool, thanks for the info I got some stuff to research with now.

Here's a quick question, is there an advantage to not using spacers and getting the lift height from springs only? In my mind that is the ideal situation.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 11:12 PM   #6
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To follow up I've decided on the BDS coils and Bilstein 5100 shocks.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Get the BDS spring with the matching BDS Fox shocks.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:00 PM   #8
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If you want other 2" choices, look for 3" TJ coils - they typically net an inch less on an XJ.

Shocks will fix must of the soft/bottoming out issues - if they're shot you don't get any restriction at all, just full compression with no control.
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Unread 06-12-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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OME springs, whether leafs or coils, are top of line from what I understand. You need good shocks to go with it get the full experience.

I am going to be ordering the ACOS for the front and shackle relocation brackets for the rear. If you do it right the first time, you don't usually have problems.

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Get the BDS spring with the matching BDS Fox shocks.
Out of curiousity, what's wrong with the BDS Spring/Bilstein shock combo? Am I missing something from a technical standpoint?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 10:49 AM   #11
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Out of curiousity, what's wrong with the BDS Spring/Bilstein shock combo? Am I missing something from a technical standpoint?
The fox's are probably valved to work with those springs. Would be my guess and I have 5100's on my Xj. You can not go wrong with either shock
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