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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:48 PM   #1
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Helper Springs or New packs

I have a 93 YJ. I bought it with the current drive train and suspension. It has a High pinion currie nine in the back and a high pinion 44 up front. It has a SOA. The front sits 3 inches lower than the rear. I want to level it out. I am looking for info regarding installing helper springs out front to raise it. Has anyone else did something like this and will the helpers stiffen up the suspension and lead to less flex. I thought about just replacing the springs but I don't know how bad the current springs might be sagging so I don't know what to buy. The current springs are almost flat from one end to the other which leads me to believe they are probably worn out and really weak. I'd hate to buy a new set with a little lift in them and end up with the front higher than the rear. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.

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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Add-A-Leafs will change your marginally rough riding rig into a poor riding rig. I installed helper springs on my CJ7 and YJ and both Jeeps rode terribly rough after the install. I'd suggest buying a new set of front springs.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 08:59 PM   #3
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I'd go new. Add a leafs won't hold up on SOA anyway.

If you can, I'd replace all 4 with the same springs.
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Unread 08-10-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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I'd hate to buy a new set with a little lift in them and end up with the front higher than the rear. Any and all help will be greatly appreciated.
The springs may or may not need to be replaced but if you buy only front springs and it turns out to be not so level, you can always buy springs for the rear after the fact. Returning springs you don't need will cost you return shipping.
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Unread 08-11-2011, 11:40 AM   #5
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what springs are in it now?

Flat springs SOA work great, if you have a quality spring. They flex like crazy and offer a good ride...
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