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hey guys, how do i convert the old rear springs to go up front? the rear spring has the overload and that looks like its gonna get taken out on anything that i hit. so can i make a bigger spring by combining the rears and fronts together? i need something to hold up my new bumper. thanks a lot guys!!
 

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I combined the rear pack without the overloads with the main front leaf (w/the ends choppped off) and an intermediate length leaf from the front. It flexed about as good as the YJ's do. P.S., I had an ARB bumper and winch.
 

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hey Tusker, thanks a lot man! i will be cutting the old front springs tomorrow.
with rears in front, and CJs in back, SPOA, and a 2" body lift, what size tire do you think will comfortably fit? ive got 31"s with a SPOA and they ran fine. but with a 33x12.50 clear everything nice? i'd like to know your opinion on this.
thank you very much in advance.
-justin
 

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Originally posted by izooki13:
<STRONG>hey Tusker, thanks a lot man! i will be cutting the old front springs tomorrow.
with rears in front, and CJs in back, SPOA, and a 2" body lift, what size tire do you think will comfortably fit? ive got 31"s with a SPOA and they ran fine. but with a 33x12.50 clear everything nice? i'd like to know your opinion on this.
thank you very much in advance.
-justin</STRONG>
33s should fit without a problem. I ran 33" Boggers (how long and how many stock axles ago was that??) on mine with a SPOA with rear rancho 1.5" springs in the front and CJ 1" lift springs in the rear. It was prolly 2-2.5" higher that a stock spring SPOA. You should be ok. If you are rough on it, I would recommend 32s...much easier on front axles!


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i guess this has been mentioned to death,but don't forget backspacing of the wheels you use makes mucho difference.i only have 31's combined with 2" body lift,2" shackle reverse,5.5" spoa. (stock springs for now)with 15x7 wheels,very close to stock backspacing (only a few centimetres difference)my tires rub on my front leaf springs if i'm aired down to ridiculess levels or have the wheel cranked hard and am backing up on a slope.
granted,this isn't so much that it makes me lose sleep or anything,but if i had taller/wider tire i would have to get another set of wheels. <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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I ran 31's with that setup and no body lift as did a lot of guys. I would think the 33's would fit fine, but you will probably rub in the wheel wells (especially the fronts) and will need 2" backspaced rims tp avoid hitting the springs. It is amazing how much lateral movement you get with longer springs and missing links. I would recommend looking into YJ's in the rear instead of the CJ's. I found the CJ's way too stiff (I admit they were JC Whitney springs though). In my opinion the front YJ setup didn't improve things much over the rears up front, but the rear YJ's are a whole lot more limber than the CJ's were.
 

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thank you very much for the advice guys. i forgot to mention that i already have 2" backspaced rims on there already. i think ill be doing 32"s.
as far as the YJs go, i would but i don't really need to because of the type of wheeling i do around good ole wisconsin. theres not a whole lot of rocks around here, but there are a lot of small piles that i go play on, and i did prety good for only being SPOA. i thought that the rear/CJ should fit me perfect.
my buddy might be doing a lift to his YJ, and he said he would give me his old springs, but thats not till next year.
-justin
 
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