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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 01:39 PM
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These are obviously way more $ than "traditional" spacers but, are highly adjustable and might serve you well for a long time if you're weight "issue" isn't going anywhere soon:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16156_000.htm

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post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-19-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Big Show - Thanks for this reply. (JKS Manufacturing Front Adjustable Coil Over Spacers)

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I've read a little about these adjustable spacers and feel this might be the ticket. I'll see how the OME front springs (2932) settle (now ordered) and see if anything else is needed. Which brings up another thought. With the winch, a second battery might be a useful option. The reason my wife bought me this winch in the first place was because there have been a few times I've actually needed one.

I think for a 1.5-3.75" additional ride height these could be a good option. Add a second battery or increase the tire size slightly then just crank up the spacer. If it's not right then re-adjust. Get a little vibration in the driveline then reduce it just a bit. It all makes sense. I also noticed they have a Pro model. But in the end, you would still be using your old stock springs. I'll, however, give it some more thought.

I'm sure by now most everything has been tested on this model Rubicon.

Thanks, and any other comments out there.

Maybe we can keep this thread going just a little longer, however, I've found some old threads on the same subject.

Thanks again.

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FYI-The OME springs are marked with an "A" and a "B". The "A" side, I'm told is for the drivers side and the "B" spring is for the passenger side.

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I installed the OME 2" front springs and had an alignment. The jeep sits perfectly level now. I expect the springs could sag up to 1/2" over the next couple of months, leaving about a 1/2" droop in the front. Sounds just about perfect to me.

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Don't HAVE TO have a second battery for winching. Get a good heavy duty battery (tons of info on here) and run the engine while winching.

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Thanks about your comment about keeping the engine running while winching. I would think most people would already know this and most winching is for only short intervals anyway (just to get unstuck). So, it seems a duel battery would not be needed. Yes, some people have still run down the battery by over using a winch even while the engine is running. Just follow your winches duty cycle and I'm sure the battery will be OK. OK, yes, pictures would be helpful. We'll see. Again, thanks for your comments.
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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 11-11-2013, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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Here is an update. First there seems to be little if any sag in the OME springs. I used my winch on a steep side hill that almost put the jeep on its side. Second time I have been stuck in this same spot. I'll probability never learn. However, the suspension appears to be working fine. Absolutely no signs of a wobble. I played in the desert yesterday and the washboard roads, even at 60mph, seemed to feel smoother than regular Utah paved roads (the jeep tracked straight but I only went airborne once), and even in low range it appeared smoother traveling over the steeper rocky areas. By chance, I happened to see the falling satellite that came down yesterday.

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