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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-24-2002, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Pics of stock YJ springs???

Well after a bad day I went out wheeling with some friends to blow off steam on the trail for a bit. we stopped in on one of our regular pits, and there's an incline i usually hit at about 15 just for a little bit of that feeling in my stomach. Little did i know some guys on atvs or bikes had f$(*ed with the grade and added a lip to the damned thing. Sent me a good 4 feet into the air according to spectators, and i landed hard cause it's obviously a little nose heavy. I ended up snapping my front passenger side main leaf, but didn't realize it until i got it back into the shop to check it out. It snapped clear off about 5 inches from the rear eye and luckily came to rest on my framerail. I didn't realize it had broken and I wheeled for another 40 minutes and drove it 15 miles home after! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] MY question is this: does anyone have a picture of the arch of the stock front springs? My other side looks like it may have taken a beating in the impact as well and if it's got less arch than it should I'm goign to just order a new set of front leafs instead of replacing them fromt he boneyard. Any help of even a description of how it should be arched would be extremely helpful.

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Re: Pics of stock YJ springs???

Hopefully you'll get another answer from somebody with a YJ. I have a CJ but I looked into the YJ springs for a conversion. From what I saw, they are completely flat at rest, or at least no noticeable arch.
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Re: Pics of stock YJ springs???

yeah that's what I thought. My driver's side one is still intact but it's got a lot of negative arch now, so I'll jsut replace both of them. No one here would happen to have an extra set of front YJ springs lying around, would they? I'm a paying customer unlike some other individuals that have been brought up in past weeks.
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Re: Pics of stock YJ springs???

Stock YJ springs have very little to no postive arch to them. I'll sell ya my front YJ springs, but I seriously doubt you'd want them. You broken leaf spring is probably in better shape than mine. I have probaly lowered my Jeep 1-2" since I did an SOA with the stock ones. Those springs are crap!! Flex great, but boy are they too soft!
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Re: Pics of stock YJ springs???

Which ones do you have? Here are some pics of the CJ fronts and YJ's in 4, 5, and 6 leafs. I posted this info back in June '01 on the Zuki BBS.
<font color="blue">All of the Jeep springs are stock, no mods done, and no lifted springs.

Here is what I found.

The "TOP" mentioned below is the distance from the top of the spring eye to the top of the spring pack at the centering bolt.

The "BOTTOM" is the distance from the top of the spring eye to the bottom of the spring pack at the centering bolt.

The weight is the weight of each spring pack, I have a hand held scale that marks the maximum weight achieved.


Spring...........weight (lbs)..........Top...........Bottom
CJ 5 leaf................28..............5 1/4"........6 13/16"
YJ 4 leaf................22..............7 1/8"........8 1/8"
YJ 5 leaf................28..............6 9/16".......7 3/4"
YJ 6 leaf................35..............5 1/2".........7 1/4"

One other thing I noticed was the YJ 4 leaf packs had 2 clamps holding the springs in place, the YJ 5 leaf had 3 clamps, and the YJ 6 leaf had 4 clamps. Kinda interesting, all are rivited in place.

I just thought I'd relay this info to all interested.
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Re: Pics of stock YJ springs???

Thanks for the info, my other spring is definitely trashed. I'm going to have to wait until wednesday to do anything about it, though. Payday is always way too far away hah.
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