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Unread 07-17-2012, 11:56 PM   #1
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first time lift question

hey guys, i just finished my install of my smittybilt bumper and winch. afterwards i noticed i dramatic droop in the front end. i have measured it out to about 2.00 inches lower than the rear wheels. im thinking of going with a local company here in knoxville and using spacers. the company ,top gun customz, manufactures them in house out of laser cut steel and they seem legit enough.

this means that the front had drooped about 3/4 of a inch lower than stock. making it 2 inches lower that the rear, i want to level everything out. (sorry ment to at that)
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will a spacer lift be ok in my application even with the extra load on the front

should i look into shocks as well while im there

do any of you guys have past experiences with tgc and if so is it really to quality that they state


im not hardcore off roader by any stretch, me and some friends like to hit up light trails, sand mines, and hard to get to hunting and fishing spots.

i think that covers all of it. oh and heres a realy bad pic of the after result.


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Unread 07-18-2012, 12:06 AM   #2
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If your jeep is sagging that much due to the front bumper install, then it might be time for new springs.

Otherwise, the spacers should do the trick. Not sure which brand to recommend though.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 12:45 AM   #3
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any thoughts on how to tell if the springs are bad? oh and the bumper and winch weighs about 110 pounds. the bumper brought down the front end a total of .75 of a inch from stock, and i figured that while im in there i would go ahead and make it level with the rear. any way thanks for the quick reply, ill go to top gun tomorrow
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Unread 07-18-2012, 01:23 AM   #4
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2 inches of drop seems excessive considering the weight. I, weighing about 200lbs, can sit on my front bumper, stock suspension, and the drop is negligible.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 02:43 AM   #5
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2 inches of drop seems excessive considering the weight. I, weighing about 200lbs, can sit on my front bumper, stock suspension, and the drop is negligible.
no no no. the front only dropped .75 of a inch. and the ride height is stock so the front is 2.00 inches lower that the back. sorry ment to add that
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Unread 07-18-2012, 02:58 AM   #6
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I weigh 250 and I can jump up and down on my fender and it may move an inch, to get a 3/4" droop from a 80 lbs winch and 40 lbs bumper is a bad sign, you dont need spacers, you need new springs, and probably new shocks as well, new springs dont have to be expensive, look around and see whats available.

If you put on spacers you'll be wasting your money because you'll still be buying new springs soon.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 04:00 AM   #7
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1" spacers will work fine.I prefer the poly spacers over aluminum.Here's my brother's jeep with 75lb bumper and heavy winch with 1" spacers I installed.

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Unread 07-18-2012, 06:20 AM   #8
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smittybuilt bumpers are hella heavy. Thats why your sagging up front use some stiffer rate springs or poly spacers
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Unread 07-18-2012, 05:39 PM   #9
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My springs didn't sag even a 1/4" with an ARB bull bar and an 8500lb winch,



spacers wont fix your problem, but the spacers will work when your springs fail completely and you have to buy shocks, ball joints and bumpstops to fix your Jeep, but spacers are cheap, try it.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 06:18 PM   #10
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Front spacers are fine. Jeeps come from the factory nose down a little. 1" spacers will work great. Thats what I did no problems
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I did have a bit of an issue with TGC, ending with a Z not the company with the same name but ends with an S a couple months ago . I bought 4 shocks from them on Ebay . When I did the " buy it now" they had posted that they had 4 sets in stock and continued to advertise that same quantity for the next month . I followed along because they had none in reality and it took me a month to get mine and had noticed in their feedback where I was not the only one they pulled that on. They gave me a song and dance about not being able to keep track of how many sets they have but still never updated their quanitity the whole time. Problem is I don't know how accurate their feedback is because they offerd to refund the shipping money if I left positive feeback. As far as I am concerned that is like buying positive feedback . They got to keep my shipping money , I left truthful feedback.
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Unread 07-18-2012, 11:27 PM   #12
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Unread 07-21-2012, 02:04 AM   #13
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THANKS GUYS!

called up top gun customs and got a set of 1.75 spacers and brought the nose right up to level with the rear. this will do just fine until i wear out the tires and go with bigger tires.





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Unread 07-21-2012, 02:29 AM   #14
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I did have a bit of an issue with TGC, ending with a Z not the company with the same name but ends with an S a couple months ago . I bought 4 shocks from them on Ebay . When I did the " buy it now" they had posted that they had 4 sets in stock and continued to advertise that same quantity for the next month . I followed along because they had none in reality and it took me a month to get mine and had noticed in their feedback where I was not the only one they pulled that on. They gave me a song and dance about not being able to keep track of how many sets they have but still never updated their quanitity the whole time. Problem is I don't know how accurate their feedback is because they offerd to refund the shipping money if I left positive feeback. As far as I am concerned that is like buying positive feedback . They got to keep my shipping money , I left truthful feedback.

That is the same company on ebay and they did me the same way. They advertise they have it in stock and then have to order it.
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I don't know how accurate their feedback is because they offerd to refund the shipping money if I left positive feeback. As far as I am concerned that is like buying positive feedback . They got to keep my shipping money , I left truthful feedback.
This should be reported to eBay! I can't say for sure that it's a violation of eBay rules and terms, but I'd bet it is. If not, it should be, IMO.
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