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post #1 of 5 Old 10-15-2021, 10:25 PM Thread Starter
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lift spring question

Hello... my name is Matt and i registered to ask the jeep brain trust a question .... I recently built a off road camping trailer and used cj7 3 inch lift springs to give me the finished height i was wanting.... trailer is ,of course a bit heavier than i guessed it would be .... is there an add aleaf that i can add to those springs ??? maybe a link or part number ...thanks for any help.... Matt

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-16-2021, 01:39 AM
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Not sure who makes add a leaves for 3" lift springs. If you want to experiment, perhaps you could got to a wrecking yard and find spring leaves of the same width (2 1/2") and try adding them in but finding something to match your spring arc may be a problem. If you don't mind my saying so, I would have used springs from a pickup truck. Jeeps are light weight vehicles and those lift springs were probably made to give a good ride so my guess is that the load rating is low .
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-16-2021, 07:00 AM
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As suggested a junkyard S-10, Ranger, Bronco-II leaf spring donor might work, or any correct width 2"-4" Add-a-Leaf.

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ok was hoping this had come up for someone in the past ...thanks for the suggestions ..Matt
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post #5 of 5 Old 10-17-2021, 12:28 PM
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A bit heavier than wanted is ???

Consider if those springs were under your CJ, they are supporting constant weight of the truck (+-2500 lbs), especially in the front. Unless you are building a 16 ft full size camper, which TARE Weight would be about 2500 lbs, your chosen springs should do a good job for many years. Not too stiff, so it shakes your structure above to pieces with every crack in the road, but supportive. Consider a set of shocks too.
In turn, you can go to any spring shop if unable to find other options, and they can make you an overload leaf.

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