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72 cj 5 leafspring?

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by Paulie's Plowin, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Paulie's Plowin

    Paulie's Plowin Member
    Messages: 60

    I am going to replace my springs. They currently are stock and have 7 leafs up front and 5 in the rear. Should i keep it stock or go up to 10 leafs in front and 9 in the back?
     
  2. dt5150

    dt5150 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 142

    depends.. going up in leafs is going make for a pretty harsh ride. do you drive it much in summer?
     
  3. Paulie's Plowin

    Paulie's Plowin Member
    Messages: 60

    Not at all. I just thought making it heavy duty for plowing and dealing with the weight of the plow and the rear plates that I have for traction i would want the heavy springs. this truck does 30 houses a storm. just trying to make her bullitproof.LOl I know I'm dreamin but these jeeps kick butt cause there so small.
     
  4. dt5150

    dt5150 Senior Member
    from NH
    Messages: 142

    well if all you do is plow with it, i say go for it. some stiffer shocks could help too. i run rancho rs9000 adjustable shock on my cj. for street and wheeling, i keep them at the lowest setting. i don't know what i'll set them at for plowing yet (haven't put the plow on it yet), but i imagine i'll bump them up. my springs are 4" bds lift springs so i'm not going to do any spring work. they're pretty heavy duty already.
     
  5. Dubl0Vert

    Dubl0Vert Senior Member
    Messages: 178

    I would spring it up!! I haven't put a plow on my CJ yet but I will after I get to the shackle reversal......and get setup for this season......change the fluid......blast and paint the augers........replace the single stage impeller bldes....blah blah blah... so much to do