Thanks, so within .25" of my measurement... one can assume the HD's didn't change then.
Still curious about the Mediums now
, as you well know, I was in a dilemma as to which LT spring to buy. I went with the MT LT Mediums, based on my present and suspected future wheeling weight. Though I do plan to add a rear swing out bumper at some time in the future, there are no, current, plans for towing, tents, drawers, grills or fridges for the, foreseeable, future. I will go to 35s at some point and I will, probably, pick up some heavies on Black Friday sale, just to have them, in case the future holds something that is unforeseeable
Several members, here, provided me with, honest, input, in making this decision: yourself,
. Thank you, all, for putting up with my, incessant, pms.
Here are some pics that were hastily taken. Hope they suffice for reference here. The passenger side measured 19.5 inches and drivers side 19.25 inches. The other suspension components installed were the LT 2.5 Coil overs, Icon Tubular UCAs with Delta Joints, LT version 2.0 VS rear shocks, Crown extended brake lines, front sway bar relocate kit and 3 in. bump stop drop spacers. We, also, installed aluminum RCI engine, transmission, and transfer case skids with bracket and a set of Orange Box Rock sliders. A moderate BMC was done.
For the wheeling around here I am, presently, running the rear sway bar with extended rear sway bar links; however, the plan is to remove it should I ever win the lottery and make it into Summit, at which time, I will visit Moab, as well. I haven't adjusted the coil overs yet, but plan to do so, once I've touched up and installed the Reszfab V2 bumper/winch. Figured, I'd add the weight first, which was suggested to me by
, a while back. Besides the V2 bumper/winch combo, I still have Reszfab lower links, 17 x 8.5 (0 offset/4.75 in. back spacing) Method wheels, 33x12.50x17 Pro Comp MTs, RCI lower link skids and Icon LCA skids to install. It is, currently, sitting on Mickey Thompson 17 x 9 (0 offset/5 in. backspacing) Sidebiter IIs and Mickey Thompson 285/70/17 ATZs.
Fyi, I called MT about the unsprung height differences in the two springs and John told me that I could not go off of unsprung height to determine the overall stiffness and sprung ride height. Evidently, there is a lot more science involved in coil spacing, wind rate, yada.....yada......yada
I would like to give a big shout out to member
, a retired Jarhead (and I say that, affectionately), who spent 2 days helping me and my retired Army buddy Chris, install the above components. On top of working like the grunt that he is,
, performed the BMC (that exceeded my OCD requirements) and supplied the spring compressor, which is a must for this install, imho. I can't thank you, enough, Ken. It would have been an exquisite Charlie Foxtrot situation without you, brother.
I'd loved to hear from anyone that has any thread measurements running a similar weight FJC for 650 lb. coil overs/LT Medium Spring set up, i.e.
's description here: "driver side (2 1/8in thread exposed) and 1 3/4in thread showing on the passenger front."
Together. Note the "D" at the end of the part number on spring on left, signifying Driver