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89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

This is very bothersome, with no rear locker it stops forward movement when it begins to flex on opposite corners, 1 front and 1 rear tire will spin :-( needs to keep the rear tires planted better. It doesn't take much to lift it off the ground and I also took off the rear trac bar as I was told here. The front still has the sway bar hooked up but its days are numbered! I love to go the hard ways, no easy way when theres a challenge to be had... Hows the revolver shackles with a 4" lift? Plus these wimpy bf all terrains almost got me stuck several times in wimpy mud, boggers soon!
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

Just spring over and tripple your flex in one day for less than $50.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

get front sway bar disconnects.
because the front sway bar limits the flex, it causes the whole body to twist or pitch and the rear has to take up the slack.

Example:
first time I went wheeling with my Rubicon express swaybar discos. I drove it onto the trail about 100 feet. On what looked like level ground. I tried to pull the pins out, it took some muscle. the second the pin popped out, the disco pulled apart by 2 inches. and the jeep leveled.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

give it a little emergency brake, not much, no more than half way. adding the drag of the e-brake will help to keep the power to the wheel with traction.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

WOW!! I should of called you when I did my SOA.

I guess it's possible to do for $50. But highly unlikely. That's just my opinion though.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

the front swaybar MUST be HISTORY for the articulation to happen. it's like night and day. that POS totally [email protected] up the wheelin capabilities. LOOSE IT [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

Disconect the sway bar and both track bars (front and rear). Then flex it to make sure the shocks are not limiting the droop (my rear shocks were) and that the brake lines are long enough. If the shocks are limiting travel, install a shock that will not limit compression or droop. To do this you may have to raise the upper shock mounts.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

good point jeeperjohn,

extended brake lines.

lift kits should come with thease, but most don't. My lift kit came with them.

superswamper,
what lift kit do you have.
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

jamgood, Mobdawg neglectred to mention that we did the SOA on his jeep useing the modified 1 ton axles from my jeep that I had already adjusted caster, narrowed, and set up crossover steering on....so, in that instance... you can believe the SOA after purchasing my axles cost him more than $50. AND...he had a really cool guy help him put the axles in that welds for beer....
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Re: 89\' needs better rear flex, ideas?

Boomerang shackles on the rear will help a little with compresion, moves the spring back a little and won't hit the frame as a regular shackle would. I would not ever pay for revolver shackles, way to overpriced. You can easily find plans for a buggy leaf setup and do it very very cheap if you have to have that type of setup.

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