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post #1 of 7 Old 01-30-2007, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Help with Winch Sag in front

hi got a problem and need advice!

had my 2.5 inch lift on for 5 months and the winch on for a month. the front end of my 95 yj is now 2.5 inchs lower than the back. i have a 10,00lb winch and winch plate on.

I have the old springs still (which obviously arnt as curved as the newer lifted ones) but can i use these in anyway to add-a-leaf to my spring pack or something? or is a lift block or longer shackles the way to go?

when i finished the lift i actually got 4 " over what was on there and the back hasnt sagged at all! so it makes it look really odd with the front being lower!

Please help!
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-30-2007, 01:36 PM
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can you post pics, that sounds funny-
get new springs....
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-30-2007, 02:13 PM
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When mine sagged in the rear I did an add a leaf and it fixed it. But if your springs are old...and I see you have the worst springs available (procomp) just buy a new set. I can say that because I had pro comp too.

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post #4 of 7 Old 01-30-2007, 05:01 PM
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Try adding a leaf or swap the front springs with the back and hopefully all will even out. I can't believe they sagged that much, that sucks.

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-31-2007, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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sorry wrote the original message with a migrane, ill try again!

i had the 2.5 inch procomp lift which gave me 4" of lift when first installed. (over what i had with sagged springs)

lifts been on for 5 months and the winch for 1.

the jeep now still has the bigger lift in the rear with no sagging at all, but the front has sagged to around half the height of the front.

wat can i do to lift the front end just a little? to even it out.

like i said ive still got the old springs, can i add a leaf somehow? or will a lift shackle do the job?

what have you guys done to correct the sag from your winchs?

thanks again for help!
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I put a winch on mine and it didnt sag it that much at all. Winches arent that heavey where they would sag it half the difference.

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post #7 of 7 Old 01-31-2007, 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by RealJeep
I put a winch on mine and it didnt sag it that much at all. Winches arent that heavey where they would sag it half the difference.
i had an old school 12k LB ramsey winch on the front of my jeep for a while til i down graded to an 8k LB winch and i have had this second one for bout a year now with little to no sag at all..... i thinkin u may be havein another problem....

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