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Anybody know of a leaf spring (application) with a 45 inch long main leaf that is 2.5 inches wide? <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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YJ springs - 45" long, 22.5"/22.5" split...
 

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Forget the leaves and go with hyundai struts, they get much better flex <IMG SRC="smilies/laughing.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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my last trip to the wrecker I had a hard time finding those struts...I thought (theres the problem) wranglers and cj's were 42.5 or 43, but I guess I could be wrong. If I am... I want something 2 to 3 inches longer than a wrangler main leaf. How long is an fj55 rear? anyone, anyone?
 

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YJ springs ARE 45" long... unless they are lifted, and figure another 1" of length for every 2-4" of lift (taken up by the added arch).

Does it matter where the spring center pin is? Sure does to me...

Check out the link to my web site, go to Tech Info, then the first link in the Suspension category - you should find plenty to chew on in there, just ask back when you are ready to narrow things down a bit more <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Aggro i just went out in the back yard and measured a pair of 55 rear spring i have, they are sitting out of the vehicle so they were measured completely unloaded at 44.5in. So if you are looking for something about 45 in. they sound good.

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Well charts are swell and all but I was just curious of an application (read: used or wrecking yard)of a main leaf that is some length. I had hoped to achieve this from work today, without going home to measure a spring. Charts of aftermarket springs are neat but do no good to those who do not intend to purchase "lift springs" Again, I am only interested in a main leaf with centered center bolt with a 1.5 in. eye on one side and an unknown eye on the other side but I will guess around 1.7" that is 2.5 in. wide. And I guess I should clarify, if it is to be "flat" length it will need to be slightly longer. Is there a "correct"way to measure? Is it eye to eye or eye to eye around the arch? Really If it is the correct lenght and width with a centered pin then I can work around eye shapes and sizes. You will have to excuse me for presenting such a question without having any facts strait! Thanks for the help! <IMG SRC="smilies/usa.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by Aggro:
<STRONG>my last trip to the wrecker I had a hard time finding those struts...I thought (theres the problem) wranglers and cj's were 42.5 or 43, but I guess I could be wrong. If I am... I want something 2 to 3 inches longer than a wrangler main leaf. How long is an fj55 rear? anyone, anyone?</STRONG>

If you want something 2" longer than a wrangler main, a late wagoneer ('74+) would work, but the center pin is offset 2".
 

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Originally posted by Aggro:
Well charts are swell and all but I was just curious of an application (read: used or wrecking yard)of a main leaf that is some length. I had hoped to achieve this from work today, without going home to measure a spring. Charts of aftermarket springs are neat but do no good to those who do not intend to purchase "lift springs"

Well goober head - all you had to do was look at the charts, pounted out which one is close to what you want, and I would have told you application to look for it.

As far as lift spring applications vs. stock - expect higher spring rates for lift springs by about 20 in/lbs, expect as I said 1" or so added length for 2-4" of lift.


Again, I am only interested in a main leaf with centered center bolt with a 1.5 in. eye on one side and an unknown eye on the other side but I will guess around 1.7" that is 2.5 in. wide.

You kinda left this stuff out the first time around <IMG SRC="smilies/rolleyes.gif" border="0">

And I guess I should clarify, if it is to be "flat" length it will need to be slightly longer. Is there a "correct"way to measure?

Flat length is the correct way.

Is it eye to eye or eye to eye around the arch?

Lay the tape measure along the arch of the spring as if it was flat - center of eye to enter of eye is how you measure.
 
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