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longzuk 06-29-2001 11:04 AM

cj springs perch holes
 
i'm installing cj springs this weekend and wondered if i drill new holes for the perch centering bolt if it would weaken the springs in the long run

SIZE DOES MATTER 85 LWB 31'S LINCOLN LOCKER RR,CTR FORCE DUAL FRICTION, CUSTOM BUMBERS & GAS TANK PLATE, SPOA BOBBED 6 INCHES CUSTOM SPORT CAP

Bill4rest 06-29-2001 11:23 AM

Re: cj springs perch holes
 
I don't think an inch on a light truck such as the Samurai would hurt much...but thats me.

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**DONOTDELETE** 06-29-2001 02:06 PM

Re: cj springs perch holes
 
IF YA DRILL THE PERCHES, YOUR U-BOLTS SIT CROOKED. I ALWAYS DRILL THE SPRINGS. THEY ARE HARD TO DRILL BUT IT JUST WORKS BETTER. DO NOT USE DRILLING OIL ON THE SPRINGS AS IT WILL HARDEN THE METAL AND YOUR FINISHED. JUST KEEP YOUR BITS SHARP AND USE COLD WATER TO LUBE. IF MEMORY SERVES ME, I DRILLED MINE 1 1/4 INCH FORWARD TO MAKE EM WORK. DON'T GET IN A HURRY. MY 2 CENTS

87 sammy project in the works. getting chevy luv motor/ato tranny this week. lots o mods coming soon. i'll pst pics on em.

wildweasel 06-29-2001 02:21 PM

Re: cj springs perch holes
 
Well drill both the perch AND the u-bolt plate. Very simple no alignment problems.

Glenn
87' Zook Spoa,M/L 33's, 4.16 tcase,4.62 gears Camo,Header,2"exhuast, Cam.
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JEEPN 06-29-2001 06:42 PM

Re: cj springs perch holes
 
I'm not advocating drilling the springs, I think it weakens them.

But, to drill the springs easier, use a masonry bit, they're designed to be abused. They'll drill a LOT easier than a standard bit, just take them slow and use pressure.

JEEPN
Winter Harbor, Maine
'81 CJ-8 Scrambled, It's a Jeep, Chevy, IHC kinda thing!
'88.5 Zuki, 5" Calmini, Locked, Swamped, Rolled, and just generally broken in right!


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