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Unread 12-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #16
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This IS my final answer. The best of factory handling/driving paired with the Bilstein shocks is a win/win. Much better option than a 2" spacer.
So are these up country springs 2", 3" or oem height?

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Unread 12-12-2013, 02:04 PM   #17
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The factory Up Country springs lift 1" - handling is excellent with these springs. Have you decided what size tires you want to run? Maybe you don't need more than 1" of lift.

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So are these up country springs 2", 3" or oem height?

confused..
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Unread 12-12-2013, 02:20 PM   #18
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I'm not a jeep expert as I'm new to my WJ, but I have done lots of suspension work both lowered and lifted vehicles. Do yourself a favor and get springs and stay away from spacers. When you add spacers to your vehicle you're keeping the spring rate that was designed for a vehicle with a lower center of gravity and it will not ride as well as a properly designed set of springs. You save $100 or $200 that you will end up spending anyway and will regret it in the meantime.

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Unread 12-12-2013, 02:55 PM   #19
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UC springs are now made by Moog also now and sell for $120 plus shipping...
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Unread 12-12-2013, 06:14 PM   #20
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UC springs are now made by Moog also now and sell for $120 plus shipping...
Interesting. Can you provide a link?
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Unread 12-12-2013, 06:59 PM   #21
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Rockauto.com search for your year and look in suspension category. they sell both standard and up country replacement springs for like $60 a pair plus shipping
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Unread 12-12-2013, 10:34 PM   #22
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Rockauto.com search for your year and look in suspension category. they sell both standard and up country replacement springs for like $60 a pair plus shipping
Rockauto shows UC springs from Rockwell and Moog for the 1999-2003 MY WJ. I wonder if they are legit.
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Unread 12-13-2013, 08:58 AM   #23
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Unread 12-13-2013, 11:05 AM   #24
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Buy from Kolak! He is awesome and will take care of you.
That is the truth. He helped me on the Bilsteins.
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Unread 12-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #26
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Rockauto shows UC springs from Rockwell and Moog for the 1999-2003 MY WJ. I wonder if they are legit.
I have a set at home from moog which i'm waiting on xmas break to install, hope to have the measurements and my comments before new years for you guys....
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