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Old 11-27-2013, 04:56 PM   #1
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Front ZJ V8 springs in TJ REAR

A bit of an off the wall question perhaps but, has anyone ever put zj v8 springs in the rear of a tj? Would it be entirely too stiff?

I currently have zj v8 springs plus 2" spacers in the front and crown Vic springs in the rear. It rides great and I sit level but, when I have a bunch of stuff in the back of my jeep the springs tend to sag. The worst was when I took a bunch of scrap metal to the scrap yard. It was about 680 lbs and I could feel the rear hitting the bump stops on every little bump.

Now, I typically don't ride around with almost 700lbs of stuff in the back of the jeep but I'm kind of concerned that if I get it all loaded down for a camping trip I might be sagging and hitting my bump stops. Especially if I get a swing away tire carrier in the not too distant future.

So, with all of the rambling out of the way. Are zj v8 springs in the rear a good choice or are there any other springs I might consider?

Thanks y'all.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:26 PM   #2
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you're trying to put a band-aid where you need a tourniquet.

time to ditch the spacers and the junkyard parts and get some Old Man Emu springs & shocks tailored to the weight you're going to carry around.

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Old 11-27-2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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My thought exactly Unlimited. I just didn't know where to refer Alamo to for a specific or "tailored" spring rate. OME makes top quality parts anyways.
2000 Patriot Blue TJ V8 ZJ front springs 2 inch BDS rear spring spacers, BDS shocks, Warn front bumper, Falken 33" Rocky Mountain ATS wrapped around 15x8 Flat black Procomp Series 51 wheels, Rampage bowless soft top, Alloy USA front axle seals, some other doo-dads here and there and more to come.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #4
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I hear y'all and I hope someday I can ditch the spacers and junk yard parts (although I do love the junkyard ) and get something more tailored to fit my needs.

For now, I think I'm going to try and find out the spring rates of stock vs crown vic vs zj v8.

Happy brining day y'all.
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