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Unread 01-28-2014, 05:34 PM   #1
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need jeep shop need San Diego

I'm looking for good Jeep shop near San Diego. I thought there was one in the El Cajon area, but cant remember the name of the shop. Can any one in the San Diego area help?

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Unread 01-28-2014, 07:02 PM   #2
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What do you need done?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #3
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I have a friend who is having spring issues with his YJ.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 10:24 AM   #4
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There is National Spring in El Cajon. Bee Line alignment near Pacific Beach and a bunch of other places. It still depends on the actual problem. Are the springs bent, shackle bent or broken, center bolt broken or any of a dozen other things.

I don't think I would trust any of the specialty off road shops to work on a YJ; the guys there have probably never seen one since it's most likely older than they are.

Describe what's going on in as much detail as possible, unless it's a secret. Pictures are good too.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 10:39 AM   #5
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The boomerang shackles are getting pushed back to the frame and staying there. It is a 88 yo with a 5 inch lift.
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It sounds like your boy bend the main leaf, What brand spring dos he have on there ?
And is it the front or the back that is doing that ?
If it's the front is the shackle in front of the tire or behind it ?
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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:11 AM   #7
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Not sure what springs. It is the front shackle in front of the tire. There is not a shackle behind the front tire. I'm not versed in springs. Hoping to find a good shop.
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You can post pictures and descriptions and the brand of springs and there's a pretty good chance we can tell you what the problem is and how to fix it.

Other than that I would call national spring. http://www.nationalsprings.com/

They have been around a long time and that's their business. I would guess either the main leaf is bent or it's just the shackle binding.


There is another specialty spring shop on the border of national city and san diego but I can't think of the name off hand.

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Unread 01-29-2014, 11:41 AM   #9
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Thanks. I will pass this info on and report back.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 03:04 PM   #10
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It's MY jeep! Passenger side shackle has inverted on me on three different occasions. Two were while offroading, and one was while flat towing. i believe the flat towing was due to driving/turning out of a semi-steep driveway. Anyway, I don't know what brand of springs I have. I bought it that way and previous owner didn't know either. So what i've noticed is when the springs flex, the bottom end of the shackles bend inward-towards the vehicle, rather that outward/away. I've read on blogs and sites (such as Quadratec) that it isn't unheard of for this to happen, and some simply fabricate a bump stop of sorts, or use tow shackles, only use them with the pin/tow connection point facing inward, thereby prohibiting flex above 45 degrees.
Attached is a photo of the current setup. Thanks in advance
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Boomerang shackles will prevent the shackle inversion. Take those tow shackles off and get some boomerangs.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 03:11 PM   #12
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Read this and report back in the tech section

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/t...ckles-1379950/
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Unread 01-29-2014, 04:15 PM   #13
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Thanks- I have read that post before, and am glad that I read it again.
It's hard for me (a novice) to know what the best thing to do is since every setup is different. Boomerangs seems like the cheapest fix for now, although I'd have to find a different way to flat tow.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 04:16 PM   #14
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Move the mounts to the bumper.
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Unread 01-29-2014, 04:22 PM   #15
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I figured, but there seems to be a consensus that towing from the bumper is risky, as it isn't as strong as the frame.
No idea how much "safer" it is to tow from the shackles though...
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