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post #1 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
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Front end sag

So I just called northridge and ordered a new brawler lite with bullbar. And I'm getting a ridiculous good deal on a warn zeon 10-s. now my question is not whether it will sag or not but exactly how much it will sag. I'm picking it up from northridge and would like to get all the parts I will need in one trip.

I was thinking just a simple front coil spacer. I'm planning on putting a 2.5 lift on it eventually ( either rock krawler or metalcloak) but money is tight ATM so it will have to wait a year, or give up my cigarettes and beer

I'm still relatively new to jeeps so don't worry about stating the obvious.
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post #2 of 12 Old 06-14-2013, 07:26 PM
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I've got 1/2" Teraflex spacers on the front to compensate for front-end sag with a brawler lite, bullbar and Warn 9.5 CTI-S (synthetic winch is about 19-20lbs lighter than steel winch line).

Also got my stuff off of Northridge4x4, excellent deal on the winch, over $500 off list price!!!
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Cool. I'm actually getting it from my fathers work up here in Canada. 735.00 for a zeon 10-s or 964.00 for a 9.5 cti-s so damn good deals. Another 60 for shipping.
Glad I asked. Cause we were thinking 3/4 maybe a full inch, and I would of hated to have a nose up wrangler haha
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Great deals, cheaper even yet!
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Sadly they were out of stock so I'm waiting for them to get in from poison spyder. But I only live 45 min from northridge so it's not to bad!!
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Sigh, I live across the country from Northridge Canada. Thankful for the free shipping, though - even if it takes a couple weeks.
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I think it would be wise to measure before install and then after. That way you’ll know without a doubt what size spacer you’ll need.
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Yeah I knew that would be the obvious answer but I was hoping to grab everything I need in one trip. I may only live 45 min away but I instal 4 hours away at my uncles high school so it's a bit of a pain to instal something then need another part shortly after to compensate. Guess that's just jeep problems though haha
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Yeah I knew that would be the obvious answer but I was hoping to grab everything I need in one trip. I may only live 45 min away but I instal 4 hours away at my uncles high school so it's a bit of a pain to instal something then need another part shortly after to compensate. Guess that's just jeep problems though haha
I remember when I bought my ’08 JKUR new and installed a front bumper and warn PowerPlant the front end sagged miserably before the lift was installed. I hadn’t measured before the install so could only guess to the size of front spacers needed to correct things. Well I guessed wrong (not tall enough) and lived with a bad front sag (too lazy to re-do it) until I finally put in the lift.

Jeep spring weights vary and of course so does the extra weight you add with bumpers and winches, so what may work with one person’s Jeep might not work with yours. Measure first and install once.

Another option for you would be to buy a couple of different sizes of spacers and take them with you to your uncle’s school. That way if need be you’ll have the right spacer on hand if the first one you put in doesn’t do the trick. Afterwards just return the other spacers and get your money back.
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I like the idea of buying a couple sizes. The springs though should be the stiffest, due to having a rubi with tow package? So I don't anticipate a crazy amount of sag. I think total bumper and winch was an extra 125 lbs over stock.
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I like the idea of buying a couple sizes. The springs though should be the stiffest, due to having a rubi with tow package? So I don't anticipate a crazy amount of sag. I think total bumper and winch was an extra 125 lbs over stock.
The Teraflex front spacers are made to stack. I would purchase four of the one inch spacers since one inch spacers on a stock JK will level it. Then you have the option to gain back the sag or also level it out if you wish.
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I like the idea of buying a couple sizes. The springs though should be the stiffest, due to having a rubi with tow package? So I don't anticipate a crazy amount of sag. I think total bumper and winch was an extra 125 lbs over stock.
My '08 was a rubi also w/tow package.
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