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Old 03-01-2012, 09:56 AM   #31
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Its your rig, let her rip I guess

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Old 03-02-2012, 11:12 PM   #32
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After some debate, I decided to install fresh yj springs I found locally. I installed the pro comp add a leaf kit. I definitely eliminated the backward front springs and flat rear springs. I stayed with the traditional 4 leaf fronts and 5 leaf rears. It did lift the jeep, but it will settle. I tightened everything up after putting back on the ground. Room for 35- 37 in tires when budget allows. I am going to take it out after realigning the front. I am anxious to see how it rides. I want to thank everyone for their input.
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Old 03-03-2012, 11:30 AM   #33
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Anyone ever heard of changing the leaf springs to the coil springs used in the newer Wranglers? Also, do the 93 YJ's have the 20 gallon tank conversion option? I have seen a few threads, but they were unclear as to whether the YJ's had it too.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:50 PM   #34
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pro comp and a couple of others have this kit available, but it is pricey 2300.00. I looked into doing this myself. Ford Bronco springs are available, but a lot of engineering to build a 3 link front and 4 link or triangulated 4 link rear. Would definately ride better, but I weighed the cost vs. result and realized you could buy a 97 + tj and lift cheaper than converting my old trusty yj. It can has been done, but it will take a hefty budget and some time. Just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 03-03-2012, 12:54 PM   #35
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Its not that bad if you can weld and make parts. I'd much rather take a YJ and put coils on it as own a TJ (they have way too many driveability issues)

Curious how that add a leaf is going to ride on your dude
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Old 03-04-2012, 03:39 PM   #36
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If ya want to get rid of leafs, go Coil Over!
Tj coils are over rated!
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:14 PM   #37
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I vote for air shocks over coil overs....cheaper, easier to tune, and way stronger
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:41 PM   #38
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swaybar disconnects

I custom made some sway bar disconnects out of the original sway bar links. Pretty easy mod. Alot cheaper than retail.
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next are the extended braided brake lines
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new brake lines

After flexing the new leafs all the way out, I decided to go ahead and replace the brake lines. They weren't super tight, but if I really flexed it hard they would be so out with the shorty's and in with the 2" longer braided lines. If someone wasn't going to wheel hard then they could get by without the extended brake lines.
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Hi just new to the forum n i too wondered if the springs on the reaer of a wrangler would work on the front. The front have four and the rear have five. One of the front ones were broke due to the previous owners hitting a tree stump. A pair of the rear 5 spring leafs came with the jeep and i didnt know if the 5 spring would work on the front. Im ok with the stiffer ride but i am putting a ten thousand lb. winch and a custom bumper on the front and the extra weight will need support. I guess what im concerned about is will the rear springs match the front.
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Hi just new to the forum n i too wondered if the springs on the reaer of a wrangler would work on the front. The front have four and the rear have five. One of the front ones were broke due to the previous owners hitting a tree stump. A pair of the rear 5 spring leafs came with the jeep and i didnt know if the 5 spring would work on the front. Im ok with the stiffer ride but i am putting a ten thousand lb. winch and a custom bumper on the front and the extra weight will need support. I guess what im concerned about is will the rear springs match the front.
Yes, Your rear springs will fit the front. They are the exact same length(granting the arch is the same). I was going to do the same thing with my tired leaf springs, but at the last second stumbled into a like new set that was removed for a lift kit. I even bolted up the shackles to make sure on mine. So sounds like you already have the parts. Good luck
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pro comp and a couple of others have this kit available, but it is pricey 2300.00. I looked into doing this myself. Ford Bronco springs are available, but a lot of engineering to build a 3 link front and 4 link or triangulated 4 link rear. Would definately ride better, but I weighed the cost vs. result and realized you could buy a 97 + tj and lift cheaper than converting my old trusty yj. It can has been done, but it will take a hefty budget and some time. Just my 2 cents worth.
I guess I'll stick to the trusty YJ leafs
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I would love to update the susension on my Money Pit, but I have spent a year and 2 months building this jeep and I'm ready to enjoy driving and wheeling for awhile. I figure it would take me about 2 months to aquire the parts I couldn't build and the supplies it would take to build the parts that I can. Due to budget, work schedule, etc...I am going to wait. I wish I had jeepers closer, it would easier to do 2 jeeps at the same time. 2 minds are better than 1.
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Anyone ever heard of changing the leaf springs to the coil springs used in the newer Wranglers? Also, do the 93 YJ's have the 20 gallon tank conversion option? I have seen a few threads, but they were unclear as to whether the YJ's had it too.
I am no expert on this subject, but I have read a couple of threads about this on the forum where you can cut off how far your vent hose sticks down into the tank. It limits how much gas you can put into the tank. Search for this thread on here and maybe that will answer your question. Looked to be a simple mod for the 4 extra gals of gas. Good luck

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