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CJ front springs in rear questions

I've ordered Northcoast Offroad's kit to put front CJ springs in my rear....sounds painful doesn't it!? [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] What are the rest of you using, four leaf or five leaf packs? Pros and cons? I haven't been able to find used springs locally or on this or the Jeep BBS. JC Whitney has some for $58 each. Has anyone used them? Does anyone know where I can find used ones?

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Re: CJ front springs in rear questions

Tim at NCO will tell you to look for 4-leaf packs and I agree. That's what I'm running now, with Trail Tough's hangers and Con-Fer shackles. The ride is very soft (which I like) and the articulation is good. However, if you carry heavy loads in the rear or carry rear passengers, you may want a five-leaf pack instead.
As for where to find them, I'm told that 4x4 shops have them laying around from the J**p people that come in for suspension lifts and upgrades. You might try calling a few shops in your area and asking for them. I would not recommend getting them from a junkyard (for various reasons). JC Whitney has them, but they are not OEM and may not hold up as well as OEM springs (IMHO). HTH
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Re: CJ front springs in rear questions

I just finished my conversion from NCO. Tim told me about the whitney springs ,so I tried `em. They are U.S.A. made & lookto be a very good spring! The ride is a night & day difference! I also used the 4 leaf pack.
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I am gonna do the same conversion - I got the kit from Trail Tough and Brent told me to use an OEM CJ 4 leaf spring pack with the Samurai overload leaf to help control the spring wrap........HTH
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howdy,
here is a ebay link,
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...tem=1872351344 not much time lift!

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I have just installed my cj springs and I love them. Here is the draw backs. Now mind you I might need to pull a leaf out but the lift is still there. I had to upgrade to a new driveshaft from ASA, once I put the springs on I had so much vibration it was not funny. So it was for the best anyway. I upgrated to the 1310 spicer joint. If you are spring over and you have an upper rear shock tower,and you have your shocks adjusted to the furtherst in part of the shock tower. You will either need to buy longer shocks or adust your shocks to the most outward post on your shock tower. There is just that much flex in the new set up so you will need to mess with your shocks. This is all I can think of for now but if you have any questions please ask away and I will help the best I can. OOOOOOOOO I got my springs from a jeep guy and I he took pretty good care of me. $50.00 for the set. Hope this helps TOM Here is a pic of the sammi on the springs. It looks Like a drag car
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Re: CJ front springs in rear questions

howdy,
in your pic you attached the rear shackle is pointing in. the reason i noticed it is because mine is pionting out. it looks to mean that those cj's are alittle short, or maybe mine are just longer. it's just that before and after on my cj swap the shackle didn't move, just the front mounting piont and the height.
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Re: CJ front springs in rear questions

I am running breeze drop links in the rear.
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Re: CJ front springs in rear questions

Boyirish6:

Was wondering what your suspenion set up is? Are you running sami rears up front to off set te cj's? do you have a missing link style of shackle in the front?What kind of shocks are you using?


Sorry for all the ?'s but I'm getting ready to do the cj/rears up front swap and I need all the info I can get....

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Boyirish6:

O ya I forgot to ask were did you get the roof rack??

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