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    Chief "ImaGunna'er" sport454's Avatar
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    Spring retainer

    I recently lost a coil spring out of the rear of my TJ while crossed up in some nasty muddy ruts.

    It took me a while to find it because it was under the mud in a 3ft mud hole.


    So to keep this from happening again I scratched up some metal and designed a spring retainer for it.

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    I cut two 1/2 bolts off and then drilled holes in the center of the bottom spring retainer plate.

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    Then I welded the 1/2 bolt in the hole I drilled.

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    I drilled the plates with counter sunk holes to clear the welds around the bolts.

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    I then replaced the spring and placed the retainer plate over the base of the spring the tightened the nut down to lock the spring in place.

    I no longer have to worry about the springs jumping out when the rear axle suffers from over extension during articulation.

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    Looks good. I'm surprised jeep hasn't done that from the factory. Ford had their spring retainers on the old 73-79 body trucks, and it was a simple design like urs too

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    Pretty sweet and way better than having to go back and find it.


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    I don't think I can make it. Hollywood's Avatar
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    If I am not mistaken mine had something like that.
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    Your Jeep?

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    I don't think I can make it. Hollywood's Avatar
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    Yeah. A round one but I don't remember if it was on the axle or frame side.
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    Should of been axle, the frame plates aren't square with the axle.

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    I don't think I can make it. Hollywood's Avatar
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    No but mine does have bumpstops on the frame side and a block that they hit on the axle side. It has been so long since I have had it apart I don't remember which bolts on and holds the spring.
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    Either way it's a must to have lol

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    Nice

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