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Unread 06-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #1
2ndhandWJman
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opinions on MOOG replacement coil springs

Now that my '03 laredo has the Q-drive axles under it ( front and rear) I'm ready to deal with the worn saggy springs. According to the MOOG catalog, P/N 80976 is the front replacement for an Overland model and P/N 80873 is for the rear. This 1" 'lift' will be plenty for me, I'd just like to know if anyone else has used these springs on a WJ.

Also, I'd like to know if any manufacturer makes a weld it kit to deal with the rusted out lower spring mounts ( the ones on the front axle) mine look a bit on the ' there isn't a whole lot left to locate the spring' side of things.

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Unread 06-08-2013, 03:11 AM   #2
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Now that my '03 laredo has the Q-drive axles under it ( front and rear) I'm ready to deal with the worn saggy springs. According to the MOOG catalog, P/N 80976 is the front replacement for an Overland model and P/N 80873 is for the rear. This 1" 'lift' will be plenty for me, I'd just like to know if anyone else has used these springs on a WJ.

Also, I'd like to know if any manufacturer makes a weld it kit to deal with the rusted out lower spring mounts ( the ones on the front axle) mine look a bit on the ' there isn't a whole lot left to locate the spring' side of things.
The 1 inch lift you are talking about was available from the factory called "up country" suspension package. Came with skid plates too.

I havent had any experience with the moog springs but I know that every thing moog is top notch, so I wouldnt see a problem with it.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 06:46 AM   #3
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I used those moog spring part numbers on my '01 limited, and very satisfied. Jeg's told me those part numbers were for the v8 and the 80871 and 80974 were for the v6. Though on my limited in the front at full droop still needed an inch or so to get the springs in, so used a rented compressor. The rear also the emergency brake cables seemed a bit stretched. Using the springs you mentioned with new moog isolators gave me +2 inches from factory sagging parts.

As for weld on, iron rock off road has them... Another member here had them so i emailed them. Here is the response

We do have these replacement perches available, right now they are not available on our website but will be made available soon. For now you would have to call us to place an order for them, they are $25.

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Zack Lieberman

Iron Rock Off Road

www.ironrockoffroad.com

952-210-7185
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Unread 06-08-2013, 08:28 AM   #4
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i used the UC Moog springs in a XJ jeep years ago and they were good, did provide a small boost in height and were a good price compared to OEM springs or lifted versions. Do it and then post some before and after please.
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Unread 06-08-2013, 11:05 AM   #5
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I used those moog spring part numbers on my '01 limited, and very satisfied. Jeg's told me those part numbers were for the v8 and the 80871 and 80974 were for the v6. Though on my limited in the front at full droop still needed an inch or so to get the springs in, so used a rented compressor. The rear also the emergency brake cables seemed a bit stretched. Using the springs you mentioned with new moog isolators gave me +2 inches from factory sagging parts.

As for weld on, iron rock off road has them... Another member here had them so i emailed them. Here is the response

We do have these replacement perches available, right now they are not available on our website but will be made available soon. For now you would have to call us to place an order for them, they are $25.

*

Thank You,

Zack Lieberman

Iron Rock Off Road

www.ironrockoffroad.com

952-210-7185

Thanks! I know those P/N's are for the Overland model, which only came w/ the V8 but it will give me the ' Up Country' length of spring that I'm after. I'll give Iron Rock a call about the perches, at that price it's worth it just to save time fabricating some.
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