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post #61 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 04:34 PM
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Why didn't I think about Zip-Ties? Lord knows, I have over 100 in my Jeep. Almost as useful as duct-tape. LOL!

For about $15 on the spring clips, if you don't like them, it's not much money wasted. Give them a try.


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post #62 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Why didn't I think about Zip-Ties? Lord knows, I have over 100 in my Jeep. Almost as useful as duct-tape. LOL!

For about $15 on the spring clips, if you don't like them, it's not much money wasted. Give them a try.
Was just concerned about one popping off mid-turn or something.
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post #63 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 04:40 PM
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Was just concerned about one popping off mid-turn or something.
Unlikely, especially on a Jeep. Remember, I had these on an RX-7 (sports car) and took some pretty hard/fast turns with those installed. Just be sure to have a second / lock nut added to the threaded bolts so they don't work their way loose.

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post #64 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 04:49 PM
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Carry a few bags of concrete with you? Something heavy atleast

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Carry a few bags of concrete with you? Something heavy atleast
How about a keg of beer instead?

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How about a keg of beer instead?
Just one? How many can you fit in a 2 door?

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post #67 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 05:05 PM
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Get some shorter springs. Looks a bit ridonkulous with so much lift. Looks like it's running really light with only a front stock bumper.
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Lower the air pressure of your tires.

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post #69 of 139 Old 10-26-2013, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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Lower the air pressure of your tires.
Already did that, and now my dash light is on!
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post #70 of 139 Old 10-27-2013, 06:24 AM
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This still looks like a 1.25" or a 1.5" body lift block, on a stock rubber body mount to me. Taking it out is the cheapest solution, maybe not the easiest, for a quick 1.5" or so drop. Half a day project at most (without figuring in the beer factor)

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Looks like stock body mounts.
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post #72 of 139 Old 10-27-2013, 01:31 PM
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Looks like stock body mounts.
Easier to see in your picture, too bad, would have been an easy fix.

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Easier to see in your picture, too bad, would have been an easy fix.
It can never truly be easy.
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post #74 of 139 Old 10-27-2013, 08:00 PM
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I'd go with Evo 3" or RK 3.5" springs.

In the meantime, I knew a guy that had a similar problem and put two bags of 60lb concrete in the rear and one 60lb on the floor in the back seat. It was just enough to make it in his garage. You could also use some weights. Just make sure you strap whatever it is down in case of an accident, etc.
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post #75 of 139 Old 10-27-2013, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
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I think I might just pull the trigger on the proper springs. Will I have to change anything else? I read something earlier that said some shocks are for a certain amount of lift. If my shocks are too long then that's more money to spend...

Also, apparently there are lower points in my garage than I was aware of. Caught the top of the jeep on a part of a pipe... put a good dent in it and tore part of the soft top.

Yay, new Jeep!
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