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    There is a 2" drop in my front springs compared to the back ones. My Jeep is a 2002 TJ with around 96,000 miles. My question is, what, if any problems can occur with this much difference?
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    Your caster will be different and can feel as if your Jeep is walking all over the road at higher speeds.

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    2" isn't to bad, but as CFJ said, it may affect the steering (wandering a bit) at highway speeds.

    Have you added a winch or heavy front bumper? Is it a lift or stock springs? Lift springs may be under warranty yet.

    You could slip some BB spacers on top the springs, or get 'high tec' and use some ACOS adjusters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    2" isn't to bad, but as CFJ said, it may affect the steering (wandering a bit) at highway speeds.

    Have you added a winch or heavy front bumper? Is it a lift or stock springs? Lift springs may be under warranty yet.

    You could slip some BB spacers on top the springs, or get 'high tec' and use some ACOS adjusters.

    http://store.jksmfg.com/merchant2/me...de=Coil_Spring
    suspension is still stock. lift is in the very near future. maybe sooner.
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    Your springs are old, get new ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjack350 View Post
    Your springs are old, get new ones.

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    x2... also a perfect time for a lift
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