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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:09 PM   #31
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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. Sent from my iPhone using JeepForum
Nah, I've removed my springs a few times (2x on purpose, once when I flexed a little too much on a trail...haha, spring retainer clips went on next day). Never removed the shocks, and I just pushed down on the springs with my hand. No spring compressor necessary.

I do not know anything about Freedom Off-Road. I'd stick to the well-known & liked name brands. I.e. Rock. Krawler, TeraFlex, AEV.

Stay away from ProComp and Rusty's!!

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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:18 PM   #32
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Alright, I'll look at those. Just trying to keep costs down as I wait to balance out from this purchase. I was thinking of getting the cheap ones just until I've got the cash for a good set of coil springs and other suspension upgrades. Just so I can buy them soon so I can park without tearing up my soft-top.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #33
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E-Bay! Many people change their suspension lift and want to get rid of their old coils. Join a local 4x4 club and make some contacts for good deals.

In the mean time, have you considered simply lowering your tire pressure a little and/or throwing some extra weight inside the Jeep?
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:33 PM   #34
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I also noticed in your pics that your front sway bar links look stock. You need some adjustable ones from the likes of teraflex, rock krawler, JKS. Even at 2.5in of lift those will be needed.
Also the obligatory, adjustable track bar and lower control arms to help realign everything.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 07:44 PM   #35
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E-Bay! Many people change their suspension lift and want to get rid of their old coils. Join a local 4x4 club and make some contacts for good deals.

In the mean time, have you considered simply lowering your tire pressure a little and/or throwing some extra weight inside the Jeep?
I gave eBay a check but the only ones I could find seemed price surprisingly similar to new.

I did drop my tire pressure a bit to make some extra room. It helped, but I'd rather not to this too long. How much weight do you suspect I'd need to drop it by about 0.5"?
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Suck Down Winch maybe?

http://www.stu-offroad.com/suspension/sdw/sdw-1.htm
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:10 PM   #37
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That's a bit beyond what I'm after right this moment, but it's pretty brilliant.

Now here's a question that might rank up there on a certain level of stupid, but what if I rapped a ratchet strap around the front of the frame and somewhere on the body, could I compress the spring an inch or so just to get in my garage? Obviously I wouldn't just drive around town like that, just a couple minutes to get in.
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???? Don't see why not ???? Until you figure something else out....worth a shot
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Can't you just release the tension on the top?
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Can't you just release the tension on the top?
On the soft-top? I'm not sure if there's a way I could do that. It's the material that's covering the bar that gets rubbed. So the only way I could remove tension that I know of, would be to remove that bar.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:50 PM   #41
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I'm not familiar with the JK, but is there a body lift in there, or are the stock body mounts that tall? If its a body lift, I'd consider taking it out..
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On the soft-top? I'm not sure if there's a way I could do that. It's the material that's covering the bar that gets rubbed. So the only way I could remove tension that I know of, would be to remove that bar.
Not sure how the soft top on the JK's go on, or how the spreader bard that hold the top work, but back in my YJ days it was really easy to release the pressure on the spreader bars and the top basically lowered down to roll bar level instantly...but I imagine Jeep found a "better" way to put the tension in the soft top.
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[QUOTE=Tragyn;17158298
Now here's a question that might rank up there on a certain level of stupid, but what if I rapped a ratchet strap around the front of the frame and somewhere on the body, could I compress the spring an inch or so just to get in my garage? Obviously I wouldn't just drive around town like that, just a couple minutes to get in.[/QUOTE]

Honestly, I think this is the cheapest option to do in the mean time until you save up funds for a decent lift swap. I'd do it (but I still remember how cheap I was while in college)...give it the old college try!
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Unread 10-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #44
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So I was rooting around under the jeep and wasn't sure what I could run the straps around that wouldn't limit mobility. Is there something ideal?
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Not sure how the soft top on the JK's go on, or how the spreader bard that hold the top work, but back in my YJ days it was really easy to release the pressure on the spreader bars and the top basically lowered down to roll bar level instantly...but I imagine Jeep found a "better" way to put the tension in the soft top.
Yeah the new design is a bit odd. The bar is actually attached to another one, and hooked into the soft-top. I tried getting it out but that wasn't happening.
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