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Old 03-22-2012, 09:41 AM   #1
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OK I have a problem and am looking for suggestions on a fix. My 92 YJ 4.0 has some additions to the front end. Winch and second battery under the hood. It's seems to me the leaf springs in the front are sagging. The front of the jeep is about 1.5 inches lower than the rear. I'm not sure but I'm guessing the added weight put the old springs over the edge.
The question is how to fix it without spending a ton of cash. I like where the rear sits now without a load. I'm not into a lifted jeep as I like a low cg. I did add a 1" daystar body lift to clear the 31" tires and will probably cut out some of the wheelwell flares in the future to fit 33". I just want to bring the front up to where the back sits. I could replace the front springs but wonder if they would also begin to sag quickly. And I also found these on the net and I thought I might be able to work them into the front suspension.


They are made by Firestone and cost 85.00 shipped. I'd just hate to get springs and be higher in the front than the rear or have the springs begin to sag again. I also thought about adding a leaf to the front with new springs to keep it from sagging again.....So what do you guys think?

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I plow with my jeep and it a Meyers steel blade. I put a shackle lift in just the front and it sits even now.

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A good 4X4 shop could probably set you up w/ a custom 'bastard pack' front spring mod (or you can get some other ideas by searching that term & "S-10 springs) for pretty cheaply.
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I did want to upgrade the shackles to something stronger to compensate for removing the trac bars. I hear the stock ones are kinda weak. I'm looking into both your suggestions. Thanks
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I have taken the springs off before and taken them to a shop that reshapes the springs and it has work good. you might want to search your local area for a shop if you go this way. and the cost was about 75.00 but that was several years ago
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Any kind of shop? Or like a speality?
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Time to bastard back your front springs for the weight.
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Old 03-23-2012, 08:18 PM   #8
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I guess I might start by buying new front springs....found em for 220.00 locally and he said he would give me 4 or 5 leaf. I did try to remove the rear bolt in the past to replace the bushings and it gave me so much trouble I changed my mind and left the old bushings in. Does anyone know if you need to change out the u bolts or is it ok to reuse the old ones?
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Any kind of shop? Or like a speality?
Would have to be a spring shop.
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I have taken the springs off before and taken them to a shop that reshapes the springs and it has work good. you might want to search your local area for a shop if you go this way. and the cost was about 75.00 but that was several years ago
I guess that's not gonna work. I don't have a local spring shop so I had to drive the jeep about 40 minutes away for the owner to tell me they where shot. They actually have a negative arc. He weights 265lbs and jumped in the rear of my rig and they seem fine. They still have a positive arc. So i guess I'll have to tune the ride height off the front end. If it ends up bein higher than the rear maybe I could get some lift shackles to level it. This is not going to be an easy fix after all.

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