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Old 08-21-2014, 12:11 PM   #1
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Leaf Spring Question

Hi everyone,

How concerned should I be about the broken leaf spring shown in the picture?

Getting around to some maintenance on the Jeep, so any opinions are very much appreciated.

The jeep runs and drives perfectly, it is a 94 YJ 4.0 Sahara.

In another thread, I just completed a clutch master and slave cylinder replacement, and as far as I can tell, except for a few spots of rust, the leaf spring is the only other thing "wrong" with the vehicle.

Thanks!

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:58 PM   #2
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I have a leaf like that too. Mine are old an flat. I'm putting in a budget 2.5" lift to correct it.

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Old 08-21-2014, 10:04 PM   #3
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Looks like your due for some new springs.. Good news is leaf springs don't cost that much.
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Looks like your due for some new springs.. Good news is leaf springs don't cost that much.
For sure, you need new packs man. A bastard pack is a waste of money IMO
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Old 08-22-2014, 09:52 AM   #5
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Who is the OEM for leaf springs?

I like to keep everything stock.

Also, I'm pretty sure this can be done as a DIY, which I will research, but does anybody have any input on that?
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:13 AM   #6
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Crown I believe,you can go on quadratec and get them or jc Whitney around 100.00 bucks
If I had to replace one I would replace them all
Might not sit level with one new and the rest 20 years old
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:45 AM   #7
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Of course I'll have to replace them all!

It's just confusing finding the stock parts; there are so many lift options and everything.

I'll do my research. Thanks guys for pointing me in a good direction.

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For sure, you need new packs man. A bastard pack is a waste of money IMO
I meant AAL (budget boosts). I need to not post when I'm tired hahaha bastard packs are actually good
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I have a leaf like that too. Mine are old an flat. I'm putting in a budget 2.5" lift to correct it.
will you need anything else other than the 2.5" leafs?
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will you need anything else other than the 2.5" leafs?
It's one leaf. It's called an Add A Leaf (AAL) it's a single leaf, you take the spring pack apart, add the leaf, then put the pack together
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I have shocks that are longer. I'm fairly new to the jeep world but from all I've read normally with a 2-2.5" lift you just need shocks an maybe shims for the rear to set pinion angle. 4" you get into dropping transfer case an a drop pitman arm.
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I'm kind of surprised how hard it is to find stock, non-lifted replacement leaf springs, but I guess all the aftermarket companies want us to lift our Jeeps. I'm not against lifting, I'm just pro-stock, even with my other car.
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Look at Rancho. They offer a 1in over stock, or go to one of your local off road shops that do installs. All the parts they take off usually go in the dumpster, you might score a set for free or very cheap.
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If you look up Crown, you can buy new stock springs. I bought two for the front of my Jeep three years ago, and they are just like the ones i replaced, Sagging flat, but they did say there where OEM, so they are indeed!
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Old 09-18-2014, 02:00 PM   #15
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A good place for OEM springs is GeneralSpringKC.com
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overthehillsahara, thanks, that looks like a great option!

Any input on the spring capacities? In other words, does a higher weight rating translate into a stiffer ride, etc.?
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Old 09-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #17
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Nubby, you've got me thinking about moderate lift now. Like, 1 or 2 inches. I don't want the lift to interfere with anything else, like driveshafts or whatever.

I'm trying to look this kind of stuff up on here, and again, with so many people lifting so extremely, and so many people doing it at all, it's getting confusing. Too much information.

I'm torn between an inch or two of lift or stock height with GeneralSpringKC. The main reason I'm thinking of a small lift is so I could get a kit which would include shocks (might as well while I'm in there), and to avoid the Nubby problem. The main reason I'm thinking stock is to keep the Jeep height-appropriate for my tires.

Decisions, decisions!

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