Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Morrisville, NC
Coil Spring Problems
Sorry if this has been covered somewhere on the forum but I could not find it and its been quite awhile since I have been here.
I have an 2006 Limited Commander with the tow package and 4.7 L. Purchased new and have done some light towing. The only suspension work was the addition of bilsteins all the way around and Robby's front leveling kit that he and I installed when new. When looking at the Jeep from the front or rear you can clearly see it sits lower on the drivers side both in the front and the rear. There is a 1/2" deference in height with the drivers side being the lowest. It seems to have gotten worse but was never even since new. I was looking to simply replace all 4 coil springs but wanted some other options. I like the front being up 1" from stock (thanks to Robby) and was not interested in lifting the whole thing since I like the ride and look of the stock tire size and they were just replaced. Was thinking of OME 1.25" coils for the front and the 1.50" for the rear that does not seem like a whole lot of lift unless they under estimate their product. Also, if I did go that route would I still keep Robby's 1/2 leveling kit on it or do the OME coils also level the jeep so Robby's would have to come off. They do not however show a different coil for left and right and I was under the impression that the drivers side should be a longer or heavier spring due to the drive, fuel tank, battery and all on that side.
Not sure what has caused all this and am wondering if the factory put the coils on the wrong sides to start with and by the way I am really not as "big" as some of you may be thinking at this point so it was not a driver weight issue.
When searching for factory coils for the commander they show my part number with 9 different spring codes for the front and if a remember right 6 for the rear. I think all the different codes are for build such as hemi, towing, 3.7, 4.7 as well as left and right side but even the dealer cannot tell me exactly what springs with what codes go where. One dealer says one thing and the next says another.
I really like the ride quality and the look and handling so I want to stay as close the factory in that regard as possible but 1.25 -1.50 is not a great deal of difference from that.
I would add that nothing is broken or bent and the springs are all seated properly. The Jeep has never been off-road
Any thoughts, suggestions, input would be welcome.
Last edited by Commander Ron; 06-07-2014 at 07:03 PM.
Reason: additional info