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3/4 Elliptical Question, if anyone\'s got it?

I'm planning on doing a 3/4 elliptical on my rear as soon as doctor's orders permit such labor. I was curious, has anyone here done this on the front? is it even possible? If so, can you post me some pictures? I'm just trying to get ideas.

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Re: 3/4 Elliptical Question, if anyone\'s got it?

If you do it on the front, incredble flex but not streetable. A friend of mine has the setup, here's a pic:

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His name is Brett McFarland, you can contact him through the Rock Garden Four Wheelers web page, his email is under members. http://home.off-road.com/~rockgarden
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Re: 3/4 Elliptical Question, if anyone\'s got it?

Thanks a lot. So it's not streetable with the front? I assume steering issues, correct? This is my DD, I'm just looking for more flex out of the rear without going to more expensive leaf packs that I don't have the money for.
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Re: 3/4 Elliptical Question, if anyone\'s got it?

Brad, looks like the Jeep you posted of your friend has 1/4 elliptical in the front, not 3/4 elliptical.
M.O.R.E. sells a a shackle reversal kit with buggy springs (3/4 elliptical) for the front of Jeeps. I installed it on my CJ5 when I did SOA and YJ springs. Personally I don't think it is worth the extra money for 1-1.5"'s of extra droop that can be obtained with proper shackle angle/placement. You could replace the short stiff spring that comes in the kit with a section of a YJ spring and get more droop, but then may have to deal with them opening when cornering & hard braking.
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PB, you are right, its 1/4, I guess I didn't read the original post too well! [img]images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] That 1/4 sure can flex, but scary at anything over a crawl.
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Re: 3/4 Elliptical Question, if anyone\'s got it?

I done this to the rear of my YJ. I used Toyota Tacoma rear springs since they are designed for SOA. They have 3 long leaves and one short flat overload. they are VERY soft! [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I then got a stock YJ spring pack and took it apart and cut the springs in half. The center pin is centered so I only needed one spring pack. If you need more info email me and I will answer any questions that I can. I have not driven it like this since I am still building. but it should flex very well. Hope this helps, Wade

I forgot one of the main reasons for using the 'Yota springs is that the center pic was offset 5" with my MORE offset spring perches my wheelbase is now 100"!! [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
I must also mention the main reason I went with a 3/4 elliptical rear is that the yota springs are about 5" longer that the YJ springs and I needed a way to keep my shackle angle correct. With 3/4 elliptical I killed 2 birds with one stone. I got the flex I wanted plus the extended wheelbase.
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