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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2001, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

I saw the article in Four Wheeler and thought 'there is the answer to my problem'. I want longer springs on my 2A, but dont want to cut up the frame or weld on extra length to get the springs on. Anyone using these, and how well do they work?

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

I'm not familiar with the Holbrook springs, but my brother-in-law just put a set of Superlift Softride springs on his 2A and he loves them. Of course his old springs had huge thick add-a-leaves, so the Softrides were a huge improvement. Be prepared for a little sag with the softride springs, I think I would go with the 2-1/2" lift springs. Once they settle in I think they give a flattie a nice ride height, and you can still fit a narrow 32" tire, and everyone knows that it is sacrilege to put wide tires on a flatfender. I have heard that the Rancho 1" springs are also a good alternative, but they do ride a little stiffer.

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

The Holbrook Springs work. The picture of the 3b in the article is Rich Imholt's "Bad Bee" and was the test mule for the springs. At Moab a couple of years ago he scored an 1100 on a 23 degree ramp and ran out of ramp. I drove it on lower Helldorado and was very impressed. We also tried it on washboards at 30 mph and I couldn't believe how smooth it drove. One thing I would recommend though if you drive it on the street every day would be a sway bar with a disconnect. It's plenty drivable on the street but does get some body sway. Rich has had the springs on about 2 or 3 years now and still work great. They've settled somewhat but not much. Everyone that I've talked to that has them loves them. I will be putting them on my CJ-5 when I rebuild it. I'm also putting a set on the front of my race Jeep (M38a1 frame) to soften up and smooth out the bumps and Jumps. Bottom line is they work great. E-mail me if you have any further questions. Nickmil.

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

What are these springs you are talking about? I would love to have flexier springs for my 63 CJ5. How much modification do they take?

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

What issue of Four Wheeler is it in? I'd like to check it out for my flatty.

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

It is in the newest Fourwheeler. They show it on a 3B, but 2A's, 3A's, and 3B's had the same springs.....Should work great! I will be looking into getting a set for my '48 2A, so I will let everyone know how they work out.

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

Went down and bought a copy of Four Wheeler. The springs look good. Let us know what they cost and how they work. I might look at using them instead of SOA Wranglers on my 48 flatty.

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

Talked to Gary at Holbrook today on the phone for about 15 minutes, and if half of what he says is true, these things are going to be sweet! He is sending me more info so I should have more specs soon. They are a little more pricey than others, but they will perform better than stock length springs with a lift. He also told me they provide 3 inches of lift, not 2 1/2, and they dont use poly bushings. Sounds like these are the best thing out there for flat-fenders! I will let everyone know when I get more info, and when I get the springs( I am in the middle of a disc brake conversion, new top, new seats, etc.)

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Re: Holbrook CJ2A springs-anyone using them?

Talked to him today also. They do sound good. Like you said there a little pricey.

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