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Unread 08-19-2002, 10:41 AM   #1
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TJ front coil spring retainer clip(s)?

Should both of my front coil spring have retainer clips at the bottom of the springs? The one on the driver side has the spring retainer clamp with one bolt through it. But, the passenger side spring does not have the clamp or bolt. It does have a bolt hole in the axle bracket, but it is not taped.

It looks like there should be a spring retainer clamp on both springs, but maybe they missed the passenger side at the factory?

Thanks for any info,

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Unread 08-19-2002, 10:48 AM   #2
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I don't have a retainer on either, and neither does 'drack

I was thinking about getting them after seeing some pictures of the springs falling out on the trails...,
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Unread 08-19-2002, 10:53 AM   #3
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I was thinking about getting them after seeing some pictures of the springs falling out on the trails...,


I've been thinking about them recently myself .

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Unread 08-19-2002, 11:12 AM   #4
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from what I have seen and have been able to put together from people on these forums, 1997-2001 had one on the drivers side and none on the passenger side. 2002+ dont have any.

However, some people with older TJs dont have any either. Seems some assembly men were drinking on the job
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Unread 08-19-2002, 11:18 AM   #5
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However, some people with older TJs dont have any either. Seems some assembly men were drinking on the job
maybe they were just out of them that day


any idea where I can get some and what I have to do to put them on? Was there some nut welded on to the lower perch or is it just a bolt on thing?
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If you can weld it would be real easy to make some.

Have you seen what they look like? I would take a couple pieces of metal and copy the factory design. Instead of using a bolt, weld the tag end (where the bolt would be) to the spring perch in the right location. It would be really cheap.
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I saw Currie has bumpstop extensions with built in retaining clips, but they seem a bit extravagent for my needs. Besides, not having them only reinforces my need to purchase a Hi-lift(getting tired of "hey man, can I borrow..........." .

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I saw Currie has bumpstop extensions with built in retaining clips, but they seem a bit extravagent for my needs. Besides, not having them only reinforces my need to purchase a Hi-lift(getting tired of "hey man, can I borrow..........." .

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how do you not have a hi-lift?
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I never saw them, just the bolt hole on the pad.
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how do you not have a hi-lift?

this is 'drack we're talking about here...
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this is 'drack we're talking about here...
point well taken...

The clip was just a little loop that went over the bottom coil wrap, It was attached with a bolt. I would just get a little piece of metal, cmake the bend to go over the coil and weld it in the same place.
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how do you not have a hi-lift?
My brother's got one and being that he wheels the station wagon, err, XJ, I let him carry the baggage. But now that he's outta circulation for a couple mo's, I'll probably have to pick one up ...........or just swipe his .

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My 97 TJ has one on both sides of the jeep
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Unread 08-19-2002, 07:49 PM   #14
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Thanks for the reponses. Sounds like some TJ's came with one or two and some didn't have any. I like the idea of having both. I think I'll go down to my friendly local Jeep dealer tomorrow and order one clamp and one self-tapping screw. Let's see two 50 cent OEM Jeep parts shouldn't cost me more than $15 or $20.

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Unread 08-20-2002, 07:01 AM   #15
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local dealer here ordered me one... total cost $2.39
Well, that's what he said on the phone. I'll see in two days.

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