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Old 06-01-2004, 12:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Low COG leafs for SOA

I want to lose some altitude on the YJ and am looking for some springs that won't sag in 6 months. Ideally something in a stock height would be what I want, trimming and such can pick up the difference.
I'm looking at the JC Whitney 7 leaf CJ stuff wondering about it. Anybody run these? What else is there out there?
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Old 06-01-2004, 01:27 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Get some JC Whitney heavy duty YJ replacements, and run bump stops so you don't negatively arch your spring. They will last much longer if you dont make them bend the wrong way BTW, what is your current setup.
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even though this is pretty newbie... I'm running 2.5" leafs SUA with 35's on my YJ.
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BTW, what is your current setup.
-ish. I've got some 2.5" springs on there now, but I redrilled the hanger 1" back and up so it's more like 1.5" of lift. Way more then I need with the body lift on the Jeep.
I'd yank the BL, but the engine swap was tucked in TIGHT with it on there and I'm not in the mood to start fucking with all that again.
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I run the JCW 7 leaf CJ7 rears. They sagged a bit in the back at first, but not too bad, and I think axle wrap had a lot to do with that since I didn't run a traction bar for a while. The front has seemed to hold up well. I've only been on a couple wheeling trips though, since I just finished the swap last fall. Anyways, I don't know if I'm just dumb or what, but it seems that the springs are a hair shorter length or something. I put a little longer (like 1-2" longer on center) shackle on the rear to let the 2nd leaf (military wrap) clear the frame better, and my shackle angle totally sucks. It's like 75-80 degrees . Oh well, I think I could clear 37 or 38's with enough trimming, and maybe some bumpstops, since I don't have any now, I know

Hell, I didn't know the 2.5 inch springs were that unstable. I was honestly thinkin of stepping up to them.
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oh yea, if you put the shackle bolt wherever you want, like I should, you wouldn't have any problem. But like I said, they are military wrapped, and might hit the frame, so mounting the bolt lower in or under the frame might be a good idea.
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the HD CJ's are good
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They seem to flex pretty freakin well
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Anyone running these leafs? Have not heard to much about them. Look good on paper.
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I run the JC Whitney CJ7 Rears at all 4 corners on my rig. They flex like mad and seem to hold up pretty well. Mine are getting bent because I wasn't running bump stops and was going WAY negative with them. I run mine with no body lift and major cutting riding on 38's. CJ5 by the way. The only complaint I have about them is the spring clips, they are junk. You need to either make your own, or go to the spring shop and get some extras
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-ish. I've got some 2.5" springs on there now, but I redrilled the hanger 1" back and up so it's more like 1.5" of lift. Way more then I need with the body lift on the Jeep.
I'd yank the BL, but the engine swap was tucked in TIGHT with it on there and I'm not in the mood to start fucking with all that again.
Still don't know if your running SUA or SOA??? You might want to look into RE Springs. They have both SUA & SOA in 5 and 6 leaf packs. I've been running the 1.5" SOA springs for the last year, and have had no problems sagging
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RE 1.5" springs are definately the way to go. Several of my friends run them and are extremely happy with them. There is a set in my CJ7, if and when I ever get it running again.
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I've built two rigs with the RE 1.5 springs both have been run hard for the past two years. The springs have held up well and done a really good job on both jeeps. My jeep is going back with the rear hd cj springs so I will see how it does.
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Here are some rigs with HD Cj springs. 38.5's to 42's






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Still don't know if your running SUA or SOA??? You might want to look into RE Springs. They have both SUA & SOA in 5 and 6 leaf packs. I've been running the 1.5" SOA springs for the last year, and have had no problems sagging
Both actually, but the end I'm messing with is SOA. I'm getting those FT springs to see how they do. Comparable in price to the JCW stuff and they have a military wrap.
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Comparable in price to the JCW stuff and they have a military wrap.

ummmmmm so do the JC whitney's
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Old 06-02-2004, 01:46 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Guess they just don't mention it
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what do you expect..... it's JC whitney for crying out loud
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are the CJ springs that are liunked in the jc whitney the same ones you have LAME
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Damn Lame, thanks for the pics.
Now I can show my buddies who think that I don't have room for 38's
I don't think they understand what the sawzall is for.

But shit, I didn't think I could run 42's No sheetmetal left.

Yea FNG, I got mine from JCShitney and they are military wrapped.
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I know I'm a little late here, but mine is SOA with 2.5" YJ leaves from Alcan.
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:25 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Damn Lame, thanks for the pics.
Now I can show my buddies who think that I don't have room for 38's
I don't think they understand what the sawzall is for.

But shit, I didn't think I could run 42's No sheetmetal left.

Yea FNG, I got mine from JCShitney and they are military wrapped.
Quit being a TITTY and "JUST CUT IT" , Who gives a FAWK what you friends think.
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hey LAME, your fender trimming is just right. i was considering comp cutting but i'm starting to have seond thoughts. how did you cut your fronts? it looks like the rear is cut too. how did you roll your edges?
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Quit being a TITTY and "JUST CUT IT" , Who gives a FAWK what you friends think.

I will when I actually GET the tires.. unless someone else wants to fork over the cash for them, I'm content with my donor truck 33's
I could care less what people think, just like proving the fucksticks wrong
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