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Old 04-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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YJ stock wb leaf spring plates work as shock mounts f&r?

YJ stock wheel base leaf spring plates work as shock mounts front and rear?

I have a 95' 4.0L 5 spd 1 ton YJ with stock wheelbase spring over and was wondering if I could use some CJ plates that have a sway bar and shock mount and front YJ or the dual stub CJ plates in the back and run my shocks off the plates and have the shocks line up in the stock location with the upper mounts front and/or rear? I bought this awesome Jeep and I am not a welder and thought that by having the shock mounted on the spring plates with the spring over that I can run a cheaper and better road friendly shock and also would save me $ from needing to weld shock mounts onto the dana 60 axles.
I'm sure this have been done. I was thinking about getting some YJ or CJ leaf spring plates and mounting them even on top of my current super strong plates on the Jeep now since my u-bolts are pointed up "U" and have plenty of thead past the plates on it now.

Also need a complete exhaust but that is another discussion as to what header, or keep it stock manifold/header with acordian area, 2.5" pipe high flow cat with Flowmaster 40 series bobbed so as not to extent past stock skid plate belly pan.

Thanks for the advice in advance! I love YJs and have owned about a dozen but want to get this beast on the road asap and need to finish up the exhaust and shock issus and a few odds and ends.

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You could, but you would have to run a very short shock. Better to weld some mounts to the tube.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They're a more restricting on the flex side of things. Ruff Stuff sells just the weld on part for your plates.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah shock looks like it would b very short but was thinking of getting some MORE shock hoops and rear ext too. Pic of it on 40" iroks h2s but going with 37" mtrs on h1s I hope soon.



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