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post #1 of 29 Old 11-06-2013, 08:21 AM Thread Starter
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best Zero lift SOA springs

Starting my SOA build for my YJ. Just picked up a Waggy 44 for the front and keeping the 8.8 in the rear.
Now I am trying to figure out the best choice for the springs, I really like the RE 1.5 SOA springs but do not want the extra lift. So it seems I have 3 choices:
1. Crown H/D 5 leaf pack springs = $440.00
2. Omix-Ada 6 leaf pack springs = $480.00
3. Alcan springs = $1,000.00
However I cannot afford/justify the cost of the Alcans. So that leaves the other two choices.
Is there other choices I am leaving out?
Will the Crown or Omix hold up to SOA application?
Any advise or fisrt hand experience would be great.
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post #2 of 29 Old 11-06-2013, 08:51 AM
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I have no experience with either company's springs, however I have had experience with one more alternative for you. A friend of mine did a spring over on his 93 and what he did was take all of his stock spring packs to a spring shop here in town and had them add full military wraps and one extra spring to all of them. The spring rate was close to the heavy duty packs that were offered by Jeep. The jeep rides nice and flexes great. The added bonus was the spring wrap is almost all gone, he might in the future have a snail wrap added to the springs if he swaps in lower gears.
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Alcan hands down my buddy had been running them for 10 years soa and they have not lost any height at all. My alcans on my 95 were great SUA also.

Crown makes a good spring also. For my build I will be going with. Crown springs just cause I don't make the money I did in the past and my stock springs are trashed.

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post #4 of 29 Old 11-06-2013, 09:16 AM Thread Starter
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I have no experience with either company's springs, however I have had experience with one more alternative for you. A friend of mine did a spring over on his 93 and what he did was take all of his stock spring packs to a spring shop here in town and had them add full military wraps and one extra spring to all of them. The spring rate was close to the heavy duty packs that were offered by Jeep. The jeep rides nice and flexes great. The added bonus was the spring wrap is almost all gone, he might in the future have a snail wrap added to the springs if he swaps in lower gears.
Thanks- good idea but I no longer have my stock springs, running 4" SUA now

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Also found these:

http://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/97-567.htm

Never heard of general spring before but they have 4,5 and six leaf options...

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Alcan hands down my buddy had been running them for 10 years soa and they have not lost any height at all. My alcans on my 95 were great SUA also.

Crown makes a good spring also. For my build I will be going with. Crown springs just cause I don't make the money I did in the past and my stock springs are trashed.
With the cost of highsteer, anti wrap bar, etc...not enough $$ to spend $1k on springs.

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Also found these: http://www.generalspringkc.com/product_p/97-567.htm Never heard of general spring before but they have 4,5 and six leaf options...
Nice find. 5 leafs would be about the stock rate. Those 4 leafs seem kinda soft I would worry about sag and axle wrap

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Nice find. 5 leafs would be about the stock rate. Those 4 leafs seem kinda soft I would worry about sag and axle wrap
The 5 leafs are $120 while the 6 leafs are $80..weird.
Might as well get the Crowns for the same price, a lot more info out there on Crown than GeneralSpring. Mostly postive on theCrown springs.

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Starting my SOA build for my YJ. Just picked up a Waggy 44 for the front and keeping the 8.8 in the rear.
Now I am trying to figure out the best choice for the springs, I really like the RE 1.5 SOA springs but do not want the extra lift. So it seems I have 3 choices:
1. Crown H/D 5 leaf pack springs = $440.00
2. Omix-Ada 6 leaf pack springs = $480.00
3. Alcan springs = $1,000.00
However I cannot afford/justify the cost of the Alcans. So that leaves the other two choices.
Is there other choices I am leaving out?
Will the Crown or Omix hold up to SOA application?
Any advise or fisrt hand experience would be great.
Thanks!

I have Alcan for sale! I just sold one set of Alcan for 700.00. I have one set left. Alcan springs will work great with 4.0 with front/rear bumpers such as tire swing up to 37s, winch , Lockers.
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The 5 leafs are $120 while the 6 leafs are $80..weird. Might as well get the Crowns for the same price, a lot more info out there on Crown than GeneralSpring. Mostly postive on theCrown springs.
Simple solution remove a leaf from the 6 leaf pack.

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I have Alcan for sale! I just sold one set of Alcan for 700.00. I have one set left. Alcan springs will work great with 4.0 with front/rear bumpers such as tire swing up to 37s, winch , Lockers.
Thanks, I saw your post on those in the for sale section. But I want stock height springs. Only going to run 36s and with the extra 2" jeeps no going in garage- can't have that..lol.

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Thanks, I saw your post on those in the for sale section. But I want stock height springs. Only going to run 36s and with the extra 2" jeeps no going in garage- can't have that..lol.
No problem. It has 6 leafs around the springs. You could take a leaf out of each of the spring?
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I run 6 leaf pack up front. Its the main leaf and a second main cut down. Then the rest of the pack. The main and second cut main are clamped together. If you run a single main you will end up breaking leaves or bending them. I used two pairs of leaves to make my pack and just got them off craigslist for $70

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I run 6 leaf pack up front. Its the main leaf and a second main cut down. Then the rest of the pack. The main and second cut main are clamped together. If you run a single main you will end up breaking leaves or bending them. I used two pairs of leaves to make my pack and just got them off craigslist for $70
Good advise. Looks like I have more research to do. Thanks Chris

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Good advise. Looks like I have more research to do. Thanks Chris
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