Changing Springs

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Re: Changing Springs

Post by Edweird » Mon Jan 07, 2013 10:31 am

SJs have 3 leafs on the front and 3+1 at the rear as standard on all models as far as I know, which isn't very far to be honest.

The plus one is a short straight rebound leaf.
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by ScottieJ » Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:26 am

Spanish sj410 Santana's run a single leaf front and I think they are 2+1 on the rear, ill have a look as we have some in the workshop with snapped eyes that we took off my dads sj.
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by djc » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:16 am

(sorry if I missed this somewhere but...) anyone know the 'correct' clearance to ground on new factory springs - I mean what was it straight off production line in 1990 say. I'm interested to know if/how much mine has settled. A dimension from u'side of diff to flat ground would be handy, or similar. Obviously tyres fitted would affect dimension but was standard ex factory 205/70?
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by twiss » Sun Jul 13, 2014 4:38 pm

Standard ground clearance is listed as 205mm...
I assume that's from the bottom of the diff with the standard 195r15 tyres
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Jul 13, 2014 5:11 pm

Sagging springs or suspension lift won't make any difference to the diff height, only thing that changes that is the tyre size.

You would need the measurement between the chassis and floor or between tha axles case and bumpstops to determine if the springs have sagged. Tbh as long as the front springs have not reversed their arch I wouldn't worry too much.

I will take some measurements off both my Lwb and samurai for you as they have good standard springs fitted.
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by Van Dam » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:37 pm

heyy buddy wondered if you can help the new bolts you put in on the lift springs
where did you get these from? checked bits4vits and couldn't see
any help would be great :doublethumbs:

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Re: Changing Springs

Post by twiss » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:41 pm

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Re: Changing Springs

Post by Josh-holden » Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:57 pm

Is it normal for lift springs to be higher on one side than the other?

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Re: Changing Springs

Post by timwilks13 » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:22 pm

Josh-holden wrote:Is it normal for lift springs to be higher on one side than the other?
if theyre second hand yes, because the driver sits at one side you tend to find one spring sags quicker than the other, where the extra weight is. When i put the lift springs on mine i sat them on the floor and put the the taller of the two on the drivers side.

Some people like to swap their springs over from side to side every so often to stop this from happening.
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Re: Changing Springs

Post by Josh-holden » Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:59 pm

ok thanks, i should of thought of that

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