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snowcat 10-10-2013 04:10 PM

Fix the sag in the front from extra weight of bumper and winch
 
this is my first time posting. I have a 2001 tj sport with a pro comp 4" with mx-6 shocks. This is not my lift of choice but was on it when I bought it. After new bumper and winch my front has dropped some. Is it possible to add a aftermarket spacer on top of the springs. Also I am running 33/1250/r15 and my plan is to putt a 1" body lift and run 35's. Another reason I want to get the front level again. Any thoughts?

STLBLUERUBICON 01-21-2014 02:07 PM

Re: Fix the sag in the front from extra weight of bumper and winch
 
I would put 4.5 inch springs in the front. Also, I would probably stay away from the body lift. Depending what you are running, assuming not d44's 35's might be a little much on your axles.

XJ97SPORT 01-22-2014 11:21 PM

Re: Fix the sag in the front from extra weight of bumper and winch
 
I agree with "STLBLUERUBICON", and go with springs versus the spacers.
Also, you didn't say what axles you have. Probably the Dana 30 front and Dana 35c rear. Axle ratio is probably 3:73. Look here for diff info: Stock TJ Specifications - JeepForum.com

There was an optional D44 available for the rear. I had this in my '00 TJ Sport, also had a 1" body lift and ran 33's. Also ran engine mount spacers versus a T/C drop. Did this to better align the short rear driveshaft and to keep the T/C skid plate up. I wasn't running a winch/after market front bumper, but did have 4" springs and OME Nitro shocks.

I have purchased several lift kits (for my XJ's and TJ) from DPG Offroad (dpgoffroad.com |) Their knowledge and service has been excellent. Call them (ask for Dirk - owner) or email them. Let him know what you've got and your questions. I have no affiliation other than a satisfied customer.

Also, I would forgo running 35's unless you re-gear and upgrade your axles.
Gas mileage and performance will suck trying to spin those tires.

XJ97SPORT


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