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Unread 10-12-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Coil Spring Retainers

After losing a coil spring on an obstacle this past weekend, I want to fab up some retainers.

Would something like this be enough?



Or do I want to go with this style?



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Unread 10-12-2010, 07:49 PM   #2
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Either one will work. The top type will capture the coil. You'll want to use them on both the top and bottom of each coil. The bottom version will let the coil come off of the top perch but it won't let it fall out. When you come back down it will help guide the spring back onto the post.

If you have a welder or know someone who can weld, a piece of 2.5" exhaust pipe welded to the top post serves the same purpose for < $10.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 07:57 PM   #3
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I would go with a set of both. I have the 2nd of the two and I've never lost one but it will sometimes not seat right on the bottom rubber seat. I plan to fab up a set of the first to put on the bottom.
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Unread 10-12-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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Sweet, I'll just bend up some flat stock for the bottoms, and weld in some exhaust pipe up top. Thanks for the tip!
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I just lost my front spring today, does anyone use spring retainers for the rear or is that not a problem?
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I just lost my front spring today, does anyone use spring retainers for the rear or is that not a problem?
Would also love to know this.


And where can I get the top ones? What do they bolt to?
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Unread 02-19-2011, 09:50 PM   #7
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Ironrockoffroad sells some top ones. They just thread into the spring perch
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Unread 02-20-2011, 01:59 AM   #8
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IRO sells both styles pictured above. the clip ones are about 20$ and the upper ones are about $50. IRO says that either one will help retain the spring but for best results use both.

I dont see the rear being a problem for most people who keep the rear sway bar connected to keep the body roll down. Even if you did disco the rear sway bar you would probably need aftermarket rear control arms to loose a rear coil.
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