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Old 10-10-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Installing YJ springs

Have some questions.
Been reading so past posts on this swap and am a bit confused. Is it the front shackle mount (closest to the front bumper) for the front springs that needs to be moved forward? Or is it the rear spring mount for the front springs that need to be moved forward?

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The front shackle has to be moved forward. It is a very straightforward change. I'll go get the guy who's Jeep we did it on. I'm sure he has pics.

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Have some questions.
Been reading so past posts on this swap and am a bit confused. Is it the front shackle mount (closest to the front bumper) for the front springs that needs to be moved forward? Or is it the rear spring mount for the front springs that need to be moved forward?
The spring hanger closest to the front bumper needs to be moved forward. The rear spring hanger is welded to the frame.

You will need to remove the front hanger which is held by 2 bolts through the frame. Sometimes they break so be prepared for a fight. There is a rivet in front of the hanger and will need to be drilled. This hole will become your new front hole for the hanger.

Hope that isn't too confusing.
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Got any pictures Nick?
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Got any pictures Nick?
I'm looking. Best i can find right now.
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:35 PM   #6
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The spring hanger closest to the front bumper needs to be moved forward. The rear spring hanger is welded to the frame.

You will need to remove the front hanger which is held by 2 bolts through the frame. Sometimes they break so be prepared for a fight. There is a rivet in front of the hanger and will need to be drilled. This hole will become your new front hole for the hanger.

Hope that isn't too confusing.
No sir! That was very straight to the point and helped me out tremendously. Thank you very much. Looks like I will be ordering a 2 1/2" spring lift for a YJ and installing it on my parents 84 Scrambler. Thank you very much.
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No sir! That was very straight to the point and helped me out tremendously. Thank you very much. Looks like I will be ordering a 2 1/2" spring lift for a YJ and installing it on my parents 84 Scrambler. Thank you very much.
Great. Well I highly recommend a Old Man Emu Lift.
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Great. Well I highly recommend a Old Man Emu Lift.
+1! OME FTW! Those Aussies know what they're doing.

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