YJ Springs for my CJ
A thing that's been bugging me for awhile is the fact that my rear sags (shut up, shut up, shut up!). Parked next to all sorts of nifty old Jeeps today it was obvious enough that even my wife could see it (I said shut up!).
So, it looks like perhaps a YJ conversion is in order. Being one step away from the poorhouse these days I figure this will need to be a staged conversion. So I'm thinking I'll start with the rear and do the front later on. That avoids the whole "do it once and do it right" issue. I will do it right, but in stages - starting with the rear.
So, I figure I'll spend the majority of my budget on things like the shackle hangers (Crabtree) and shackles (Ground Pounder). Should I maybe even consider a lift? I don't ever plan to run anything larger than 33's and I have 31's now which seem just fine for my daily driving and work around the barn. So a lift might not be useful.
The question is, what do you all think I should expect to pay for a set of YJ springs. I'm assuming they'll be used. I see a set of rears on eBay for about $125 and have no idea if that's reasonable or not. Maybe an afternoon at a pick-n-pull with a couple jacks and tools will produce springs for less. Problem around here is that pick-n-pulls are not what they were when I built cars in high school more than 30 years ago. Selection is limited. Can't wander the junk yards like we used to be able to do. Insurance and lawsuits I suppose...
I've read the various conversion threads which are very informative and the project doesn't daunt me. Scoping budget now rather than how to do it.