jeep cherokee front suspension spring
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Is there a way to determine if my spring
when installed was twisted around too far Like when the tab was screwed down on it...it came loose or the spring
was twisted too far in there before it was bolted down. I think it may be the source of an really annoying squeak coming from under my ZJ.
I have a 96 jeep
4x4 and some times when Im doing 30-40 miles and hour and I hit a bump can be small or big sometimes the wheel will bounce very rapidly over and over again. It would bounce like 10 times in 5 seconds. It feels like the car is trying to bounce off the ground on the front
passenger side. I took it to a shop and they said the front
stabilizer shook was leaking and the spring
What is a good suspension
assist kit to get for a 2002 Laredo for towing I probably need new struts in the back anyway so Ill likely get those replaced but as long as Im in there I was considering a lift or helper kit for when towing my new camper. But I dont have a clue what to chase down for this vehicle. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
on my 2004 Overland were fine for towing a 21 foot Nash (much like an Arctic Fox) travel trailer or my four place ATV trailer. With a 2 BB lift and without an equalizer hitch I towed the 21 foot Nash over Beartooth pass (near the NE entrance of Yellowstone). Load was not a problem (till I lifted to 4) and got another TT that has an Onan generator mounted on the front. With the new trailer the jeep
Hi Couple weeks ago I changed Coil spring
- standard size - dedicated to jeep cherokee
s are new - so the car is little bit lifted - 1 higher. I put new tire - original size should be 22575R15 - my tire are 23575R15. After these upgrade I noticed that if I drive fast - 60 mph and road is not flat (some bumbs rough asfalt with high frequency and density crosswise waves) front
of the car starts
So I jsut got my 1.75 Energy suspension
spacers today these ones here httphttpwww.summitracing.comp...ationspage5 I called Energy suspension
and talked with one of there techs who knows ZJs very well. I asked him how to install it and he said they would work perfectly fine on the front
(dana35) but would not work on the rear (dana44) he said they would be too dangerous to use on the rear
to is a moron. You dont need bar pin eliminators and you dont need the rear post extensions once you hit a 3 spacer in the rear is when you start to run the risk of the coil coming loose from the top. So you have them on your ZJ are the front and the rear spacers the same Dude said the rear ones have special locking pins or some to keep the spring from sliding out. I saw this post httpwww.jeepforum.comforumf310...hocks-1348946
Hi there. Im replacing basically every thing in the front suspension
. Tie rods ball jointscoil spacerssteering damperall. But there is one thing I dont like. When I take dip bumps (they are all over this city) the jeep
sinks to far down. I think the coils are tired I once bought coils at autozone for my 87 pioneer (I miss it) and they were as soft as the old ones so Im wondering if there is a stronger
Anything newer than 20 year old springs will be better. I just bought a whole set of the variable rate moogs off of rockauto.com. I have only put the rears on so far but my new springs raised it about 1.5in. The seem a lot tighter than my old 20year olds not hitting bump stop all the time now (my new rear shocks help with that as well). Even under a mild load the moog springs sit higher than my old ones. Imo dont buy springs from a parts store though at least not for a zj. From what I found just recently they are expensive compared to online stores I have found. Rockauto for example. Kolak sells ome 1in lift springs for 300 for the set I believe...I have heards that they are great. Only reason I didnt get em was because 120 for a set sounded better than 300. 1993 Grand cherokee Limited 4.0L AW-4
I know this is dumb but what are the components that make up the front
and rear suspension
of the jeep front
Upper Control Arm Lower Control Arm Pitman Arm Track bar Tie Rod Sway Bar Drag Link Steering Stabalizer spring
s Shocks Rear Upper Control Arm Lower Control Arm Sway Bar Track bar spring
s Shocks Am I missing anything
Ive done a lot of searching and reading online and I figured Id just finally ask. Im looking for a 6 front
for the XJ. Im curious as to what one is the best. By best I am looking for 1) Flex 2) Ride quality 3) No sagging 4) Height of actual spring
. Here is what Ive come up with far thats available on the market (no particular order) Rubicon Express They have a 5.5 spring
. I know that many
The only one that Ive had personal experience with is the SJ coil but it is in the 6 kit. Mine gave a healthy 6 I do think that they run a little on the stiff side and that is why all the jeepSpeed guys run them. The more important thing than finding the best coil is to find the best matched springs. I mean that if you run a stiff rear than you will want a stiffer front coil because you do not want
Im running the RE 5.5 coils and 4.5 springs w shackles in the rear. the coils flex great and no sag in the year ive had them. the springs are pretty stiff and they flex alright. I personally dont think they front and rear match up well and am hoping to replace the springs with something a bit softer. this is the first suspension on the jeep so i dont have that great of a frame of reference.
Im having trouble installing my front
end Skyjacker poly spring
spacers. I followed the Skyjacker instructions and must of missed something somewhere. My problem is that I cant get the spring
s (even with a spring
compression tool set) small enough to get the spring
s off so I can slide the poly spacers up onto the spring
receiver post that hangs down inside the wheel well. I put the front
end up on
actually ended up easier to install even with the new linkage arms. And I wouldve ended up with a real lift Whats done is done & I probably wont ever change it out not with nearly 200K miles on the Blackbird. It certainly aint rocket science but every possible thing that could go wrong did save for actually breaking something. That & Ive never worked on suspension in my life this being my 4th jeep
Anyone know of a front
conversion kit for 88-01 XJs If it were done right it would seem to me to be the answer to all that bushinglinkage stuff. Am I wrong about that
Can I ask....why would you want to get rid of the coil suspension It flexes so much better. If you design the right suspension it flexes so much better than with leaf springs. There is a reason that rock crawlers use coil overs and four link verses leaf springs. for example with the suspension I designed for my jeep I can actually take out the coil spring at full flex (thats why I am putting limiting
Quote Originally Posted by sixshooter Can I ask....why would you want to get rid of the coil suspension It flexes so much better. If you design the right suspension it flexes so much better than with leaf springs. There is a reason that rock crawlers use coil overs and four link verses leaf springs. for example with the suspension I designed for my jeep I can actually take out the coil spring at full
on main reason rock crawlers use coils it for approach and departure angles. the leaves must stick out past the alxe when with coils there is nothing that has to go past the axle. I will have to disagree with this statement. The reason most rock crawlers use the coils is tuneability and the fact that leafs bind like crazy. There is no binding with a really well set up coil system. Even the stock jeep
Ive noticed somethings wrong with my right front suspension
lately and its getting worse. I go on trails with my jeep
nothing special just a little trail next to some train tracks close to where I live. Theres bumps and humps you know everything that makes a trail. If I go just fast enough over a bump with my right front
wheel will cause a loud thump. Loud enough to cause you to think you broke something.
Hey I heard somewhere that you can use pre 95 chevy blazer spring
s in the front
of an xj to lift it. Does anyone know if those spring
s will fit in or if there is a differant kind to use or something. And is there a leaf pack I can use to lift the rear Also I removed my rear swaybar when I lifted because it rubbed on the tires. Is it ok to drive around without the rear swaybar. And can I take the front
off for increased flex Much thanks for the help. jon
go to Rock lizard fabrications web site and check out his budget boost in the tech section. Ive done that lift on my brothers jeep and its excellent. (gottabejeep on here is the ownerof rock liz) Ive heard of using s10 rear springs but dont s10s use a torsion bar suspension in the front Maybe 2wd uses a coil.
Back when I lifted my jeep
I used a trac-bar relocator bracket instead of an adj. trac-bar but later when I put spacers in front
I also installed an adj. trac-bar but didnt remove the relocator bracket. Also I think I messed up my TREs when installing the spacers because I had to stuff one side of the axle up and droop the other as far as I could (numorouse times) to get the coils out (even with the
Found one of my factory jounce bumpers had fallen out. Can I push the new one through the coil and pop it in using a big screwdriver or will I have to disconnect some of the suspension
and take the coil spring
out to replace it
KJ09114BK 97-01 jeep cherokee front extended bump stop small diameter (2 per set) I believe these are extended but they can probably be trimmed down if your suspension isnt lifted or if yoru fenders are trimmed for more uptravel.
Damn. At least 10 posts a week on this topic.....but every one of them comes from the lifted crowd. Bone stock suspension
XJ. When I hit speed bumps or potholes it sounds like something is looose. More like a dull thump on the drivers side. I jacked it up today checked brake calipers shocks track sway etc......nothing. It all looks acceptable. Bushings are worn but not bad. Everything else LOOKS fine.
it sounds like something is looose. More like a dull thump on the drivers side. I jacked it up today checked brake calipers shocks track sway etc......nothing. It all looks acceptable. Bushings are worn but not bad. Everything else LOOKS fine. Maybe I missed something. Ideas If it helps at all it started All of a sudden......as in it want there one day the next it was. Thx all. Once had a jeep
wizards I have a 2003 liberty sport that is making a knocking sound in the front
end. I have some technical knowledge from doing minor repairs on the car when I first received it(parents offloaded it to me). It has 180000 on it and I cant tell if any of the front suspension
parts have been replaced other than the control arms in a recall. Of course there is plenty of rust on everything.
Just installed an IRO 5 log arm kit tie rod drop pitman arm bilstein 5150s and new rims and there is a weird knocking noise in the front suspension
when I go over large bumps or dips in the road. I had it aligned and everything has been re-torqued per specs but there is still a knocking. I have already checked the sway bar and it is not hitting anything. I trimmed the cup on the bump stops cause they
Quote Originally Posted by Freestyle713 is it a knocking or a rattling to check your ball joints lift the front end up with a jack and try to move your wheel in every direction but not rotationally. if it is loose then its your ball joints. if its more of a rattle then its probably your exhaust. Both but I am worried about the knocking because it sounds like metal on metal. The rattling is probably
Im going to the pull and pay to get the front
v8 zj spring
s for the rear of my 4.0. Are there any other spring
s out there that I might find in the junk yard to put in the front
or will I need to buy something new
Ryan thanks for confirming what I thought was the concern about spacers. In my opinion though based on experience with 7 XJs and ZJs now concern over the springs coming loose is unfounded for a budget lift ON THE front. If you flex out a stock XJ or ZJ and then try to move a stock spring in a stock suspension (even with the shock removed) youll find that the stock spring is still under a bit of compression.
How do you know when your spring
s need to be replaced in the front
of my xj goes bouncy bouncy down the road and when pulling out of an un even parking lot it sways back and forth. OFF TOPIC but I have a 83 Mustang which has roll all over the street and it is scary as hell. The only thing I never replaced on the WHOLE car is the front spring
s. All shocks and sway bar bushings and links are good on both cars. Ant help would be great. Chances are one of you guys have an XJ and a GT.
I dont know about springs but you can tell if your shocks need replacing by bouncing on the front bumper. Get the front end moving up-down pretty good then stop pushing. The front end should really only do one (maaaayyyyybbbbeeee 2) more bounces. If it keeps moving like a pogo stick replace the shocks. As far as I know the way to tell if your springs are bad is if they start to sag... (i.e. you started
ok i know this is a dumb question but i honestly am just wondering... can you swap some dana 60s under the xj and make mounts for the front
s or not why or why not... good idea or dumb idea opinions please...
Quote Originally Posted by ebel_04 ok i know this is a dumb question but i honestly am just wondering... can you swap some dana 60s under the xj and make mounts for the front leaf springs or not why or why not... good idea or dumb idea opinions please... Yes you can do it. You can use the stock lower control arm mounts for one end. You can add a crossmember to the front near or even attached to the
ok so let me explain. I have a 87 comanche that was converted to leafspring front suspension
about 6 years ago. it has dana 44s front
and rear from a wagoneer. I dont really know why the previous owner converted to leaf spring
s up front
... maybe he didnt want to weld the brackets on the 44 to accept control arm suspension
. well i want it to flex better. I want to convert it BACK to control arm but
Im doing bastard packs on the rear of my 96... Im shopping around for leaf spring
bushings which has raised some questions... Has anyone ordered the Energy suspension
s set 2.2109G does this kit contain all 4 (front
and rear both sides) bushings I am assuming they do since it is called a set. NAPA quoted me 31 bucks apeice for front
s and 18 apeice for the rear (OEM rubber by the way) .. rough math puts
OME(old man emu) is one of the best suspension available for the liberty. Boulder bars carries this suspension but they may only have HD springs. If you do not have an after market bumper (such as ARB) then you only need light duty springs. Im not sure if they can order them or not. They carry the OME shocks you need for both the front and rear. This will give you around 1.5in of lift and a much better ride. Just remember that its one of the best but also one of the most .
Ive got four identical new coil spring
isolators. Theyre intended for the front
but will they also work for the rear spring
s The online suspension
parts store I got them from just listed them as coil spring
isolators without specifying if they could only be used front
or rear but the Mopar catalog gives different part s for the front
and rear isolators which makes me wonder if I need to get different ones to go on the back.
Ive heard this is a somewhat common problem with WJs. I was just wondering how many others have lost a spring
while wheeling. I had just discod my front
sway bar and attempted an embarrassingly small but deeply rutted hill when I heard some loud clunking from the front
end. I had to stop before the top of the hill and sure enough the front
was sitting sideways. I tried to jack it up where
First I just purchased a 98 jeep cherokee
4x4 6cyl. Auto. Limited and I love it Found these forums which Im sure will be very helpful looks like a ton of knowledge here. I searched some but found some differing answers... anyways my rear suspension
seems to be low. It looks a little funny but seems to ride fine still. Option 1 I was considering adding an extra leaf to lift it up so it at least looks
Alright so if I go with the option 2 for the whole rear suspension is this what I need Would I need anything else and would the front be fine the way it is if I did this Heavy Duty Leaf spring Assembly - 69.99 x2 httpwww.quadratec.comproducts56010_11.htm Shackle End Leaf spring Bushing - 6.99 x2 httpwww.quadratec.comproducts56001_06.htm Main Eye Leaf spring Bushing - 8.99 x2 httpwww.quadratec.comproducts56001_05.htm
I just tried changing my coil spring
isolators using a technique from another forum - remove wheels disconnect lower shock mounts disconnect sway bar links then lower axle using a jack until the spring
s are free. Problem is after doing that the tops of the spring
s are clear of the isolators but theyre held in by that tower thing that the isolator fits around and Im still a good 1-2 inches short of
My 1991 4WD cherokee
has several issues Upper and Lower Arms need replaced Balljoints need to be replaced What else should I replace while doing this Where can I get Mopar replacement parts My mechanic recommends staying away from after market parts.
you need part 76046.80x from quadratec.com. That is their Super Kit for the cherokee. It will give you new bushings for the control arms track bar sway bar and leaf springs. Just make sure you measure the diameter of your swaybar before ordering so they can give you the right sized bushings for it. Bushings wont matter if they are factory or not quadratec is legitimate. Then go to your local auto parts
Ok well Ive had my 96 Sport for several months now and really love it. It has way too much power compared to the tiny 2.8 V6 that was in my Jimmy and the jeep
just plain drives wonderfully. One thing bothers me though whenever I go over a large bump (such as a pothole or when I pull into a driveway) I hear this clunk noise from somewhere around the front
tires. Its not all that loud (though still plainly
I have the same problem. I have a lift on my jeep though. I was offroading one day and I broke my front sway bar the link mount itself craked right off. The noise started right after that. I took the sway bar off thinking the broken piece was just rubbing on my coil but the noise continued. Later i look at my coil and see al scape down the side. I have been to a mechanic and they think the coil spring
Okay so here is the deal. I have a friend that I went to school who has seen this in action. He said I should safely be able to run 33 inch tires with no rub no problems. Hey has a friend with an XJ who has done this and does admit it rides a little bit rough for his liking but I figure since I have a 5.2 ZJ it should ride a little bit softer and I can deal with rough. I plan to drop the transfer and
Youre forcing the jeep upwards by using f 150 springs but your stock jeep suspension components are limiting the movement. Hope this makes sense to you.
Quote Originally Posted by JShumaker85 the front diff. will be replace anyways i can just regrind seats for the springs for better pinion angle. Modifying the springs seat for pinion angle only works with leaf springs. Your coil spring suspensions pinion angle is solved by adjustable control arms. good luck sir you will need it.
Ive posted before regarding an issue with my 02 Overland. I have added a 2 BB and 2656517 Terra Grapps. Everything was fine very close in the front
but no rubbing. After taking my M8000 winch off my truck (in favor of a XD9000i) and installing a front
receiver hitch and using it on my Overland I am having a slight rub usually only at about 90% turn especially in reverse. The weight of the winch pulls
Ive got 2 questions and thought Id just combine them. First question is whats the size of the front
bolt and any idea where to get new ones Im about to put new leafs in and would prefer new bolts to reusing the old ones. Second question I have a 2357515 as my spare in the stock location. Is there anyway to reinforce the way its mounted so it doesnt bounce around Thanks.
Guess I wasnt clear enough. On the rear suspension Im trying to find out the size and where to buy the bolts for the front of the leaf spring. Rear leaf spring front bolt. Hope this clarifies.
Its been an issue since I got the jeep
almost 5 years ago but now with the new OME spring
s and ProComp shocks its worse. When on the rockybumpy trails theres a banging and knocking at the right front
corner. It sounds like something is broken and slopping around I can even sometimes hear an echo in the spring
-- but its been inspected a bazillion times and nothing is broken or loose or missing. Driving
Quote Originally Posted by ErikTheRad Its been an issue since I got the jeep almost 5 years ago but now with the new OME springs and ProComp shocks its worse. When on the rockybumpy trails theres a banging and knocking at the right front corner. It sounds like something is broken and slopping around I can even sometimes hear an echo in the spring-- but its been inspected a bazillion times and nothing
anyone have any dimensions or CAD files for a simple custom front
bumper that I can run front
s with I really want to run front
leaves for the simplicity and clean look and Ive run over many a picture with custom front
bumpers with mounting brackets for the shackles. anyone got any pics or measurments
Quote Originally Posted by hockey10588 well my front suspension is sagging pretty bad and I want to move to 5 inches so I figured instead of 100 on new coils and 300 for upper and lower control arms and a new trackbar I could probably convert to front YJ leaves for less than 500. I have someone that can weld and do all the fabbing for me for free so I just have to buy the hard parts. It also looks
just wondering how much lift i would getalso is the xj re fixed control arms compatible in a zj
XJ and ZJ parts interchange. They have the same front suspension. XJ springs net you about 1 less lift in a ZJ from everything that Ive read.
Quote Originally Posted by IronMaiden XJ and ZJ parts interchange. They have the same front suspension. XJ springs net you about 1 less lift in a ZJ from everything that Ive read. Ive read that also but would 4.5 XJ springs (in effect 3.5 on a ZJ) give you an additional inch of travel if equipped also with longer shocks It just came to me and sounds good in head dunno about reality though.
I have 8 Rockcrawler coils and custom long arms track bar and steering. When the front suspension
travels it does so unevenly almost in a circualr fashion. I tried disconnecting the track bar the steering link one arm two arms and I still cant find out why I am not getting an even rebound. It behaves like the track bar or steering is not long enough and is pulling the body to one side but this cant
left sway arm something.. is grinding on the frame now.. noticed it after i replaced my busted tie rod end on my trac bar. idk what could cause it.. i do think my stabilizer thing might be bad too.. my steering is still a bit erratic. heres a pic heres the rest of the front
end the suspension
issue... i think my left rear is sinking lower like a half inch lower than the other side. heres a
the same place on the tire. The rear issue just could be you springs getting tired among many other things not real sure. Death wobble can be cause by a few things like MSHarnett said one thing I would check is toe... if you are toed in to much it can cause death wobble. If you are unsure of what toe is its what the front tires are kinda like this this is how it would look from the top of your jeep
Hey guys I cannot install the new taller spring
s. Ive already disconnected the sway bar links track bar and shocks. I have also jacked up the other side... I am stuck. Please help.
Quote Originally Posted by mikeyc1821 ive put in 4 inch lift coils by having a 300lb buddy stand on the rotor of the side im putting the spring in Awesome. Last night I installed the track bar and finished the front suspension. Rears done too. Tonight Im gonna put the wheels back on take it off the stands and torque everything. Hopefully Ill have time this weekend to take it for alignment.
What am I looking at doing to the front suspension
lift. I am using a spacer kit from Autozone. It comes with a 3 spacer but you can cut it down. Im looking at a 2 lift probably. I have spring
compressors so that will make it a lot easier. Will the stock track bar work I just want to know what Im looking at doing tonight.
I was working under my front
end of my XJ this past weekend and was wonding. Has any one every tried running a ladder bar front suspension
. The reason i ask is that I have built older fords in the past and did it on the D44 front
ends. Swaping the stock ones out using a Fab Tech style Rear ladder bar. Is it possible and probiable to do it on an XJ. I know that switches it to a two link front
Sorry i didnt put the specs. It has a RE6130 4.5 lift with 33-13.50-15 Pit bull rocker tires. After tearing the left side axle upper control arm mount off i replaced it with a custom one from the machine shop that built me one. Less then a month later at Tellico the right side Upper control arm snaped and broke the upper mount for it. Sent the truck to an off road shop they welded plates on for my
Thank you for the info. The front end is out and sent out to the welding shop. All new brackets and welds. All the arms are coming off going to a long arm set up should be in by the end of the week. Well thats what they said at RE. All the plating and frame strengthners are coming off and new thicker plates going on. Hopefully this will fix most of the problems. Also all the mounting areas for all
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