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post #1 of 23 Old 09-10-2013, 01:05 AM Thread Starter
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re springs to Currie

Bought this jeep about a year ago and I've been slowly correcting things the PO did wrong so the next thing I want to change its the height..it seems the 4.5 re springs are closer to 6 which ive read is common..there is also a 1 inch body lift on it.. I realize it's hard to judge from a picture but does anyone think if I go to Currie springs it will drop it down an inch or two possibly..reason being I want to run tube fenders and judging by how high the rear sits now it will have a ton of clearance but I think it will make the tires look small..also what spring rate is suggested..thx for any help.

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post #2 of 23 Old 09-10-2013, 01:17 AM
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This is my 05 Rubicon with 4" Currie Lift and a 1" BL on 35's. My 4" Currie is more like 3" but I also have heavy bumpers and a winch

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Same lift with stock fenders

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That is exactly how I would like mine to sit...do u know what spring rate yours are?..I'm also a little jealous I really wanted a white rubicon but could not find one u got u sweety looking rig there..but I found this 04 with only 29000 miles on it..I'm pretty sure it was a show queen most of its life
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Any input from anyone else?
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What clearance issues are you going to have by dropping the two inches?? It looks like you have the RE 5.5 full kit ( please correct me if I'm wrong, I'm going off the one pic) so it might be that you have clearance issues because the kit has been designed with a certain amount of lift in mind.
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post #7 of 23 Old 09-10-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Right now I have no clearance issues..once I lower it the only clearance issue I'll have is the pocket fenders will hit the tires but I wanna do tube fenders anyways...I know I'll have to redo my bump stops..the list the dealer had from the PO says its actually the 4.5 inch kit but it hard to tell because they also had the wrong brand of bumpers on the list to what it actually has...what I don't know is what spring rate I will need tho
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Here's a pic of mine on the 4" Currie springs, 1" BL and 315/75/16 tires. The fronts are the standard 4" springs and the rears are the LJ springs.
This pic was taken right after I put them on in the spring (guess I have to say no pun intended? lol). Have had the hardtop off all summer be interesting to see if they've settled at all over the summer when I put my hardtop back on in a few weeks. Back in the day when RE had more of a following, I think it was common for guys to substitute the 3.5RE springs for the 4.5s like you have. Curries are probably close to what the RE3.5s are/were.
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Here's a pic of mine on the 4" Currie springs, 1" BL and 315/75/16 tires. The fronts are the standard 4" springs and the rears are the LJ springs.
This pic was taken right after I put them on in the spring (guess I have to say no pun intended? lol). Have had the hardtop off all summer be interesting to see if they've settled at all over the summer when I put my hardtop back on in a few weeks. Back in the day when RE had more of a following, I think it was common for guys to substitute the 3.5RE springs for the 4.5s like you have. Curries are probably close to what the RE3.5s are/were.
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heres mine with 4" srings
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i also added spring relocaters they raised it am 1 5/8

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I like the stance.
Thanks. I wanted it a little higher in the back. All I have to do is swap on my black flares and pull the rear arms in some and it will be more better.
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Sounds like the 4 inch standard rate are what I'm looking for thx for the pictures guys they helped alot
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Thanks. I wanted it a little higher in the back. All I have to do is swap on my black flares and pull the rear arms in some and it will be more better.
TB to GTS interference? It looks like it would clear the back of WW. Hows the ride on your spring/shock combo considering the LJ rears?

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Is the clearance question for me or the other guy
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