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post #1 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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ive seen it all now

found this in a ZJ at the junkyard. looks like some kind of coil spring spreading apparatus to gain lift. ive seen it all now



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post #2 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 08:38 PM
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Very common item in the aftermarket for decades, marketed as a way of fixing sagging springs without replacing them. You'd be amazed, when we would caution people against using them as it would raise the vehicle 1-2" but make a harsh ride, they'd go ahead and buy them anyway. What can I say, every set I sold helped the ol' paycheck.

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post #3 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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id say harsh ride is an understatement, i mean your taking the "spring" out of "coil spring"

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post #4 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 09:22 PM
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I can't even imagine how terrible every crack in the road would feel.

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post #5 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 09:26 PM
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Take the shocks out of it while you're at it.

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post #6 of 11 Old 05-16-2013, 09:48 PM
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Well, the easiest way to describe the ride is to compare it to riding a rigid motorcycle with an unsprung seat and a 12" over springer front end in an urban warehouse district with old, rutted asphalt and railroad tracks not flush with the pavement. Been there, done that, never again.

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post #7 of 11 Old 05-17-2013, 12:39 AM
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Back in the 60's and 70's we used to call them "Hillbilly Hijackers"

Man do they really F**k up a vehicle.
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post #8 of 11 Old 05-17-2013, 04:01 AM
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A chunk of 2x4 with a v notch cut into either end wedged between the coils.
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post #9 of 11 Old 05-17-2013, 07:22 AM
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What a joke, Ive seen pics of these id like to actually see em first hand though.


Thats as bad as when I thought it was a good idea to self lengthen my CA's

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post #10 of 11 Old 05-17-2013, 08:28 AM
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I've seen quite a few of those on certain cars that had lift kits to fit 22-24"+ wheels. Also those little nugget looking things you stick in the coils and twist.
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post #11 of 11 Old 05-17-2013, 02:21 PM
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that's old school.
they had ones you'd twist into the coils on f-body and 80's g body cars to take up the sag a big block swap would cause in the stock springs if you couldn't find diesel springs to swap in.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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