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post #16 of 25 Old 10-13-2020, 06:07 PM
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If you are going to change the suspension, the YJ spring conversion up front is the way to go. Don't spend money to get more 2" wide front springs at any height. The ride is harsh, sometimes scary depending on speed and bumps.

If you aren't changing tires, I'd stay stock height but get YJ springs. It'll be safer that way and you won't find yourself down the rabbit hole of new driveshafts, pitman arms, caster shims, etc etc.

31x10.5 will look just right.

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post #17 of 25 Old 10-13-2020, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Here is where I stand right now.
I want to convert to yj springs, that seems to be clear, everyone agree on that for what I read.
Best yj springs are the Old man Emu, everyone seem to agree on that too.
Emu springs for Yj are for 2.5" lift, or more, correct?
The choices for stock height cj7 are crappy imports with a lousy rep., could not find any others.
I like the 2.5 lift, I'm gonna replace tires, springs and shocks no matter what.
I would like to keep the rest stock.
I would like 31's or 32's.
Daily driver, minimum off road
Is this doable? Someone said don't go over 30's
I'm new to jeeps, love them, know nothing about them.
A couple books, lot of time here. Zillion questions on my head.
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post #18 of 25 Old 10-15-2020, 09:40 AM
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Are you sure about stock height springs being made offshore? A few years ago I replaced the front springs on our 74. This is before I knew about the bad rep of Crown and OMIX-ADA parts. I ordered Crown front springs and when they came in one was damaged. I raised heck with the vendor because I had an appointment at the alignment shop to get them installed. They had a spring drop shipped from the factory. I later ordered ADA rears and they were shipped from the factory. One factory is in PA and the other is in MA--I forget which is made where. It is often cheaper to manufacture heavy items like springs in country than pay to ship them from overseas. Of the two the OMIX-ADA were the better made springs. Call the vendor and ask.

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post #19 of 25 Old 10-16-2020, 09:24 AM Thread Starter
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bob4703,
thanks for sharing your experience. No, I'm not sure about where the springs are made.
Just trying to order my thoughts. Seems that nobody is recommending Omix-Ada.
I will look more into it.
Thanks again
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post #20 of 25 Old 10-16-2020, 01:37 PM
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Here is where I stand right now.

I want to convert to yj springs, that seems to be clear, everyone agree on that for what I read.

Best yj springs are the Old man Emu, everyone seem to agree on that too.

Emu springs for Yj are for 2.5" lift, or more, correct?

The choices for stock height cj7 are crappy imports with a lousy rep., could not find any others.

I like the 2.5 lift, I'm gonna replace tires, springs and shocks no matter what.

I would like to keep the rest stock.

I would like 31's or 32's.

Daily driver, minimum off road

Is this doable? Someone said don't go over 30's

I'm new to jeeps, love them, know nothing about them.

A couple books, lot of time here. Zillion questions on my head.
I'm in the same boat as you. I got 31s on my jeep and would love to convert to yj springs, but as i'm not going to get bigger tires i don't want to get more than 1.5 inches of lift. I consider installing the ome light/medium r37 rear springs all around as they should provide less lift than their heavy springs. However i found no one who could tell me how much lift i would get with this setup? 2 inches? 1.5 inches? There is also a 1.5 inch yj lift from Alloy USA but i didn't find any reviews on this one.

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post #21 of 25 Old 10-16-2020, 07:04 PM
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Personally, I wouldnít be thinking about spending money on a lift kit. Iíd be more concerned about the hole in in body where the roll bar attaches to the floor. Is there anything under that mounting plate?
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post #22 of 25 Old 10-16-2020, 08:20 PM
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hello

i really try my hardest to stay away from omix and crown product just because of the quality isnt there. but you have to watch out because omix has other names under there brand that sound like they are american companies or quality. here is the list they have on there website. Rugged Ridge, Omix, Alloy USA, Outland or Precision Gear are all omix companies.

what i do is i ask the company where there parts are made on the phone. if no answer or quality offshore supplier then i know its china. there are some some small spring shops in the usa. they make there springs in the USA but you will pay a little more. but you will get more of what you are paying for.

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post #23 of 25 Old 10-17-2020, 07:56 PM
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No idea why you’d lift if your are keeping to 31’s. They fit with stock, so no need for the lift.
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post #24 of 25 Old 10-18-2020, 10:37 PM
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CJ U.S. made leaf springs:

https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf..._DJ_s/1949.htm

Wrangler leaf springs:

https://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf...ler_s/1952.htm

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post #25 of 25 Old 10-19-2020, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks Hurricane4, I went and checked that site.
Thatís what I needed.
If I use them I could stay stock with yj springs for an improved ride.
Gonna give them a call, or send them a text.
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