Yeah, I plan to do the relocation when I replace the shocks, probably will go with the OME or possibly Bilstein in a couple of months once the springs break in a bit. The ride is reaaly much improved over my 18 year old stock springs...
I can't really tell how much of the body roll is from the sway bar being disconnected vs. the new springs. It wasn't a plan to remove the links, they just kinda disintegrated. It does have a bit of a "boaty" feel to it, so I''m getting a new pair of links to see if I like that feel better.
Springs ride amazingly though. New shocks this Summer, probably Bilsteins.
Funny cause after I asked that, I got my own lift installed. I couldn't get my sway bars back on either so I ended up having to run with out them. I agree with the "boaty" feel that it has now.
These springs do ride AWESOME. I got Bilsteins put in and they seem to match up perfect with the 36r's.
Getting these springs was the second best thing I've ever done to the Jeep. Best thing was pulling the track bars out, and that's only #1 because it was free. I wish I'd have done this stuff years ago...
nice looking rig man! also thanks for the details on the pricing / parts numbers. This is great! That's about how high I'd like to go with my 88 so now, thanks to you, I have a quality parts list to start putting together.
Best of luck with it and thanks!!
EDIT: I'm sorry.. I forgot to ask, where did you order your parts from?
Just wanted to update... It's been 2 years, and about 5000 miles (hey, I don't take many long trips in the Jeep), and I can still definitely notice how much better the ride is with these springs. I -do- think that it took a while for them to "settle" and get to their current cushiony goodness.
Haven't gotten around to new shocks, still running the old Rancho 5000s. Hopefully will swap them out soon though.
My OME 2.5" lift parts list with before/ after pics: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/about-order-ome-lift-kit-1489830/
Oh man, get ready for a whole nother level of cush once you upgrade the shocks. I got the bilstein 5100's on there, and even though my jeep is still a little light (4 banger, soft top, stock bumpers, engine and bumpers to be changed out eventually with a winch added at some point) for the 36R's on all 4 corners, it rides amazingly. My buddy has these speed bumps in his apartment complex and the jeep floats right over them when I blast through em.
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