lift kit leaf spring question - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Jeep Wrangler Forum > YJ Tech Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-29-2013, 07:44 AM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 50
lift kit leaf spring question

Is there a trick to getting my 2.5 inch lift kit springs to reach both perches? Mine is off a few inches. Working on the rear spring I have one hanging and the other is not reaching. Can u help? Thanks

waynowat53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #2
Jeeper
 
AllMudd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,462
Pics? Where is it not reaching the shackle? Or the perch on the frame? If its the shackle just loosen the top shackle bolt swing the shackle and reinstall and re torque to 44-55 ft lbs

AllMudd is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2013, 10:07 AM   #3
President, ThumbJeeps

WF Supporting Member
 
sevenservices's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Mid-Michigan/Thumb
Posts: 3,947
I thought my springs were like 4" to short? Then once we put some weight on it to compress the springs they flexed to fit. If you can swing the shackles over to the spring you'll be good to go. It may look funny but it will be fine once you set it down. Just remember to leave ALL bolts loose until its fully on the ground with load on it or you'll end up tightening it down like this picture shows. Thats a big no no with lifts, when things are tightened up like this it rides like hell.

__________________
-Chris
President, ThumbJeeps
CB Callsign "AirForce One"


1994 Wrangler YJ I6 4.0 H/O Auto 3 spd. 4" RC (33x12.5) (15x8) 3:54 Gears
sevenservices is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2013, 10:31 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 50
When I move my shackle closer its still short. Im not strong enough to make the spring reach the shackle..
waynowat53 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
RednekYJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: LITH IL
Posts: 1,352
Start another thread why don't ya? Crap like this clogs the forums and annoys the crap out of me.
RednekYJ is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
Redrider94's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 633
Quote:
Originally Posted by waynowat53 View Post
Is there a trick to getting my 2.5 inch lift kit springs to reach both perches? Mine is off a few inches. Working on the rear spring I have one hanging and the other is not reaching. Can u help? Thanks
Try jacking the axle up a bit, and swing your shackles to the spring eyes at the same time.
Redrider94 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-07-2013, 10:29 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Woodlands, Tx
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by sevenservices View Post
I thought my springs were like 4" to short? Then once we put some weight on it to compress the springs they flexed to fit. If you can swing the shackles over to the spring you'll be good to go. It may look funny but it will be fine once you set it down. Just remember to leave ALL bolts loose until its fully on the ground with load on it or you'll end up tightening it down like this picture shows. Thats a big no no with lifts, when things are tightened up like this it rides like hell.

Well I did put it on the ground and load the springs, but then I tightened them as much as I could. . . . It was riding like crap! I think that I will back the bolts out and torque to 45.

Thanks so the advice

CumminsGift is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:34 AM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC