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Old 09-02-2014, 10:41 PM   #1
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How to know if used coil springs are good?

Hi. Need some advice. Im goin to purchase some 2" coil springs from craigslist tomorrow and just wanted to know how do I tell if they are worth the money or worth it at all? Thanks

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i would believe if you push down on them and they sag thats when you would know they're warn out

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Old 09-02-2014, 11:26 PM   #3
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So if they were still good I could barely move them or not at all right?
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:04 AM   #4
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I would believe so. Bc if they sag and you end up putting them on your jeep it wouldnt be able to hold the weight up to the size you want
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Thanks. Will definitely check that out tomorrow. Thanks
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:19 AM   #6
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The only way you will know is to install them.
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Old 09-03-2014, 05:54 AM   #7
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i would believe if you push down on them and they sag thats when you would know they're warn out
Unless you pop a can of spinach, dress like a sailor and go by the name Popeye. Like stated above, the springs has to be installed to know if they sag. Buying used is hit and miss unless you know the actual reason for it's removal and truth from the seller. I would always recommend buying new when it comes to springs just at least for the piece of mind of some type of warranty.
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how cheap are we talking here?

a new pair of 2" springs from BDS is only $110 and they come with a lifetime warranty
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Old 09-03-2014, 10:21 AM   #9
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Be wary of used springs, the spring that goes in the passenger side rear commonly goes bad and sags from engine torque that gets concentrated in that particular corner. I recently replaced my rear springs due to that problem. I'd go new, they're not that expensive.
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i would believe if you push down on them and they sag thats when you would know they're warn out
pushing on them won't tell you jack squat, unless you weigh close to 1000lbs.

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The only way you will know is to install them.
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