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Old 05-03-2015, 03:15 AM
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Work Jeep springs?

I use my YJ as my DD and some dedicated off-roading but more often then anything I use the Jeep for ranch work. Through pastures, moving trailers, recovery, going up the mountains to get firewood etc and I always have atleast 100lbs of tools not counting whatever other things I'm using. Obviously, my current unidentified and bent saggy springs are worn out. I am looking for some direction on what I should replace them with. I am not rich otherwise I would definitely get Deaver springs but that isn't an option. I'm looking for about 4-4.5" SUA that will hold up to all this and not ride like a brick. Alot of my commuter driving takes place on horribly pitted and washboarded dirt roads and it would be nice to not feel like the Jeep is going to rip in half lol. I still need to have good articulation to get up and over downed trees and rocks and what not when I go into the mtns but it cant squat out when loaded up with wood...Suppose I should have a Willys lol... Anyway any help would be appreciated

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You're going to have to pick one, which is more important to you. Soft springs = soft ride/ sag easier. Stiff springs= rougher ride/ resist sag. Or maybe get a soft set and add a small overload leaf

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You're going to have to pick one, which is more important to you. Soft springs = soft ride/ sag easier. Stiff springs= rougher ride/ resist sag. Or maybe get a soft set and add a small overload leaf
That's the biggest load of bs I've ever read on here. The alcans on my 95 were very soft and they never sagged. If you don't want springs to sag you buy good springs
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I dont necessarily disagree as that school of thought generally makes sense and the exception as far as I understand is quality progressive springs tend to do what I'm asking for. Tom, how much were those alcan springs? How many leaves are there front and back? How much have you loaded them down and how did they do?

As I said I would go for Deaver as they seem to have the thickest springs with the best apparent results but I cant dish out that kind of money so I am looking for a good compromise. If I had to choose between hard and soft riding I would choose harder as I don't mind bouncing around too much as long as I cant take those FUBAR backroads without the Jeep tearing itself apart.
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That's the biggest load of bs I've ever read on here. The alcans on my 95 were very soft and they never sagged. If you don't want springs to sag you buy good springs
Lol. Okay mate. But I find it a tit bit funny how every 250(0) any brand with a tow package rides rougher that a "normal" 250(0), let alone a 150(0)
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