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Unread 05-14-2007, 11:46 AM   #1
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2" BB and Winch Rake.

I am currently running a 2" Rusty's BB. I will be mounting my winch later this week and I know it will add some weight to the front. With my BB, what can I do to regain the 1" or so that I am going to lose by mounting the 100lb+/- winch setup? Does someone make a 3" spacer that will replace the 2" or is it possible to add a 1" spacer on top of the already installed 2"? What are my other options besides new coils right now?

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[QUOTE=kd4yor;4763909]Chris, I just think your having buyers remorse for all the work in your 8.8 for no added gain (over the Dana 35).[/QUOTE]
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Unread 05-14-2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Buy some lift springs... I have some OME springs up front. When I install my winch in the next week or two I may end up buying taller springs...

If you want the OME 2.5" coils shoot me a PM...
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Unread 05-14-2007, 12:07 PM   #3
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Buy some lift springs... I have some OME springs up front. When I install my winch in the next week or two I may end up buying taller springs...

If you want the OME 2.5" coils shoot me a PM...
That used set of coils is probably a great way to go. You can add a 3/4" spacer or even larger if necessary to trim the overall height. Just beware of getting crazy high to the point where you are affecting driveline angles and the like.
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Unread 05-14-2007, 12:15 PM   #4
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Buy some lift springs... I have some OME springs up front. When I install my winch in the next week or two I may end up buying taller springs...

If you want the OME 2.5" coils shoot me a PM...
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Unread 05-14-2007, 12:36 PM   #5
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I would not use a space, maybe it is time for a new springs, we all know its going to cost you some coin but lets face it you now have a winch and can afford to get deeper....hehe
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Unread 05-14-2007, 01:59 PM   #6
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i had that setup a while back, 2" bb w/ a Warn XD9000 and AtoZ
winch plate. the added weight did cause the front end to sag a little.
i bought a set of 3/4" coil spacers and placed them on top of my 2"
BB spacers and it leveled it out just right. granted 3" lift springs or
some OME HD springs up front would probably work too, but the spacers
are cheap. i think i paid $25 shipped for these:
http://www.rubiconexpress.com/Produc...=1EF13B1526242
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Unread 05-14-2007, 03:33 PM   #7
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I did same - I added a 3/4" spacer. And before you ask - the red thing is an airbag for when I put on the snowplow in the winter.... Its unrelated to my adding a .75 spacer on top to compensate for the winch weight. The .75 is at the top.

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Unread 05-14-2007, 03:44 PM   #8
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There's no way to know ahead of time how much it'll drop. Mine dropped only .5" after an 8274 and the 8274 winch plate--both heavier than most. I substituted a 2.25" spacer for my 1.75" spacer and that leveled it out. (Both sets of spacers are for sale.)

A few weeks later I added an aftermarket bumper and gave up on spacing the tires OE springs. 3" Rusty's springs hold up really well under winch weight--maybe because they're made to hold up a 4.0 liter so my 2.5 plus winch doesn't faze it.
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Unread 05-14-2007, 03:46 PM   #9
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When I did my 2" BB I swapped to Rubi springs and didn't notice any drop w/ my new bumper, winch plate and winch.
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Unread 05-14-2007, 03:55 PM   #10
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cherokee coils.

that is all. if you want pictures of the difference between stock with a heavy bumper, and with cherokee coils, let me know.

you can prolly get them for free too
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