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Old 09-08-2007, 09:04 PM   #1
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How to stretch

How would i stretch my yj and keep leaf springs.I plan on doin a spring over conversion with a ford 9 or 8.8.Is this possible or if it is,is it worth it?

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i've heard somethin about usin dodge dakota springs or somethin like that. but i guess that is outside the parameters of the question

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Old 09-08-2007, 09:07 PM   #3
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Wel i heard i could use cherokee springs in the back and it wiould stretch it.but im askin like general mods to brake lines and stuff like that. i know its not as easy as just put on cher. springs and your done.
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aaahhhh/ i'm not sure at all. but thanks for askin. because i need to learn about it too
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Use XJ leaf springs, and flip them around them to stretch out your rear.
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use XJ springs and move the spring hangers to the rear of the bumper. basically make your rear bumper your rear crossmember and hang the shackles from that. that with the XJ springs will give you a decent amount of stretch.
as far as brake lines....just get longer ones to match the amount of stretch and lift you have.
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Old 09-09-2007, 02:40 AM   #7
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is that really al thats involved?
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I believe that you have to cut the body in the rear as well as repllacing the fuel tank to make room for the axle.
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yeah, you will have to trim the rear body or do a full comp cut. just depends on how much you stretch. you will need a longer driveshaft. you will need to relocate the shocks. you will either need a fuel cell, or a comp style tank like genright makes to move the gas tank back. you will also have to relocate the front (of the rear) spring hangers when moving the whole spring pack back.
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if it were me, i'd get this kit from BTF

http://bluetorchfab.com/store/produc...roducts_id=115

it lists things you would need to modify.
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GenRight also has a stretch kit including new rear comp-corners and a new fuel tank.
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here is the genright setup...kinda gives you an idea of how it would work...







you can see how mounting the shackle hangers on the back of the rear crossmember gives you stretch.


you can get this kit which includes the rear corner guards that move the wheel well opening back to accomodate up to a 5" stretch, which is just about what you would be getting. it also includes rocker guards to match and a new fuel tank and tank skid that keeps the tank under the rearend (no fuel cell needed) and makes room to move your rear axle back up to 5".


it really doesn't get any easier than that. if it were me doing this, i would use the BTF rear frame crossmember/bumper/spring hanger and the genright gas tank and corner guard kit. after that, you're left with relocating the shocks, brake lines, and lengthening the driveshaft.
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Old 09-09-2007, 10:11 PM   #13
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coils in the rear is pretty simple too! I'd suggest linking the rear first and be done with it.
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That's a pretty cool setup but that guy needs to repair that thumbnail before he does anymore hand modeling.


Sorry, back to topic.
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That something that happens when you work on your own junk.
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How hard is it to convert to coils in the rear?
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not too awfully hard if you know what your doing.

But if you started with leafs, I don't really see a reason for converting it unless you plan on going to some monster sized tires.
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not too awfully hard if you know what your doing.

But if you started with leafs, I don't really see a reason for converting it unless you plan on going to some monster sized tires.
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i was thinkin about goin to 36's or so?
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