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11-13-2007 10:48 PM
MR.CLIFFORD Springs? Maybe. Hangers F-
11-13-2007 10:37 PM
SurfnSnow While it's not a TJ, here's a thread that shows an LJ with springs done right on Pirate4x4. the same principle applies here.
11-13-2007 07:16 PM
TeeJay well done. Ecksjay's been doing a lot of digging into XJ springs. You might want to ask him.
11-12-2007 08:31 PM
GrnTJ
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Originally Posted by upinar View Post
I dont know yet. Nothing to expensive though, i know rough countrys are cheap, but ive heard that there leafs run stiff. Which springs do you recommend??
Deff. get something with a military wrap. They are springs made to handle spring over applications a little better. Or some OME heavy load springs.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16090_530.htm

These RE springs seem like they would be a better choice though. Note the Eye loop on either end is flipped so the spring will not go into a negative arch.


http://www.quadratec.com/products/16301_307.htm
11-12-2007 08:14 PM
whitebuffalo arent XJ leafs longer than YJ? looks to me your negative arch is from your spring hangers being too close. maybe not.

edit: wtf differnce does the XJ YJ make.
11-12-2007 07:56 PM
Triple88a
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Originally Posted by upinar View Post
I dont know yet. Nothing to expensive though, i know rough countrys are cheap, but ive heard that there leafs run stiff. Which springs do you recommend??
So i assume you'll be looking at Cherokee leafs then? good job man. For some reason those 38s look small to me though (no jk) You can also add "air bags" to saggy leaf springs so...
11-12-2007 06:05 PM
upinar
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Originally Posted by GrnTJ View Post
I commend the efforts but those new 2" leafs are gonna be much better. Nice work though. What brand of springs are you going with?
I dont know yet. Nothing to expensive though, i know rough countrys are cheap, but ive heard that there leafs run stiff. Which springs do you recommend??
11-12-2007 05:53 PM
MR.CLIFFORD
11-12-2007 02:39 PM
lost
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Originally Posted by Odd is he View Post





You should have started off with a geo-metro and lifted that
11-12-2007 02:29 PM
GrnTJ I commend the efforts but those new 2" leafs are gonna be much better. Nice work though. What brand of springs are you going with?
11-12-2007 02:06 PM
upinar cherokee, no leafs have been taken out.
11-12-2007 02:00 PM
AzTJ Sag a little? They have a negative bend in them. Did you remove any leafs? What did you get the springs from?
11-12-2007 12:45 PM
Odd is he
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Originally Posted by upinar View Post
The springs sag a little.





You should have started off with a geo-metro and lifted that
11-12-2007 11:20 AM
upinar
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Originally Posted by mrbigjeep View Post
in the pic of it on the ground those leafs (and the place where they attach) seem to sit super low...they don't catch anything when dropping into mudholes?
yeah i know, it those long 2 inch lift shackles. There way to long and it bugs me to. The springs sag a little, so when i get 2 inch lift springs, i can go with a stock shackle. I just had to use that shackles because it kept the back even with the front cause the back springs were sagging. I dont know if it would catch any mudholes or anything cause i havent really offroaded with it yet. Just rock roads and light mud in the trip i went on.
11-12-2007 10:33 AM
mrbigjeep in the pic of it on the ground those leafs (and the place where they attach) seem to sit super low...they don't catch anything when dropping into mudholes?
11-12-2007 10:23 AM
upinar http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k1...1-11-07047.jpg








11-12-2007 10:20 AM
upinar sorry for the wait, went on a hunting trip and i scrambled to get the last pieces together and pack for the trip.












sorry for the pics that came out dark, actually finished with the jeep on the trailer the night before the trip.
11-08-2007 08:28 PM
4Jeepn
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Originally Posted by myanarchy View Post
apples to oranges when you compare a formula offroad tube frame chassis with 1000 HP on tap to a TJ with 38s don't cha think

Depends.. .. the point of the post was that you can build a jeep on smaller tires that will out preform those with larger.. don't ya think...
11-08-2007 08:27 PM
upinar many control armed jeeps have torque steer. Im not saying that leaf sprung vehicles dont have it, im just saying that it eliminated my torque steer.
11-08-2007 08:03 PM
Rawkon how does adding leaf springs get rid of torque steer??? do you mean axle wrap? i thought torq steer was what front wheel drive cars get when you try and burn out and turn the wheel.
11-08-2007 07:53 PM
upinar Ok, The worst thing possible happened. We left the camera on my friends moms car and she drove off, this was when we put the jeep on the trailer getting ready for hunting tomarow. I have no pics of the install!! i am so pissed cause i wanted to make a nice write-up. However, we have another camera and i will take pics soon and post tonight. Im sorry for the delay. I promise, u will get pics.
11-08-2007 07:01 PM
myanarchy
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Originally Posted by 4Jeepn View Post
What a fun little thread... now as far as 33's vs 38's I think this guy would win vs the 38's...




Now back to the thread.......
apples to oranges when you compare a formula offroad tube frame chassis with 1000 HP on tap to a TJ with 38s don't cha think
11-08-2007 03:51 PM
4.0l sahara pics.
11-08-2007 03:09 PM
64panhead hey upinair, i wanted to apologize i didnt know the whole story about your situation i think your doing a good job with your jeep. i didnt get my first jeep till this year. i always had full size trucks with solid axles and leaf springs. i admit i spoke too soon
11-08-2007 12:22 PM
upinar Im snapping pics as we speak cuase im using my friends camera and he just came to help finish. I got to redo exhaust system cuase i had the box under the skid and as soon as i came out, it to a right and came out on the passenger side right before the back tire, The spring hangers are locoted theyre so had to chop it up. And i got to paint all the welds and double check all bolts and welds. Ill have pics soon
11-08-2007 10:44 AM
lost I drove it yesturday. It came out good, it drives 100x's better than before.
11-08-2007 10:20 AM
mrbigjeep progress pics are good
11-08-2007 09:18 AM
richp As far as needing a sway bar in the back with leafs, not really, if you ordered a factory XJ with the upcountry package the rear sway bar was deleted at the factory and never installed. It does change the handling some with it and without it.
11-08-2007 09:01 AM
GrnTJ ^ Thats the kind of rig I was trying to build up in my head when I was laying out what I ment by 'properly' built rig on 33's. Guess I forgot hydro steer too.
11-08-2007 07:23 AM
4Jeepn What a fun little thread... now as far as 33's vs 38's I think this guy would win vs the 38's...




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