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indenco04 04-22-2012 08:48 PM

How is this possible?
 
So... My friend Blaine and I were installing the Fat Bob's Garage 2.5" lift setup on my '04 Grand Cherokee today. As we pulled the front springs, I realized there was NO coil holder on the axle end of the spring. The Jeep had a 2" BB when I purchased it, which we were removing to put the FBG kit on. I didn't see any provision for the holder. What is the scoop with this? Should I get to engineering one? Thanks all.

imaguy3 04-22-2012 10:54 PM

Re: How is this possible?
 
There's no "coil holder" that holds the springs to the axle. However there should be an insulator between the spring and the perch... here's a link just to show what it looks like... it's 15 bucks on amazon... http://www.ebay.com/itm/RAYBESTOS-57...087#vi-content

BTW, you're from Canton Ohio? If so I grew up in Louisville before leaving that S-hole State! ;-)

indenco04 04-23-2012 02:56 PM

Re: How is this possible?
 
Definitely have new isolators. Figured now was as good as time as any to replace them. However, my ZJ had coil "keepers" like piece of metal with a bolt through them to retain coil -2- spring plate contact if you were running "discoed"... Was just surprised to find none on my '04 dub. And this area is awesome if you have sleeping sickness, or lots of your parents money to keep you occupied. The "330" is doing alright. :thumbsup:

imaguy3 04-23-2012 06:07 PM

Re: How is this possible?
 
haha, I guess... but I much prefer the 520 :)... it's hot and sunny here... pool weather!

what's the weather like back home?:tongueout:

cheapjeep 04-23-2012 06:58 PM

Re: How is this possible?
 
Yeah WJs don't have keepers. The problem is with the top perch on them anyway. They're kinda locked on to the bottom but just sit on the top.If your shocks are too long the springs will come off up there so shock length is crucial or run limit straps.

wjwithawj 10-31-2012 11:19 AM

Re: How is this possible?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cheapjeep (Post 617917)
Yeah WJs don't have keepers. The problem is with the top perch on them anyway. They're kinda locked on to the bottom but just sit on the top.If your shocks are too long the springs will come off up there so shock length is crucial or run limit straps.

I know that for sure... losdt one of my springs twice in moab.


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