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post #1 of 13 Old 09-20-2010, 07:50 PM Thread Starter
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Dumb Question: Can u buy just coil springs for a 4 inch lifted Jeep?

I have a really dumb question and really no where to find the answer unless someone here could help. I bought the 4 inch rough country lift kit stage ll and it rides really rough and was if there was any place where I could buy just better coil springs. Btw my jeep is a 99 jeep tj. Thanks for your help.


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post #2 of 13 Old 09-20-2010, 07:57 PM
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Sure you can.
I've sold BDS ones to a kid that bought 4" but couldn't get in and had to back down to 3".

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Buying springs separately shouldn't be a problem.
But if you're running RC then you have the 2.2 shocks correct? Which are not your Cadillac ride shocks.
I'm sure some guys will chime in about the shocks as a potential problem of yours.


I'd personally recommend OME shocks - expensive but worth it.

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Thanks guys! I actually found some Currie springs do u think they would be good to use? and i have the RC 8000 shocks i think so i will probably be upgrading them after the springs as well.

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IMO you need to ask what the spring rate is. I built my lift piece by piece with hand-me-downs from club members. The springs were the only new parts I purchased. When I checked around, I was surprised by how different the spring rates were from company to company. I went with 3" BDS springs in the end...

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post #6 of 13 Old 09-21-2010, 12:48 AM
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I have a really dumb question and really no where to find the answer unless someone here could help. I bought the 4 inch rough country lift kit stage ll and it rides really rough and was if there was any place where I could buy just better coil springs. Btw my jeep is a 99 jeep tj. Thanks for your help.
start with a new set of shocks first, like Bilsteins or Rancho 9000xl's the coils are not the problem, I don't care what anyone say's, the RC 2.2's are harsh in comparison, come by and I'll prove it as I have four jeeps here with popular shocks including Rancho, OME, Bilstien, RE, and the RC's which are by far the roughest riding shock of the bunch.

if you must just get coils, Currie has progressive rate 4" springs which I think are comparable or the same as the AEV/Nth degree, Yes, I've driven on both.

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I have a RC 4" lift on my tj and i was wondering what springs i can i get to upgrade so when they settle it still is 4"
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I have this exact question.

I have a 4" RC X-Series lift right now. Want to replace with Currie 4" coils and Bilstein 5100's. Will they fit?

I bought 5100's from Morris4x4center that are supposedly for a Jeep with a 4" SA kit...

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post #9 of 13 Old 12-29-2012, 04:24 AM
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Yes, you can swap out the coils and shocks while keeping the remaining parts of your lift.

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I have this exact question.

I have a 4" RC X-Series lift right now. Want to replace with Currie 4" coils and Bilstein 5100's. Will they fit?

I bought 5100's from Morris4x4center that are supposedly for a Jeep with a 4" SA kit...
of course, you can swap them. pay attention to compressed shock length and bumpstop extension requirements.
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post #11 of 13 Old 12-29-2012, 12:35 PM
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Maybe save yourself some money if you are staying at 4" . Get good shocks first . You will find the springs don't have as much to do with your ride as you think Control arm Joints have an effect , Track bar angle has an effect on the ride as does tire pressure ,load range. many things effect it .
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What tire size and air pressure are you running?
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post #13 of 13 Old 12-31-2012, 08:19 PM
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Ive got Bilstein 5100s sitting here waiting to be installed with the Currie springs.

And I'm going to be running 35's, installing a 1.25 BL with a 1 inch MML.

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