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Old 05-25-2010, 08:30 PM   #1
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Replacing stock springs and shocks

Hello All

I am going to replace the stock springs and shocks on my 1991 Wrangler. I do beleive everything is original and has never been changed in its 161,000 mile history

I have been spraying everything down with PB blaster.

Are there any tricks to changing springs? are any of the springs under tension or load?
I don't want to pound out a bolt and have the spring unleash!!

any info would be greatly appreciated

thanks

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Old 05-25-2010, 09:02 PM   #2
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Lift up one end and support the frame and the axle with jack stands. Once the weight of the Jeep is off the springs the load is gone.

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Old 05-26-2010, 11:34 AM   #3
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Support the frame with jackstands. This will allow the springs to be at full droop. Put a bottle jack under either end of the axle. Raise the jacks just high enough to support the axle. After removing the U bolts you can then raise the bottle jacks up seperating the axle from the spring slightly. Then remove the spring eye bolts. You will probably have to cut a couple of the spring eye bolts. So be prepared with replacement bolts and sleeves. Good luck.
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