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Unread 06-13-2006, 05:07 AM   #1
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Swapping front Coil Springs

alright, here's the deal, i've got a '97 4cyl TJ, with a 2" spacer lift all around. this setup was great at first, but i recently installed a 9500lb mile Marker winch, and due to the extra weight the front end looks to be stting lower, still no big deal, no tire rub when articulated or anything, i just don't like how it looks. I saw in another thread that someone swapped in front coils from a XJ and said they were taller, and i wanna know how much taller are we talking? and are they really taller or just a stiffer spring? If this is a good solution i'm set cause there are 3 XJ's back home on the farm, 2 just waiting for me to take them apart!!

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Unread 06-13-2006, 05:42 AM   #2
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or, you could just swap in some stiffer TJ springs. I have an 03 SE. It has a BB, and the stock 127 springs up front. I have a Warn M6000 on the front and it sags a little bit. I'm looking for some 130 springs for the front now.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 07:17 AM   #3
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Stock Cherokee springs will give you 1.5" - 2" of lift.

Grand Cherokee springs from a V8 model will give you around 3" of lift. If they come from an I6 model, it will be closer to 2" - 2.5" of lift.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 07:53 AM   #4
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Stock Cherokee springs will give you 1.5" - 2" of lift.

Grand Cherokee springs from a V8 model will give you around 3" of lift. If they come from an I6 model, it will be closer to 2" - 2.5" of lift.
OK, but, is thye lift due to a taller spring or is it due to a stiffer spring. I have the same setup as the first poster and I have the 6 cyl. springs already (129's), and I still need just a bit more.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 08:54 AM   #5
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Both longer and higher spring rate, but mostly due to the higher spring rate.

If you're concerned about ride quality, I don't think you'll notice a difference.

We did this to my friends TJ about 3 years ago and ended up using V8 ZJ springs in the front (no spacer) and a 2" spacer in the rear. It sat perfectly level like this.
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Unread 06-13-2006, 09:10 AM   #6
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just get rusty's 3" springs.
this is a pretty common thing to do.
$100 bucks and no guessing if your spring rate/length is going to work.
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