f>r lift done - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > f>r lift done

FS: 2007-2013 Jeep Wrangler "HALO" Angel Eye KitFlowmaster's Force II Axle-back exhaust system for the 201FS: Wranger BRIGHT License Plate LED! Just $3! Great value

Reply
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:06 PM   #1
Rook87
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kankakee, Illinois
Posts: 90
f>r lift done

RE 3.5 coils in the front, my stock I6 coils in the rear. I was lucky to have it be pretty level afterwards but have one simple issue. It's tooo level, I feel if I load the back end down at all that it will sag. Will the new springs up front "break in" and lose height after say a month? Or should I add an isolater or 2 in the rear? *stock wheels and tires in these pics, I have 32s going on this week.

Before( was jeepless for the winter until replaced with this jeep last week)


After


Thanks guys!

Rook87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:32 PM   #2
WhiteOut
Web Wheeler
 
WhiteOut's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,015
Looks sharp!

I'd just do a 0.75" spacer in the rear or V8 coils to bring it up a hair.
WhiteOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:36 PM   #3
riot1987
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: In your attic, with the squirrels and wrapping paper
Posts: 3,512
I doubled my spacers all around. No issues. Easy to add/remove. Id say do it.
__________________
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

Build thread^^
riot1987 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
moose27
Member
 
moose27's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mint Hill, NC
Posts: 459
What's all involved with the front to rear swap? And what are the major components that I need? I'm getting some v8 springs and 2 inch spacers from a buddy of mine and I know I need to pick up some 3.5 inch shocks, is there anything else I need to pick up right away
__________________
Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/mooses-jeep-build-1456174/
moose27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:50 PM   #5
WhiteOut
Web Wheeler
 
WhiteOut's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by moose27 View Post
What's all involved with the front to rear swap? And what are the major components that I need? I'm getting some v8 springs and 2 inch spacers from a buddy of mine and I know I need to pick up some 3.5 inch shocks, is there anything else I need to pick up right away
Front adjustable trackbar, rear swaybar links (98 Chevy K1500 ones will work), front swaybar links.
WhiteOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 02:53 PM   #6
moose27
Member
 
moose27's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mint Hill, NC
Posts: 459
Does rear sway bars matter? I took mine out and the guy I'm gettin the springs from took his off... And I'm guessing I don't have to worry about adjustable control arms yet?
__________________
Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/mooses-jeep-build-1456174/
moose27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
WhiteOut
Web Wheeler
 
WhiteOut's Avatar
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 8,015
Quote:
Originally Posted by moose27 View Post
Does rear sway bars matter? I took mine out and the guy I'm gettin the springs from took his off... And I'm guessing I don't have to worry about adjustable control arms yet?
Rear sway bar is a net benefit, been discussed multiple time on here before.
WhiteOut is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 03:17 PM   #8
Rook87
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kankakee, Illinois
Posts: 90
So far all I did was coils and alignment as it had death wobble. Shocks, steering stabilizer, and rear trackbar are in the mail right now. But as is she's all good. I do want to get new control arms to move my rear axle back but i got a few months before I do that
Rook87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 03:27 PM   #9
moose27
Member
 
moose27's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mint Hill, NC
Posts: 459
Nice! I'll probably get some new sway bar links and track bar for now then pic up some control arms later
__________________
Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/mooses-jeep-build-1456174/
moose27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 04:10 PM   #10
DickDickle
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dracut, Ma
Posts: 531
I would ditch the stock front springs that you put in the rear, and the thought of spacers, spend the extra money and buy the correct springs for the rear to match the front. Do it right
DickDickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
moose27
Member
 
moose27's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mint Hill, NC
Posts: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by DickDickle
I would ditch the stock front springs that you put in the rear, and the thought of spacers, spend the extra money and buy the correct springs for the rear to match the front. Do it right
So would you pick up 3.5 inch springs in the rear?
__________________
Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/mooses-jeep-build-1456174/
moose27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #12
DickDickle
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Dracut, Ma
Posts: 531
Yes, they feel way better than putting stock front springs in the rear because they are made for it. I have Rustys 3.5 springs front and rear, and once upon a time I did have front springs in my rear and after buying the correct equipment I would never ever use front springs in the rear again
DickDickle is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 04-22-2013, 06:48 PM   #13
moose27
Member
 
moose27's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Mint Hill, NC
Posts: 459
I'm thinkin I might go ahead and pick up a pair of the rubicon express springs
__________________
Build: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f13/mooses-jeep-build-1456174/
moose27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-10-2013, 06:43 PM   #14
Rook87
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Kankakee, Illinois
Posts: 90
Just wanted to throw up a pic with the 32s on

Rook87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-10-2013, 06:47 PM   #15
riot1987
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: In your attic, with the squirrels and wrapping paper
Posts: 3,512
Good lookin tires. I like the color
__________________
http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/riots-97-grand-1436100/

Build thread^^
riot1987 is offline   Reply With Quote




Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.