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Old 08-17-2018, 06:32 PM
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Leaf springs, measuring sag

Are there reference points to measure to determine how much the vehicle has sagged from stock ? On the front for example, Maybe axle to bump stop, top of leaf spring to bottom of frame etc. I'm guessing the distance varies a bit between models. I know the leaf springs can be removed and measured but there's got to be an easier way.
Bumper height won't really work unless the tires are stock. Mine aren't

I'm looking for my 95 2.5 Rio Grande soft top with AC. Front springs aren't flat but I'm sure it's lost some height.

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Before I replaced my springs, I had maybe an inch between the front axle and the front bump stops (or snubbers). The axle would regularly hit the snubbers. The ride was pretty rough.
New heavy duty stock springs added > 1 1/2". New shocks at the same time helped too.
Jeep has heavy Warn bumpers, 6cyl engine, a winch and hard top, thus the HD springs. No A/C.

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Thanks. Yeah I've got 1-11/16" front axle to stop.

I'll most likely just go with new stock standard duty front springs from General Spring

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From the slot in the frame in front of the bump stop to the top of the leaf spring I have 8-3/4". You can see the distance from the axle to the stop.
I wish I could get that measurement on a similar Jeep with new oem springs.


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For those inquiring minds that want to know.
95 4 cylinder stock should be +/- 9-1/8" measured like in the above photo.
That might not be as it rolled off the showroom floor 23 years ago but it's a good reference.
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Bringing this back to life for @IRQ
Care to take a measurement? :-)

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But he just got new springs from Alcan Spring with what looks like 6 leafs in the pack from his pic, likely not a fair comparison
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But he just got new springs from Alcan Spring with what looks like 6 leafs in the pack from his pic, likely not a fair comparison
I agree. Just interested in seeing where it sits now.
Never know when I'll be replacing springs and this thread might come in handy.
The 9-1/8" measurement was his old springs

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FWIW, My 5 yr old 2.5 in lift weighs in at 11-1/4" so guessing that's a pretty fair jump off point.
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@Sonny S looks like 9 1/2” now
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@Sonny S looks like 9 1/2” now
Great thanks!! Glad the new springs are a hit. Sounds like a great ride

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