NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association  

Go Back   NAXJA Forums -::- North American XJ Association > NAXJA Unibody Jeep Technical Forums > Jeep Cherokee XJ (1984 - 2001) > Modified Tech Discussion
HOME Member FAQ Sponsor Info Rules Bylaws E-Mail

Modified Tech Discussion Forum for Tech related discussion for Modified XJ's and MJ's.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old March 7th, 2008, 19:43
jeepcomj's Avatar
jeepcomj jeepcomj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,409
who knows about these helper springs?

just got these, they're from a comanche and are strange enough that i figured i wouldn't pass them up.






anyone ever seen anything like them?
remember, MJ's are SUA

they mount on "perches" that clamp onto the top of the axle tube via exhaust type ubolts. then, the coils get bolted to those perches with a crossbar that bolts them to the perch, then 4 more bolts bolted through straps that bolt under the springs.

there's no upper mounts, just rubber tube around them and they bottom out on the bumpstops.

just curious thanks, Pat
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old March 7th, 2008, 19:56
GrimmJeeper's Avatar
GrimmJeeper GrimmJeeper is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Gardena, CA
Posts: 25,183
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

looks home-made to me i dont think having the springs wrap around the bumpstops like that would be too good of an idea.... it looks like it was tearing them up pretty good.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:02
91Woody's Avatar
91Woody 91Woody is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester, NH
Posts: 710
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

Yeah, that's looking pretty ghetto- i'm surprised they actually clamped down straight. I think it's just an extended bumpstop
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:03
gbessent gbessent is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Rockport, TX
Posts: 15
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

JC Whitney has those, I considered putting a set on a sagging 69 Ranchero that I had years ago, went with an AAL though. -G
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:05
jeepcomj's Avatar
jeepcomj jeepcomj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,409
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

they're definitely not a homebrew. the bracket that sets on top of the axle is built just for that, not retrofitted to it.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:07
Lowrange2's Avatar
Lowrange2 Lowrange2 is offline
Member# 2368
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Abbeville, SC
Posts: 16,218
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

What would those accomplish? Overload for hauling?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:27
MrShaft696's Avatar
MrShaft696 MrShaft696 is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Blue Bell, PA
Posts: 2,924
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

jcwhitney has been selling those for years check their website
http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/P...=helper+spring
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:34
jwtrapper's Avatar
jwtrapper jwtrapper is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Wetmore, CO
Posts: 891
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

They are just an overload spring. I had a set on a nissan pickup that I would load down too much and it keeps the truck from bottoming out. They ride rough when not loaded. If you carry heavy loads they work out okay but for offroading I would pass on them.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:36
dave92cherokee's Avatar
dave92cherokee dave92cherokee is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Lynchburg, TN
Posts: 1,869
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

The big question is what are you wanting to accomplish with them?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:37
89eliminator 89eliminator is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delphi, IN
Posts: 2,094
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

i dont think he is going to do anything with them, he just wanted them because he never saw them before.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:49
jeepcomj's Avatar
jeepcomj jeepcomj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,409
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 89eliminator
i dont think he is going to do anything with them, he just wanted them because he never saw them before.
right you are wade

least i didn't pay retail.

i may just toss them on my cherokee then, or set them up as a quick-addition for my comanche for when i overload it.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old March 7th, 2008, 20:58
89eliminator 89eliminator is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Delphi, IN
Posts: 2,094
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

yeah the XJ could use a little rear end help.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old March 7th, 2008, 21:09
jeepcomj's Avatar
jeepcomj jeepcomj is offline
NAXJA Forum User
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wisconsin
Posts: 1,409
Re: who knows about these helper springs?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 89eliminator
yeah the XJ could use a little rear end help.
it's called....take-the-250-lbs-of-tools-and-subwoofer out of the back...haha
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installing Rusty's "helper" AAL.. SLOPAR Modified Tech Discussion 10 July 19th, 2006 05:54
Adjustable Air Shocks vs. Helper Spring - already searched forums gopking Modified Tech Discussion 12 March 1st, 2006 22:14
Installing Hellwig helper springs mikejwil OEM Tech Discussion 3 May 13th, 2005 14:41
hack and tap helper? y2kxj Modified Tech Discussion 4 March 6th, 2005 15:03
helper/overload springs Wondo Modified Tech Discussion 1 February 6th, 2005 09:04


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:26.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
NAXJA and NAXJA logo's Copyright NAXJA. All content/images Copyright NAXJA 1999-2014