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Spacers to accommodate sag

Will I be ok putting in ½” or ¾” spacers on top of my 2.5” lift to accommodate sagging due to weight? I am going to be putting in front and rear heavy ass bumpers (probably Rugged Ridge), and rock rails. Already have a winch and tire carrier that are heavy as well. I don’t want to sacrifice any on or off road ability. Or should I try to find some 3” coils? In relation to the 2nd question, should my shocks and sway bar links be ok with 3" coils if I did go that route?

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Overall, if you already have the tire carrier and winch on there, those are the heaviest components--upgrading the bumpers shouldn't be as big of a deal. I would wait until that stuff is on there and see how it rides first.

If you are experiencing sag with your current springs, then what you want is new springs. On many of our 2.5-3" lifted Jeeps, we use the Old Man Emu heavy-duty springs. AEV will also be releasing a 2.5" spring lift soon.

If you already had the slightly longer shocks and sway bar links to fit your 2.5" lift, then they should be fine going to 3". If you are still running the stock stuff, you really need to upgrade (especially if you have a Rubicon--the front sway bar link length is important to not irritate your power sway bar).

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That stuff isn't stock, I have rancho shocks and Treaflex trackbars and quick disconnects. Thanks for the response, i'll definitely wait until the stuff is on there. I have heard though that the RR front bumper is like 110lbs, I have a synthetic rope on my winch so it is only about 60lbs, with the bumper though it'll be 170lbs up front I haven't found the weight of the rear bumper though.

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What rear are you planning on running?

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What rear are you planning on running?

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Probably Rugged Ridge also.

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I thought the TeraFlex 2 1/2" lift already had 3" coils in front and 2" in the rear (net lift = 2 1/2") ?
I'll be following this thread because my front seems to be sagging a bit lately too.... and I'm not refering to my belly hangin over my belt.
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Do they make these for the sag in female breast?


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I thought the TeraFlex 2 1/2" lift already had 3" coils in front and 2" in the rear (net lift = 2 1/2") ?
I'll be following this thread because my front seems to be sagging a bit lately too.... and I'm not refering to my belly hangin over my belt.
I don’t know if they have 3” fronts, their website claims that their 2.5” coils net 3” of lift on 2 doors. I am not experiencing sagging now with the winch and tire carrier, just wondering if I will with the addition of bumpers and rails.

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