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Unread 09-16-2014, 04:06 PM   #1
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Looking for new springs, at factory ride height?

Hi all, haven't been nearly as active as I should be, but they jeep sat almost all summer House > Jeep. But now that I have some projects wrapped up ive gotten some more seat time in the CJ.

Man does it need some springs and shocks!

I have VERY little clearance between the axle tube and bump stop, Like an inch and a half? That seems scary to me! The leafs are almost completely flat, no curvature at all.

The shocks are just old and worn out.

I have 31x10.50s I think, and the jeep is VERY original (I am the second owner, first was my grandpa) carpet, seats, many bushings, etc. So I would like to maintain a decently factory look, I also don't want to have to deal with u-joints, tie rods, pitman arm, brake lines, etc. So I don't want to lift it.

Is it possible to just get factory height springs? I haven't been able to locate any. Also, what about some shocks? It gets maybe 500 miles a year put on it, and its usually just dirt roads and after work cruises.

Thoughts?

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Unread 09-17-2014, 02:29 PM   #2
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No one has ever put stock height springs on their CJ before? Do they not exist?


At that point, are the smallest lift springs 2.5"? Will they bolt right up?
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Unread 09-17-2014, 02:35 PM   #3
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I'm pretty sure Omix-ADA and Crown both make replacement springs that are at the factory height.

(edit) try these, they are labeled as "Stock Height, Direct Replacemnt"


http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...pn=OAI18202.10


http://www.4wheelparts.com/Lift-Kits...pn=OAI18201.11
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Unread 09-17-2014, 03:16 PM   #4
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Seems to me like with 2.5 inch springs you donít have to change anything. After that drive shafts need to be lengthened. I would check with the different vendors about their products and see if you need to change anything like drive shafts. It might give you more options if 2.5 inch springs work.
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Unread 09-17-2014, 05:25 PM   #5
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I was looking around here for the same thing a few weeks ago and these guys were recommended:

http://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_...986_s/1951.htm

I can't speak to the quality but the person that mentioned them seemed happy with them. Plus it looks like they can get them all from US companies. They look a little pricey, but the Made in USA makes it worth a little extra.
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