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Old 08-18-2009, 04:41 AM
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Lightbulb 4" lift Chevy springs up front

I have a pair of new TCI 4" EZ Ride front springs that I bought for a Suburban and I'm thinking about using them on my cherokee spring-under at 1st then spring-over later. Anybody done this?

Any idea how much lift these will give me spring-under? The arch seems to match an FSJ 2" lift spring......
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:37 AM
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Should be about 1-2'' lift spring under. It will also move your front axle forward ~1-1.5''
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Old 08-18-2009, 01:24 PM
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Know if the spring eyes will bolt into the stock frame/shackle mounts?
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Old 08-19-2009, 11:17 PM
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You will have to either get different bushings or be able to use a sawzall pretty well
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Old 08-20-2009, 01:55 AM
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You will have to either get different bushings or be able to use a sawzall pretty well

The springs were shipped with poly bushing from TCI. Eh, I have a set of Rough Country FSJ 3" springs as an option too.
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Old 08-20-2009, 02:13 AM
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I started to use the front Chevys and had to hack up the bushings to fit. They were 4" lift but didn't look much different from the stocks. I ended up using Chevy rear springs and their bushings went in fine but then again that's a different story.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:30 AM
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I'm running a set of 2.5" Rancho Chev springs in an SOA configuration on my Xterra. The X is heavier than your wag and they're almost unbearably stiff. When the weather cools I'm going to pull a leaf out of these packs and see if that helps.
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Old 08-20-2009, 05:51 PM
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Also I was thinking there are 1/2 ton and 3/4 ton springs. It's a long shot and I'm just guessing but... maybe they have different stiffness factors involved.
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