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Unread 11-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #1
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leaf springs!!

[QUOTE="danlyhendo"]First off my jeep is a 1978 cj7 4.2 with a stock suspension and an AMC 20 rear end. I need to replace the rear springs due to them being broken. Ill pretty much be junkyarding for replacements. Any suggestions on a certain size width, amount of leafs, to get the best performance? What's the standard stock length from eyes to center pin? Thanks to those who aren't above answering this question in advance . O yea which model vehicles typically have compatible sized springs to swap?

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Unread 11-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #2
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Are you looking to lift? or stay stock?I went with stock YJ Springs. They have made a huge difference and I found them extremely cheap.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/st...ck-cj-1424531/
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Unread 11-14-2012, 02:02 PM   #3
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The only direct swap for rear springs I know of is the aforementioned YJ springs......and maybe CJ5 springs?

I don't know of any other make that has the same width and length of springs.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 02:35 PM   #4
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I have a complete 2.5" spring set that will fit. But, w/o PROFILE INFO....I don't know if your around the corner or in Fiji!
They're free, if ya want.
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Unread 11-14-2012, 05:24 PM   #5
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Yeah, where are you? I've got springs you can have. Come and get 'em.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #6
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I'm in the Cincinnati Ohio area, I appreciate the offers regardless guys...(good people) I guess if I'm not close by I can find a yj. I was just curious about common, abundant Ford trucks and Chevy, I guess I would have to relocate the perches most of the time if the length and width were the same? New plates yadda yadda..
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Unread 11-15-2012, 07:13 AM   #7
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No lift just solid stock she's my dd
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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:31 AM   #8
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No fullsize pickup spring is going to be a bolt in. They are all a lot longer and many are wider. Even smaller pickup springs like Rangers, Dakotas, S10s and such have longer rear springs. Most of them don't have leaf springs in front.
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Unread 11-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #9
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I'm in the Cincinnati Ohio area, I appreciate the offers regardless guys...(good people) I guess if I'm not close by I can find a yj. I was just curious about common, abundant Ford trucks and Chevy, I guess I would have to relocate the perches most of the time if the length and width were the same? New plates yadda yadda..
I've got a free set if you wanna drive up to Indy
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