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Thread: V8 grand front springs in an LJ?

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    Default V8 grand front springs in an LJ?

    Anybody running V8 grand cherokee springs in an Lj? I have 4.5 full traction front springs in my 05. Even with the winch and bumper it hits like a cement truck on the front. I have done some searching and it looks like V8 cherokee springs might be about the right rate and installed height. anybody running this setup that could give me some measurements an feedback? Thanks

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    I am running OME ZJ springs on the front of my TJ. I got about 2.75-3" of lift with an ARB bullbar and Warn 9.5 winch.

    Andrew

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    Lift springs or stock height springs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dumprat View Post
    Lift springs or stock height springs?
    Lift Springs, OME 934 & OME 949

    Andrew

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    AEV makes great springs, a little pricy but definitely great ride and handling characteristics. could run their 3" springs with their spacer 1.5

    could also call Dirk at DPG offroad, he helped me with my OME setup in my other LJ. great guy and tons of knowledge about what rate you'll need for the accessories you have.
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    I would need a 2" spacer to make my jeep sit level with a 3" spring. As it is with a 4" lift spring it still sits nose down. I won't run a spacer I think they are pointless. The right springs are out there I just have to find them.

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    Are you running stock control arms or long arms?
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    Short arms. The long arms are not finished yet.

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    Are you inquiring if the stock v8 ZJ springs will get you level? They would only net you about 2 inches total lift. If you want a good spring that will level you out then order the 3 inch ZJ front springs from Rubicon Express and it will get you where you want it to sit, just match the shocks accordingly.

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    I had the same problem with my TJ. Fixed it with XJ springs. They are longer.

    I had an Rubicon Express 4.5" lift with Warn bumper, mount and 8274 winch. Jeep looked like a drag racer. Told RE and they sent me some XJ 4.5" front springs. It was perfect. I've been running this setup now for over 10 years.


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