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Unread 12-24-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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Fixing Sag with Spacers

Im getting ready to put on my new warn bumper and warn xd9000i winch. Im worried about my front end sagging from soo much weight. I have 4 inch springs and a 1.25" body lift. Would a 1 inch coil spacers make up for the sagging coils? Can i run a coil spacer and have body lift on my jeep at the same time? Will spacers have any negative effects on my jeep like less spring articulation? Or will the sag from the winch not be too noticeable and i should just leave it be?


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Unread 12-24-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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Fully load up your Jeep and fill the tank. If you're still lower add a set of .75 or 1 inch spacer. No limitations.
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Unread 12-24-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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The only real downside to spacers is that they don't provide any additional flex, which replacement springs will, your ride may suffer; but since you just want to make up for the sag from the winch on new springs I wouldn't worry about it. I'm not a fan of spacers. If your stock springs are pretty worn out or sagging. Coil spacers with shocks cost nearly as much as the springs do so if it were up to me I'd prolly get new coils.
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Unread 12-24-2011, 09:21 AM   #4
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The only real downside to spacers is that they don't provide any additional flex, which replacement springs will, your ride may suffer; but since you just want to make up for the sag from the winch on new springs I wouldn't worry about it. I'm not a fan of spacers. If your stock springs are pretty worn out or sagging. Coil spacers with shocks cost nearly as much as the springs do so if it were up to me I'd prolly get new coils.
Well the OPs problem is leveling out an existing 4inch lift not adding a lift. I agree you don't gain articulation but that's not the point in leveling. Read the OP before offering advice on a different topic altogether, BB vs 2 inch coils.
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Unread 12-24-2011, 09:28 AM   #5
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Im getting ready to put on my new warn bumper and warn xd9000i winch. Im worried about my front end sagging from soo much weight. I have 4 inch springs and a 1.25" body lift. Would a 1 inch coil spacers make up for the sagging coils? Can i run a coil spacer and have body lift on my jeep at the same time? Will spacers have any negative effects on my jeep like less spring articulation? Or will the sag from the winch not be too noticeable and i should just leave it be?
yes you can add a 1 inch spacer to level it out. I have the exact same set up as you, 4in coils and 1.25 BL and I am planning on getting a winch soon and I will be adding a 1in spacer. So your good!
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Unread 12-24-2011, 09:54 AM   #6
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4" lift, 1.25" BL and 1" spacers up front that I installed on my brother's Jeep.Heavy front bumper and winch.No problems.


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Unread 12-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #7
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Awesome guys! Thanks for the help, i appreciate it!
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