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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Government can not give anything to anybody that it does not first take from someone else !
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.