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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-11-2000, 04:54 PM
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Spring over with CJ springs?

I read all the time about people using YJ springs for CJ spring overs...I know the YJ springs are flatter and yield better articulation, while still providing a great deal of added height to the jeep...Anyone ever use stock CJ springs for a spring over? They seem to articulate pretty well by themselves. I'm considering doing a spring over as a low-buck winter mod...right now she's just as I bought her, suspension wise...Stock springs with full-length add-a-leaves... limited articulation, tank-like ride, and the 32x11.50's make friendly contact with the inside of the fenders at full crank. So I'm just wondering if I could do it cheaper (got the springs) and avoid problems with YJ springs sagging/bending from the reverse arching if I used CJ springs...sorry if this has been asked before, I searched but didn't find anything.

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Re: Spring over with CJ springs?

stock cj springs can and will work fine. i swapped to rear cj springs in the front but i was doing a lot of mods at the same time so that made it convinent for me. if you just want to do it the quick, easy, and cheap way then just stick with the stock springs.

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Re: Spring over with CJ springs?

FarmJeep,

my project is using rear CJ springs in teh front, for a few reasons.

ive a few sets, and people will give you sets, instead of paying for YJ springs, and ive got some dissassembled and some 2.5 inch FSJ springs also so I can make some custom packs If I need to.

the stock front Cj springs just seem so wimpy, especailly with a V8 and dana 44 up there, that might make them ride really soft though, who knows!


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Re: Spring over with CJ springs?

you wil have no problems with the cj springs, truthfully, I'm not sure there is that much difference in the spring rates, experiment a little too.. take a leaf out, put one it.. you'll have a great lift for little $$$$

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That's what I was hoping...Now if only I had a way to make my stock shocks work...hmmm...

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Man! It isn't even October yet and you guys are making plans to "shop it up" for the winter. I think I'll move to the Midwest. This business of planting three crops per year and irrigating in February really takes away from the "fun-projects" time. Actually FJ, I'm flying outa here on Friday to look over a ramshackle farmstead in Iowa. We can buy the front two acres and the buildings for less than a used BMW costs in CA, LET ALONE a building to park it in. Besides the farmhouse, they have a 40 X 32 building with heavy concrete floor. I just have one question: "How do you keep warm enough to work in the shop in those brutal winters?"[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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The shop at the home farm here is only just barely wide enough to fit a tractor with duals in, and is just long enough that you can fit the Mack tractor in with the hood open and clear the door (in back) and be able to walk between the hood and tool chests (in front). So the big suspended LP furnace and ceiling fan do the trick-- Freezing cold to shirtsleeves weather in about 3 minutes. In the big shop at the farm out west (40x60), the furnace and ceiling fan take a bit o' planning. Gonna work on something in there this afternoon? Best go out and fire it up 1/2 hour or so early... Gonna be working down on the floor? Best light it up 2 hours early. Hey, if you get really trick, you'll have to run radiant heat in that concrete floor (aww, come on, you know you wanna re-pour that floor anyhow). My uncle's shop has it...the floor is nice and warm (great for creeper work), the shop stays toasty, water/etc. that spill on the floor melt fast, and it's really economical to heat. Knowing you, you'll probably just put a rosebud on the ol' Victor and heat the whole place with oxy/acy.

Best of luck with the farmstead purchase. Just remember, if you're gonna buy it, leave the Bimmer at home and drive the pickup. Otherwise they'll charge you retail [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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Tapped into the gas line in my utility room and ran a line out to the garage. Installed a furnace with a thermostat. I can make you sweat in your BVD's out there within 5 minutes [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] I keep it set at around 50 so that my paints and stuff don't freeze, then crank it up to 65 when I go out there to work, and the jacket and sweatshirt are off within a couple of minutes. FJ, I saw you staring at that pile of springs [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]...there's a nice set of YJ packs in there if you want them...I always keep the springs when I install a lift for someone. There's a decent set of stock military wrapped CJ springs in the shed also off of my '86.

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I use an old 140,000 BTU kero torpedo heater with a thermostat to get it warm (in a hurry) and a smaller kero heater to keep the big one quiet for a while. Torpedo heaters are noisy! This unit will burn about one gal of kero/hour of continuous running. It is not very good if your using paint but for general wrenching it is very good. I use this setup as I got it CHEEP years ago when I was building up a '36 Ford BB delivery in an old aircraft hanger.

Torpedos that are not adjusted correctly will make your eyes water from unburned kero, if the ignition fails you will be spraying kero all over your shop, and don't forget the CO build-up (CO detecter recommended).

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Re: Spring over with CJ springs?

The only thing that is stil fairly cheap here in Norway, is electricity...
Sooooo, when i did my new concrete garage floor (11x30, i know it's a little odd size ...), i installed 4 500W electrical heather cables in the floor.
I'll have a small shop, about 11x11, which has 2x500 W.
The garage part (11x19) has the other 2 500W heathing cables in the floor.
I can heat the shop totaly by the cables, but the garage will need additional heat sources, on the looong, cold winter evenings...
Oh yes, the cables are controlled by thermostats...

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