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    Has ayone tried this?
    http://www.rocky-road.com/wranglerconversion.html
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    My opinion, save your money!

    Get a quality lift and you'll get a decent ride.

    I know a couple guys who have put YJ springs on thier CJ's, and honestly, my 3" Black Diamond lift (made for CJ's) rides a lot better.

    CJ's are inherently rough, and short of going with links/coils and/or stretching the wheelbase, you're not going to make it any smoother.

    If you are doing a SOA set up, and have to outboard the front springs, then it may be worth it to go with wider springs.

    I think if you're after a better ride, investing in some good seats will be better than sticking YJ springs under it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HillBillE View Post
    I think if you're after a better ride, investing in a TJ will be better than sticking YJ springs under it.
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    I wasn't looking into a SOA IMO there is too much extra stuff that needs to be done to keep the Jeep safe. I am looking to replace my worn out springs and I am thinking since I am replacing the springs why not put a little lift on and put some bigger meats on while I am at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jswatson0917 View Post
    I wasn't looking into a SOA IMO there is too much extra stuff that needs to be done to keep the Jeep safe. I am looking to replace my worn out spings and I am thinking since I am replceing the springs why not put a little lift on and put some bigger meats on while I am at it.
    Then check out the Black Diamond lift. I got the 3" lift (and did a 1" body lift) and clear 33x12.5's no problem.

    And the ride is great! So is the flex:





    It's the only CJ lift I've had personal experience with, but I love the ride.

    I DD the CJ all summer, and it rides better than my '02 F150 FX4! (having nice off road bucket seats helps there!)


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    For the ride difference, IMO, a quality lift made for a CJ will be better than using YJ springs. Just becuase the CJ front springs are 1/2" narrower, doesn't mean they can't ride nice.


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    but if you want to stick with stock height, would you rock yj springs or are there good stock height replacements?

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    but if you want to stick with stock height, would you rock yj springs or are there good stock height replacements?
    For me? I don't know. Stock springs were more expensive than the lift ones at the time. I didn't want a big lift, more arch = rougher ride.

    I've ridden in stock CJ's, but none that had new/newer stock springs. They were rough, but the springs were 20+ years old

    Just my opinion, but I don't see the point of spending the money on new shackles, spring mounts, U-bolt plates and the rest, just to run a YJ spring that's 1/2" wider.

    If I was getting a nice set of YJ lift springs for dirt cheap, and I had a CJ that needed a lift, then I'd probably fab up the components needed to run the YJ springs.


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    Sorry for the hijack brother, I posted my own question in my own thread. Sorry again.

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