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    so like the title says, im putting a long arm on my 04 rubi. i was wondering if i should put some blocks on top of the front springs b/c right now its sagging due to my bumper and winch. should preempt this with the lift?
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    Your talking about your front? You can keep your isolaters on and thats 3/4"
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    hmm, they arent doing such a great job of keeping it level right now. the front is noticeably lower than the front.
    2004 Rubi, Poison Spyder Bumper with Trail Stinger. Warn M8000 winch, Rock Krawler X-factor long arm 4 inch lift, 35x12.50x15 BFG KM2s on Procomp 8 inch steelies, Tom Woods Driveshaft, Poison Syder Full Roll Cage, Tuff Designs rear bumper/Tire carrier, MetalCloak Arched Tube Fenders with 6 Inch Flares, Flowmaster Hushpower Muffler, Vanco Big Disk Brake upgrade, Line-X'd tub and cage.

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    Might be time to upgrade the springs.
    Do you have an aftermarket bumper, winch, armor up front at all?
    That really brought my front end down a lot... even with 2" spacers.
    I've got the currie 4" springs now w/ no spacers and everything sits nice and level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffb_79 View Post
    Might be time to upgrade the springs.
    Do you have an aftermarket bumper, winch, armor up front at all?
    That really brought my front end down a lot... even with 2" spacers.
    I've got the currie 4" springs now w/ no spacers and everything sits nice and level.
    i have a winch, and smittybilt src front bumper. i got springs with the lift. wasnt sure if they would hold up to time with the extra weight. they're Rock Krawler. after all i thought rubi springs were supposed to be beefier than stock tj springs. maybe not.
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    Rk springs are a little softer then most. I added a custom made shorty bumper to my Jeep and it lowered the front about an inch, the bumper wieghs a ton my buddy over built it. you could try some RE springs up front I have heard they are little stiffer then most. Or there is something like this http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true that way you will only have to buy somehting once and adjust it till you get it were you like it.

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    If you don't want to do a spacer of some type or the JKS ACOS...I would go with a Currie or AEV/Nth Progressive set of springs....either one are top notch coils designed for jeeps...Either one is a good choice...I would say RK springs are a bit on the soft side since they sell them as "Slinky" lifts which great for articlulation but may suck in other aspects...

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    what I meant was remove the stock isolater and replace with a 2" spacer. Should make a difference
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieter View Post
    Rk springs are a little softer then most. I added a custom made shorty bumper to my Jeep and it lowered the front about an inch, the bumper wieghs a ton my buddy over built it. you could try some RE springs up front I have heard they are little stiffer then most. Or there is something like this http://www.4wheelparts.com/prodDetai...eep-parts=true that way you will only have to buy somehting once and adjust it till you get it were you like it.
    that would be really cool. price is a factor right now though. haha. basically i spent all my jeep money for a while on the lift. i still have to buy a driveshaft.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenbean View Post
    If you don't want to do a spacer of some type or the JKS ACOS...I would go with a Currie or AEV/Nth Progressive set of springs....either one are top notch coils designed for jeeps...Either one is a good choice...I would say RK springs are a bit on the soft side since they sell them as "Slinky" lifts which great for articlulation but may suck in other aspects...

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    hmmm never heard that. either way, same as above. cant really afford to new springs right now nor can i justify it when i have new ones sittin in my garage. haha

    Quote Originally Posted by Fred View Post
    what I meant was remove the stock isolater and replace with a 2" spacer. Should make a difference
    thats more like what i was thinking. thanks for y'all's input.
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