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FIORI1010 09-30-2013 05:58 AM

Dilema help
 
With the new edition of my daughter to the family when i bring her in the truck and my dog in the back my rustys 2.5 lift coils are a little harsh for them. So i took them out and put back my oem springs (100k) and my 2"bb still have stock isolatirs and rides nice and smooth for them. My delima is that the other day i had my dog in the back the baby in the back seat my wife and i in the front and some items on the hitch rack for a picnic at the beach and the back was sagging. I measured this morning center hub the fender and im at 20 front and 21 rear so i assume my springs are still good? Should i get new oem spring and isolators with air bag assit kit Or new isolators and air bag kit because my springs seem like they havent really sagged I do light towing single jet ski 1500lb popup camper and very light trail riding Any suggestions on which route to take for my situation?

bill_de 09-30-2013 06:20 AM

Re: Dilema help
 
What you describe doesn't seem to be enough weight to make the vehicle sag significantly, unless your picnic lunch was really heavy. Is it possible that you are just not used to the vehicle with the oem springs.

Did you make any measurements with the same load in the vehicle and compare it to an empty vehicle? Of course you'll need a substitute for you in the driver's seat.

FIORI1010 09-30-2013 07:28 AM

When i get home tonight i will load it up and remeasure. When i measured it yesturday the truck was empty with 1/4 tank of gas. I filled up my tank this morning so i will checkbit out tonight.

cheapjeep 09-30-2013 07:10 PM

Re: Dilema help
 
It doesn't take much weight to droop stock WJ springs and they seem ok unladen.You'll be just fine with a set of in the coil bags.

FIORI1010 10-01-2013 03:07 PM

Thanks for the replies. I guess i was use to the aftermarket springs i'm going to order the air bag kit for now and then eventually upcountry springs with the bb.

FIORI1010 10-03-2013 01:38 PM

I did a few test today with different wieghts. When i first measured my truck it was with 1/4 tank of gas so i filled it up and it dropped it a 1/2 inch to 20 1/2 in the rear. Then i put my cargo carrier on (20lbs) then two five gallon gas cans filled with gas and it dropped it down another 1/4 inch to 20 1/4 in the rear and the frnt went up to 19 1/4. Is this normal?

bill_de 10-03-2013 04:18 PM

Re: Dilema help
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by FIORI1010 (Post 903549)
I did a few test today with different wieghts. When i first measured my truck it was with 1/4 tank of gas so i filled it up and it dropped it a 1/2 inch to 20 1/2 in the rear. Then i put my cargo carrier on (20lbs) then two five gallon gas cans filled with gas and it dropped it down another 1/4 inch to 20 1/4 in the rear and the frnt went up to 19 1/4. Is this normal?

Based on your original post, the front went down, not up.

Did you also have a driver/passenger in the front?


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FIORI1010 10-03-2013 04:24 PM

I was the only person in the front my wife 100lbs in the back with my daughter 10lbs and my dog in the cargo area

FIORI1010 10-03-2013 04:37 PM

Could worn out isolators affect the weight sag or is it mostly about the spring rates?

Trav1s 10-05-2013 09:27 AM

Re: Dilema help
 
Isolators could make a difference. Pair that with saggy springs and you end up with what I am dealing with on my WJ. My plan is to install NEW isolators along with stock UpCountry springs. :-D


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