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Unread 02-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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Lowering Springs for Jeep Wrangler TJ

I use my Jeep for work and deliver mail. It is a street vehicle and I need to lower it approx 2 inches but cant find lowering springs for a 97-06 TJ. Anyone know if someone out there makes them?

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Unread 02-09-2011, 07:07 PM   #2
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Are you being serious. is this for real?

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Unread 02-14-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Why? I cant ask for lowering springs?
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Unread 02-15-2011, 11:49 AM   #4
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You certainly can ask, but the truth is that there is a VERY small market for people who want to lower their Jeeps and make them more street friendly than they are from the factory, so while I can't say for sure I would imagine that you are going to have a real hard time finding a company that makes drop springs for TJs.

Your best bet would likely be searching for and talking to a local spring shop. They are few and far between these days, but there are still some out there. See if they can do anything for you.

Worst case scenario is you'll have to just cut your stock springs down some (probably not a good idea to take 2" worth of ride height out of stockers though) and find smaller shocks to match.

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Unread 02-15-2011, 08:44 PM   #5
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I have asked some of the Large suspension companies and they dont build them.
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Unread 02-15-2011, 08:50 PM   #6
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Honestly, lowering a TJ will almost certainly make it ride worse than stock.

Why is it you want to lower it? If you are looking for a better ride, pick up some H&R progressive 1" springs with bilstein shocks and do all new CA bushings all around.

If you are lowering it for looks, GTFO. With the exception of a few decent looking WJs and WKs out there, Jeeps are not meant to be lowered. period.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 07:29 AM   #7
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What's the point of owning a jeep if you don't use it for what its meant for?
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Unread 02-23-2011, 03:19 PM   #8
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I once saw a lowered tj with low profile tires and chrome rims with the hard top on a 80 degree day. So I took some mud off of mine and wrote "buy a cadillac" on the windshield and drove away.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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He clearly stated he wanted to lower it for it to be easier to deliver mail, which is his job. I'm guessing stock Jeeps are taller then the average mail box. Ever gone to drive thru atm and had to reach down to enter your pin? If you do it all day it could be uncomfortable.

Maybe try some sagging springs from a junkyard jeep, or maybe weighing it down more or smaller tires.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 06:00 PM   #10
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The only suggestion that I would have for you to lower a Jeep is to have a custom spring shop like Standen's or Calgary Spring and Suspension here in Calgary to custom spin up a set of coils for you.

The front-end could be easily cut down, the rear springs are "tight-rolled" on both the top and bottom making it harder to cut it and keep the spring centered on the coil-button.
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Have you thought about airbags? I'm sure you could find a company that makes airbags for tj's
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lowering springs for TJ's don't exist. Give me your TJ, I'll give you a honda civic... easy as that
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Wow, there are some real dicks on here, I hope the mail carriers "lose" your mail.

And Kevinfm91, don't be mad that you don't have A/C in your YJ. Touching someone else's jeep should get you shot, but thats just my opinion.

to the OP, might want to give this place a call

http://www.eatonsprings.com/

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I use my Jeep for work and deliver mail. It is a street vehicle and I need to lower it approx 2 inches but cant find lowering springs for a 97-06 TJ. Anyone know if someone out there makes them?
http://www.tunersdepot.com/Jeep_Wran...ng_Springs.htm

These will work well for your use. Kinda pricey but it is a limited market so I'm sure you were planning for that.
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http://www.tunersdepot.com/Jeep_Wran...ng_Springs.htm

These will work well for your use. Kinda pricey but it is a limited market so I'm sure you were planning for that.
nice find, wonder if you can write a % off of next years taxes since its a work vehicle item.

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