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Old 03-13-2018, 08:35 AM
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New Leaf Spring Kit

I have been looking for a complete leaf spring set for stock height. The Crown and Omix kits have gotten bad reviews from what I have seen due to the hardware they provide. Is there any other kits out there that someone can recommend? Preferably $500 or less.

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Old 03-13-2018, 09:29 AM   #2
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Last month, I installed a set of heavy duty springs for my '90 YJ from General Springs in K.C. I reused the original U bolts after cleaning and re threading. Cold galv. paint on U bolts and spring perches. Also had General Springs include their bushings. G.S. sells U bolts if you can tell them what you need. Very happy with the results, but had a damn hard time getting the eye frame bolts out and just used a angle grinder with a thin metal cut off wheel.
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^Thanks banjotx I will take a look now.
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I too, was scared off from the reviews.
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I have the General Spring heavy duty springs and wouldn't have anything else unless I wanted a lift. I have a hard top and a winch so I figured the heavy duty springs would handle the weight a little better. I have mid-grade NAPA shocks and I'm real happy with how my Jeep drives on the highway. It would do better off road with quick disconnects on the sway bar, but my next project is a Ford 8.8 rear axle and re-gear the front.
My mistake was to install a 2" body lift to clear the 31" tires. I should have gone with a 1" BL. I should be able to squeeze in replacing the 2" pucks with 1" pucks during the Jeeps spring oil change/general service.

I had to use a Sawzall and bi-metal blades to cut the main eye bolts. They were frozen in the metal bushings and no amount of penetrating oil was going to loosen them up. Banjotx used a die grinder to cut his. You might be able to rent a Sawzall at Home Depot or Lowes if you or your neighbor don't own one.

You can replace the driver side shackle bushings without dropping the gas tank if you pry the outside bushing off the shackle and tilt the shackle to get it out.
When you go to do the job, you'll see what I mean. The factory installs the shackles before installing the gas tank and it makes it difficult to get the shackle out past the gas tank.

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^Think I'm going to use General then if you guys like them. I have a sawzall and cut off wheel which I'm sure will be put to good use when taking my old springs off. My tub and fuel tank will be removed before I do this so should be fairly easy. Thanks!
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I use a ball joint press to remove stuck spring bolts... spray w wd and press in and out a few times.... I have yet to find one I can't remove within a couple minutes.
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