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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 10:38 PM
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72 CJ suspension options?

A while back my dad got a 72 CJ-5, and we just got it running. Problem is the springs have sprung. I heard not to go with a lift with the thin 72 Springs/perches. Someone told me to upgrade to 4 inch YJ springs. Has anyone done this??? Is this the way to go? Need advise. Thanks

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-13-2002, 11:04 PM
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Re: 72 CJ suspension options?

I wouldn't sat that it is THE way to go, but it's an option. It all depends on what you want from your suspension. Wrangler springs are longer and as you know wider than your '72 springs. This means that they will ride better without sacrificing spring rate. What you're up against with this conversion is some fabrication (welding and cutting) to mount the spring and shackle mounts and a lot of very careful measuring to get the locations right. If that's not a problem for you I would definitely go that route.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 01:03 AM
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Re: 72 CJ suspension options?

If you don't want to lift the Jeep you have several options. You can take you springs to a shop and have them rearched or you could buy some exact replacement springs through many mail order Jeep catalogs. Rancho makes a nice non lift spring for your year CJ. You can find them in 4WD Hardwares catalog.


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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-14-2002, 01:12 AM
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Re: 72 CJ suspension options?

Aren't springs supposed to be........sprung?

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