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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-27-2002, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Installing new leafs....and pointers?

I haven't taken my leafs off yet, but I found a real good deal at a local shop for a new front set and they were only 45 a piece. The springs on a YJ don't need to be bent/arched into place, right? i don't think they do but i'm jsut asking cause i've seen cars that did.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Support the front on jackstands. I've always put them behind the front spring rear hanger.

Remove the tires/wheels.

Remove the axle u-bolts.

Support the axle either by hanging it from the frame or with jackstands to get the weight off the springs.

Unbolt the springs.

Installation really is the reverse of removal.
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The springs on a YJ don't need to be bent/arched into place, right?

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To answer your original question...NO.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Ok, you might want some new grade 8 bolts a a grinder ready. Also some new bushings. My YJ was froze together and nothing would free up the spring bolts, but a hand grinder took them right off. Good luck.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Are you implying to use the grade 8's in place of the old bolts? I've heard grade 8's aren't good for springs and shackles. Something to do with tensil strength or shear something a rather...
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Don,t use grade 8... If the bushing are stuck I drilled a bunch of hole in them.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Don't forget to open up those spring clamps for a little better flex.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

new u bolts are a must. make sure the vehicle is back on the ground before you torque everything down. make sure you don't overtighten. and don't forget the front end alignment that needs to be done after.
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Re: Installing new leafs....and pointers?

Spring Clamps... what if you just take them off all your spring packs? I know I should get alittle more articulation... but what are the downsides. Thanks [img]images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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