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Old 02-18-2007, 09:34 PM   #1
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need taller springs

I read on hear that i could put on springs from a cherokee. Is there any truth to this. I cant find the thread. Thanks for any help.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:58 PM   #2
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as far as I know the front springs will swap right in, you might have some trouble with the rears tho!

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I've heard ZJ springs will fit and raise a TJ.
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as far as I know the front springs will swap right in, you might have some trouble with the rears tho!
I beg to differ
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I beg to differ
No surprise there.
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as far as I know the front springs will swap right in, you might have some trouble with the rears tho!(unless your clifford t.b.r.d.)
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I beg to differ
ok ok you know what I mean
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muahahhaha!!!
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if the ZJ springs are a straight up swap and lift the jeep then why do more people not just go this route when lifting one?
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2 words. Ride Quality
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Well, since it appears no one else wants to give you a straight answer, I will .

As far as diameter go TJ, XJ, ZJ, and WJ all have the same diameter front coils.

TJ are larger diameter in the rear.

XJ uses leafs in the rear.

ZJ are same diameter front and rear.

WJ uses larger diameter in the rear but the post hole is larger than the TJ coils (for stock, not the case in aftermarket usually).

XJ, ZJ, and WJ coils are longer than TJ (ie a stock XJ coil will lift a TJ ~1").

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Old 02-19-2007, 06:19 AM   #11
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You want to use Zj springs from a V8 as they will give you I think 2" of lift or there abouts, this if for the front only. As far as Ride Quality go's, its a jeep not a Lexus, so get over it.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:24 AM   #12
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Thanks but if i do the front what do i do for the rear
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you take your springs from the front of YOUR jeep and jam them in the back... or get some coil spacers
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swap in f/r coils from a V8 ZJ ... perfect fit ... netted me about 1.5" all around
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You want to use Zj springs from a V8 as they will give you I think 2" of lift or there abouts, this if for the front only. As far as Ride Quality go's, its a jeep not a Lexus, so get over it.
ZJ rears work too

might want to borrow a speing compressor, though :o
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you take your springs from the front of YOUR jeep and jam them in the back... or get some coil spacers
Say what? Wrong size for that.
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man this thread makes my head hurt
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man this thread makes my head hurt
That makes 2 of us.
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=4Jeepn;56385]Say what? Wrong size for that.
im pretty sure it works. http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj3inch.html
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im pretty sure it works. http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj3inch.html
Hm, guess so, but how do you keep the Tj spring in the back from moving around?
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I guess I'll have to fab something up. There is only one way to try. Trial and error I guess
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Hm, guess so, but how do you keep the Tj spring in the back from moving around?
the bucket size is the same ... the rear spring necks down at either end ... think of it like an egg ... the seat for each end is that same diameter as the seat for the front springs

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