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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-10-2003, 07:15 PM
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Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

I was following your Rancho CJ spring upgrade and am wondering how they worked out ?
How did the 325lb spring rate work ?
How many inches longer than a Std zook spring are they?

I am thinking of getting some made here, as real CJ's are like hens teeth.
I want more lift and a better ride in the back end of my zook.

I did a search and am still wading through all the info. But most of it is older than your posts on CJ's.

Yours, or anyones input would be great?

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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

When I had Cj's I did a lot of searching outside of this site... Here's something I held on to in my favorites... there is some good info snuck in there. At the least it is a decent place to start from. It doesn't entirely apply to you but the info helps.

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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

Merci beaucoup Brent, how's the snow up there?
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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

I'm quite pleased with the "altered" CJ Ranchos in the rear. I was a bit apprehensive at first given their spring rate, but by removing the smallest leaf in the pack, the ride is very acceptable. I tend to carry quite a load (tools, parts,gear) and even when in street trim, I'm very happy. It also gave me a good bit of lift over the stock CJ's.
I have a stock set of CJ's but shipping would probably make it cost prohibitive. You can have them if you wish.... The stock CJ's made for a real "plush" ride......

I'll look for the spring specs for the Rancho CJ's..... If memory serves me correctly, they were 42.5" long......
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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

Using the Rancho RS44092's, here some of the spring specs....

Length flat is 44.88"

Free arch is 5.50" (measured with the spring sitting as it would installed, not upside down)

5 leaf (I removed the smallest leaf, making it 4 leaf)

If you need further clarification of the specs, go to the link below......

http://www.gorancho.com/documents03/...specs_%202.pdf

Hope this helps.......
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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

Pictured with the Ranchos installed.... Sitting on 30's....
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The springs installed.........
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Re: Crow, re:- your CJ\'s

CHEERS MATE !
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how's the snow up there?

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Our population reached four million a while back, better be quick. Haheheheheheh
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