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Offline kalve

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Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« on: May 18, 2013, 07:23:47 AM »
I got a 85 Eagle wagon for a daily driver. The car sat 8 years an tires were dry rotted it had factory 195's on it I went to 215's an they are to close to the body.  I am thinking bout putting 80's Jeep Cherokee leaf springs with Monroe Sensa Trac shocks & struts & 80's Jeep Cherokee springs. I am wanting to add the heavy duty tow package from the factory to it. Was told I need suspension replaced were it sat. the question is what would be a good suspension to put on it for a daily driver that does hauling an towing?
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2013, 03:17:32 PM »
I can't answer most of your questions, but I did add the Monroe SensaTrac shocks to my Kammback and it lifted the back end up about 1.5".  Rides pretty well with them, but I do no towing.  Good luck!
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2013, 03:26:08 PM »
yea I am planning to add the factory tow package an brush guard skid plate protection an a light bar an give it more of a off road look. I am planning to take it to jeep fest an things like that I went from the 195's to 215 70 R15 an looking for more height without the modified sticker. I am going to have it in the shop to fix the trans in bout a week an fix the suspension an some other stuff once it gets out of there an start driving it again. So far i am just planning to tow like a small trailer an use it to haul stuff an a lawn mower an weed eater an do side jobs with the car so I dont have to use the truck as much for side money nothing major.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2013, 10:58:09 PM »
Some pictures would help explain what you are asking.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2013, 05:06:25 AM »
not sure how to add pics on this site
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2013, 06:48:11 AM »
Jeep Cherokee coil springs won't work up front. Stock replacement springs would have to be custom made or for some lift, go with some Moog springs for an AMC Javelin. You'll have to search the Nest to get the part number. For the rear you can add sa couple leaves per side from a Cherokee or other leaf spring pack that is 2.5" wide. Finding a hitch is going to be the hard part.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 05:07:59 AM »
could you just get the hitch an everything you need from U haul an have it installed?
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2013, 07:21:37 AM »
could you just get the hitch an everything you need from U haul an have it installed?
Uhaul or any other manufacturer hasn't had a Class III hitch available for some time. A few years ago a memeber said they got the last hitch in Uhaul's system. You will need to find a place makes custom hitches. If you don't plan on towing a bunch of weight, you can get a bumper mounted hitch.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2013, 04:49:49 PM »
Is there a website you can order them from?
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 10:06:44 PM »
Is there a website you can order them from?

Not really, sometimes they show up on here or that E auction site.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2013, 07:19:03 AM »
Bumper mounted hitches are a bad idea for these cars or anything that uses the same rear bumper.
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Re: Suspension for 85 Eagle wagon
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2013, 08:08:59 PM »
Bumper mounted hitches are a bad idea for these cars or anything that uses the same rear bumper.

I don't think I'd use it for anything heavier than a log splitter.
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