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mvalletto 10-29-2010 08:28 PM

Spring life?
 
Need to replace my shocks and was wandering how to tell if my springs are on their last leg (or coil). Anyone have any ideas? By the way, I've got 125k miles and plan on many more. Thanks in advance.

cheapjeep 10-29-2010 09:13 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Unless you have some real noticeable sag I'd say you're fine.My wife's has over 220,000 on them and they're still in good shape

Chaoul1 10-29-2010 09:18 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Leaf Springs on a WJ? No No No! IMO I would go with Bilstein Shocks all around for your WJ.

cheapjeep 10-29-2010 10:04 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Huh?^^:confused:

Chuck 10-30-2010 09:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 292943)
Leaf Springs on a WJ? No No No! IMO I would go with Bilstein Shocks all around for your WJ.

lol This is your brain on drugs.

Don't think you'll need to change the coils unless there is some noticeable damage/cracks or as stated previously, any serious sagging.

Martyp 10-30-2010 12:22 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Ditto, unless there are any cracks or anything they'll be fine.

Although if you are going to upgrade to better shocks (Bilstein etc), you might want to check out Eibach's Pro Truck lowering springs. They aren't that expensive and would give you a better ride and look.

I want to overhaul my suspension set up (shocks, springs, front sway bar - got the rear one) but the cost mounts up so I'm just gonna wait until something fails to give me the motivation.

mvalletto 10-30-2010 04:47 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Thanks for the responses. Don't really want to mess with the height - like it how it is. Only want to replace the springs if needed. Think I might go with the Edelbrock Performer IAS Shock - seem to get the most consistent good reviews as far as I can tell. I know the Bilsteins get great review on here, is there a specific reason for that. Are they particularly good on the Jeeps or is it just a matter of the power of suggestion when purchasing. I know shocks are a preference and there is not one "best,", but i also know some parts just seem to match better with certain cars/trucks/suv.

cheapjeep 10-30-2010 09:27 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mvalletto (Post 293226)
Thanks for the responses. Don't really want to mess with the height - like it how it is. Only want to replace the springs if needed. Think I might go with the Edelbrock Performer IAS Shock - seem to get the most consistent good reviews as far as I can tell. I know the Bilsteins get great review on here, is there a specific reason for that. Are they particularly good on the Jeeps or is it just a matter of the power of suggestion when purchasing. I know shocks are a preference and there is not one "best,", but i also know some parts just seem to match better with certain cars/trucks/suv.

Eldebrock's online store is having a big sale on those right now Also check out Monroe Reflex.Same as IAS I've used these made a big difference.http://store.edelbrock.com/jeep.aspx

straty1987 10-31-2010 07:01 PM

Re: Spring life?
 
can measure form the floor to the bottom of the fender and see if you have sag.

stock the front is about 31 3/4" high floor to fender
stock rear is about 32 1/2" high floor to fender


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