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post #1 of 7 Old 07-19-2010, 02:16 PM Thread Starter
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How to fix the Camping sag?

OK, the wifes 07 unlimited with a 4" and 37's is cool around town, but we packed up for camping for the first time a few weeks ago, and by the time we had all the gear, 2 kids and the dog, we were just about riding on the bumpers. I was thinking of either throwing in a spring spacer, or getting different, higher rate rear coils, then someone mentioned a air bag set up. Used to have air bags on our BB Chevelle, mostly just to get the beast to launch straight, but I thought air bags may be the way to go here, just pump them up when we need them, air them down when we don't, but I don't ever remember hearing anything on the boards pertaining to them.

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Most of the time when I see this happen, it is not bad springs, but BOWED springs from rear axle pinion angle correction after a 4+" lift.

Look at your rear springs with your Jeep unloaded and take note. Then, load your rig up again with lots of weight and take a look at your rear springs again. I bet you will see a lot of rearward bow in those springs after it is loaded.

You can go all out and weld new spring perches on, or spend under $40 and install the Rock Krawler degree wedges under your springs. I installed the RK wedges, and although they did not eliminate all the bow from my springs, they made a huge difference.
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And a spacer will not simply solve your problem, it's still the same spring underneath

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-19-2010, 02:45 PM
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Check out:
http://shop.airliftcompany.cust.shop...0;_Coil_Spring

I hate to say it, but a certain assh0le over at JKF has a writeup on them.

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OK, I understand after talking with Airlift a JK with a 4" RC kit (3 3/4 inner diameter coil spring, 11 1/2 perch to perch) calls for a 60713, esentially a 55 Chevey kit. I ordered it and will post when it comes in and I install it, I thik it will be the perfect fix.

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post #7 of 7 Old 07-29-2010, 10:30 AM
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Thumbs up Straighten them out first.

X2 on these. They helped dramatically on a buddy's JK. Keeping the springs from bowing help them preform under load better.

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