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Unread 10-21-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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XJ OEM Springs - how to tell model / code / load rating

I'm hoping to hit up a local junk yard that has a good selection of Cherokee's from years past. I have an XJ that has some pretty tired, soft front springs. I'm not a fan of driving in a Cadillac on that light, floaty feeling. I'd like an aggressive spring, that you can feel the road- I'm used to racing on the track, and want something stiff. BUT I DO NOT WANT ANY LIFT. I need to keep an OEM ride height. Don't ask. But please don't weigh in on lift kits and springs with 8" lift

I came across a great link detailing OEM springs, part numbers, codes, etc from this forum (http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/u...chart-1149077/). Does anyone know if these part numbers or codes are marked on the springs? I was hoping to hit up the junk yard, and pull some springs and find a code that I can determine if it's a real soft spring or a more stiff/aggressive type spring that I am looking for.

If you can let me know if I can expect to find some sort of information, identification, stamp, code on the springs somewhere, that would be awesome!!

Thanks!

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Unread 10-21-2013, 11:14 AM   #2
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Factory original springs were marked with a paper tag that is usually long gone.

Measure your springs, from center of rim to bottom of fender flare, 17.5" is the stock measurement. If the coils are not sagged they have plenty of use left. I suggest you buy some firmer shocks.
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Unread 10-21-2013, 10:44 PM   #3
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I 'bounce" the springs if I have them out. You can feel the tension difference. Then measure freestanding height. Thicker diameter carries more too.
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