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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 6:26 pm 
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I'm probably trying to find a solution to a problem that doesn't exist but I need to ask anyway.

My YJ is sprung over with some hybrid spring pack set up - honestly don't know how/where I got the springs over time.

Anyway, can springs wear out, I don't notice anything specific but they are so old that part of me is wondering if over time they have worn out and I don't notice. I know they make specific spring for a SOA application and they run about 170 each. I've also heard people just using stock springs and they work just fine.

If I'm not noticing anything in the ride or visually in the spring is there any reason to change them? If I do change them are the springs made for SOA that much better than just OEM springs?

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 Post subject: Re: spring questions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:22 pm 
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Yes, for sure, they will absolutely wear out. If you're not experiencing any issues, there's likely no reason to change anything. Yes, a spring (such as the Rubicon Express) that's designed for SOA setup IS better, look at the way the ends are wrapped and it will make sense. Stock springs work but definitely wear out much quicker.

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I have definitely noticed spring wear when I used just a stock YJ spring, seems like they would last a couple years before considerable amount of sag. Currently running a stock spring with an extra cut down main leaf, seems to last much longer, or st least until I snap a main.

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:thumbsup: Thanks all.

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Not sure how much lift you have Scott, but the Rubicon Express SOA springs give like 2.5 inches of lift, added to the 5 inch or so of SOA height. That's like 7 inches.

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 Post subject: Re: spring questions
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Paul wrote:
Not sure how much lift you have Scott, but the Rubicon Express SOA springs give like 2.5 inches of lift, added to the 5 inch or so of SOA height. That's like 7 inches.


That is a concern because now I'm tall and springs are flat, 2 more inches would give me trouble getting in the garage and my COB would be worse.....

by the way, first time I've ever said 2 more inches is maybe not good.... lol

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 Post subject: Re: spring questions
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bgbubabrwn wrote:
I have definitely noticed spring wear when I used just a stock YJ spring, seems like they would last a couple years before considerable amount of sag. Currently running a stock spring with an extra cut down main leaf, seems to last much longer, or st least until I snap a main.


Which leaf did you add? I found a set of stock YJ springs for 240.00 - thinking I can add a leaf from my current pack and have better springs (unless the set I found are worn out, not sure I'll be able to tell) but the more I look at mine the more I see a sag in the spring.

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I cut the eyes off a yj main leaf

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bgbubabrwn wrote:
I cut the eyes off a yj main leaf



Oh, ok. Then inserted them under the "new" main leaf in the new stack?

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H8 PVMT wrote:
bgbubabrwn wrote:
I cut the eyes off a yj main leaf



Oh, ok. Then inserted them under the "new" main leaf in the new stack?


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