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FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

Anyone around NH that has Front Jeep fullsize spring plates?
they want to sell or give away?
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

If you can't find any just make them. All they are is a piece of steel with 5 holes in them and 2 bends for extra strength (i'm not sure the bends really do anything). Shouldn't take more than 10 min. each to make.
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

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Yup, they substantially stiffen the plate. Welding a bar to the ends would be an alternative or using a much thicker plate.
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

I've got to recommend these from Foothill Offroad. They are BULLETPROOF! The picture on the web shows one hole in the center for the spring pin - but they are coming out with a new design that has three holes for those who have a 3-hole perch and want to easily change the wheelbase. They may already have these in stock.

If you call, Linda handles the internet orders. I just got done working with her on my order, and she was wonderful.

Oh, I didn't mention that their plates are on sale right now. So with some shipping, you'd be set for little expense.

I looked at it this way. I needed plates, which meant time at the junkyard. Taking rusty u bolts loose with handtools on a vehicle which is usually sitting with the axles in the dirt takes both time and effort, usually with a bit of frustration thrown in. In the end, I'd end up with spring plates that are weaker than the Foothill Offroad ones, and the loss of the time and effort that could have been put towards work on my rig. So, I bought instead of labored.
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

Thanks for the help....
I got some from a old GM pickup...

But I like the ones from Foothill better and i may get them.. thanks..
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

Those spring plates look like any other spring plate i've seen. I've never seen or heard of some one breaking a spring plate i guess it's possible but not likely. If you have more coin then time go for them they will save you 20 min at the junk yard and 10 min with the wire wheel and spray paint.
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

i was going to do just that Jeeper, i got the steal plates cut, a little raggy right now cuz of cutting torch,but i was wondering about the bend on the ends also, but at the price i see from site posted on here, i think ill have them the right way.i got mine turned over so that shock will be vertical, and they look like they may bend in middle, i couldnt swap side to side cuz of my dana 30 in front. 1 has a bigger u bolt hole. thanks for the post, its just what i need!!!
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

On a Baja trip several years ago I did break a spring plate, diagonally - thing just snapped in half. Luckily a few miles later a rancher had a welder and we made a repair that lasted until we hit a town with a mechanic and he made us a temporary flat plate to get us home.
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Re: FR fullsize spring plates.. Needed..

Jeeper99xj - sounds like you need to get out more. You <font color="red">ASS</font color><font color="blue">U</font color><font color="#666666">ME</font color> too much.

Moving forward... yes, people do break sping plates. There's a handful of problems that can result from a busted plate. Use your imagination.

I have yet to find, in a standard junkyard, a spring plate that compares in strength to 3/8" steel.

And your welcome to those who <font color="orange">appreciated</font color> my input.
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