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Old 04-20-2008, 07:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Temporarily compressing leaf spring suspension

Hey guys Im looking for a temporary way to lower the rear of my jeep to fit into my garage. Even airing down my 40 to less that 5 lbs I still need to lower my jeep about 2 for the roll bar to clear the header. Has anyone devised a simple way to do that ? I have heard of using hand ratcheting winches hooked to the frame and pulling down to the leaf pack. I have heard of small electric winches mounted on the upper fender well pulling down to the differential. Also cable fished in over the top of both frame rails and then wrapping down around the leaf pack.

Anyways has anyone dealt with a simple way to compress your leaf pack and still be able to drive forward, then being able to simply release the tension

Any help would be appreciated

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Old 04-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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get some tire dolies and take the tires off, put the drums and discs on the and push it in
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
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interesting concept......Thank you for your idea.... but im looking for quicker and simpler less labor intensive method .....pulling off 8 lug 40 " tires isnt a 5 min procedure
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Old 04-20-2008, 08:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
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im sure you can compress the springs that way. if it were me i would just go to the junk yard and get a set of shitty tires and rims off an 8 lug chevy/ford whatever that way you have them for next time, around here i pay 10 bucks per wheel..get them home and throw them on with a couple lugs per tire and your all done. its nice to have a smaller set of tires and wheels you never know when you will need them. say if you want to trailer it and you are too wide . you can throw the other set on.
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Old 04-20-2008, 09:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks .......but as I said Im already doing that, just lookn for a simpler method. Those big tires get really heavy after a long day wheeling
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