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post #1 of 34 Old 04-27-2013, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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what suspension is this?

Hey guys its almost time to change out the springs on my cj they are old and sagging, I was wondering what size springs they are. I didn't put the lift on it I was the po but it is a rough country, and it appears to also have a 1in body lift here are some pics, im guessing the springs are 2 1/2in, this is how it sits with 33's and no tc drop kit also

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post #2 of 34 Old 04-27-2013, 01:03 PM
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isn't there a part# or anything on the springs for reference?

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Nope, all that's left is on one of them the word rough and the other country haha
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post #4 of 34 Old 04-27-2013, 01:39 PM
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If they are 2-1/2" wide, could be YJ springs.
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post #5 of 34 Old 04-27-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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If they are 2-1/2" wide, could be YJ springs.
Didn't think of that... How much lift does yj springs add into a cj?
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post #6 of 34 Old 04-27-2013, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Just went out and measured and sure enough they are 2 1/2 inches
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Front and rear are both 2.5". Stock CJ rears (76 an up) are 2.5" wide. Only the fronts are 2" wide.
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Checked again and only rears are 2.5 front is 2, so they are cj springs, if I wanted to stay away from doing a tc drop how much lift could I go from the springs?
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post #9 of 34 Old 04-28-2013, 03:03 PM
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I have no additional input. I just wanna say that it's cool seeing a neighbor on here.

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I have no additional input. I just wanna say that it's cool seeing a neighbor on here.
Hahaha first time I saw anyone from the whole county on here! Or at least our part
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post #11 of 34 Old 04-28-2013, 05:06 PM
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With 33s iam going to say 4inch spring.
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Good info here I just picked up a 70cj and bought a 4" kit and dropped pitman arm the po was a butcher and ill be fixing it up good I need to get up to 25posts in order to post some pics
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With 33s iam going to say 4inch spring.
But It also has a one in body lift, so should I find some 3 in springs or trash the bl and go all suspension?
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post #14 of 34 Old 04-28-2013, 05:59 PM
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One inch BL should be fine, nothing more than a heavier duty body bushing. You plan on trail riding this Jeep?

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One inch BL should be fine, nothing more than a heavier duty body bushing. You plan on trail riding this Jeep?
Yes nothing extreme just around Ocala and river ranch, but would 5in of total lift make my 33's look to small?
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