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HELP spoa and springs

.hi folks,i am getting ready to do my spring over.i have a 4.3 eng so i have some weight to deal with.sami rears to front will give me 1" axle foreward movement without doing anything else[right??]do i leave on the main that has the side spring guides?do the cj springs in the back move the axle at all?i am making my perches so i can drill perch holes anywhere.all input needed,many thanks,ranger rick

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rangerrick, the leaf with the "side spring guides"? I think that is the overload leaf, I would remove it. I'm pretty sure that the rears in the front will move the axle forward an 1". If you could find another set of CJ front springs you could swap a couple of the CJ leaves into your rear springs that you are using in the front. That would help support that 4.3 better. I used to run CJ front spring leaves mixed into both of my stock spring packs, it worked fairly good, not to mention that the springs were free. Hope this helps.

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Re: HELP spoa and springs

thanks for the response.i need to run down some cj springs for the front and the rear.i will dump the overload.thanks again,ranger rick

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throw away the overloads even with the xtra weight in front
way two stiff for front. built one wich would crow hop off
the road. add gussets or straps to your spring perches. i
copy but don't ever have problems with collapse. look at
rro perches best ones you can order. a little thinking can
make your's better for your application not fits-all

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thanks for the tip-want to do it right the first time,ranger

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hey rick ...scream at me when you plan to do your spoa,and i will help you with it .or i will watch why you do it and suck up input .either way you have my # and my help if you need it .
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zukikid, thanks for the comeback.i will try to put something together in the next few weeks.badlands is coming up again.trying to get my trailor respung in time.have a great week,ranger

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Re: HELP spoa and springs

RangerRick,
I have a set of CJ leaf springs off my old CJ8 - if you're interested email be back.([email protected]) The bottom leaf on one of them is broken, the rest are ok. They currently have an overload leaf which can be removed. I live in Danville, Ind.
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thanks scott,i will email tonight

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When you locate your CJ springs, remove the smallest bottommost leaf from the pack as this will really soften them up for the rear of your vehicle. Then, take that extra CJ leaf and put it into the front springpack to help support the extra weight of your Vortech and tranny. Without at least one assisting leaf, its likely your rear springs up front will not be long lived.


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