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Old July 13th, 2012, 08:49 AM
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Bilstein shock + lr coil spring kit defender 90 heavy duty

Issue here, hopefully a small one. I bought these springs and shocks from Rovers N and as you can read "will add 1 inch lift". I purchased and put these on my truck and it seems like it only raised the front. I measures the bottom quarter panel hight from the wheel arch to the ground and the roll area on the front and the rear quarter panel to see if the truck is level.

It seems the truck is off by a half inch, but to me it is. Rovers N was nice enough to give me two spring isolators to attempt to even up the truck, i haven't installed them yet.

Question, I like the rear lift and wish the front would come down about a half inch to 3/4. I like when the wheel sits MORE inside the wheel well as appose to sitting high and looking a bit lifted in the front.

Question, these are genuine LR springs, why does the truck look different ONLY in the front, is there a remedy?

Is there a way to collapse the springs on the top portion where the coil is close or I know obsured can you cut? Any feedback focusing on the FRONT springs? I purchased the ones with NO wench but they are still heavy duty. Again the discription states Heavy Duty and will lift your TRUCK all around, doesn't mention just in the front.

Working with Arthur Pastsouris on this, he seems more then willing to help.

http://www.roversnorth.com/p-5551-bi...eavy-duty.aspx
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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Have your springs been replaced before?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:10 AM
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Have your springs been replaced before?
NO, 1st time, truck has over a 100k on in. Sat perfect b4 the swap.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Is it possible that your old springs in the front where just shot?
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:17 AM
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[QUOTE=tjfslaughter;359792]Is it possible that your old springs in the front where just shot?[/QUOT
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Are you sure your springs were installed correctly? There's a suspension before and after thread from just a day or two ago with the same issue and it was as simple as the front springs were installed in the back and vice versa.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:41 AM
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they are by color in the right corners.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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With no Wench you should have gone with M unless you are adding a Wench in the future.

also let me tell you they dont like riding on the bumper...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:54 AM
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I'm confused - Is the front too high OR is the rear too low?

Did you measure floor to fender flare before and after install? Or measure center of axle/wheel to fender flare - are they equal all around.

Coil springs need to settle and it seems that various bolt-ons/bits/batteries can have an effect on how the truck sits. I run 2" OME and used the spring isolators to pick up the LF corner. Pretty close all around now when measured in my garage.

Did you check a spring color code page to see what springs you put where: http://www.4x4store-exeter.co.uk/cat...ry/SPRINGS.HTM
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Ron, if you click the link you will see this set is for NO wench. Not sure what you mean.
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Drive it around for a bit and it might settle?
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I'm confused - Is the front too high OR is the rear too low?

Did you measure floor to fender flare before and after install? Or measure center of axle/wheel to fender flare - are they equal all around.

Coil springs need to settle and it seems that various bolt-ons/bits/batteries can have an effect on how the truck sits. I run 2" OME and used the spring isolators to pick up the LF corner. Pretty close all around now when measured in my garage.

Did you check a spring color code page to see what springs you put where: http://www.4x4store-exeter.co.uk/cat...ry/SPRINGS.HTM
Again, all the colors are in the right place. They where originally put in wrong then put back on correctly.
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Old July 13th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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ron - WTF is "no Wench"???
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A Wench was a bad girlfriend in high school... A winch is a recovery device... :-)
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I'm confused - Is the front too high OR is the rear too low?

Did you measure floor to fender flare before and after install? Or measure center of axle/wheel to fender flare - are they equal all around.

Coil springs need to settle and it seems that various bolt-ons/bits/batteries can have an effect on how the truck sits. I run 2" OME and used the spring isolators to pick up the LF corner. Pretty close all around now when measured in my garage.

Did you check a spring color code page to see what springs you put where: http://www.4x4store-exeter.co.uk/cat...ry/SPRINGS.HTM
rear to low
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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A Wench was a bad girlfriend in high school... A winch is a recovery device... :-)
haha, can't be the local dialect 'cause I grew up in MA and live in NJ. I was doing a google search on it too - thought it was a type of spring!

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rear to low
I'd drive it for a couple weeks and see if they settle. Unless it's way off - like more than an inch.

Or toss the isolators in the back and see what that does - rear springs can come out pretty quick (unless you are retained).
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Was your dog in the back? haha, jk

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Coil springs need to settle and it seems that various bolt-ons/bits/batteries can have an effect on how the truck sits.
Could it maybe be his roof rack or something?

Ronnie, post a photo if you can.
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"Wench" was a Chicago thing in the 80's... Synonymous with B*tch...
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Old July 13th, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I think this is fairly common for the LR HD springs. Not sure why. I have them on my truck (same ones, no "wench") and eventually used 1" spacers in the back to level things out.
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Was your dog in the back? haha, jk

Could it maybe be his roof rack or something?

Ronnie, post a photo if you can.
Maybe roof rack and SW could be it?

Yes, a pic would help and maybe some measurements.
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