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    Default HD YJ/CJ springs?

    Anyone know of heavy duty replacement springs? I want to stay at stock height and my CJ is starting to get chubby with the cage and the loadout for my trips. Ideas?

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    RE makes a heavy leaf pack.

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    I installed an add-a-leaf made for a YJ 4" pack in my 3" lift pack.

    It was starting to sag from the weight of the full cage, hardtop (at the time, soft top now) tools and spare parts, not to mention the full size spare, Jerry can, axe, shovel and Hi-Lift hanging of the swing out carrier

    It leveled the Jeep up nice, about 1/2" higher than when I first installed the lift, and it still rides great.

    The ride is a bit stiffer when the CJ is empty and the tire carrier off, but that's not often.


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    Hmm. Well, I'll be getting new leafs, so I wasn't necessarily looking to get leafs and a set of add-ons at the same time. Hell, maybe i'll just say screw it and do it anyway.

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    Maybe you should just do a coil conversion

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    And have all the problems your lame ass has? No thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    Hmm. Well, I'll be getting new leafs, so I wasn't necessarily looking to get leafs and a set of add-ons at the same time. Hell, maybe i'll just say screw it and do it anyway.
    I'd check into the RE leaf packs, since you're going new.

    Call them and let them know what you're carrying, wether you're running a hardtop or not.

    The better lift companies usually have 2 sets, of different rates, for different weights.

    A stock Jeep doesn't need as stiff a spring rate as one that's rockin a full cage, heavy armor, winch and heavy duty bumpers, etc.


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    My CJ is not and will be far from stock when I'm done. It has the full cage, bumpers, thick belly up and will have a winch, fuel cans, water cans, and some more armor plus my fat ass

    I'm just going to put bigger meats with no lift. You'll see

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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    My CJ is not and will be far from stock when I'm done.

    I know That's what I'm getting at, you can order heavier rate springs, that won't sag out after a year becuase of the added weight.

    But if you can cut/trim/highline the fenders and fit bigger tires, you're better off. The lower the CG the better.

    My tub is pretty decent still, and rust free, so I'm not taking a sawzall to it just yet

    I did remove my good fenders and build a set of 'Flatties' from an old rusted set, that helps with clearance up front. In back I just used longer bump stops, so the tires don't rip up the fenderwells.


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    I have several friends who have had good luck with JCWhitney stock replacements. Get the 7 leafs if you want a little stiffer. Price is reasonable and usually coupon discounts out there.

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