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hey so im runnin a 2.5 in BB with shocks and RUbi springs on my 4dr X, i was thinkin since the droop is so bad theres barley a fingers worth of space between the bump stop and the axle that i just order or find online some 3 in springs.. what you think?

im either gunna get a winch on stock bumper or on a RR XHD
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When I ran my TF BB with my front bumper and PowerPlant my bumpstops never left my axles.


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yea andthat sucks!
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yea andthat sucks!
Which is why I'm now running coil overs and RE 4.5's in the rear.


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what you think?
What's limiting your droop? That's what I find out first, then address that issue, I doubt it's the springs.
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hey so im runnin a 2.5 in BB with shocks and RUbi springs on my 4dr X, i was thinkin since the droop is so bad theres barley a fingers worth of space between the bump stop and the axle that i just order or find online some 3 in springs.. what you think?

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By "droop", I assume you mean the downward rake in the front end? As in, when the Jeep is parked level, your bumpstops are almost touching the spring plate? Cut off the bumpstops! Just kidding...

Seriously, how many miles on those springs? Rock bumper with winch? Etc.

Most aftermarket springs are going to be tougher than the stock springs. Old Man Emu offers springs in varying stiffness (insert viagra joke here). The Rubicon Express springs give the Jeep somewhat of an anti-rake to compensate for winches, etc. Plenty of options better than stock--we get about 10K miles (if that) on stock springs before they start sagging, but, we do use them hard every day.

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I talked with Carl at TF about this as I was having some issues initially when I put on the BB and extended bumpstops in. I was riding right on the axle plate, but it was during a really cold snap, and it has since changed. He says that typically there is ~.75"-1" of space between the yellow bumpstop and the axle pad, and thats where I settled out to. With Rubi springs on too you should be higher....Did you put the rubber isolater back after you popped in the spacer?

I'll see where I end up after I put my winch on the stock bumper in the next couple of weeks. If anything, I may remove the extended bumpstops.

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By "droop", I assume you mean the downward rake in the front end?
Okay, ignore what I said then
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Okay, ignore what I said then
No, we speak the same language--that's why I clarified what he meant by "droop". Phil, you always have good advice to share--not your fault the vocabulary was confusing.

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that's why I clarified what he meant by "droop".
Yup, I figured that. After reading his post again I figured what he meant, I just assumed that droop meant droop
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