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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-13-2001, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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YJ conversion usin lift springs

I was jus wondering if i bought yj lift springs if im gonna get the same ride characteristics and flex as i would by usin factory yj springs. I doubt i will but its worth a shot, thats why im askin.

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Re: YJ conversion usin lift springs

I'm not sure how they will ride or flex, but from what I have heard you will end up getting more lift than listed (2 inch lifted YJ will give 3-4 inches).

You could always look into getting a set of 5 leaf packs and then adding another leaf from 4 leaf packs.

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Re: YJ conversion usin lift springs

I'm going to be installing a set(2) of 2.5" Pro Comp springs. They come in two different spring rates. I got the softest one. I'm pulling leafs from my stock packs and mixin' them around with the Pro Comps to find the right ride height and spring rate(I carry a lot of gear on the trail). I hope to find a stiffer spring then the 4 leaf packs I currently run on the rear without lifting the truck too much.
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Re: YJ conversion usin lift springs

The question is, how tall do you want to be? Stock YJ springs will fit 33's with about 8" of lift. Any lifted spring out there is likely to put you over 10" of lift, perhaps well over that mark.

Spring softness will depend on the manufacturer. As a general rule of thumb, the larger the name, the stiffer the springs.... in descending order of stiffness Rancho, Trailmaster, Procomp, Superlift. I know Wrnagler owners with these lifts and they are terribly stiff springs. Avoid them if at all possible.

Also avoid the any mono-leaf lifts. You would never have any hope of flexing them at all on the lightweight Samurai.

The softest Wrangler springs we know of (outside of a custom set of Nationals), would be 'light duty' Old Man Emu springs.

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Re: YJ conversion usin lift springs

Already have pro comp 2.5" springs. Brake dive is nasty now, since they are a lil bit longer then stock YJ's the front rear shackle's bottom out with a big thunk. Not sure if its cause the rear "shackles" I got were defective, but the rubber bushings in them are falling apart and they've shifted all the way to the inside .. might have been why my vehicle was sagging after zukimelt. My YJ springas were probably fine, but I thought they were the problem and got the pro comps. I'm working on a new front spring shackle design, this one stinks, all the weight of the springs are on it forcing it to go up and back flattening the spring, not like a normal shackle that sits straight up and down letting the vehicleweight be destribuited thru the spring.
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