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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:20 PM   #1
goodwrenchdave
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Cherokee springs for lift

New to the forum and very confused as to the specifics of Cherokee coil springs.
I own a 99 Sahara. I do very conservative trails... basically just to get to good hiking trails. I ran 30's x9.5 (tires) for the past 4 years; and "like" the "soft" stock feel of the TJ handling.
Always feared getting stuck so I recently upgraded to some 31x10.5 Baja MTZ tires and find the jeep sitting a little too low. would like about a 1.5-2 inch suspension lift (BudgetBoost). Comparing our Canadian "rip off" prices for BB spacers to prices for jobber Cherokee coil springs, I think the latter is a better deal (as I get at trade price)
My original coils have sagged from age and now are 1/2 inch lower than when new. Would I be better of with Cherokee coils rather than spacers? if so which year/model for the front ~2 inch lift and will the spring rate compensate for the greater unsprung weight of the new tires; while retaining an acceptable near stock ride?
Is there anything other than spacers that can be done to the rear of the TJ?

As my handle shows...I am a tech for you know who....anybody know offhand if any GM shocks would fit the TJ with a 2 inch lift? (or length/travel of shocks needed).....or do I really even need to replace the shocks or just cheap-out with extensions.
Any help is welcome.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 08:36 PM   #2
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V8 ZJ front springs will eliminate the rake and compensate for a heavy winch & bumper in front.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 04:57 AM   #3
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Check the classified section of the forum if you are on a budget. There are good deals that pop up all the time on here. I got my front springs and all 4 shocks off this forum.
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Unread 08-23-2013, 06:04 AM   #4
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Have you checked out ebay for the bb spacers? They have them cheaper on there!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 09:27 AM   #5
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i just replaced a set of V8 ZJ springs (front) and a set of 1.75" spacers (rear) with an OME kit, i'll sell 'em to you cheap, PM me if you're interested. here's how it looked with that set up and 33x12.50's
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