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Unread 08-22-2002, 04:32 PM   #1
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To respring or new spring? that is the Q

If any have read my earlier post (advice needed) you know that I have inherited an 86 CJ that has set up awhile.

Here's a new question. The front driver's side spring is bent (only the lowest leaf) right before it attaches to the rear shackle. I don't know whether I should buy new springs or have the existing ones rearched. (I'm not trying to add lift). The springs are rusty (its a jeep) but seem to be structurely sound. I also plan to replace shocks along with this. Any advice out there as to the performance of resprung leafs to new ones and expirences you've had would be appreciated.

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Unread 08-24-2002, 12:42 AM   #2
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Wow, never heard of a spring going from the front to the rear shackle of a Jeep

On a serious note,
Re-arched springs won't last as long as new, or posibly even used springs. My sugestion would be to find a junk yard spring and use the bottom leaf or, order two new front springs, if not four.

Heres a link if you want, they sell stock springs. There are different kinds so count your leafs.
http://www.4wd.com/index.htm
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Unread 08-24-2002, 04:54 AM   #3
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Wow, never heard of a spring going from the front to the rear shackle of a Jeep

Maybe he has a shackle reversal ?


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Unread 08-24-2002, 02:28 PM   #4
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I had the springs rearched on a CJ7. The spring place said that it was common practice to add an extra leaf in the pack to bring the ride height back up. I took the springs off and took them into the place and it cost me about $160.00 for what they called a rearch and ad a leaf. it did ride stiffer and in did give a little lift. They told me that it was more exspensive for them to make or order new stock springs.
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Unread 08-24-2002, 03:01 PM   #5
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Re: To respring or new spring? that is the Q

[QUOTE]Originally posted by NewCJer


The front driver's side spring is bent (only the lowest leaf) right before it attaches to the rear shackle.
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Unread 08-26-2002, 09:57 PM   #6
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For what it is worth I just took off my front leafs and had them worked. We rearched and added two leafs. I'm up to eight now. Looks like I am driving a Kenworth. This did the job however and now my jeep sits level (word of caution don't buy a bumper sturdy enough to withstand cannon blasts and then add a winch to it). I think it only cost me about $75.
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