Forum Index
Jeep Horizons HomeLinksJeep Horizons Tech Write-upsJeep newsLand useContact

 Watched TopicsWatched Topics   FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Leaf Springs Horizontal?


 
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Cherokee Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
tomynoks
Member


Joined: 11 Apr 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ

PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:47 pm    Post subject: Leaf Springs Horizontal? Reply with quote

I bought a '99 XJ a few weeks ago and just noticed that the leaf springs are flat as hell w/ no lift. The springs should not be flat, completely horizontal with no load should they??

Does this mean my shocks are shot, or that the springs are shot? Yeah, I know nothing, but I'm trying to learn!

Thanks Guys!
_________________
'99 XJ Sport
AirAid Intake
PowerAid Throttle body spacer
RE6030 3.5"
1" T-case drop
31x10.5x15 BFG AT KO's
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
badger
Member


Joined: 16 Sep 2005
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cherokees tend to have a flat spring.they are most likely tired and sagging slightly.they should have a slight bow but not much.get some OEM replacements or just wait a bit till you get a lift.
_________________
One Built XJ

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
tomynoks
Member


Joined: 11 Apr 2006
Location: Mesa, AZ

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do the shocks have anything to do with it? Someone told me that's what the problem is, but I have believed that shocks do not support springs but rather soften the ride... I can see where air or gas shocks might help worn out springs. I'm sure there are just stock or cheap shocks on the XJ right now.
_________________
'99 XJ Sport
AirAid Intake
PowerAid Throttle body spacer
RE6030 3.5"
1" T-case drop
31x10.5x15 BFG AT KO's
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail AIM Address
badger
Member


Joined: 16 Sep 2005
Location: Utah

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shocks have nothing to do with it.a shock is not a supporting member of the suspension.its for exactly what you said to soften the suspension and to help control movement
_________________
One Built XJ

Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
Shimma
Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Location: Wellington, New Zealand

PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of rear springs etc,mine also are looking like they've flattened out,and looking as best as I can from behind,the main leaf,has a curve in it but not that much,just towards each end,the middle looks fairly flat, and not being a expert,knowing what it should be looking like, would a way to tell for sure,is the distance between the top of the rear and front wheel arch and the top of their tyres, be the same,(as in a truck with the leaf springs in good knick)?,or as in my situation,the rear gap is at least two anna bit inches narrower,and the bum does appear slightly down at the stern,looking side on,as it sits on a level driveway, tell you mine have flattened out?...cheers.....Jim
_________________
1996 Black Cherokee Sport 4.0
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic     Forum Index -> Cherokee Forum All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Visit links4jeeps.com for write-ups, forums and clubs




Jeep®, Wrangler, Cherokee, Liberty and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler LLC.
jeephorizons.com is not in any way associated with or endorsed by the Chrysler LLC.
All other content is copyright Jeep Horizons 2004-2008.
Tech write-ups Links Discussion board Land use News Site Map Terms of Use

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group