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Old 06-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #1
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Leaf spring question

How can you tell when they're worn out? Since I've removed the track bar the back springs on one side look nearly flat when there's some flex going on.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:24 AM   #2
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When sitting on a flat surface if they are flat or arching the wrong direction are good indicators. Other than that its just being able to tell.

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Old 06-24-2013, 12:32 AM   #3
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In a parking lot they look fine to me, but what do I know? :-)

I'll try to get pics if that would help.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:57 AM   #4
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You can alsotakr a measuring tape and measure eye to eye (frame mount to shackle mount) and see if one measures longer than the other. That shackle will be pushed out more.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:46 PM   #5
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I'm convinced that my rear springs are worn out and in need of replacing. I'm not interested in lifting at this time, so what spring set out there is good for a OEM type replacement?

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Old 07-04-2013, 12:34 PM   #6
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if you're not interested in lifting the jeep at this time then OEM is fine but I recommend at least just looking into a 2" or less leaf spring kit cause they cost the same or less and a 2" lift is stronger then OEM which means better towing and ride and a 2" lift doesn't require any other modifications.

That's my opinion anyway.
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Old 07-04-2013, 12:41 PM   #7
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I'm convinced that my rear springs are worn out and in need of replacing. I'm not interested in lifting at this time, so what spring set out there is good for a OEM type replacement?

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Lift it with at least a 2 inch spring bro...if your going to replace the springs might as well start lifting now....the body roll on a 2 inch isnt that bad and the 2 inch is stronger than OEM
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:27 PM   #8
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Just FYI, stock leafs are nearly flat from the factory.
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Old 07-04-2013, 05:49 PM   #9
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with stock springs and stock tires measure from level ground to the bottom of the rocker panels, should be 18"
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Old 07-04-2013, 06:26 PM   #10
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you can get the stock springs from Chrysler for $102.99 a spring. but they don't make the HD springs for the hard top.

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