other leaf springs - 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 06-09-2009, 05:11 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 538
other leaf springs

Ok, heres one for you guys that have been doing this for a while. Do springs from other vehicles fit wranglers? Since im at the yard all the time i see these ford f150's and other trucks and wonder what if i got a set of those springs and put them on my jeep would they have more arch and lift? basically what would fit? anyone?

dooder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-09-2009, 05:19 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
jpdocdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: beach park, il
Posts: 8,162
Images: 7
there's a couple, but the only thing i remember is xj leaf springs are off set they are a little longer to. when installed it should be a little lift and it stretches the wheel base.

__________________
"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president."
http://mybroadband.co.za/photos/data...re_cowbell.gif
jpdocdave is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-09-2009, 05:38 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 538
im just thinking el cheapo lift without doing lift shackles or body lift. I dont care if it rides a bit stiffer, my commute is 10 miles round trip.
dooder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-09-2009, 06:45 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
This is the only thing I heard of, & haven't tried it myself so not sure how good it is.
S10 bastard pack installed in a YJ - JeepForum.com




.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-10-2009, 01:21 AM   #5
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Other than possibly Explorer leafs I really don't think there is any "direct" replacement for YJ leafs. If you use XJ leafs and put them in backwards it will net you about 6" of stretch however you have to build new shackle hangers outside the rear cross member. Same with S-10 springs.

You could always take a main leaf from another pack, cut off the eye's and insert it into your leaf pack to give you a stiffer setup.
__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-10-2009, 06:02 AM   #6
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
You could always take a main leaf from another pack, cut off the eye's and insert it into your leaf pack to give you a stiffer setup.
that might be the best cheap solution but now thinking about it i might just buy a new set of springs. mine are pretty beat and i really dont want to risk a failure like a broken spring on the highway.
i appreciate all responses, thanks.
dooder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-10-2009, 04:31 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
You could always take a main leaf from another pack, cut off the eye's and insert it into your leaf pack to give you a stiffer setup.
This is exactly what the S-10 bastard pack link I posted does!

I will prolly do this one myself, front & rear!
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-10-2009, 06:24 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 538
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckshot500 View Post
This is exactly what the S-10 bastard pack link I posted does!

I will prolly do this one myself, front & rear!
I did click the link but there were alot of words and i was too tired to do alot of reading. Sorry Buckshot
dooder is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-11-2009, 12:29 AM   #9
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by buckshot500 View Post
This is exactly what the S-10 bastard pack link I posted does!

I will prolly do this one myself, front & rear!
Hell man sorry about that. Didn't mean to steal your thunder. I just didn't click on the link. I was only going off of what I had in my head.
__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-11-2009, 01:08 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by dooder View Post
I did click the link but there were alot of words and i was too tired to do alot of reading. Sorry Buckshot
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Hell man sorry about that. Didn't mean to steal your thunder. I just didn't click on the link. I was only going off of what I had in my head.
Aw hell, I ain't mad about it!

Just wanted to show you it was in the thread, figuring you hadn't viewed it.

I usually don't put up a link, unless it was good enough to save to my bookmarks, in the first place, & can help the cause.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-12-2009, 12:11 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
LittleYJthatCould's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 18
yea so has anyone on hear actually tried the s10 packs on there yj, j/w the guy on the build up just did the back, and since im assuming that the s10 only had rear leafs, then if i use them in the front they will sag more do to the weight but was j/w if anyone had successfully done this
__________________
Its all about the line......
LittleYJthatCould is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-12-2009, 01:13 AM   #12
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by LittleYJthatCould View Post
yea so has anyone on hear actually tried the s10 packs on there yj, j/w the guy on the build up just did the back, and since im assuming that the s10 only had rear leafs, then if i use them in the front they will sag more do to the weight but was j/w if anyone had successfully done this
Are you talking about using the main leaf to insert into a YJ pack? Or are you talking using S-10 springs in their YJ?
__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-12-2009, 07:24 AM   #13
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
Are you talking about using the main leaf to insert into a YJ pack? Or are you talking using S-10 springs in their YJ?
The guy in the link I posted, just uses the main S-10 leaf cutting it to a certain length & replacing the second YJ spring in the YJ pack.

I believe this would help the front springs as well. But only for adding a little stiffness, & less sag.

I don't think it will help with the way the YJ's main front leafs tend to bend ahead of the rear eye, when trying to climb a vertical obstacle.

I saw somewhere that someone was contemplating some type of traction bar deal that would prevent rearward travel of the front axle, thereby eliminating that annoying scenario.
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-13-2009, 11:03 PM   #14
Newb
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by jpdocdave View Post
...xj leaf springs are off set they are a little longer...
Would anyone know how CJ5/CJ7 rear leafs differ from that of a YJ? I found some helper springs that will fit on CJ's but it says nothing about a YJ.
mogimus is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-13-2009, 11:28 PM   #15
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by mogimus View Post
Would anyone know how CJ5/CJ7 rear leafs differ from that of a YJ? I found some helper springs that will fit on CJ's but it says nothing about a YJ.
YJ springs are wider by a little bit, maybe 1/4" 0r 1/2".
__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2009, 02:21 AM   #16
Jack Lives Here!!!

WF Supporting Member
 
1BLKJP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 7,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by mogimus View Post
Would anyone know how CJ5/CJ7 rear leafs differ from that of a YJ? I found some helper springs that will fit on CJ's but it says nothing about a YJ.
CJ springs are 2" wide and YJ springs are 2.5.
__________________
Thanks,
Jack Hickman

President - Arizona Off-Highway Vehicle Coalition
Vice-President - ASA4WDC
Arizona Rock Rats
1BLKJP is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 06-14-2009, 09:15 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
buckshot500's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Carolina
Posts: 798
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1BLKJP View Post
CJ springs are 2" wide and YJ springs are 2.5.
That's it! The CJ helpers would work if the U-bolts had 2-1/2" clearance inside.(which they prolly don't)

__________________
90YJ 98XJ
buckshot500 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:
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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Greasing Leaf Springs? miwoodar YJ General Discussion Forum 31 04-18-2009 12:55 AM
leaf springs shaclayc CJ General Discussion Forum 3 03-01-2009 08:38 AM
how wide are xj leaf springs?? upinar YJ Tech Forum 2 10-29-2007 06:46 PM
leaf springs (read thread for type) willys Classifieds Archive 4 08-02-2006 09:36 AM
Factory Leaf Springs? Dixie03 YJ General Discussion Forum 4 01-01-2006 11:31 AM



Download our Mobile App

» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 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