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Unread 06-13-2011, 12:43 PM   #631
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So I took out the stock front spring and the stock spring with the spacer is the same size as one of these new springs.

So my guess is that these springs are 2" lift springs and not 4.5" lift springs as I was told.

And the spring coil diameter is the same stock vs the new ones.

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Unread 06-13-2011, 12:45 PM   #632
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Here's the pic of the two side by side.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 01:34 PM   #633
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You are taking out the BB and just running the springs alone I'm assuming right?

Either way, when you're lowering the axle make sure to always keep an eye on those brake lines! Don't ever let them become what's limiting your axle from drooping out further.

So... with that said... Of the top of my head...

Have you disconnected the sway bar links? I've got a TJ so I'm a little different and I can't imagine this being a cause but if you've got the sway bar links off and the shocks are off the only other limiting factor I would think is going to be your steering linkage or driveshaft. I would lean towards steering being your next limiting issue and if the drive shaft is a slipyoke style it would come apart rather then limit you... I'm not sure what stock is on those.

Anyways, just tossing out a couple things to look at as possibly keeping it from dropping out.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 02:50 PM   #634
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Is the axle shaft possibly hitting a skid plate or something like that? I don't remember if I actually heard that somewhere or made it up in my head
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Unread 06-13-2011, 04:37 PM   #635
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Are you using a strut spring compressor? I doubt you can fit in a spring that large without compressing it. It was damn tough to fit in a 2" puck above the springs without a compressor on my TJ. When I added the XJ coils I had to get a compressor.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 05:13 PM   #636
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Yeah I got one spring in right now, the problem was the brake line lol I disconnected the ABS line on accident.

I got a spring compressor and used that. I took off the other front tire but stopped working as it was too damn hot. Will finish the other springs tonight when it cools down.
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Unread 06-13-2011, 07:45 PM   #637
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hey grand zj it say u maxed ur PM out lol just wanted to see if you go that spring in
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Unread 06-13-2011, 10:54 PM   #638
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Yeah I got drivers side spring in so far. I actually just started to work on my passenger side now replacing the lower control arms with a aftermarket set I found at the junkyard.

The lower control arm was hitting my axle mount not letting it droop to allow me get the new compressed spring in.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 12:20 AM   #639
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Spring compressors. Rent them at autozone.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 02:06 AM   #640
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Already did rent them gotta do the rear tomorrow before it gets too hot. Fronts are done now will take pics of everything tomorrow.

I'm on stock control arms and have a good amount of room left. Also took it for a test drive tonight on the freeway (to check for DW) and everything was kosher, so I am happy about the outcome as of now.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 03:36 PM   #641
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sorry about my spring compressor post, stupid i phone disnt show all the posts. lol
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Unread 06-14-2011, 03:42 PM   #642
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Its all good man lol Im just enjoying this hot weather... god why'd I move from Seattle haha
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Unread 06-14-2011, 04:21 PM   #643
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Yeah, it's too hot now to work on stuff much. I always just keep my garage door shur about 75% of the way and turn on a few fans, but boy oh boy, its gettin' warm. Wont be doing much heavy work on the wag for a while.
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #644
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Garage > uncovered unlit apartment parking lot :-(

Oh well, new lockers, 4.88 ring/pinion, bearings, and hubs

Breaking in the gears now = not fun
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Unread 06-15-2011, 08:28 AM   #645
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so after my post the other day im assuming no one wants to go on a run next week?
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