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Anyone running these on a XJ? I am thinking of grabbing a set for the front. My old man emu 2" springs are not holding up very well under the stress of too many skid plates. I had skyjacker's 2.5" coil springs for the TJ before and they were great. I'm wondering if anyone has run these and what kind of lift they get out of them.


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From what I have heard they are a softer spring, so my guess is you would probably get about 2" of lift out of them with added weight.
I got 4" out of the 2.5" skyjacker springs with the TJ. I hope maybe these would net more than advertised, like RE springs. I still have 1" spacers i can use if they do sag.
 

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i would never put a skyjacker product on my jeep. superlift, skyjacker, rancho... all good names, but IMHO better left to fullsizes.
 

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i would never put a skyjacker product on my jeep. superlift, skyjacker, rancho... all good names, but IMHO better left to fullsizes.
so what do you use on your heep?
 

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I agree if your replacing springs get RE you can never go wrong there, or BDS but never SkyJacker. On smaller rigs they always seem to stiff or they sage out, never any happy middle..
 

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Skyjunker, beteer options out there
 

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Wow alot of hate towards skyjacker. I wonder how many of you guys actually ran their product? ;)

My two experiences with skyjacker on my TJ were great. Springs never sagged, and didn't run rough either. I got more than advertised and a lifetime warranty on the parts. My skyjacker hydro shocks leaked up front due to no bumpstops and they replaced the shocks, no questions asked. A guy around here has a rubicon and skyjacker 6" long arm kit on it. He loves it and it flexes MAD. He was running the skyjacker nitro shocks which are a bit stiffer but he was very happy with the lift. The only downside to their LA is the joints on the control arms. There aren't any bushings to absorb road noise.

i buy most of my parts from www.4wd.com and they don't sell rubicon express coil springs by themselves but they do have skyjacker springs. I would go RE if they did, because i know RE is the best.
 

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I dunno skyjacker is pretty popular around here since well every 4wd shop sells and keeps their stuff around.. Anyone I know who has skyjacker doesn't seem to have issues with their springs...Shocks now that's a whole other story...Me if you had good experience before go for it..My personal preference will likely tend to be RE but that's the only ones I have any real practical experience with. Although I think for the price of Skyjacker you could get better for the same price.
 

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I dunno skyjacker is pretty popular around here since well every 4wd shop sells and keeps their stuff around.. Anyone I know who has skyjacker doesn't seem to have issues with their springs...Shocks now that's a whole other story...Me if you had good experience before go for it..My personal preference will likely tend to be RE but that's the only ones I have any real practical experience with. Although I think for the price of Skyjacker you could get better for the same price.
I'm currently looking for other springs to consider in that price range. The skyjackers are $154 a pair and i can pick them up at 4wd. RE's are $174 and free shipping at JO. 4wd hardware 3" springs are $130 which is a good deal and i've heard their springs ride nice and are made from BDS. I can't confirm it though.
 

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I'm currently looking for other springs to consider in that price range. The skyjackers are $154 a pair and i can pick them up at 4wd. RE's are $174 and free shipping at JO. 4wd hardware 3" springs are $130 which is a good deal and i've heard their springs ride nice and are made from BDS. I can't confirm it though.
how much lift do you need out of them?
 

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how much lift do you need out of them?
Well right now i have two 1" spacers stacked ontop of 2" old man emu coil springs. Technically that's 4" of lift but i dont think that's what I actually have since i got 3 heavy skid plates pulling it down. I'd like to stick around 3.5" so i figured a 3" coil with 1" spacer will net me about that height. I know RE springs net 4.5-5" so that's too much and will require control arm modifications, which i do not want to do.
 

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Only reason I ask is I know summit sells some superlift front coils for right at $100 plus $11 shipping..My buddy runs em and he get's around 4" out of them. They ride really well and have held up for over a year so far..All he has is the stock isolators and he runs stock control arms and just has an adjustable track bar..
 

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Only reason I ask is I know summit sells some superlift front coils for right at $100 plus $11 shipping..My buddy runs em and he get's around 4" out of them. They ride really well and have held up for over a year so far..All he has is the stock isolators and he runs stock control arms and just has an adjustable track bar..
Oh i never thought about superlift. Thanks for the info. I will email 4wd.com and see if they get these since they sell superlift products. Normally I find a product elsewhere and 4wd always beats their price so hopefully if they can get it, i can just go pick it up for $101 (they are $102 at summit). :D
 

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I've got Skyjacker 3in. lift on a 2001 XJ. Not a single problem from them yet. I had it on my 95 was well and loved it. I have also frankensteined my lift here recently by adding ACOS on the front and Teraflex 1.5in shackles to the rear. It still rides great, no complaints about any.

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i just picked up a pair of skyjacker's front coils for 50 bucks from another guy on another board, he had them for a year and went to a bigger lift, he said they where fine and they look great, so i'll let you know when i get them on. if its any consolation, i woulda got the summit ones if these didnt show up first:rock:
 

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i just picked up a pair of skyjacker's front coils for 50 bucks from another guy on another board, he had them for a year and went to a bigger lift, he said they where fine and they look great, so i'll let you know when i get them on. if its any consolation, i woulda got the summit ones if these didnt show up first:rock:
Congrats on your purchase:cheers:
 
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