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poor mans suspension

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by roachy, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    Well with the storm coming I didn't have time to get anything for the suspension so I came up with a nice ghetto remedy. I took an old indoor sports mat and cut it into pieces and put it in the springs so the bump stops do not bottom out. Even with the weight of the plow, it still raised the front end a few inches. Here are some pics...

    suspension 1.jpg

    suspension 2.jpg

    jeep 1.jpg

    jeep 2.jpg
     
  2. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    hahahahaha....BRILLANT!

    nice job man
     
  3. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    Let us know how it stands up. Looks like you will need some new SNOW tires.
     
  4. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Now I'm in....
     
  5. Stik208

    Stik208 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,316

    I hope Im not the only one who thinks this is utterly insane.
     
  6. LittleJohn

    LittleJohn Junior Member
    Messages: 15

    I would of at least Duct Taped them together as a unit to complete the masterpiece.

    Hey...necessity is the mother of invention...


    LittleJohn
     
  7. pooleo8

    pooleo8 Senior Member
    Messages: 271

    Bolt them together with carriage bolts. Thumbs Up
     
  8. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Where I come from, a few is four or five. That's alot of lift from some old gym mats. If this gets out, Superlift, Rancho, and Rough Country are out of business
     
  9. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,551

    so how do they compress with a bolt going through the middle?
     
  10. roachy

    roachy Member
    from NJ
    Messages: 32

    I havent run a bolt through them because just the weight of the front end on the bump stops keeps them pretty tightly together.

    As far as height, theyve raise my front end about 4in. Any time I want more lift I just jack up the front and slide a couple more discs in there. This is pretty sturdy material. Seems to work great on the road so far. Not sure how it will hold up to an entire season of plowing but I think it will do fine.
     
  11. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501