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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2002, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

I am going to spring over my 86 CJ7 and am debating on 2" or 4" springs. I dont want to stuff the 35's in the wells, but it still needs to be pretty stable. help?
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

2" with 35's but i say run stock hight springs and cut the fenders. just my op.
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

2 inches and a sawzall or 4 inches if you are also going wider
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

Don't go any higher than you have to clear the wheels at full articulation...

I have SOA with stock springs, I plan on cutting the fenders, and maybe adding 1" of lift... I would not think of adding more than I needed... stability is important too [img]images/icons/laugh.gif[/img]
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

The flatter the spring, the better the articulation. I wouldn't recommend using any lift spring for a SOA. It's too unstable. You'll be fine with stock springs for your SOA.
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

DON'T USE STOCK SPRINGS! use stock height springs, your stockers will bend under the axle wrap very easy, get some 1" or 2" lift springs and cut out your fenders. I would get 2" BDS wrangler lift springs all around if I were you, LIFETIME WARRANTY. You'll probably go bigger later so why not get the right springs now?
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

What about the Old Man Emu 2.5 lift springs? $104 for the front $128 for the rear... I`ve heard nothing but good stuff about these springs... After a year or lots of trips they should be downto about 2 inches......

Any opinions on them?
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

On the BDS site they say the 2" lift springs are military wrap, and have a lifetime warranty...

Now that's what I would go with! And I might even when I put my new axle in!!
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

You're right. Stock height springs were what I was shooting for.
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Re: Spring Over with 2\" or 4\" springs?

I've got 2.5" springs soa with cut fenders and I can stuff 36" Swampers perfectly. Stock springs WILL wrap up fast! You should use some sort of anti wrap bar. I didn't wait to install a bar and my 2.5" rear springs are currently wrapped up. Just some info for ya. Later, Casey
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