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Old 10-01-2010, 11:03 PM   #1
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Need new spring not sure what size

First, off been lurking on this site for a while now...Just bought my first yj...and jeep for that matter... anyway Ive run into a stupid problem...my front drivers side leaf spring broke. Without thinking I went and got a leaf pack from the junkyard but then realized dur... its probably not going to fit since the jeep was lifted. Problem is I dont know how many inches of lift the current springs are. How do i figure that out? Im willing to bet its a 4" spring...but id be really annoyed to wait a week for a spring that wont fit again... After I figure it out what company/spring would you recommend? Do i need two new springs or just one? The ride feels really stiff as it is wpuldnt mind upgrading... Could be because I was driving on a broken spring and didnt realize for a while. Thanks in advance guys.

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Old 10-01-2010, 11:40 PM   #2
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If your interested in taking a ride to NY, i have a complete set (4) of Rough country 4 " lift leaf springs that your welcome to for free... They are only a year old and still have plenty of life in them.. Just let me know.

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Old 10-02-2010, 12:04 AM   #3
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wow thats awesome. Where in new york? Unfortunately I doubt Id have time to drive out there. Its been crazy lately.

Are front and rear leaf springs the same size?
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Old 10-02-2010, 12:04 AM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. I have a 4" Rough Country spring set that I have been running for going on 2 years and I am very happy. The stiffness may be from the shocks you have on your Jeep. I had some nitrogen gas shocks and the ride was a bit rough. I changed to hydraulic shocks and the ride improved greatly. Once you get the correct spring you need, you may just need to replace the shocks rather than the entire kit.

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Old 10-02-2010, 12:10 AM   #5
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Welcome to the forum. I have a 4" Rough Country spring set that I have been running for going on 2 years and I am very happy. The stiffness may be from the shocks you have on your Jeep. I had some nitrogen gas shocks and the ride was a bit rough. I changed to hydraulic shocks and the ride improved greatly. Once you get the correct spring you need, you may just need to replace the shocks rather than the entire kit.

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Believe the shocks on there now are sky jacker shocks. What kind other than a brand I do not know.

Found this, but im just curious if I bought if its universal for front/rear?
Skyjacker Suspension YJ45FS - Skyjacker Front 4" Lift Rock Ready Spring for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec
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Old 10-02-2010, 07:22 AM   #6
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AlexJK, I'm about 100 miles from you.. There here if you want and have the time... Now the funny thing is, the Skyjacker Rock Ready springs is what i upgraded to.. The only difference i believe between the front and rear springs is the addition of the wedge on the rear spring for driveline angle. Other than that the springs look identical.
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If you have nitrogen gas shocks, when you pull them off they will try to expand to full length. If hydraulic shocks, then you can expand and compress them by hand. The majority of your ride comfort will be determined by the shocks. I think that Uplifted's offer is your best option. Make a trip to NY with a 12 pack of his favority beverage and try a new set of shocks. Many people have posted that they like the Rancho RS 9000 shocks for their adjustablity. Good luck and let see some pics of your Jeep.

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If your interested in taking a ride to NY, i have a complete set (4) of Rough country 4 " lift leaf springs that your welcome to for free... They are only a year old and still have plenty of life in them.. Just let me know.
Not to be a leaf stealer, but if original poster declines your offer, I'm needin' me some leaf springs
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Old 10-04-2010, 01:13 PM   #9
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Not to be a leaf stealer, but if original poster declines your offer, I'm needin' me some leaf springs
He did make the trip down to me on saturday and i gave them to him... Sorry

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