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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:09 PM   #16
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I was kidding, when I was 17 I bought an old school ex mud racer, tube chassis, nasty 350 chevy with nitrous and big ol paddles out back. I know you never actually get into the mud.

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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:19 PM   #17
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I was kidding, when I was 17 I bought an old school ex mud racer, tube chassis, nasty 350 chevy with nitrous and big ol paddles out back. I know you never actually get into the mud.
Gotcha! I'm a little slow sometimes... I get it now...LOL Go Florida style, with the 12" (or 3 foot) lift springs, spring over, on 80 foot tall tires.


Sooooo.....where might this mud racer be now?
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Unread 02-26-2010, 04:42 PM   #18
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oh heck that was a long time ago. We had some fun at the local mud races around Georga where I was living. Then I sold it to my uncle who pulled the motor and put it in a pulling truck and I don't know what happened to the chassis
I'm turning 36 sunday so that was about 18 years ago I got rid of it
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Unread 02-26-2010, 07:42 PM   #19
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Nice...I plan on sticking with mud racing as long as my wallet and life allows me to. I've been in it since I was 20-21, I'm 27 now....(I know, I'm a young blood...LOL Not too far behind ya, though )

Happy early birthday to ya!
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Unread 02-27-2010, 06:13 AM   #20
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Just as i thought, previous owners have messed with the springs. The rear springs have 13 plates on each side and different widths. the perch where the shock mounts has an additional threaded stub for another shock. Does anyone have pictures or specs of what is supposed to be stock on this 72 CJ-5. thanks alot.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 09:39 AM   #21
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Just as i thought, previous owners have messed with the springs. The rear springs have 13 plates on each side and different widths. the perch where the shock mounts has an additional threaded stub for another shock. Does anyone have pictures or specs of what is supposed to be stock on this 72 CJ-5. thanks alot.
Holy hell....that must ride...nice. Sorry, no pics here. I'm no help.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:06 AM   #22
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Does this look normal?

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y28...springs001.jpg
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:19 AM   #23
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Good LORD!

Here's the springs that used to be in mine:



Those had an add-a-leaf in them, too... While I understand that mine are CJ7 springs, and yours are 5 springs, there probably are some differences that I'm not aware of, still...there's no way in hell that you should need 13 leaves in a pack. Not for a minute.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:32 AM   #24
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I need to locate a manual to find out what was original on the 72.
I noticed yours are mounted on top of the axle.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:42 AM   #25
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Does this look normal?



I think the 13 leaf spring pack was a factory option.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 10:44 AM   #26
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Nichboy,

For what it's worth my 1972 CJ5 originally had a 9 pack of leafs...I now have Rancho 2.5" but looking to replace soon. I'll go check my manual for more info...Yep...my Chilton's manual shows 9 as well for the 1972...and originally the springs are under the axel...

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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:31 AM   #27
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ASteve thanks alot, thats what i needed someone with a 72 to confirm what is factory.
Would you mind telling me what springs you've got up front.

And who do you guys recommend buying a new set from, i'm new to this game.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #28
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Yeah, sorry...didn't mean to confuse you with mine being SOA...that's just what I did when I was changing things up with my Jeep.

13 leaves as a factory opion? Hm. Seems to be a little overkill for a 5, but so was a v8.

Welp...I'm fresh out on this one, guys. I'll just be a spectator from here on out.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 11:45 AM   #29
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13 leaves as a factory opion? Hm. Seems to be a little overkill for a 5, but so was a v8.

I would tend to agree SCOOTER402.
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Unread 02-27-2010, 03:27 PM   #30
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Well, the factory installed hardtop ones had an extra leaf or two IIRC. Those look like they were off a heavy duty pickup - an old 1-ton or something.. Rough ride??
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