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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-02-2003, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

I've looked at the front springs, and I'd have sworn they were flat when I bought it. Now they are arched up. Is this common? What is the natural position of the front springs?

It could certainly have something to do with jumping it in the sand... [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

There supposed to be flat at static ride height, so it looks like you have colapsed them. Good excuse to
do a RUF or CJ/YJ swap.
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

I'm familiar with the CJ/YJ swaps, but what is a RUF?

I'd rather keep the stock compatible springs, as I just bought bushings and shackles.
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

RUF is rears up front, check out North Coast Offroad, they sell a kit. Basically it consists of plates to relocate you spring hangers 1" down and 2" back.
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

Then you need to do RUF ( Rear springs Up Front ). You'll love the difference it'll make.
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

Does this make the whole truck sit level? Are my exsisting front shackles compatible?

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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

Without seeing the truck we can't tell you that it will set level. If you check out www.izook.com and click on Rocky Road or North Coast like you were ask, you'll find Rocky Roads lifts 3/4" and is called Spring Swap. The North Coast kit called RUF claims 1-2" of lift. I guess it depends if your rear is higher than the front at this point. Hope that is of some help to you.
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Re: So, my Sammi has a bit of a rake

Hey..if your front springs are droopy you can just throw on a set of add-a-leafs from JC Whitney for a Jeep CJ. When I had a calmini s/r on my hardtop the back sat about an inch lower and I levelled it out in the back with those extra leafs. They weren't too expensive either, something like 45$ shipped. Could be an OK short term solution to your funky ride height issues.

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