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Source for Replacement Springs?

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by skully, May 28, 2004.

  1. May 28, 2004
    skully

    skully New Member

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    Hi

    I can't stand my Jeep's lean to the passenger side any longer! Ever since I put the spare on the passenger side mount, the Jeep really leans towards that side!

    I was hoping that the members could tell me what type of replacement springs they're using and where they got em'? (not looking to lift it over stock, maybe an inch) I want to replace all four springs w/ new shackles. Looking for a good price, too.

    Thanks,
    Skully
     
  2. May 29, 2004
    Glenn

    Glenn Kinda grumpy old man Staff Member Sponsor

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    I bought stock type replacement springs for the wagon from Walcks' 4WD, I'm happy with them, and have always been satisfied with his prices.
     
  3. May 29, 2004
    misterranger

    misterranger New Member

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    Skully-
    4 wheel drive hardware www.4wd.com has replacement springs which you can buy each spring individually, or they have a kit from Rancho (with u-bolts), which says it may lift it up to an inch. I don't know the ride each set brings. This is what I just found while browsing the catalog.
     
  4. May 29, 2004
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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  5. May 29, 2004
    firegod33

    firegod33 Member

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    I have a pair of stock rear springs from a '64. PM if you'd be interested.
     
  6. May 29, 2004
    Mark Mann

    Mark Mann Kermit

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    I have not read the threads on the "Jeeper's lean" but I assume that new springs would correct this phenomenon. I have the standard lean to the driver's side. I hope this was not a high-jack.... :oops:

    MM :v6:
     
  7. May 29, 2004
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member Sponsor

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    I bought the Rancho 1" kit, mainly because they threw in a set of shocks with the total price being about the same as a set of straight replacement springs.
     
  8. May 29, 2004
    timgr

    timgr Jeepin' Nerd Sponsor 2019 Sponsor

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    Lean is common. Even brand-new Jeeps, still in warranty, would lean. If it were mine and the lean were not excessive, I'd just accept it.

    Jeep had a kit in the '70s to fix lean. Rather than replace the springs, they'd put a block between the spring and axle on the high side. Typical warranty repair at that time.
     
  9. Jun 1, 2004
    skully

    skully New Member

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    Thanks for the Info!

    Hey Gang,

    Thanks for the info on replacement springs. I'll check the different dealers and order my new set after Memorial Day Weekend.

    Thanks,
    Skully
     
  10. Jun 1, 2004
    SandhillMike

    SandhillMike Moderator Sponsor

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    I've dealt with Espo several times. First rate service. No complaints at all.
     
  11. Jun 1, 2004
    michigan_pinstripes

    michigan_pinstripes I'm not lost, I'm wandering Sponsor

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    So many springs to choose from -- Go with a complete kit. I have Superlift springs which I acquired in a parts Jeep deal. I had planned on going BDS due to their no-fine-print lifetime warranty. They are a little bit more but if you break it or get a sag, they will replace it!!

    I like my Con Ferr shackles which are 1" over stock (1/2" lift). This size has more of a stock height appearance and are rock solid.
    www.central4wd.com had the best price shipped (should run you $90 for all four shipped). You can add greasable bolts if you like. You can choose to go with a slightly taller shackle for the rear to accomodate heavy spares, hard tops etc.
     

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