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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2003, 07:51 PM
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Hey all...I need set of Skyjacker 2.5 leaf springs for my CJ-7. The stockers (I think they are, anyways) are a little stiff on the road, and worse off. I've gone through my latest JP magazine and looked up the websites advertized, and it looks like $400 for a "kit" (springs, bushings, u-bolts) is about as good as it gets. Has anyone found them cheaper? Or, where have you all found the best deals consistently on new stuff?

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you can get Rubicon Express from your local dealer or from R/E direct ~$80 each.
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Re: cheap springs

man I will probably get flamed to no end for this, but when I finally got my roomate to lift his 7 2.5". we went cheap and ordered the pro crap lift with shocks. It rode really hard for about 3 months or so, but it has softened right up and for the price, I think you actually get an ok deal. I went out and bought the 4" bds and am very happy with it, but he spent ALOT less and got close to the same results.

You did say cheap....
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It rode really hard for about 3 months or so, but it has softened right up

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But where will it be a year from now?
I want to lift mine too, but not until I can afford to do it right.
My $.02, for what it's worth.
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good point, theyve been on there for about two years now, and haven't sagged like the old stockers did, but I guess they could someday.
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Re: cheap springs

I think I'm pretty set on the Skyjackers, so I guess I meant cheap for Skyjacker. Two family members have Skyjackers, and I think that they do better than the RE 4.5 extreme duty springs did on my 93 YJ. Those rode ok on the road, but didn't flex as well as his skyjackers; particularly, they didn't have great droop when unloaded, resulting in tires in the air a lot. I had a roommate with pro-comp on his YJ, and DO NOT want to do that.

Just wondering, can you get CJ springs from RE, or do you use YJ springs?
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The $80 direct Rubicon aren't the Extreme duty springs, they are rebadged Pro-Comp...stay away...only get the Extreme Duty from Rubicon Express.
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The $80 direct Rubicon aren't the Extreme duty springs, they are rebadged Pro-Comp

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That's new info to me...where did you see/hear that...makes me glad I went for the extreem duty on mine...Is this true of the coils and leafs?

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