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Unread 09-07-2006, 12:28 AM   #1
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potential REBB install issue

Hello,

Just installing my REBB and something doesn't smell right. When i put the spacer, bumpstop extension, bumpstop and cup in the spacer is loose. Is that right?

Then i put the spring in, thinking the spring will push in and up. I unscrewed the spring compressors and the spring came out but it doesn't seem to be sitting perfectly against the spacer ... yet it looks exactly like this :
(can't tell how well his spring sits against the spacer in this photo)



my question is .... does rotating the spring make any difference what so ever in terms of how it sits against the 2" spacer? I ran out of daylight before i could put the wheel on and lower it ... don't know if that will change the way it sits against the spacer.

many thanks as always.

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Unread 09-07-2006, 05:20 AM   #2
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Hello,

Just installing my REBB and something doesn't smell right. When i put the spacer, bumpstop extension, bumpstop and cup in the spacer is loose. Is that right?

Then i put the spring in, thinking the spring will push in and up. I unscrewed the spring compressors and the spring came out but it doesn't seem to be sitting perfectly against the spacer ... yet it looks exactly like this :
(can't tell how well his spring sits against the spacer in this photo)



my question is .... does rotating the spring make any difference what so ever in terms of how it sits against the 2" spacer? I ran out of daylight before i could put the wheel on and lower it ... don't know if that will change the way it sits against the spacer.

many thanks as always.
Make sure the spring is lined up with the little indentation on the spring perch. Then lower your jack and see if it is still loose. I am pretty sure it won't be.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 06:44 AM   #3
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Let me know if this fixes it. I'm installing a BB on mine this weekend and want to avoid possible snags.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 08:48 AM   #4
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Let me know if this fixes it. I'm installing a BB on mine this weekend and want to avoid possible snags.
Snags? This guy's just paranoid! I installed my BB in a little over an hour (mostly) by myself! I did have a little bit of help with somebody to step down on the axle so I could slip the spring in without a spring compressor... worked like a charm!
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Unread 09-07-2006, 09:41 AM   #5
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The spacer will be loose til you load up the axle. On my install, this happened when I went to the other side and put that spring in.


If you look on the top or bottom of the rear cups that the spring sits in, you should see where is rested before. I just put them back in that area. The fronts have spaces in the bottom cups there they should sit down into.

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Unread 09-07-2006, 09:50 AM   #6
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Is it normal to not have retainer clips on the springs? Neither my driver or passenger side springs had clips. They are just held in by the weight of the jeep. This was only on the front though. I do not know what it's like in rear as I have not ad a chance to complete the rear.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 09:53 AM   #7
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There is suppose to be retainer clips on the bottom of the front springs, and none on the back.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 10:38 AM   #8
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There is suppose to be retainer clips on the bottom of the front springs, and none on the back.
Why did they design jeeps like this? I would think that the weight of the front with the engine and all would be enough to make sure the springs stay in and would not need the retainers and that the back springs would be the ones that need retainers due to lack of weight resting on them, compared to the front.
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Unread 09-07-2006, 11:04 AM   #9
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I only had a retainer spring on one of my front springs, I believe it was the drivers side, but could be wrong. The spring actually just slid/rotated out from under the clip, then back in when I was re-installing, so I never had to undo it.

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Unread 09-07-2006, 11:54 AM   #10
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My '02 had/has no retaining clips at all. I bought it stock and did the BB myself- there were/are no clips. Been thinking about hitting the dealer for some though. Do I actually need them?

MATER (got it right, eh?)DADDY- I saw your pics on the site- lift looks good!
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Unread 09-07-2006, 06:14 PM   #11
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My '02 had/has no retaining clips at all. I bought it stock and did the BB myself- there were/are no clips. Been thinking about hitting the dealer for some though. Do I actually need them?

MATER (got it right, eh?)DADDY- I saw your pics on the site- lift looks good!
Thanks, and Thanks!!!

To the original poster, mine had retaining clips on BOTH front springs. There was enough grime that I did pull them off, instead of trying to just 'unscrew' the spring from them.
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Unread 09-08-2006, 03:10 AM   #12
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i had retaining clips on both of my front springs...well, i still have them.
as to the OP, did through your tires back on and drop your rig down to see if that moved everything back into place?
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