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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-24-2003, 01:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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Softening up springs on cj5

I've had my 4" superride kit on my jeep for 2years now and the front has gotten much softer and flexible (and also sagged), but the rear is still stiff as a board. What is the best way to get a little more flex out of these springs?
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Re: Softening up springs on cj5

You could throw a few 90 lb. bags of concrete in the back to add some weight. I understand your
frustration, but all your doing is wearing them out sooner.
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Re: Softening up springs on cj5

I have rancho springs and its the same deal. The front end is appropriately sprung, I guess the narrower leafs and / or the weight of the engine is sufficient to flex them. The rear end is stiff like it's solid suspension unless there is 500+ lbs sitting in the back. Wish I could share a solution with you. I'm waiting for some inspiration on how to make an air bag rear suspension that I can pump up to load level if I am carrying a load, but that will ride soft and level otherwise.
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Re: Softening up springs on cj5

Remove one of the center leafs...
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