1. Welcome to Jeeps.net!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Jeep discussion topics
    • Transfer over your build thread from a different forum to this one
    • Communicate privately with other Jeep owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Wrangler nose dives when applying brakes

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by K6puppy, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Apr 8, 2017 at 12:48 PM

    K6puppy [OP] Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2017
    First Name:
    2014 Jeep wrangler unlimited wellys wheeler Black
    xrc front bumper 12000 pound badlands winch 6 pod lights fender flares kc headlight 285/70/17 tires 2 inch leveling kit bushwhacker air snorkel k/N intake rough country duuel steering stabilizer kit
    My 2014 Wrangler unlimited nose dives when applying brakes. It has a 2 inch leveling ki,t Cecil steel bumper winch, factory springs. I need to replace springs. Is there a kit that has springs 3/4 in difference between front and back?
  2. Jul 27, 2018 at 11:14 AM

    RubiconFreedom Seven Jeeps in Forty Years

    Jul 13, 2018
    Nor-East Uni-Stat
    Late reply, but none the less..

    It is our assessment that the factory spring coils are useless unless one happens to purchase the 10th anniversary or purchase the Jeep JK Rubicon Recon and these sets of coil springs have some meat to them.

    As for the nose dive, this is a common trait to most if not all wranglers. However, upon special ordering our jeep, it came with a set of 17AC fronts & 56AA rear coils.. Although we got rid of this set. the jeep sat more level than most we've seen on the lot. Mind you we have half doors and a soft top.

    After installing the "nondescript" coil spring set (which claims to be a leveling kit) we found that our jeep retained its level stance there after. I believe this is due to the part of the coils being double or triple spring rate or stiffer and cut as to keep the jeep level even if heavier components have been added later

    So the weight of the vehicle is a main factor in this. Full doors, hard top etc is going to send the jeep front end nose dive or butt heavy. Adding poly spacers is not ideal in our book, but necessary to those who want to retain the factory setup and adjust for slightly heavier components.

    Ideally, it's better to purchase a hard lift (coil springs, shocks etc) which would lift the jeep at the time of installation, but over time settle to a more respectable stance when other components have been added. Heavier bumpers larger spare tire carrier etc.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2018
    Bob likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top