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Unread 12-04-2013, 10:55 PM   #1
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Spring Help Please

I have a 2013 sport with 14's in front and 55's in the rear. My question is that I have bought a set of springs off 2014 rubicon that are 17/18 front and 59/60 rear. I've seen the different spring rates on front but never on the rear. So the 17 on left side front and 18 right side front. Would you do the rear the same way the heavy one on the right ?

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Unread 12-05-2013, 02:27 AM   #2
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If facing a situation like yours then I would install the stiffer springs on the right side. Both of my JKs seemed to lean to the right. Not sure why or how many others have the same problem but I sure did.
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Unread 12-05-2013, 09:31 AM   #3
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Heh Heh, yup mine too-

I think that Chrysler engineers (??) designed the spring rate/placement based on gas tank on passenger side, SUMO wrestler drivers--

Maybe not !

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Unread 12-05-2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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Actually, It was done as an homage to the CJ, in an attempt to recreate the infamous "CJ lean..."

Word on the street is that they will be offered as part of a 'CJ Retro-Lean' package available in late 2014, to include the lean, hood decals, and a handy tote bag and cap. Package MSRP is rumored to be in the $5,900 range

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Unread 12-06-2013, 06:22 AM   #5
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Actually, It was done as an homage to the CJ, in an attempt to recreate the infamous "CJ lean..."

Word on the street is that they will be offered as part of a 'CJ Retro-Lean' package available in late 2014, to include the lean, hood decals, and a handy tote bag and cap. Package MSRP is rumored to be in the $5,900 range

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Mine does not lean. At least I don't see one. Neither when it was stock with 14/56 or after I had put on the 18/59 spriings. Now, it has a RK 2.5" flex system on and does not lean now either...
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Unread 12-07-2013, 12:28 AM   #6
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^^^ Are you standing up straight?
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Unread 12-07-2013, 06:31 AM   #7
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Unread 12-07-2013, 07:24 PM   #8
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I would ditch those springs and get a set that matches. I would think you would get uneven tire wear with those mis-matched springs.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 08:38 PM   #9
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They only have 14 miles on them. Went straight from dealer to Chux Trucks for lift kit. I only pd $100 for them kind of hate to start over looking again. That was the way it can from the factor. I called the dealer where I bought my Jeep and talked with them before I bought them, they said some of 2014 have different spring rates. Springs are above the tires shouldnt have a wear problem, I can see how the body could lean thought.
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Unread 12-07-2013, 09:06 PM   #10
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Most of the JKs I've worked on for example had a 17/18 front set combo (higher number on passenger side) but I've never seen rear springs that weren't matched. For a little more money you can purchase a brand new set of 19s and 60s springs.

Maybe Jeep caught on to the JK gangsta lean and starting putting a higher rate spring on the right side front and rear.
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