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post #976 of 1156 Old 05-07-2013, 11:36 PM
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What all did you use and how did you go about getting that rear spring in? I'm about to swap mine and I'm wondering if I'm going to need spring compressors

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post #977 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 10:42 AM
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I also have a set of rear coils comin in. You think you could list off the steps for the install along with any tricks and/tips?? It sure would reassure me for my upcoming wrenching sesh.
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post #978 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 02:02 PM
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Good progress so far. diggin it

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post #979 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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does the spring sit the back unevenly? just curious if the current springs sagged enough to tell a difference
Spring sat evenly. Cant tell a difference.
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post #980 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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What all did you use and how did you go about getting that rear spring in? I'm about to swap mine and I'm wondering if I'm going to need spring compressors
I had a shop throw this one in. Took him 10 minutes with a lift. The original springs I put in. I did not use a spring compressor for the rears. I was able to jack up the Jeep and support it with a jack stand under the frame. I was able to drop the axle enough to slide the spring in.


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I also have a set of rear coils comin in. You think you could list off the steps for the install along with any tricks and/tips?? It sure would reassure me for my upcoming wrenching sesh.
THANKS!! 👍
The rears are easy.. I basically jacked the Jeep up high enough and dropped one side at a time sliding the new springs in.
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post #981 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 03:57 PM
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very nice
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post #982 of 1156 Old 05-16-2013, 06:49 PM
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What'd you have to disconnect? Control arms? Sway bar? Shocks(obviously)
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post #983 of 1156 Old 05-20-2013, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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What'd you have to disconnect? Control arms? Sway bar? Shocks(obviously)
I left the control arms on. I believe I did disconnect the shocks and sway bar and end links, but I cannot remember. I do know it was not too hard to swap springs out.
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post #984 of 1156 Old 05-21-2013, 11:37 AM
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I left the control arms on. I believe I did disconnect the shocks and sway bar and end links, but I cannot remember. I do know it was not too hard to swap springs out.
Yea, besides snappin two bolts the job was easy. I just cut the old springs out to make it go even faster
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post #985 of 1156 Old 07-30-2013, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Yea, besides snappin two bolts the job was easy. I just cut the old springs out to make it go even faster
Cutting the spring would make it a lot easier.
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post #986 of 1156 Old 09-11-2013, 08:30 PM
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how did the plasti dipped rims look?
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how did the plasti dipped rims look?
They are holding up great. No chips and they haven't faded yet.
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post #988 of 1156 Old 10-11-2013, 10:08 AM Thread Starter
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Haven't done much in a while to the Jeep.
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post #989 of 1156 Old 10-11-2013, 10:18 AM
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I'm in the same boat! No time, and even less money! Thought you might have sold the jeep,lol!

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

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post #990 of 1156 Old 10-13-2013, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the same boat! No time, and even less money! Thought you might have sold the jeep,lol!
No still have it but recently bought a house and that has taken all of my time, money and effort. My Jeep is still my joy but I don't think I will be putting any more serious money into it at this time. Just going to keep it running strong.
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