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StephenE 02-15-2013 08:18 PM

Coil spring isolators
 
When replacing springs, it is necessary to replace the coil spring isolators? I have purchased a new set of upcountry springs for my WJ and am on the fence about replacing the isolators. Has anyone replaced their springs with the old isolators?

My Jeep has 132,000 miles on it.

Thanks

cheapjeep 02-15-2013 09:46 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Steve as with anything new is probably better but unless you see some obvious damage I wouldn't worry about it. I reused mine.

stashgto 02-15-2013 10:07 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
It's like another 50 bucks for the set I'm frugal, but I'd go for it.

StephenE 02-15-2013 10:58 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Where are they 50 bucks? The local auto parts have them, but uppers and lowers from and back are $194.

stashgto 02-16-2013 01:29 AM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
I googled it, and came up with a bunch of them anywhere from 6 bucks each to 20.

honda_fox3 02-16-2013 08:00 AM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
I reused mine but only had 50k on them. Like cheap said if you don't have obvious damage probably ok. You may get a bit of a lift out of them by swapping them out with new ones due to wear and age.

stashgto 02-16-2013 05:09 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Whatever you choose is up to you if you do decide to change them. If you go with the polyurethane I think you have to grease them.

StephenE 02-17-2013 12:18 AM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
I ended up ordering the coil spring isolators. I figured that it would be better than taking it apart and needing them. I am going to measure the height of the Jeep before and after to see how much It was sagging. I will measure from the ground to the fender and center of the wheel to fender.

stashgto 02-17-2013 01:29 AM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
I'm glad you chose to do it once, and do it right everytime I don't I pay for it.

StephenE 03-02-2013 10:36 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Glad I went with new isolators, the factory isolators had just about collapsed all around.


Before - crushed isolators, standard sagging springs
Ground to fender front
31.5"
Ground to fender rear
31"
Fender to center of wheel front
18"
Fender to center of wheel rear
17.5


After - new isolators, upcountry springs and airride air springs in the rear
Ground to fender front
33"
Ground to fender rear
33"

Fender to center of wheel front
19.5"
Fender to center of wheel rear
20"

Trav1s 05-13-2013 11:03 AM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by StephenE (Post 771495)
Glad I went with new isolators, the factory isolators had just about collapsed all around.

After - new isolators, upcountry springs and airride air springs in the rear
Ground to fender front
33"
Ground to fender rear
33"

Fender to center of wheel front
19.5"
Fender to center of wheel rear
20"

How do you like this setup? I am debating the UC springs and new isolators for the WJ this summer. :thumbsup:

StephenE 05-14-2013 06:53 PM

Re: Coil spring isolators
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Trav1s (Post 822230)
How do you like this setup? I am debating the UC springs and new isolators for the WJ this summer. :thumbsup:

I have been enjoying the ride since I put in the upcountry springs and air springs on the rear. I think that the WJ should have had the upcountry springs installed by default from the factory.


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