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Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

Has annyone done this and how's the ride? I'm running a s/r with RUF up front and stock CJ's in the rear. I'm tail low, and would like to even it out. I also carry a lot of weight in the rear.....

Front lift with the above is about 3 1/2". The rear is app. 1 1/4" lower...... maybe a bit more....

I have a line on a new set of front Ranchos #44092 (325 spring rate) for $100 which i think is a good price. I'm wondering if I should take the plunge......??????????
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

I might be able to remove some leafs if the ride is too harsh.....
Sound feasible?..........
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

If the ride is too stiff you can make a hybrid spring pack with the Racho springs and the stock CJ springs and probably still get some lift at the same time. BUT with all of the weight that you carry (and your interior rack / roof rack, etc.) I think that the Rancho spring pack should be perfect.......should also help tame your wicked body roll as well [img]images/graemlins/burnout.gif[/img]
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

Crow, I haven't been able to go see about those springs I told you about yet..sorry! I'll really try tomorrow to get over there. [img]images/graemlins/spank.gif[/img]

I think I remember my new stock CJs had 6 inches of free arch, that sound right? (for reference)
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

I think Glenn W. used to recommend the 1.5" CJ ranchos on the M/L set up.
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crow - did you decide on what route you are going to go?
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

Pug,

Whatever route he chooses, I hope it's the one that leads both you and him, along with DougO, off the island and up to Zookin again this year.
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

I'll be going with the Rancho's if everything works out as planned. Then, the next project will be to determine what the final spriong pack will be. The CJ Ranchos have a 325 spring rate as compared to the 156 spring rate for the Sami Ranchos.
I'm hoping to be able to keep the fillings in my mouth with the Ranchos......
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Me too Tim........ [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Re: Rancho Lifted CJ Springs In Rear?

Crow,

I may have asked this before, but do youhave adjustable shocks? Maybe a set where you could dial them up firm for the road, and stop the springs from bottoming out. The off-road dial them down to make a slinky suspension.

Just a thought...

Seems doubling your spring rate will make for a pogostick ride.
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