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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-01-2001, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
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im already sprung over and after riding in Tw rig i have to get rid of those stock springs which after last weekend all have about a 2 inch negative arch in them ! heres what i have hunted up i have a set of 6 pack jeep springs that measure 32 from eye to eye there 2.5 inches wide not sure on the year jeep just that its a cj he said they came of the back. and i have a front set of springs of a old cherokke jeep that measure 36 inches from eye to eye 2.5 5 pack there . i thought all jeep springs where longer than sammys guess not but im going to imbarke on this proably this weekend any sugestions would be great! i would like to go yj but im i tight wad and going to make brakets all myself . got to brake that plasma cutter in anyways . well i well let you now how it turns out i will post a picture of the sprigs tommorow that way maybe yall now what they are LOL . i dont really care though there going on it beacuse they wore FREE FREE . and thats the kind i like ! also got a pare of back toyota springs but there LONG .

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Aren't the Cherokee springs going to be stiff? And that long of a spring seems like it would need an arm to keep axle wrap from trashing it? I thought about snagging my cherokee srpings from my wifes once it goes to the wayside, but figured I would have those probs. Let me know how it goes.

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a 6 pack of any springs does sound like a lot on a sammy! especially springs that are built to handle the poundin of a v6 put in a lightweight 4'banger!

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i guess you dint dont understand im putting theses springs uynder there. and im using the front of the cherkee and there shorter i might take a spring out but thats it there going on . i want a little stiffer than a yj spring.

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Thifty is good, but you gotta draw the line somewhere. Just cuz you find a free set of 3/4ton pickup springs doesn't mean you should use them. Make yourself happy and get some springs that will help your vehicle ride nice on the highway as well as perform decent offroad. Front CJ springs with 4 leafs work great. Cherokee springs wouldn't flex a bit unless you did some serious bonzai jumping.

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guess you havent ever seen me drive my sammy LOL . im just using the front cherokee springs the are about the same size as the cj so it should not make that much diference excpelly if i take one pack out . he that i good idea i think i got some extra 3/4 ton springs laying around , gee i think theres i little bit of diferenc there. i have herd people using the cj 5 pacsprings befor so i dont see the problem here . i guess i will find out this weekend when i put them on.

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a 6 pack of any springs does sound like a lot on a sammy! especially springs that are built to handle the poundin of a v6 put in a lightweight 4'banger!



im just wonder studly what do think the yjs and toyota springs that everbody are using what size motor they where holding up 4 cly and 6 cly .Im still trying to figure out why you posted seeing how you dont even now if your springs are right side up. and yes they are a 6 pac if you count the 6 inch strio ont the bottom buty i think everbody just calls them a 5 pac


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The Jeep CJ rear springs are almost the same as the Wrangler springs that everyone loves using. They are the same width and length, but I cannot be sure if the spring rates are the same. Either way, your rear should flex and ride as if you had a set of the Wrangler springs under it....which is pretty-much like a Cadillac! I bent up my CJ front springs which I had in the rear at the Melt and all I had laying around was a set of the Wrangler springs so now that's what is under my Zook. The only problem I've had is axle-wrap, because they are so soft...but I can live with it. E-mail me off-line if you need more info on the swap. The attached pic isn't that good, but that's the springs on my rig. BTW, the BOOMERANG Shackles in the pic I custom make. [email protected]

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free is gooooood dparker. if you got 3/4 ton springs and can use them and are happy with the ride, you go for it. tim porter uses wagoneer springs in the back of his n chesters rigs. thats the nice part of doin custom fab on our zuks, we can use what ever we want!!!!!!!!!!! my newest zuk is set up for landcruiser springs. dont know if i will keep em or not. might redrill mounts so i can use YJ springs. who the heck knows. all i can say is go for it if your happy dparker!!!! send us some pics n let us know how it works out....
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