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Old 08-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #1
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Replacing springs question

As my YJ gets older the springs are starting to sag. It has a 2.5" lift. When I look at repalcement springs there are a wide variety just in the 2.5". So my question is, if the Jeep has a few add ons (winch and bumpers) that have added to the total weight, but not considerably, do I need to replace the springs with light, medium, or heavy load springs? I don't plan on adding any more weight to the Jeep, and I'm not lifting it any higher. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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There are so many ways to accomplish what you are asking; but with those three you chose to offer, I would consider the light or medium load springs. but be prepared to possibly have a stiffer ride with the medium loads.

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Old 08-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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Thanks. I'm really just trying to refresh the springs. The po didn't like the ride after he lifted it, so he removed one leaf. I'm wondering if an add a leaf would be a better use of my cash. I saw one set at Quadratec that didn't require taking the springs apart. I've heard some of them are a pita. Thanks again, Camarozz.
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The only add a leaf I would do is one where I put them in the stack; Ive not been happy with the "bolt" on adds. We used to have a company put a leaf in the stack for our work trucks back in the day, and they would cut 1/2 the eyes out of a top spring to place in and I found that to be a great way to increase the capacity of the pack. I have added one to just under the top spring once, and it started to bow where the next spring touched. But Im unsure what their difference was in spring rate too, so it could have been because of that.

If the PO pulled a leaf, then that would affect how and when they would sag. Honestly, you may be better off talking to a spring tech or someone in the Jeep places that work with the springs. They would be able to suggest something closer to what you are asking for in ride and use. I found a ton of information with Eaton Springs, and using their information I was able to customize the ride I wanted for my '66 Mustang.
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Old 08-18-2012, 10:55 PM   #5
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I would just take them off and take them to a spring shop. All they do are springs, and there is a reason for that. You give them your springs, tell them what you need and they will make your springs as good as they can be for the application. Should cost you around $300 to have them all done if you pull the springs out yourself. If you don't want to do it more than once let the pros handle it. I did just because i didn't have the time. I would do it again too.
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Good advice. Thanks guys!
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