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jimmyess333 05-05-2011 09:53 PM

noob question:when did Wranglers get coil springs?
 
I grew up seeing Jeep Wranglers with leaf springs but now I noticed some with coil springs. When did this happen? Was this change made to all Wranglers or just a certain model?

KBR97 05-05-2011 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jimmyess333 (Post 1222342)
I grew up seeing Jeep Wranglers with leaf springs but now I noticed some with coil springs. When did this happen? Was this change made to all Wranglers or just a certain model?

1997...first year of the TJ model.

jimmyess333 05-06-2011 02:15 AM

Ah, so the TJ is 97-up...until the JK and the YJ is prior to the TJ with the CJ prior to the YJ?

XJ Knight 05-06-2011 03:24 AM

Yeppers

Geoff@Bestop 05-06-2011 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by jimmyess333 (Post 1222342)
I grew up seeing Jeep Wranglers with leaf springs but now I noticed some with coil springs. When did this happen? Was this change made to all Wranglers or just a certain model?

On a dark, cold day when Hell froze over. A day that shall live in infamy. A day when the stewards of the most iconic brand in American automotive decided to ruin the Jeep.

What? Too thick?

I'm just joking. A lot of "real" Jeep owners were mad about those springs. I don't think any of them are anymore. But at one point it was almost - almost- as horrifying as the square headlights.

jebby 05-06-2011 10:00 AM

is it time to start listing what all the models stand for or should i wait......

Mitchness 05-06-2011 02:02 PM

I was going to post something witty and clever about it being the day the soul was stolen from it.

...but Geoff beat me to it. :/

XJ Knight 05-06-2011 02:12 PM

Lets see in 1997 I was 10 years old playing with my dicast XJ, beleiving that it could go anywhere and do anything on my living room floor :D.. Today is the first time I have ever heard of what it may have been like in 97 when leaf springs on a wrangler were a thing of the past.. No Idea that there was this uproar that you old farts speak of..

Geoff@Bestop 05-06-2011 02:35 PM

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. No Idea that there was this uproar that you old farts speak of..

When I was your age, we had to ride Jeeps to school with solid springs underneath them. The ride was so harsh that our milk turned to ice cream. I lost all my teeth by the time I was 17, but dang nab it, those rigs was tough. Tougher 'n the steak at the Sizzler. Tougher 'n my mother-in-law.

You sissy whippersnappers with your "coils" and your "suspension" just don't know how easy you got it.

XJ Knight 05-06-2011 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop (Post 1223622)
When I was your age, we had to ride Jeeps to school with solid springs underneath them. The ride was so harsh that our milk turned to ice cream. I lost all my teeth by the time I was 17, but dang nab it, those rigs was tough. Tougher 'n the steak at the Sizzler. Tougher 'n my mother-in-law.

You sissy whippersnappers with your "coils" and your "suspension" just don't know how easy you got it.

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moscoeb 05-06-2011 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop

When I was your age, we had to ride Jeeps to school with solid springs underneath them. The ride was so harsh that our milk turned to ice cream. I lost all my teeth by the time I was 17, but dang nab it, those rigs was tough. Tougher 'n the steak at the Sizzler. Tougher 'n my mother-in-law.

You sissy whippersnappers with your "coils" and your "suspension" just don't know how easy you got it.

Uphill both ways in 10 feet of snow?
And you didn't have full doors, you had plastic for windows that you had to...ZIP down! (gasp)! None of this rolling a window down or pressing some fandangled button!!

Fazed 05-06-2011 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by moscoeb

Uphill both ways in 10 feet of snow?
And you didn't have full doors, you had plastic for windows that you had to...ZIP down! (gasp)! None of this rolling a window down or pressing some fandangled button!!

Or keeping your fat a$$ warm with heated seats!

Cons_Table 05-06-2011 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Mitchness (Post 1223560)
I was going to post something witty and clever about it being the day the soul was stolen from it.

I think soul was stolen back in 87 when Jeep decided square eyes would be a good idea :dance:

moscoeb 05-06-2011 04:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Fazed

Or keeping your fat a$$ warm with heated seats!

Don't be hatin because your butt was cold this morning and mine was toasty warm!!

Fazed 05-06-2011 04:28 PM

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Don't be hatin because your butt was cold this morning and mine was toasty warm!!

Go back to playing house honey, the men are talking here. Hahahaha!

kjeeper10 05-06-2011 07:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop

On a dark, cold day when Hell froze over. A day that shall live in infamy. A day when the stewards of the most iconic brand in American automotive decided to ruin the Jeep.

What? Too thick?

I'm just joking. A lot of "real" Jeep owners were mad about those springs. I don't think any of them are anymore. But at one point it was almost - almost- as horrifying as the square headlights.

Most moved on to the "comforts" of the JK now.

KBR97 05-06-2011 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Fazed (Post 1223808)
Go back to playing house honey, the men are talking here. Hahahaha!

oooooh Burnnned...hahaha

Geoff@Bestop 05-06-2011 10:25 PM

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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 1224148)
Most moved on to the "comforts" of the JK now.

My CJ is for sale. The company JK is awfully sweet. Every time I think about driving that CJ all the way up to the mountains, I head for the company garage and swipe one instead. My CJ hasn't left the driveway in almost two years.

kjeeper10 05-06-2011 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Geoff@Bestop

My CJ is for sale. The company JK is awfully sweet. Every time I think about driving that CJ all the way up to the mountains, I head for the company garage and swipe one instead. My CJ hasn't left the driveway in almost two years.

Forget the leaf springs and the coils "I got power windows" lol

jimmyess333 05-07-2011 01:52 AM

I'm an old fart too but I haven't been around jeeps for a very long time.
It only took me 14 years to realize the leafs were gone:hide:
Anyways, I'm not much into power equipment either but I have no problem with those that are.
As long as a vehicle can be ordered in it's simplest form the factory can option all the stuff they want.
I find it funny that the Kia Soul commercial shows all the other cars as souless appliances while the Kia is exactly the same thing.
Don't even get me started on plastic engine covers.
I like seeing the moving parts on my vehicle, hearing/feeling them work, and being able to get to them.
No matter what you do with your Jeep on the weekends it's one of the last honest cars out there. I wish they still had the inline six though.

kjeeper10 05-07-2011 04:40 AM

"agreed" except the part when called a jeep a "car" lol...

moscoeb 05-07-2011 05:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Fazed

Go back to playing house honey, the men are talking here. Hahahaha!

You trying to say I'm a soccer mom?
Or just jealous because you JK isn't a sweet as my JK!!

Heck, why are we all arguing, none of us can stand next to the pentajesus motor, and it's not even out yet!! Rofl!!

Fazed 05-07-2011 06:19 AM

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Originally Posted by moscoeb
You trying to say I'm a soccer mom?

Something like that, yes. :-)

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Or just jealous because you JK isn't a sweet as my JK!!

Something like that, yes. :-(

kjeeper10 05-07-2011 06:49 AM


4Jeepn 05-07-2011 07:14 AM

The history of the coil deign dates back to the 1940's to the MB/GPW/CJ platform. There was a design study done, but nothing came of it on the production side.


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