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Unread 01-07-2014, 04:35 PM   #1
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Calling all CJ'ers! Could I get a measurement off your suspension?

Could somebody with stock CJ springs measure this for me? Preferably front springs and back.
I'm trying to figure out kind of lift these springs are giving me.


(if somebody with OME heavy springs could measure this too, that would be great)

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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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That's not going to really be that useful. Different weight (like having a hard top) will throw it off. Springs also sag over time and use. A 20 year old stock spring will be different than a 5 year old stock spring.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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That's not going to really be that useful. Different size tires will throw it off, different weight (like having a hard top) will throw it off. Springs also sag over time and use. A 20 year old stock spring will be different than a 5 year old stock spring.

Tire size shouldn't affect this measurement at all. The weight will, but I'm just trying to get a rough idea.

I think these are about 1"-1.5" over stock, but I'm not completely sure.

A PO removed one leaf out of each pack, and later replaced them with add-a-leafs
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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:13 PM   #4
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Tire size shouldn't affect this measurement at all. The weight will, but I'm just trying to get a rough idea. I think these are about 1"-1.5" over stock, but I'm not completely sure. A PO removed one leaf out of each pack, and later replaced them with add-a-leafs
Caught me while I was editing out the tire size. Man ur quick.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:35 PM   #5
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Alrighty... Went out and took 2 sets of measurements for you. Both came from stock jeeps.

1980 Renagade 258, hard top off, tank is on 1/4.

2 1/2 at the front and 4 3/4 at the rear

1981 Laredo 258, hard top on, full tank of gas

2 at the front and 5 at the rear.
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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:50 PM   #6
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1979 304 with Hard Top on a full tank of gas.

2.5 in Front; 4 in Rear

66,000 miles on stock springs
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Unread 01-07-2014, 05:55 PM   #7
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Caught me while I was editing out the tire size. Man ur quick.

Well I was quick, until my laptop battery died and I was too lazy to plug it back in until now...


Anyway... Perfect!
I have to measure mine in the morning, since the back is up on jackstands, and it's so cold out that the floor jack seems to be frozen...
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Unread 01-07-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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Forgot to mention that mine did not have a Hard Top originally so I assume the springs were the non heavy duty version.
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