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ROCKTERNAL 09:51 PM 12-11-2009
Well I have not had a chance to cycle the suspension i still have a ton of work to do before im to that point:-). I thought about the stability thing allot with in boarding the springs...When i received my rear springs the leafs were a very thick in comparison to stock yj or waggy 7 leafs. So i figured going inward with a stiffer spring would be ok. (future planning for all wheel steering) If it will work and be stable i dont know until i try!! Thats the fun part to me. The height thing im ok with as this jeep is pretty much a limo in length. :-)162 inch wheel base:-) as it sits now it is 51 inches to the top of the tub with the tires being worn 36s. I plan on having much more weight added by the time its all said and done so i imagine that getting lower. Thanks for everyones input:-).
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oldtimingman 06:46 AM 12-12-2009
162 inch wheelbase??????
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whitie_08 10:12 AM 12-12-2009
Originally Posted by alehandro3:
Thanks man, the front springs are off a early 80's half ton suburban. The rears are spring under bastard pack of cherokee and Rubicon express 2.5 inch lift YJ leafs. Both front and rear shackles are 6 inches eye to eye. In this pic I dropped the fronts down to the factory YJ 4 inch shackels, thats why it's sitting a little tail hgh. I'm now tearing the back end down to 4 link it but the cherokee bastard packs worked well for the last year.

They are kind of out of order, but I know a picture speaks a thousand words

http://s801.photobucket.com/home/jharps
*sorry for the non hc post*

im pretty sure you want to sell me those springs too dont you?
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missing mountains 01:39 AM 12-13-2009
Guess I will post up my junk. I'm happy with leafs for now. they are economical and it rides decent on the street. Funny, I founf this thread because I was doing a search for leaf spring tech... while pulling the front axle, I see it's time to service them after many years of abuse.

I'm using the JCWhitney CJ-7 rears at all 4. with the overlload leafs removed. Looks like the clamps got squished off and I broke a pack bolt. guess I need to figure out some kind of better clamp. Thinking of trying some grafite paint while they are apart.
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mbryson 05:03 PM 12-22-2009
I need a front traction bar since I went to the 40" from the 37" tires. I've been pretty impressed with a set of NEW XJ springs with an added main leaf from one of my broken packs. I've got a couple years on the springs.
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The wife would like me to sell it and buy something I can drive everyday. Not sure how I feel about that. It'd be nice to not have to drive the deezel all the time, but this thing WORKS on the trail.
XJ springs on all corners
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ffdustyw 06:41 PM 12-22-2009
My buddy Eric's.
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Brad's 66 Ford
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kwrangln 07:01 PM 12-22-2009
Originally Posted by ffdustyw:
My buddy Eric's.
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Saw this pic and thought "damn, that's got to be an AK rig". Look over and damn if I aint right.:-)

It's got a hell of a look to it, not sure I'd ever run a setup like that, but I'm not in AK with yalls terrain, so keep on keepin on.
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RoCkSkuLLz 07:10 PM 12-22-2009
mines still on leafs :-)

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ffdustyw 07:11 PM 12-22-2009
Originally Posted by kwrangln:
Saw this pic and thought "damn, that's got to be an AK rig". Look over and damn if I aint right.:-)

It's got a hell of a look to it, not sure I'd ever run a setup like that, but I'm not in AK with yalls terrain, so keep on keepin on.
He also runs a set of 39" Boggers. Change out is a bitch.
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Jonny's rig
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compas4x4 07:39 PM 12-22-2009
his is mine!!!
tigger................ yellow jeep from compas4x4.com


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one more!!!!

one more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jeep girls


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fubar73cj5 10:32 AM 12-23-2009
Originally Posted by RoCkSkuLLz:
mines still on leafs :-)
:-)

Specs/springs/wheelbase/belly height?
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RoCkSkuLLz 01:59 PM 12-23-2009
Originally Posted by fubar73cj5:
:-)

Specs/springs/wheelbase/belly height?
Spec's - Currie 60 front, 14B rear, 40" Creepys, np231 w/4to1, 4.6L stroker

More Spec's & pics - Click Here

Springs are custom National leafs (0" lift), 102" WB, I'll have to check the belly [edit: 23"], I lowered the Jeep a little more after the 1-ton axle swap. Just finished the swap a couple weeks ago thats why everything looks so clean & new.

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buzz54 03:02 PM 12-31-2009
Originally Posted by RoCkSkuLLz:
Spec's - Currie 60 front, 14B rear, 40" Creepys, np231 w/4to1, 4.6L stroker

More Spec's & pics - Click Here

Springs are custom National leafs (0" lift), 102" WB, I'll have to check the belly [edit: 23"], I lowered the Jeep a little more after the 1-ton axle swap. Just finished the swap a couple weeks ago thats why everything looks so clean & new.

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That is about the best looking jeep i've seen, this is now my new favorite jeep. Do you drive this beast on the road also? That cage is very interesting, do you have any more pics?
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cavaliers1323@aol.co 12:47 PM 01-01-2010
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holy spring hanger batman
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RoCkSkuLLz 03:15 PM 01-01-2010
Originally Posted by buzz54:
That is about the best looking jeep i've seen, this is now my new favorite jeep. Do you drive this beast on the road also? That cage is very interesting, do you have any more pics?
Thanks. Yes it drives on the road often to work and back (as much as I can) and always too and from the trails. The cage I built a long time ago inspired by the old avalanche engineering blue CJ5 aka "bruiser". I'll look for more cage pictures.
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missing mountains 03:55 PM 01-01-2010
Originally Posted by cavaliers1323@aol.co:
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holy spring hanger batman
I think it came off of some old land rover, I got it from a friend who is into old rovers. it fit nicely to put the hanger back about 14 inches on the frame from the original location.
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alehandro3 10:35 PM 01-02-2010
still got the leafs up front but I gotta say links are pretty cool

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Shawn90yj 03:44 PM 01-08-2010
Heres mine. Still daily drive it too. 90 YJ. four leaf waggy's from crown
J5362950. Front is streched 3". moved hangers and flipped springs rear is 1" moved hangers. spring are not flipped until I move gas tank. 97" wheelbase right now. These spring are a little stiff. front works great with V8. Rear is a lttle stiff. But they are only 2 months old. Image
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ajmaudio 01:28 AM 01-09-2010
would everyone agree that the RE SOA springs are a good ride on the street?? wana do links but no time right now. sitting on superride 2 inch springs soa right now with rs9000.. rides like poooooo
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RoCkSkuLLz 11:09 AM 01-09-2010
Originally Posted by ajmaudio:
would everyone agree that the RE SOA springs are a good ride on the street?? wana do links but no time right now. sitting on superride 2 inch springs soa right now with rs9000.. rides like poooooo
The RE springs ride alright. If you want a cushy ride though, National or Alcan are my suggestion. Worth the extra $$.
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mike4089 01:33 PM 01-09-2010
so im finishing up my one ton swap and im using RE1444's front and xj rears....what length shock should i use?? i was thinking maybe a 12 inch shock?? or is that to long??
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YredJ 02:00 PM 01-09-2010
Originally Posted by mike4089:
so im finishing up my one ton swap and im using RE1444's front and xj rears....what length shock should i use?? i was thinking maybe a 12 inch shock?? or is that to long??
Flex the suspension to its max and measure from upper shock mount to lower shock mount on both sides of the jeep. That way you can get the minimum and max of the shock length you need. If that makes any sense.:-)
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YredJ 02:02 PM 01-09-2010
Originally Posted by alehandro3:
still got the leafs up front but I gotta say links are pretty cool
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Do you have a build thread, what are the specs? I like the way it sits. Are you running a flat skid?
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ajmaudio 02:49 AM 01-10-2010
Originally Posted by RoCkSkuLLz:
The RE springs ride alright. If you want a cushy ride though, National or Alcan are my suggestion. Worth the extra $$.
any more specifics there? I have seen that the alcan stuff is held in high regard. They really ride substantially better than RE?
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Msawin42 05:42 AM 01-10-2010
Leafs in the back of my TJ
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