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post #1 of 6 Old 11-29-2003, 01:45 AM Thread Starter
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Front leaf springs same as Rear leaf springs?

Hi guys. I have several questions....but I'll start with this one.


Are the front springs interchangeable with the rear springs on an '89 YJ? My rears are sagging a little, and I can get my hands on a practically new set of fronts. I would like to install these out back if possible.

Any thoughts on this? This would only be until I can afford a full suspension lift(sometime next year) with new replacement springs all around.

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Yes, they are the same length, width, offset, etc.

However, a lot of jeeps came with 4 leaf fronts, and 5 leaf rears. I'd put 5 leafs all the way around.


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Like blake said. They will be fine. I run rear stock springs on all 4 corners. The front springs have a lower spring rate, but you should be fine until you get your suspension.


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Like blake said. They will be fine. I run rear stock springs on all 4 corners. The front springs have a lower spring rate, but you should be fine until you get your suspension.
I run rear springs all around too, it evens out the ride and suspension, most YJ's have a slight forward tilt with the 4 leaf spring packs in the front and the 5 leaf packs in the rear.

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Well, it appears that I am running rear springs all around, but the fronts were most likely replaced not too long ago. One of the previous owners had a plow mounted at one time and they probably added the thicker leaf packs to make up for the sag.


With the plow removed, the front sits higher than the rear now

I looked at the springs my dad had sitting around(removed from a fairly new Wrangler back in the early '90s). They are also a 5-leaf pack, so I'm good to go for now.

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your springs depend on if you had a hard top equipt jeep or not... the springs are however all interchangeable. My BDS kit came with the same springs for all 4 corners.

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