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post #1 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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New springs?

So I took my jeep to Firestone to get an oil change and they did a free checkup... After 8 hours of waiting the manager called me over and told me he had to show me something. He took me into the garage and showed me my jeep's springs. (I believe I have a 2.5 inch lift, teraflex). He told me that I have a lift and that the stock coil springs are still on the car and are way to loose. He then demastrated how lose by lifting the car up off the ground and taking the rear cool springs off with one hand.
Could this be bad?
The manager stated that it could fly off if I hit a bump.
I also noticed that my friends lifted rubicon 2 door has a 2.5 inch lift and is wayyyy softer on hitting bumps offroad. My suspension feels hard, could this be why?
And should I buy new coil springs?

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post #2 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 05:46 PM
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It took them 8 hours to check your oil and inspect your vehicle???

I don't trust those types of shops. No way, no how.

So, do you have a TF budget boost/ leveling kit then?

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post #3 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 05:49 PM
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Sounds like you have enough droop that the springs are unseating. Maybe the shocks are too long for the lift amount.
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post #4 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 05:55 PM
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You say you have a 2.5" lift. Is that a spacer lift or a spring lift? If its spacer it does not surprise me. Your shocks are too long. If its a spring lift something is fishy. I have to detach my shocks, trackbar and even sometimes lower CA's to get my springs out.


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post #5 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 05:59 PM Thread Starter
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It's not a spacer lift and I have teraflex 9550's.
Online they say they are rated for 6inch lifts???
And I'll upload photos when I get home.
Can anyone upload a picture of a long arm vs a short arm?
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post #6 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 06:00 PM
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Shocks for 6" of lift with 2.5" springs is no bueno.
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post #7 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 06:05 PM
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If you have a 2.5" lift with 6" lift shocks, you're probably bottoming the shocks out off road and then the springs unseat because the shocks are too long. No surprise.
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Can someone please upload those photos? Thanks
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post #9 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 06:32 PM
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That guy is an idiot. They won't fall out if you hit a bump.

Put a limiting strap on it if your worried about it.

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post #10 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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But could I just put bigger springs on for a larger lift?
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You could get a dual rate or progressive coil spring that is longer when unsprung but maintains the same ride height/lift you have now.

Synergy, Rock Krawler, and Metal Cloak are 3 to look into.

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post #12 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 07:02 PM Thread Starter
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What if I want a larger lift? :P
And how much would long arms cost if I didn't have them already?
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What if I want a larger lift? :P
And how much would long arms cost if I didn't have them already?
Depends on the company. Also factor in front and rear driveshafts, among a BUNCH of other expensive stuff.
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Well what would I need to achieve higher lift?
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post #15 of 39 Old 10-14-2013, 07:12 PM
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Completely depends on what you have. Stop asking questions without providing information. Do you research and you will get 99% of all your questions answered. You say in the first post that you might have a 2" lift, but in your profile you say 4".


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