Default Rear bds springs on front of cj7 

Old 01-11-2020, 05:13 PM   #1
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Would like to go with wider springs on front of cj7. I have 4 inch bds rear springs I would like to use instead of buying yj springs. Will this work? I know spring pad will have to replaced and have hangers that will fit. I can remove a leaf if needed. Currently has a 4 inch lift. Advice appreciated

 

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Old 01-11-2020, 07:22 PM   #2
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Yes, it will work. You will sacrifice approach angle. Your tires might rub at full steering ends. Your axle will be moved forward and drag link might interfere with pitman arm. Your vehicle will be heavier. Your ride will be stiffer. Your call. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, but I am a little confused. The rears are the same length as the fronts ( I Think) so I don't see how approach angle or axle position is affected ( I know the yj springs change this, but I am using cj rear springs). The weight can't be more than 5 lbs different. The stiffness is my unknown. Are the rear springs that much stiffer, and will removing the lower leaf soften them up any. I appreciate your time and information

 

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Old 01-12-2020, 01:15 PM   #4
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YJ springs are the same length front and rear, CJ’s are not. I personally do not recommend softening the spring rate by removing leaves. If you want wider and stronger springs, or if you just like the better looks, you can have them custom made through a company named Alcan Spring.

FYI, I too tried rear CJ springs in the front and YJ springs on all corners and ran them for a while. I regretted this mods and went to high quality stock springs. Trust me, I am not a purist. The YJ springs could not stand up to the torque of my engine and also bottomed out fast. I did a shackle inversion in the front, and the shorter stock springs yielded better fitment. I couldn’t be happier. To each their own. LOL. Good luck!
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Old 01-12-2020, 01:18 PM   #5
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Thanks, I wanted real experience input, very helpful

 

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Old 01-12-2020, 01:25 PM   #6
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