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post #1 of 4 Old 03-18-2021, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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HD Front Springs Front and Rear

So I have a 95 Wrangler and am looking to replace the springs with stock-height springs. Stock springs are 4-leaf 650-lb in the front and 5-leaf 765-lb in the rear. I will be doing some light mods that will add a little more weight to the front than the rear, so I'm now estimating my needs to be around 850-lb springs front and rear. General Springs makes a 840-lb spring that would seem perfect all around, but they have them listed as front springs. Any issues running them front and rear? They are the same size, so I assume it would work. I could also go up to their 6-leaf, 1,000 lb springs in the rear but I'm worried they will be to stiff for my needs.

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post #2 of 4 Old 03-18-2021, 03:47 PM
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i see no issue running them front and back if thats what you need.

Many people do this.

Are the general spring 840lb's 5 leaf packs? Have you looked into Crown 6 leaf packs?

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i see no issue running them front and back if thats what you need.

Many people do this.

Are the general spring 840lb's 5 leaf packs? Have you looked into Crown 6 leaf packs?

They're 4-leafs, but they're thicker steel than the stock 5-leaf, 765-lb springs. Yeah general has a similar 6-leaf, 1000 lb capacity spring for the rear - I'm just thinking that will be overkill for my setup
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post #4 of 4 Old 10-22-2021, 04:42 PM Thread Starter
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Just want to provide a quick update. After a months long delay in getting my Bilstein shocks (4600s), I finally set out removing the old shocks and springs. After reading some horror stories on this job, I soaked all the bolts with Kroll for about a month every few days. And it worked - I was able to get all the old bolts off except for two. One of which is shown in the picture.


I went with the HD, 840lb 4-leaf springs front and rear. These same springs seem to be offered by SD Truck Springs, General Springs, and Stengel Bros. I went with SD since they were a little cheaper and also carried the 4600 shocks. After the install I'm so happy I went this route. They are not too soft or harsh, just a well damped firm ride that I would expect from a stockish YJ. A lot of the retailers had no idea if these springs would work as advertised for the rear, since they're only labeled for the front, but I can attest that they are the exact same size front and rear and work very well.
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