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Unread 02-08-2009, 02:41 AM   #1
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Front to Rear swap...can't I just steal front springs?

Off a junkyard vehicle that is, any reason why that wouldn't work? seems like it might be cheaper to just do that and buy the shocks and other goodies new...?

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Unread 02-08-2009, 02:54 AM   #2
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Are you talking about stealing springs for the front or for the rear?
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Unread 02-08-2009, 03:14 AM   #3
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If you get springs from a junkyard, make sure they're from the same type of GC as yours. I think the Outlander (or Overlander....I can't remember) have longer springs than regular GCs. I'd also recommend taking yours to a shop to have the springs put on unless you have the RIGHT tool to compress the spring. About 2 years, I rented a spring compressor from a tool company and they gave me the wrong one. Instead of paying $200 to have the factory springs taken off and the new ones installed by professionals, I ended up paying a $900 doctor bill due to a compressed spring slipping off the tool and hitting me in the head.
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Unread 02-08-2009, 03:20 AM   #4
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Instead of paying $200 to have the factory springs taken off and the new ones installed by professionals, I ended up paying a $900 doctor bill due to a compressed spring slipping off the tool and hitting me in the head.
well that's a freak accident if i ever heard one... another set of front springs would seem like it would work. that's basically what your doing either ways in some of the 2.5"-3.5" kits
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hold the bus , the man`s got a V8 to have the proper rear springs from the the front to swap to the back , he`s looking for a set for the front to give him the 3.5" lift he`s after .

OP , not gonna happen unless you find a lifted ZJ in the junkyard .
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hold the bus , the man`s got a V8 to have the proper rear springs from the the front to swap to the back , he`s looking for a set for the front to give him the 3.5" lift he`s after .

OP , not gonna happen unless you find a lifted ZJ in the junkyard .
I agree, that's why I was asking if he wanted to do the front or the rear.
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i thought i heard somewhere that some f-150 springs will fit and give around 3.5" of lift.
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Guys,

K-Pax's head never looked better than immediately after the spring and compressor separated ways.


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Hey Tex, is this you driving in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH72-7HBarM
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Unread 02-08-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
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hold the bus , the man`s got a V8 to have the proper rear springs from the the front to swap to the back , he`s looking for a set for the front to give him the 3.5" lift he`s after .

OP , not gonna happen unless you find a lifted ZJ in the junkyard .
I just figured out why this won't work. The new front springs actually have to be longer... nevermind, and thanks for humoring me...
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Hey Tex, is this you driving in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH72-7HBarM
that is the dumbest thing i've ever seen
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i thought i heard somewhere that some f-150 springs will fit and give around 3.5" of lift.
F-150 springs will net some lift, but also ride like crap since they are designed for a significantly heavier vehicle.

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Hey Tex, is this you driving in this video?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH72-7HBarM
No it's not him, and thanks for reposting that for the 100th time.
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No it's not him, and thanks for reposting that for the 100th time.
i still LOL when i see this though.
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