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    No its not on a hill ( I wish it was, cause that's not really a problem.) My jeep has a 2" Lift from the previous owner, and it seems the coil springs are not strong enough to keep it level. So my question is, How can I figure out how Large of a spacer to buy to level it out, OR where can I buy springs for it in the 2" size? Most places that I shop, don't have the size I need ( Just 3.5 and up). IMO The Spacers will probably be the best way to go (Price) Thanks!

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    nah, just throw a new bigger lift on it. problem solved.


    but seriously, if its just the springs that are worn out, replace them with plane old replacement springs. but personally, i'd upgrade.
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    JKS adjustable coil spacers! www.jksmfg.com

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    im trying to go "Budget" so even though the adjustable's sound good.....they are EXPENSIVE. With the spring, will a stock one cover?

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    I'm guessing the front's sagging? Winch or heavy bumper?
    1-2" coil spacer up front...... they can be had for pretty cheap.

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    Get rear ZJ Rear V8 springs and put them on all 4 corners!
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    I had the same problem after installing my winch and bumper. Some 1-3/4" spacers solved that problem. Best way to do it is take a measurement from the ground to the bottom of the bumper on the sagging end of the vehicle. Then put a jack and block of wood under the sagging end and jack it up until it appears level, then measure again. Then, take the difference between these two measurements and get the spacers that most closely match the number you come up with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twojeeps View Post
    I had the same problem after installing my winch and bumper. Some 1-3/4" spacers solved that problem. Best way to do it is take a measurement from the ground to the bottom of the bumper on the sagging end of the vehicle. Then put a jack and block of wood under the sagging end and jack it up until it appears level, then measure again. Then, take the difference between these two measurements and get the spacers that most closely match the number you come up with.
    Thanks Im going to measure it after work.

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    a pic of how it sits would help suggest solutions. If it is the front sagging about how much? You say its a 2" lift? find a used pair of 4" springs, put them on, drive away happy. It it lifts the front too much, remove the factory spring isolator from the front. If it's still too hight put the factory spring isolator in the rear. If its still jacked up run a combo of spring spacers to gain happiness and likely an inch or so of lift.
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    Get rear ZJ Rear V8 springs and put them on all 4 corners!
    What would that DO to a TJ? confuse it and make it grow a second set of doors, maybe sprout smooth contours?

    Ok. Smart assedness aside, is this a practice I should be aware of? are they taller, stronger....?
    Keep it slow. I can't afford spare parts.

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