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post #1 of 23 Old 12-22-2013, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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8.5" springs

Does anyone make8.5" springs? I bought a used lift that was supposed to be 6.5" but it seems huge to me. I just removed a Rc 4" and gained a bunch more than 2.5". I've only done the rear so far but it's freakishly huge and I'm getting worried.

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post #2 of 23 Old 12-22-2013, 09:20 PM
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I didn't think so, but I could be wrong. I was under the impression that 6.5" were the biggest made for the WJ and people would put pucks under them to get to 8.5".

Keep in mind it could take a day or so to settle. When I put mine on, I was higher than 2.5" up but it settled back to where it should be after a day of driving it.

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Yeah I sure hope it settles down. Cus it's huge. Way too much lift for my setup
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Wow it really is humongous!!! That's with your PF bumper on too? Holy crap!
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The new tires are in the garage but I may need smaller springs.
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My god... that f-ker's huge!

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Whats the measurement from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender? I believe stock is 18" +/- & upcountry 20" +/-.
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Whats the measurement from the center of the wheel to the bottom of the fender? I believe stock is 18" +/- & upcountry 20" +/-.
im not sure. I actually sent u a pm to get a hub to bottom of window measurement as your fenders are cut. But we should have the same lift height. I may have messed up my tire/wheel combo. I bought spacers and tires for a 7.5" wide wheel but just found out my wheels are 7" wide. My old wj had 7.5" width.
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Hub to fender is about 25.5 and hub to bottom of window is about 39". I figure the rear will be slightly lower once the front is lifted as there will be more weight on the rear
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Mine was the same way when first installed.. it'll settle some.
Looks huge with the stockers on it tho!

Mine was worse on 265/75 tires!
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Looks identical to mine. What springs are u running?
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