Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Spring swap...

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Spring swap... Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
07-12-2013 02:50 PM
F1LOCO So springs are in and planning on the swap for Sunday. Does anyone if I need a torque spec for the lower shock tower and/or the sway bar link? Any easier preference for the top or lower end of the sway bar link? Was just going to unbolt the bottoms of each, one wheel at a time.
06-25-2013 09:13 AM
Vin The higher rated springs are still within factory tolorences, so you shouldn't have axle shift.
06-25-2013 08:06 AM
F1LOCO Youtube is your friend... Thanks. I think I'll tackle the project. Pretty straight forward.
06-25-2013 07:51 AM
06-25-2013 07:49 AM
Txrdstr Just as you stated only, shock and swaybar, and brake line where the bracket bolts to render well on front and on back there is a loop they go through! Do not touch the controller arms or anything else and will be ok. Just have to shove the axle down pretty hard.
06-25-2013 07:03 AM
Spring swap...

So, I pushed the button on Ebay last night for a pair of 18/60 springs for $110 shipped. Currently I have 14/57's. Thinking about doing the install and from what I read, I simply disconnect the sway bar links and the bottom of the shocks from the lower control arms and lower the axle down to decompress the springs. Question though, I've read some posts about the axle shifting? How do I minimize the chances of this? What is the physics involved if in essence it all bolts back up to the same locations, how does it "shift" in mid flight?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 AM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC