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post #16 of 139 Old 10-25-2013, 04:45 PM
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No, look at the COIL springs. Not the shocks. May have to wipe some dirt off them to find the writing. Btw, I hear the Rancho shocks have a nice soft ride. Ok, those look like stock lower control arms. And no AEV drop brackets.


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Ah, gotcha. I'll go take a look.
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post #19 of 139 Old 10-25-2013, 05:24 PM
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Yeah, you're at a solid 5.5" of lift. That's pretty harsh on a 2 door.

What size tires are on it? You could easily drop some shorter springs in and be fine.

Rough Country makes those control arm drop brackets too.
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5.5"...that's huge. What do I need to replace in order to drop down to about 3.5"?

Also, my shocks appear to be RS9000, not RS5000. So that's pretty cool..
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post #21 of 139 Old 10-25-2013, 05:28 PM
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Yeah, I was going to say 4.5" considering you still have stock control arms. That is a lot of lift for a 2-dr on 35's. You can buy some Rock Krawler coil springs (go with 2.5") and you'll be looking good. On a 2-dr, 2.5" = more like 3.5" esp with no winch and stock bumpers.

With as much lift as you have, I'd be worried about the driveshaft angles.

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You have a lot of spring options.

As said above Rock Krawler 2.5 will give you. 3.5-4".

Popular choices:
AEV 2.5 or 3.5"
Teraflex 2.5 or 3"
Evo 3"

All will fit 35s especially with those cut fenders.

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Awesome, thanks guys! Anything I should know (tips/tricks/warnings) about swapping these out? Looks fairly straightforward.
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Removing the lower bumps stops (those round black things at the bottom/inside the springs) first will make spring removal easier. Just jack it up, put jack stands under the frame, and let the front axle droop the maximum possible, and pull out the springs, replace them with new springs, re-install bump stops, jack axle back up, remove jack stands, lower axle back down. You're done.

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Removing the lower bumps stops (those round black things at the bottom/inside the springs) first will make spring removal easier. Just jack it up, put, frame stands under the frame, and let the front axle droop the maximum possible, and pull out the springs, replace them with new springs, re-install bump stops, jack axle back up, remove frame stands, lower axle back down. You're done.
Nice! Sounds simple. Unlike my motorcycle...
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Yep, it is pretty straight forward. Take you less than 5 minutes to swap them once you have it jacked up.

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Have the water and sewer pipes removed from the building; clearance problem solved. Who needs indoor plumbing anyway - people lived Centuries without it and still do in many a 3rd World country [much of Africa].
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Have the water and sewer pipes removed from the building; clearance problem solved. Who needs indoor plumbing anyway - people lived Centuries without it and still do in many a 3rd World country [much of Africa].
For a brief moment I considered moving them...

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Odds are that to swap springs you'll need to unhook the shocks and sway bar. Unless you use strut compressors.

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Odds are that to swap springs you'll need to unhook the shocks and sway bar. Unless you use strut compressors.

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That's not a problem, I haven't looked at the hardware but I'm certain I have the tools for it. I've seen someone screw up with a strut compressor once...that wasn't pretty.
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