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Unread 11-12-2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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Mounted H&R springs, gained more lift in front than rear...

Mounted my new H&R springs #52107 on my stock TJ and I gained more lift in the front than rear. Usually when installing the #52107 on a TJ its the other way around..!? I used new springpads like the stock ones in the front and rear.
Its a little too high in the front, had to tilt my headlights down to level 2...

So my questions are

Will the car level out eventually?
if not what can I do to make it level?

(Sorry for bad pics. taken with GoPro)

Before:


After:


Old and new springs:






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Unread 11-12-2013, 02:01 PM   #2
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Give it a couple of days to settle!
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Unread 11-12-2013, 03:25 PM   #3
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Give it a couple of days to settle!
Been 5 days now, a little lower in front now, but also the rear..
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Unread 11-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #4
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add a heavier front bumper and winch?
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Unread 11-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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add a heavier front bumper and winch?
Was thinking that........ but, kinda expensive!
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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:41 PM   #6
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What about a small spacer out back?

Also, my last name is Kristianson (I know, not sen), guess where my family's from


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Unread 11-12-2013, 05:47 PM   #7
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both pics looks pretty much the same to me.
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Unread 11-12-2013, 06:04 PM   #8
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Stock jeep has a 1" rake. H&R springs eliminate the rake so it should provide about 1" more lift in front than rear (at least that was the case with me).
The front end is going to look higher because your used to seeing your jeep with the rake. Before I knew better I was wondering why the front looked so high.
Did you measure to see if the front is actually higher than the rear?
If so you can always replace the stock rear isolators with 3/4" spacers.
Personally, I think it looks better without the rake.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 03:17 AM   #9
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What about a small spacer out back?

Also, my last name is Kristianson (I know, not sen), guess where my family's from


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Yes I am considering that. Do you know where in Norway your family is from? Kristianson is a very common name in Norway and Sweden..
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Unread 11-13-2013, 03:20 AM   #10
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both pics looks pretty much the same to me.
The rear is pretty much the same, but if you look at the front with the low stable with pallets in the background, you will se the difference, I can take some better pics later showing the high front..
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Unread 11-13-2013, 03:24 AM   #11
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Stock jeep has a 1" rake. H&R springs eliminate the rake so it should provide about 1" more lift in front than rear (at least that was the case with me).
The front end is going to look higher because your used to seeing your jeep with the rake. Before I knew better I was wondering why the front looked so high.
Did you measure to see if the front is actually higher than the rear?
If so you can always replace the stock rear isolators with 3/4" spacers.
Personally, I think it looks better without the rake.
When looking at old pics I can see the rake. And I can agree it looks better without it. But I think its more than 1" higher. Because of my headlights beam was really high in the wall after the swap... Think Ill wait and se if it gets better if not changing to 3/4" spacers
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Unread 11-13-2013, 12:42 PM   #12
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Was thinking: since I now have about two and a half " lift in the front, can that be dangerous for the driveline in any way considering the car is totally stock...

What is the liftlimit on a stock TJ without motorlift or transfer case drop..?
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Unread 11-13-2013, 12:54 PM   #13
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Was thinking: since I now have about two and a half " lift in the front, can that be dangerous for the driveline in any way considering the car is totally stock...

What is the liftlimit on a stock TJ without motorlift or transfer case drop..?
If you don't have any vibrations you're fine.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:00 PM   #14
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I've never seen h&r jeep coils blue/purple before. I thought they were black. Are you sure they are h&r?

Btw, back when I first got my jeep I was interested in the h&r coils. Looking through the h&r thread, the only jeeps I recall seeing that looked level added a 3/4" spacer to the front. They all seemed to keep the factory rake.
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Unread 11-13-2013, 01:33 PM   #15
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If you don't have any vibrations you're fine.
No vibes. Actually its more sturdy now than before doing high speed
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