post #1 of Old 10-18-2009, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Leaf Spring Question?

I plan on doing a wheelbase stretch to my cj7

I want to go with waggy springs up front and xj springs in the rear

well my question is, do stock waggy or xj springs add any additional lift?

I plan on doing SOA and I'd like to keep my lift around 5.5"s

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post #2 of Old 10-18-2009, 11:36 PM
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Im not sure exactly..
But i think newer leafs are flater springs, YJ stocks are flater then CJs anyways..
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post #3 of Old 10-19-2009, 12:15 AM
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Well, the Wagoneer springs are definitely longer (47" vs 44.1/8') and wider (2.5" vs 2") than stock CJ springs.

Spring over you'd get some lift with the wagoneer springs but if I remember from my old XJs, they were already spring over and relatively flat. Is there any reason you're not using Wagoneer springs front AND back?

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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ive heard wagoneer springs give you 2" of lift
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ive heard wagoneer springs give you 2" of lift
It really depends on their age & condition and I know there are folks out there that use Wagoneer springs for that reason.

Vibration? Bump steer? Wandering? Read the article (sticky) on Steering, suspension, and driveline.
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I was told when I was looking at stretching the rear of mine and I was looking for Wagoneer springs that it will give a 2 1/2" lift. XJ springs I am not sure.

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post #7 of Old 10-19-2009, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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ah i thought I heard somewhere that waggy springs give you about 2" of lift

and the reason I'm using xj rears are because I wanted 4" stretch in the rear instead of 2.5

maybe I'll just use stock yj springs instead of waggy in the front and move the hangers forward when I'm doing my shackle reversal, I just don't wanna sit up that high

thanks for the info guys
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