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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-04-2001, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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Does anyone have a complete set of YJ springs they would part with?I need all 4.

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I just got a set from http://www.jcwhitney.com for 260 delivered to my door. If you are looking for used I don't know of any offhand.

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Re: YJ springs

Hey PB,
How did those springs look? Are they wrapped and riveted? Are they the same as the OEM spring packs? Are you using them for a spring-over?

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Re: YJ springs

Ok..i've seen a lot of posts about replacing CJ springs with YJ springs. What is the advantage of this? Are they softer so they flex more? Do they provide any lift? Are they a direct bolt in? I saw something awhile back about buying the JC Whitney 7 leaf spring packs and that they give you about 1.5 inches of lift. Is this true because they are pretty cheap. I was wondering about this since my front end sits pretty low on my 84. Thought about replacing the fronts to even out the ride!

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Re: YJ springs

Tom- They look pretty good, they are riveted, they are not military wrapped, they do have plastic pads at the ends of the springs too. For $67 a piece it was half of 4wd.com. Yes, I am doing a spring over again with them.
Patch- The YJ springs tend to be a little flexier than the CJ springs. The downfall is they sag quicker. They are a bolt in for the rear of a '76 later CJ, but the fronts are 2.5" wide and the CJ's are only 2" wide. Not sure of the lift on the JCW springs yet, I went with the 5 leaf pack since that is what I had on my CJ5, and liked the height of it and performance.
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Re: YJ springs

i run the jcw rear cj 7leaf hd's at all 4 corners on my jeep and they flex great. they are military wrapped and i would recomend them. you could run them on all 4 corners of a yj with no modification too. $69 a piece.

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Re: YJ springs

oh yeah, i have run yj springs too and like these better.

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high5

the YJ springs ya ran, were they the JC Whitney HD 6leaf packs?

that is what i am thinking of useing all around for my SOA, i have HD shackles and bushings from MORE that i would like to use and they wont fit in CJ springs

what ya think?

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High5,

Are you running them SOA?

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yes i am running them soa. is there any other way?

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