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Old 11-23-2008, 08:00 AM   #1
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Im a newbie and have a question or two

I went out yesterday with local club and had great time. Thats not the problem, the problem is somewhere sometime i lost what i call a spring perch. This is probably the wrong term for it so i ll explain where it is located and hope someone can help me.

Front suspension, top of axle where the spring sits down over it. Looks compared to the other side to be a bushing like spacer.

Its currently a bone stock suspension. Wanted to give it a good ride before upgrading everything. Heres a pic of whats missing.
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:13 AM   #2
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:24 PM   #3
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The part showing in the picture should be welded to the axle tube. So you saying the metal mushroom that the upper/top rubber bushing would compress down onto when the axle flex's is gone? Can you send us a picture of that area?
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:42 PM   #4
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The part showing in the picture should be welded to the axle tube. So you saying the metal mushroom that the upper/top rubber bushing would compress down onto when the axle flex's is gone? Can you send us a picture of that area?
There is about an inch play in the spring and nothing holding it steady at the bottom. I ll take pics of both sides so you can see whats not right.
The jeep is in my shop right now which is not located at my home so... i ll take camera tomorrow and take the pics you desire
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Old 11-23-2008, 12:55 PM   #5
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Do you mean the small steel clip that helps to hold the bottom of the spring to the axle is gone? As in one side has the clip and the side you're asking about does not?
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Old 11-23-2008, 01:57 PM   #6
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Do you mean the small steel clip that helps to hold the bottom of the spring to the axle is gone? As in one side has the clip and the side you're asking about does not?
if yes.. nothing is wrong.. there is only a spring clip on the driver side in the front..


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I think your talking about the spring retainer clips because that would cause the spring to be loose like that. Its jsut a steel clip that is bolted to the last wind of the coil to hold it from falling out if it were to flex too far. It looks like this:
Rustys Offroad: Coils - Heavy Duty Coil Spring Retainer Clip
It wont affect the ride of your Jeep but your coil could potentially fall out now if you flexed it out a lot. Those clips are cheap as you can see if you decide to replace it. Glad to hear your out wheelin that thing and by the way...Welcome to WF
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:17 PM   #8
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I think your talking about the spring retainer clips because that would cause the spring to be loose like that. Its jsut a steel clip that is bolted to the last wind of the coil to hold it from falling out if it were to flex too far. It looks like this:
Rustys Offroad: Coils - Heavy Duty Coil Spring Retainer Clip
It wont affect the ride of your Jeep but your coil could potentially fall out now if you flexed it out a lot. Those clips are cheap as you can see if you decide to replace it. Glad to hear your out wheelin that thing and by the way...Welcome to WF
Its missing like a rubber looking thing inside the spring. Like a rubber pad of somesort. Its really loose with weight on it. Its not seated at all. Looking at the other side its missing what i guess the spring actually sits on. The spring is actually sitting on the axle now. I know im for not knowing all this jeep stuff. So basically what im trying to figure out is how to fix the seat plate or even where to buy?
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Maybe talking about the Plastic disc' on the spring pad????

If so..it's also not needed. Its there to reduce noise.

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