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age old ? Wrangler springs on a CJ?

Why do we do it, Ive been told that they are a bolt on nothing more, but Ive also been told there is some cutting and welding....What is it? and is it worth it?
I know my front shackels are wide enough and the rear mount appears to be wide enough as well. I am not sure about the length though. What is the general openion on this.
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Re: age old ? Wrangler springs on a CJ?

I just did this when going to a SOA. The YJ stock springs are relatively flat which flex better than a lift spring. The YJ springs are wider than the CJ's front springs are and are longer. The cutting/welding that I had to do was on the shackle end mounts. The rears are wide enough, but I had to move mine back towards the rear bumper. The fronts are not wide enough and need to be moved forward towards the front bumper. The fixed end mounts are both OK as is.
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Re: age old ? Wrangler springs on a CJ?

No welding on the front is necessary....

Go get a pair of rear spring hangers...
Remove you old front spring hanger.
Drill out the big rivet that attaches to your front cross member.
Attach the new spring hanger using the hole where the rivet was...this moves the spring hanger forward about 1"
Make sure you use grade 8 bolts.
Install new shackel (wider) and spring.

You might have lengthen the front ds.

Now, if you decide to go SOA...you will need to do some welding.
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