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I would suggest 3" rear. My jeep is definitely lighter back there.
Mine already has a rake from the 8.8 added to the factory rake. I'd like to level that out. I feel like an inch would have it sitting pretty level.




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post #2012 of Old 12-25-2013, 08:41 AM
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Another happy BDS customer. Solid. So I should expect about 3.5" front and 2.5" rear from the springs which is exactly what I'm looking for.
Another one here. My front 3's give me exactly 3.5. Why don't you use the rear RC 2.5 springs? The BDS 2" are shorttt.

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post #2013 of Old 12-25-2013, 08:46 AM Thread Starter
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Another one here. My front 3's give me exactly 3.5. Why don't you use the rear RC 2.5 springs? The BDS 2" are shorttt.
Well I figure the 2 and 3 should have similar spring rates, so they should give about the same difference over what the advertised height is (2.5 and 3.5 I guess). And while I hear good things about the RC's, I also hear they give out after 25,000 miles.

This TJ is sitting on a BDS 2" with a 3/4" spacer in the front. Remember that my rearend will sit slightly higher so a 3" spring in the front should have it level.


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And what ruled out Currie/Savvy springs?

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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And what ruled out Currie/Savvy springs?
I don't care to deal with Savvy.

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I don't care to deal with Savvy.
Oh...

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Savvy blows.

It's true that RC coils wear out faster than most, but for offroad use they are the best coils available under 3". They give about 2" lift once settled and can support 6" downtravel. No other low lift coils for TJs can do that without unseating. I doubt I would use them if I did a lot of daily driving though.
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I've considered the RC coils a few times since I got ~3" rear.

I don't even own a jeep anymore
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I can't wait to get mine. 3.5" front and 2.5" rear should look pretty nice but not too much bro lean.

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I don't care to deal with Savvy.
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Savvy blows. It's true that RC coils wear out faster than most, but for offroad use they are the best coils available under 3". They give about 2" lift once settled and can support 6" downtravel. No other low lift coils for TJs can do that without unseating. I doubt I would use them if I did a lot of daily driving though.
Just curious as to who had bad/ hard dealings with Savvy? And what happened, just curious is all...

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It has nothing to do with my experiences but how the company is run.

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It has nothing to do with my experiences but how the company is run.
I have ordered several things from them and never had any issues except getting them on the phone, other than that I do not know much about how they run their business. I will say on the subject of your springs that I love my currie springs, very nice ride.

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Guys, this is just my personal opinion on different observations I've noted over a while. I'm not going to get into it on my build. I just prefer not to use them. I've already talked to BDS and will be calling them tomorrow to price out the springs. If they're comparable to what 4x4GroupBuy has them listed for, then I'll probably pull the trigger on them. Also shot a PM to Kolak to check his prices on a set of 5100's.

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And I just confirmed purchase of 5100's all around from Kolak.

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