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Old 09-25-2011, 09:48 PM   #1
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I am considering using Chevy Leaf Springs for my SOA conversion. I am aware that they are a couple inches longer than the YJ but feel that they will handle the extra wieght of the 5.3 and Dana 60, Corp. 14 axles. I am also hoping to get a little more articulation out of them. Has anyone done this and if so, did it prove to be a good set up? I am wanting to use the Blue Torch Fab full width bumper set up as well. Not sure what kind of problems I will have as far as proper shackles and mounting points and would like to hear anyone willing to give me free advice on this. Thanks

 

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Old 09-26-2011, 07:35 AM   #2
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How much weight were these springs made to hold up? They may be too stiff for a CJ.
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:02 PM   #3
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theres some pix of the full width rear bumper here My 84 CJ7
it seems alot of people use xj springs but they might not be long enough for you ?
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I'm not sure at this point but if they are to stiff I think that it is fairly easy to take a leaf out? I need to look into the spring load.....

 

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Old 09-27-2011, 04:10 PM   #5
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Here'a some spring info for ya..Info: Leaf Spring - Pirate4x4.Com Bulletin Board
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Thanks Old Dog. Lots of spring info.

And there's lots more info in the link Old Dog gave.
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Sorry for the delay in response. This information was very helpful and answered alot of my questions!!! Thanks for taking the time to help!!!

 

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