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post #1 of 8 Old 12-31-2018, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
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Rake fix

I have slight rake on my 4.0l TJ where front sags about 1/2 to 5/8 on stock springs and setup. I wanted to know besides using coil spacers can I use Rubicon front coil springs or ZJ front coil springs or any other type stock coil springs I can use to make my Jeep level and I don't tow?Thanks

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post #2 of 8 Old 12-31-2018, 05:28 AM
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Don't know what year you have (please fill out your profile), but I think this can apply to all years. Jeep produced several different "stock" springs, with the same (I believe) overall length, but different spring rates, for different packages (Rubicon, LJ, 4 cylinder vs. 6 cylinder, auto vs. manual, etc.). Swapping in a stiffer spring up front will give you a little bit of lift, as you have asked about. Rubicon and LJ springs are both stiffer (due to slightly higher weight), and I think the LJ Rubicon was the stiffest of them all.

Per the 2006 parts manual, the part numbers for the front springs are: 52060131AA, 52088127AB, 52060130AA, 52088128AB, 52088129AB.
Per the 1997-1999 parts manual, the part numbers are: 5208 8126, 5208 8127, 5208 8128, 5208 8129.

So, it looks like some springs are consistent throughout model years. Sorry, but I don't see anything telling what part goes with what package, the catalog basically says it's on the build sheet (it's NOT on mine). I'm sure someone has the info, or knows what thread it was posted in.
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post #3 of 8 Old 12-31-2018, 07:28 AM
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Add another rubber spring isolator. The front should sit lower and 1/2" isn't enough to fix IMO.

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post #4 of 8 Old 12-31-2018, 07:47 AM
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To fine tune like that spacers are great. I’d suggest .75 spacer and be done. Swapping in another coil might work but you are guaranteed.

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post #5 of 8 Old 12-31-2018, 08:41 AM
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v8 zj springs would lift you too much to level with.
i6 zj springs might work?
add a 1/2" or 10 mm coil spacer and be done for cheap.

my rubicon lj auto hard top ac front springs were 130aa,
i thought they were the stiffest factory spring.
that might fix ya?

or even just a brand new set of moog stock springs might?

h&r made a 1" lift spring for a while, might be too tall to level with?

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post #6 of 8 Old 01-01-2019, 04:51 AM
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h&r made a 1" lift spring for a while, might be too tall to level with?
there was/is a long thread on here a few years back, and I considered it. But after reading through it, it seemed pretty unpredictable. Some we're getting more lift. Maybe springs weren't consistent.

Others have used JK springs for a small lift, but again, unpredictable.

I have to agree with above comments. Spacers sounds most predictable, cheap, easy for such a small amount.

I don't have a spring lift, but from what I've read here, many have to use spacers anyway to level things out.

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I don't have a spring lift, but from what I've read here, many have to use spacers anyway to level things out.
I've used them on most of my Jeeps.

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GOT IT BACK on 6/17. 03' Rubicon/Zone 4.25" combo lift with 4" lift coils up front/Zone hydro shocks/5.13 gears/35" Mickey Thompson MTZ P3 tires/Black Magic brakes. Jeep #17 & 19.
SOLD 99' XJ /4.0L-AW4/ 5.5" lift / 33" DC tires.
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Spacers are a good tool. As long as they don't create a situation for coil bind, then there no reason to avoid them.

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