As everyone can probably tell by now,I have a major project vehicle in my hands but had a question.When I put my shackles on 'bout a month ago,my front springs almost lay straight instead of curving slightly upwards.was I supposed to put a spacer on my axle or are my springs just cashed?And if the scenario is i need new springs,Where can I get close to stock or just about a 1 inch lift from them,seeing that Im only runnin' 225's on right now?Thanks
How long are the shackles you put on? An easy way to strengthen your stock springs would be to add some CJ leaves (2"wide) to the stock pack. I used to run a Calmini S/R with 2 CJ leaves added to the stock front pack with good results. The front leaf springs were--Front main,rear leaf(2nd to top leaf) then 2 CJ springs. They didn't sag any. You could probably pick up a set of front CJ springs fairly cheap, mine were free.
Mine went flat also when I added a 1" shackle to the front. Ended up
breaking a rear spring so I bought some Ranchos 1.5" replacement springs.
The Ranchos gives you about 1.5" to 2" lift. They are still pretty flat,
only a slight upward arch to them. Their not cheap by any means.
Or you can get some used CJ springs and mix and match until you get the
desired ride height and arch.
are you having stock samurai springs up front? Aren't they flat in the first place?
I am runnig stock springs with a 2inch or 2.5 inch longer shackle (can't remember exactly how long) and they still remain flat.