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      Hey Pat, I found this thread by checking out your profile after you posted over in the other thread going on right now about UC springs. What shocks do you run? Also, looks like you carry a bunch of gear on those UC springs. Do they seem to hold up to added weight well? I'm thinking down the road if the bug ever bites me for a front hitch and/or sliders would these springs hold up to that sort of loading. Annnnd one more question...which RC spacer did you get? I can only seem to fine one for a JK on their site. Thanks man, love the Storm Trooper!
      Thanks Man!

      I'm currently running KYB shocks. I put them in before I had any intention of turning this into a project and the OEMs were shot. They're holding up fine so far but Bilsteins or Doesch Techs are in my future. Just waiting for these to pop so I can justify it.

      I don't think I'm carrying that much gear! But the UCs are handling it just fine, even when I've got the wife, two pups, and luggage...though I don't hit the back roads that loaded.

      This is the RC spacer I have in the front:
      http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-1060.html
       
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      The next major improvement I made was putting new spring isolators, shocks, and a rough country leveling kit as the front end sits much to low from the factory.

      http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-suspension-lift-kit-1060.html
      Any pics from the side showing before/after or at least after installing this? Just to be clear, you don't have a lift right? Just added the front leveling kit after new shocks and isolators?

      Love the LED interior pics. On superbrightleds, which color LED did you select? I think "cool white" was available for the festoon-type and all of the 194 applications. I was curious how similar in color all the bulbs ended up looking.

      Also, Go Sioux! :thumbsup:
       
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      Ok, so i finally went to install the pro comp 1" wj front spacers in the rear of my wk. The inside diameter is too small to fit over the alignment cup on the top of the spring perch, and theres no way to fasten them to the bottom spring perch. I had 2" poly spacers from terafex and just put those on, as well as installed new bilstein 5100's. I put the front struts on the tallest setting, but now its just a bit too tall in the front. :brickwall One of the reasons I started this over ambitious project was to replace the stupid worn out front diff upper bushing. I bailed on that too. So now im hoping the front struts settle some, otherwise its back to my buddy's shop to drop the Bilsteins down a notch and get some slight rake back. Im so sick of working on this jeep, and i still havent fixed the diff bushing issue either. :mad:
      I ended up using the Rough Country WJ .75" upper coil spacers on top of the rear coils. As I thought, they were just a hair loose around the bump stop mounting post but they haven't budged since installing.

      Not sure why those Pro Comp ones wouldn't work though. Are you sure they were for a WJ front upper coil?

      Either way, Those Bilstein 5100 struts give you .75" of lift on their lowest setting. Most people w/ modified OME lifts are running those at that setting w/the MD coils unless they have a front bumper. If you're over 23" from hub to fender in the front you way want to get those lowered soon b/c over that height the CV axles are pretty stretched and you'll probably start doing damage to them before too long.
       

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      I ended up using the Rough Country WJ .75" upper coil spacers on top of the rear coils. As I thought, they were just a hair loose around the bump stop mounting post but they haven't budged since installing.

      Not sure why those Pro Comp ones wouldn't work though. Are you sure they were for a WJ front upper coil?

      Either way, Those Bilstein 5100 struts give you .75" of lift on their lowest setting. Most people w/ modified OME lifts are running those at that setting w/the MD coils unless they have a front bumper. If you're over 23" from hub to fender in the front you way want to get those lowered soon b/c over that height the CV axles are pretty stretched and you'll probably start doing damage to them before too long.
      Im right at 23" in the front and about 22.25" in the rear. Ive got to go back to the shop and drop the bilsteins down to the middle setting anf get rid of the 1/4" Rustys strut spacer to get a little rake back and not blind oncoming drivers on the road. This is so ridiculous. My jeep looks like its in a Russian Youtube video. :mad: Its going to be a couple weeks before I can get to it too.
       
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