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post #16 of 17 Old 04-15-2014, 12:08 PM
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Longer coils (or spacers) are not the right solution, a higher rate is the correct solution. Yes, longer coils or spacers will restore the lost height, but still will do nothing to holdup that extra weight, and in time will likely sag. You likely will end up with a longer coil as most 'off the shelf' coils you will find are for lift, but most of them should have a slightly to moderately higher spring rate. You'll have to find a balance to get you the height you want with the current weight of your jeep.

Use Unlimited04's method to figure it out, but here is an example...this is a stock LJ

Stock coil - moog 3226, rate=134, free height= 17.25
ZJ/XJ I6 coil - moog CC782, rate=146, free height=18.4 (1.75 lift)
OME 2" lift - 933, rate=140, free height=19 (2" lift)
ZJ V8 coil - moog CC784, rate=158, free height=18.6 (2.25 lift)


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post #17 of 17 Old 04-15-2014, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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SOOO, i have a bit of dyslexia. Like not exaggerating i seriously have it Numbers dont come easy to me my bumper is about 70 pounds and my winch about 80 pounds including winch plate. I want the OME coils. Where would i find the right coils to suite that weight? I want a 2 inch lift.
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Longer coils (or spacers) are not the right solution, a higher rate is the correct solution. Yes, longer coils or spacers will restore the lost height, but still will do nothing to holdup that extra weight, and in time will likely sag. You likely will end up with a longer coil as most 'off the shelf' coils you will find are for lift, but most of them should have a slightly to moderately higher spring rate. You'll have to find a balance to get you the height you want with the current weight of your jeep.

Use Unlimited04's method to figure it out, but here is an example...this is a stock LJ

Stock coil - moog 3226, rate=134, free height= 17.25
ZJ/XJ I6 coil - moog CC782, rate=146, free height=18.4 (1.75 lift)
OME 2" lift - 933, rate=140, free height=19 (2" lift)
ZJ V8 coil - moog CC784, rate=158, free height=18.6 (2.25 lift)
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