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07-11-2003, 10:20 AM
I need to get some custom springs made for my 71 j-truck. What company makes the best springs, with cost in mind? if you have any preferences I would love to hear them. thanks
07-11-2003, 10:33 AM
i just ordered a 4"lift from BJ's offroad... will let you know how they turn out...
07-11-2003, 11:10 AM
I was thinking about bjs, but they dont have lifts for the earliest wags.
07-11-2003, 11:49 AM
Give Brent some time.... he is working on suspension lifts for the earlier post mount FSJ suspension systems.... go to his website and get is phone number and call him.. ask him for an update....
07-12-2003, 12:56 AM
Stephen, as RB said give Brent some more time and a phone call, I know they are working on springs for the earlier models.
07-13-2003, 05:39 AM
If you're serious about flex and 4 wheelin you can't beat Alcan. Run em on my rig
07-13-2003, 02:53 PM
thanks, Im gonna call bjs monday. I sent a request to Alcan. Around how much do they cost? I know I sound impatient, but the springs I have now are like solid bars. it won't take much to put her on her Great Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley MoogleyGreat Googley Moogley. thanks guys
07-14-2003, 04:45 AM
I think I paid in the neighborhood of $300-350/pair
07-15-2003, 02:30 PM
I think Im goin with alcan. they seem to be quite awesome for a reasonable price. any objections?
07-15-2003, 03:26 PM
If I were to get a set from Alcan, and go with a pretty big lift... say 6"? what other mods need to be done on the front end? I know I need to adjust the pinion angle on the rear...but that's the extent of my knowledge... where do I get the parts I need?
07-16-2003, 01:50 AM
IF the Alcan kit is designed right and needs a shim in the rear... it should be part of the package... Skyjacker softride's are built with a shim in the rear leaf packs to correct the angle... don't forget the extended rear brakeline needed and possibly some mods to the E-brake cables... they may not be long enuf.......
For the front....
4" drop pitman arm will be a must and extended brakelines is highly recommended, though you can make drop-down brackets off the frame and use stock lines.
You may need to mod you shafts, the front for sure..... you won't know that until the time comes.
I recommend a new custom high-angle CV up front.... you won't be sorry.... the stock CV is only rated from 16-22 degrees... 22 being the max angle for VERY short periods of time... I wouldn't want to see the CV blow on the OEM shaft and take out the tranny with it.
You can get a nice hybrid high angle CV from www.arizonadrivelines.com (http://www.arizonadrivelines.com) for around $275-300... I have one on mine.
oh yeah... don't forget shocks and BIGGER tires.. ;)
07-16-2003, 03:57 AM
Go with Alcan, you won't be sorry.
07-16-2003, 06:16 AM
I had a front set made for my old J4800. Look in the yellow pages under springs and go see them. Preferably with an old set in hand. Most spring shops have a blacksmith that can make you anything you want. You can spec your own rate too. You'll save on shipping too.
07-16-2003, 01:38 PM
how many inches over stock do you think should I get to replace mine? they are already sprung over, and have 10 leaves front and back, but the springs are pretty much straight. I only want it a little bit higher than it is now.(see pic in sig)
07-16-2003, 02:44 PM
Wow, I can't believe that truck's sitting on stock springs. Looks lifted.
If you work with a local spring shop you can just take the truck in and they'll take all kinds of measurements to give you just what you want.
07-16-2003, 03:51 PM
I'd tell Alcan that you're running a Dana 44 with SOA and that you want them for 2.5in of lift. That would be just right for some 37s smile.gif You need to get a front and rear weight of your truck too. I did mine at a scrap metal yard. Make sure you have all your crap in there too so they can get an accurate trail weight to design your springs from.
he has lift blocks front and rear and he also has some body lift.
07-18-2003, 12:51 PM
uhhh, thanks zac. yeah, there also several leaves added to the packs. I want it to sit about the same height, maybe a little higher.
07-20-2003, 02:37 AM
I am planning on taking the blocks and bodylift off, and going with a 6 in lift over stock.
08-02-2003, 12:46 AM
I ordered them. dam thats a lot of money
08-02-2003, 04:19 PM
Would you mind telling me how much it cost for the springs for your application???
08-03-2003, 02:55 AM
170each for the front, 190 each for the rear. that includes bushings, and the shipping will be around a hundred bucks. they better be the best dam springs ever
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