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post #1 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 11:33 AM Thread Starter
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Old Man EMU Leaf Spring Orientation

I just received my new CJ to YJ Conversion with Old Man EMU LEAF springs from Rocky Road Outfitter. So far the instructions are pretty good however, I notice on the springs there are markings that indicate orientation? I don't know. Can anyone tell me if there is a certain direction these springs need to be installed? The instructions don't say.

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post #2 of 9 Old 02-03-2013, 11:54 AM
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did you get these along with RRO's crappy SOA kit? or are theses simply replacing your stock springs in the stock SUA form? Also, did you get 4 or just 2?

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did you get these along with RRO's crappy SOA kit? or are theses simply replacing your stock springs in the stock SUA form? Also, did you get 4 or just 2?
Not a SOA kit. It's a CJ tp YJ conversion kit. All 4.
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Not a SOA kit. It's a CJ tp YJ conversion kit. All 4.
I fugured. the spring orientation doesnt matter, only thing I would check is to see if 2 of the leaf packs have more leafs...those go in the back.

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The larger eye goes in the fix spring hanger. It hard to tell from the picture but the angled shim is most likely for the rear spring with the think part of the shim facing forward along with the larger eyelet. Sometimes front spring had a shim as well to correct caster but I would be surprised to see it on a two inch lift. The large eyelet on the front spring will face backward.
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From the numbers printed on the spings they look to be rear heavy load. Remember when you mount the fronts you will need to turn thr shim around other wise you will end up with negitive caster. You may need to add a shim to the front. Thre is a thread on here that has detailed instructions on the shim that was needed.
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Waterdawg is correct. Those are the rear medium/heavy springs. It's common to put them on all 4 corners.

Definitely turn the shims 180, so that the thick end points forward, on the fronts. Those shims are 1.5-2 degrees. You will probably need 4-6 degree shims, however, to get enough caster.

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The + goes towards the front. They can only go one way as the eyes are different. Both my rears have the + so no issues left to right.
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