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post #1 of 20 Old 07-05-2010, 12:24 PM Thread Starter
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Coil Springs Not Straight

I just installed a RE 2" BB on our TJ and the stock front coils aren't straight. I understand that bowing is a common issue with spacers, but do the photos below look right?

One more question: Our bump stops have never been centered in the coil (either before or after the spacers). Is that an issue?

This was my first time ever working on a suspension, so I want to make sure I didn't do something wrong. I appreciate any input.





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post #2 of 20 Old 07-05-2010, 12:29 PM
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I have that same problem with my RC 2.5 lift - my driver side front coil spring rubs the bump stop. However, you can see where the bump stop had previously hit the axle because of a mark it left. That means it was like that before I lifted it.

The best answer I could find about it was Jeep's tolerance on the bumpstops varied anywhere from 1/4" to 3/4". Here's the thread I made asking the same question - http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/sp...x-pics-864771/

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looks fine.

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Your axle is now shifted to the driver's side due to the fixed length track bar. Of course they will be bowed if the axle isn't centered.

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Is that a rear spring you have on there?...
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Knuckelhead- Haha. No, it's a front coil.
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Thanks for the feedback guys.

Knuckelhead- Haha. No, it's a front coil.
Looks like a rear spring to me too.

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my front springs aren't that wide

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The bottom of the spring is bigger than the spring pocket !

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Front springs are long and skinny, rear springs are short and fat... those look short and fat...
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I think it's just the way the camera is zoomed in the 2nd pic. If you look each of his coils goes down to the same spot. And he said all he did was add spacers so I doubt he switched front and rear coils.
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Thanks for all of the responses. I'm terrible with a camera , but it is a front coil. I simply pulled it off, added the spacer and bump stop extension, and put it back on. It's dimensions are the same as my passenger side front coil: ~11.5" L and ~5.5" OD.

Here's a photo of the same coil from another angle showing it seated in the perch:

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you guys are such bandwagon jumpers, one person says it and everyone agrees to act like they know what their talking about. that looks nothing like a rear coil top and bottom of a rear coil are WAY smaller in diameter than the rest of the coil and they are way shorter than the front.

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Your axle is now shifted to the driver's side due to the fixed length track bar. Of course they will be bowed if the axle isn't centered.
this.
adjustable front track bar can recenter your axel though not 100% necessary.

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