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post #1 of 6 Old 02-04-2012, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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need late cj5 leaf springs

does anyone have a set. maybe someone who lifted there 5 and isnt using the stock springs. all i need is the stock ones. mine are flat in the back and almost flat in the front. i thought id look here first before i looked into getting them rearched

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does anyone have a set. maybe someone who lifted there 5 and isnt using the stock springs. all i need is the stock ones. mine are flat in the back and almost flat in the front. i thought id look here first before i looked into getting them rearched
I tried rearcing mine. They didn't retain the height very long. Ended up going to 2" lift kit. I think the problem was that in rearcing the springs, all they did was cold bend them. It's called resetting. Perhaps if you found a spring shop that did actual re-heat treatment, it may hold. But then you might be into the equivalent cost of anew set of springs.
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I tried rearcing mine. They didn't retain the height very long. Ended up going to 2" lift kit. I think the problem was that in rearcing the springs, all they did was cold bend them. It's called resetting. Perhaps if you found a spring shop that did actual re-heat treatment, it may hold. But then you might be into the equivalent cost of anew set of springs.
thanks. thats why i wanted to ask here first. i have an SOA lift so i dont want to put anymore lift on it but i want it to sit higher than it does now but im low on founds. after getting my driveshaft im broke
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thanks. thats why i wanted to ask here first. i have an SOA lift so i dont want to put anymore lift on it but i want it to sit higher than it does now but im low on founds. after getting my driveshaft im broke
Maybe you can find some leaves off another spring pack and add them in. I've cut spring leaves to length with a metal cut off saw. Too bad you're not my neighbor. I have a bunch of spring packs under my house.
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thanks. thats why i wanted to ask here first. i have an SOA lift so i dont want to put anymore lift on it but i want it to sit higher than it does now but im low on founds. after getting my driveshaft im broke
Well the bad news is that if you add more lift your new driveshaft will probably be too short.


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i got it cut a little bit longer just for that reson. its not going to make that big of a difference. im just going from worn out springs to new stock springs
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