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im going to do a springover on a cj7, my questions are: should i use the wider 2.5" rears all around? should i even consider using the narrower fronts, and why? ive heard that cj7 springs are better than wranglers in some ways. who makes the best cj-7 stock/2" lift springs?
 

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I would go with the 2.5 all the way around because that will give you some choices. The 7 springs are often considered better than stock wrangler because they are stiffer.
 

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i used all stock springs on mine when i sprung it over....i have had no problems out of the front springs so i dont really see a reason to change them to rear springs. also isnt the spring rate for the rear springs going to be different then the rate on the front springs? the front end would be quite a bit heavier then the rear. i run 35's and have very little rubbing at full compression with minor fender trimming. i would not use the wrangler springs because they are flatter then the CJ springs, thus in my opinion they would not give you as much lift...

[ 10-29-2001: Message edited by: AGGIECJ-7 ]
 

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dean, wjhat do you mean by choices?
as for rears being heavier than fronts, is that a bad thing? how will engine weight affect it? if all 4 springs are the same whats the prob?
 

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If you go 2.5" all the way around, you can use rear CJ springs, Wrangler stock or lift springs, Wagoneer springs, etc. I did the SOA on my CJ7 and chose Wrangler 2.5" lift springs all the way around. I had to add a couple of leaves to the rear pack to keep it from wrapping when I had all my gear in the back and wheeling. I used BDS. Great springs for flex and if you're not too heavy, but if you haul 5 cases of beer and 3 days of food for 4 people in the back of your Jeep, you might wanna throw an add-a-leaf in the pack for a little stiffer spring. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Used BDS 2" lift wrangler springs on all four corners of my soa CJ-7 and am quite happy with results. BDS makes a great spring for the money (I have had nearly every brand at one time or another on my jeeps) The front springs will be longer than stock by 1" and will require you to locate the front hangars slightly forward which works well to get an oversized tire a little further out of the wheel well. BTW, SOA's are a great way to go, spring wrap aside...
 

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Use JC whitney HD CJ 7 leaf rear springs all around. Good inexpensive spring that flex's great in a SOA configeration. Lasts fairly well. Provides about the amount of lift you are looking for.
 

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I used stock rear 6 leaf laredo springs all round and I love it because it give u nice even flex and it is hardly noticable with sagging in the front. Plus these springs are military wraped and they actually add 1 inch of lift from the other stock rear springs.
 
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