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Aftermarket springs that DON'T lower car?

Are there any aftermarket springs that perform better than OEM but don't lower the ride height of the car?

That may be a stupid question but I have to ask (I did try a search on here with no luck). Everything I have found for aftermarket springs lower the car at least an inch and I love the OEM ride height (probably the only person, lol) and have no desire to lower the car.

The reason I ask is that I'm upgrading struts and shocks in the spring and the new struts require the '10 GT500 strut mounts to fit correctly so I figured it would be easier to assemble the new struts, springs, and mounts, and swap the complete assemblies rather than removing the OEM assemblies, removing the springs from the OEM assemblies, and then "building" and installing the new/aftermarket assemblies. Thanks all.


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Did you check the Ford racing B springs? They lower the car less than an inch. Other than that, I think you will have to go with OEM.


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You can get springs made to do whatever you want, higher rate springs that are made to the stock height setting.

I think once you install those new struts and shocks you will have what you are looking for though.

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I bought Strange engineering 10 way adjustable shocks and struts along with the FRPP Cobra Jet springs. The ones for the 2008 CJ. May not be what you want as I am more drag oriented, but I don't believe they lower the car either.
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Just get the p springs for 180 bucks or so. Very moderate lowering.

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I love the OEM ride height (probably the only person, lol) and have no desire to lower the car.


You're not the only one.
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are all the ford racing springs the same performance just with different heights?
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are all the ford racing springs the same performance just with different heights?
They have different lenght (ride hight) and different stiffness.

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I think once you install those new struts and shocks you will have what you are looking for though.
Okay, that's what I was hoping for, I just wasn't sure if the OEM springs were "terrible" compared to the aftermarket ones. I'm looking for a designated setting for the street and a designated setting for the strip, and if adjustable dampers and the OEM springs will do the trick, that works for me.

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I bought Strange engineering 10 way adjustable shocks and struts along with the FRPP Cobra Jet springs. The ones for the 2008 CJ. May not be what you want as I am more drag oriented, but I don't believe they lower the car either.
Those are actually the dampers I'm going with as well. My driving is 95% street and 5% strip so I thinking the Stranges and the OEM springs will probably be perfect for what I'm looking for.

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You're not the only one.
Then there were two, lol. Well it is nice to know there is at least one other person out there that likes he stock ride height and doesn't think that it looks like a 4x4 .

Thanks for the input all.

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