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post #1 of 68 Old 12-31-2019, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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89 Leaf spring ?

I have a 89 soa that is leaning to the passenger side rear the lift was done when I got it. Dose any one know how I could tell if the springs are stock or if it has a lift so I can order new ones

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post #2 of 68 Old 01-02-2020, 01:50 PM
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Do they have any markings on them? Sometimes they paint p/n's on the springs?

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No markings have to get picks when I get home and it stops raining I looked from what I can tell they are stock they are starting to bow backwards I am 29" at the rockers on 35s spring over I think I read you get 5 1/2 from the soa 3 1/2 from the 35s it has 6 1/2" shackles that give another 2" lift. 11" of lift that would be stock springs by my calculation correct me if I'm wrong
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Would I be better off with 2" lift springs and stock shackles ??
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It sets about 1" lower in the rear on the driver's side and close to 2" lower on the passenger side than the front
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Do we know what springs are on there?

The weight of the hardtop is certainly helping the sag to the rear.

From the pic, I would say not stock. Also in conjunction with your numbers/measurements. If they are correct, I would say there were lift springs put on in SOA configuration. Maybe modest... 1.5, 2" springs that were from a crap low grade manufacturer? How many springs are in the packs respective of front and rear?

Can you get us some usable photos?

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6 leaf front and rear
First pick driver's rear
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Pass rear as you can see it is bowing backwards
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It leans with the top off just not as bad
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Could be stock style replacement springs. Definitely stock height... well... they are now... so there is no difference really. Just pick up crown 6 leaf pack replacements. 4. Bushings. And new u bolts.

Definitely need a freshening up.
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Ok fixing to order the new springs. I don't do much crawling mostly trail riding and playing at the local offroad park and some dd my ? Is will she handle better with a 6" su lift or am I should I stay with a set of new crown 6 leafs su I'm good with the way she drives but my 13 year old like to drive me around on the back roads and wants to know if she can have little blue when she gets her license not as a dd just as a toy but she would want to drive around 20 miles to the off road park or the local trails she's a tomboy loves to play in the mud 2
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It will never ride as good as SOA.

Especially 6" arched springs. Didnt even know they made such a thing.

You already have it setup SOA. I think it'd be cheaper to simply get Crown stock springs and new bushings and put them in as they were.

You'll definitely notice why we stay away from springs arched that much when you're simply riding on a washboard dirt trail. It's gonna feel like your plastic dash panels are going to start falling out. Not to mention very important bolts everywhere underneath the rig.

What do you mean by handle better?

In terms of steering? I looked back to your photos and never saw any photos of your steering. Can we get an all round set of images showing everything about your suspension setup? Perhaps the SOA was done cutting corners and may be contributing to your handling issues. Though, worn bushings and ball joints etc will also give handling issues.

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Stirring isn't a issue it stirrers fine drives straight no wobble it's the way it leans into curves at 55 60 I'm hoping new springs and shocks will take care of that I know they a big part of the problem seeing the front are flat and the rear are starting to bow backwards just wasn't sure if soa or sua was the better option
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1 rear 2 front
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