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Unread 06-06-2013, 03:30 PM   #1
bigblockyj
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New build, need spring advice....

Hi all, I bought a 92 YJ recently and am in the process of pulling the locked up 4 cyl and installing a 396 Chevy and TH400. Machine work was done years ago for a boat I sold and parts have been greased and bagged for years, so am using what I have. Bought a Novak adapter and and 3 core radiator off an Ebay store. Wiring doesnt bother me, what Im wondering is what springs to use to replace the light ones in the front. Any advice? Donor vehicle swap? Aftermarket recommendations? Add leafs?

Thanks for any advice....Phil.


PS, will be street driven mainly, if this helps.


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Unread 06-06-2013, 10:58 PM   #2
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Are you wanting to lift it? If so, how much?
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Unread 06-06-2013, 11:39 PM   #3
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It already has a 3" BL, am mainly concerned on carrying the big block weight without sagging.
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Unread 06-07-2013, 11:00 AM   #4
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These guys have built a few sets of custom leafs for us, and they always work well. Usually cheaper than most of the brand names too. They're in Grand Rapids, Mi. but might be worth a call
AB Spring Service Inc
(616) 534-3399
4537 Roger B Chaffee Mem Dr SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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Unread 06-09-2013, 10:46 AM   #5
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Thx, I'll give them a call and see what they have to say.
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Unread 06-22-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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I have a 496 in my cj I have no sag
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