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post #1 of (permalink) Old 01-06-2001, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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yj springs on a cj?

A friend of mine is looking for more articulation on his cj5, he has a spring-over already but is planning to put buggy leafs front and rear. I told him it will not be road worthy and since he does not trail the vehicle he would be driving a safety hazards around. I know that yj springs are alot more flexier then cj springs, so what I was wondering is if anybody has done the swap and did it help the ride.

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Re: yj springs on a cj?

i did this swap and the ride was increased a lot (much nicer). I didnt drive the rig that much but i immediately noticed a difference. I went SOA at the same time but compared to my buddies CJ SOA with CJ it rode like a dream

I will be selling the conversion shackle hangers from MORE off my rig soon if you friend is interested. Check out the link below and go to the 4SALE section.

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Re: yj springs on a cj?

what I was wondering was if the yj springs are the same as the cj springs? would you happen to know this.

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Re: yj springs on a cj?

the YJ springs are not the same as the CJ springs. They are longer (all 4) and the fronts are 2.5" as the CJ fronts are 2" The rear YJ springs will bolt up to the CJ rear with no problems

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Re: yj springs on a cj?

Thanks,
I know that they were wider than front but I was not sure if they were wider then the rear. I hope you do not mind me asking you some more questions:
Are the front and rear the same length for the yj springs?
Is there a basic kit to change the front of the cj or can you custom fabricated the spring holder (do not knoe the word but it is the opposite from the shackle) and just use another set of rear cj shackles? (He is sort of on the cheapskate if you know what I mean)
Does your cj road handle well?
Thanks again,
Chris

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Re: yj springs on a cj?

ARB has a complete kit to convert CJ to YJ springs. Everything is included for $360. You guys think this is a good deal or not? I think you would be able to do it for less.

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