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jbone303 02-18-2007 08:34 PM

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.

lost 02-18-2007 08:58 PM

as far as I know the front springs will swap right in, you might have some trouble with the rears tho! :D

kg4kpg 02-18-2007 09:25 PM

I've heard ZJ springs will fit and raise a TJ.

MR.CLIFFORD 02-18-2007 09:43 PM

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Originally Posted by lost (Post 56000)
as far as I know the front springs will swap right in, you might have some trouble with the rears tho! :D

I beg to differ :flipoff:

amerijeep 02-18-2007 09:46 PM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 56029)
I beg to differ :flipoff:

No surprise there.

lost 02-18-2007 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lost (Post 56000)
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.) :D

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 56029)
I beg to differ :flipoff:

ok ok you know what I mean :flipoff:

MR.CLIFFORD 02-18-2007 09:49 PM

muahahhaha!!!

jherrin215 02-18-2007 10:10 PM

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?

MR.CLIFFORD 02-18-2007 10:15 PM

2 words. Ride Quality :)

RedRubiTJ 02-18-2007 10:16 PM

Well, since it appears no one else wants to give you a straight answer, I will :D .

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").

HTH.

-Chuck

4Jeepn 02-19-2007 05:19 AM

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.

jbone303 02-19-2007 08:24 AM

Thanks but if i do the front what do i do for the rear

NWilhelm 02-19-2007 08:19 PM

you take your springs from the front of YOUR jeep and jam them in the back... or get some coil spacers

affende 02-19-2007 08:38 PM

swap in f/r coils from a V8 ZJ ... perfect fit ... netted me about 1.5" all around

affende 02-19-2007 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 56150)
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

4Jeepn 02-19-2007 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by NWilhelm (Post 56331)
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.

MR.CLIFFORD 02-19-2007 09:48 PM

man this thread makes my head hurt:(

bmxstreet15 02-20-2007 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by MR.CLIFFORD (Post 56393)
man this thread makes my head hurt:(

That makes 2 of us.

NWilhelm 02-20-2007 07:00 AM

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=4Jeepn;56385]Say what? Wrong size for that.
im pretty sure it works. http://www.4x4xplor.com/tj3inch.html

4Jeepn 02-20-2007 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by NWilhelm (Post 56435)
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?

jbone303 02-20-2007 10:17 AM

I guess I'll have to fab something up. There is only one way to try. Trial and error I guess

affende 02-20-2007 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn (Post 56449)
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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