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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-04-2003, 09:47 PM
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what were they thinking?

i see jeeps like this and just wonder what they were thinking. why would you do this? i mean they probably didnt even bother with a sye and im sure they jerryrigged thier way through the whole thing ya know. personally i dont do anything for looks but i guess its jsut about what makes you happy or somethin [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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Re: what were they thinking?

I'm a little confused... Why would you take a coil spring suspension and change it over to a SOA configuration like that?

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Re: what were they thinking?

Lets see whats a little off about this TJ shall we?

I'd have to say its the first TJ I've ever seen with leaf springs in the rear. I also think they're putting too much faith in those coil spacers up front. Lets not mention the vehicle has a salvage title.
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Re: what were they thinking?

Well yes and no. Look at the rear end closely. Its been converted to leaf springs and has a dana 44. The only thing i see that I dont like is that the tires are too small. I bet it would flex like crazy though. It is a salvage vehicle, so in other words someone wrecked it and totaled it out. It was sold at an insurance auction, fixed, and now is being sold again. I would very closley inspect it before i bought it. Also i would put odds on it that it was hit in the rear end and that is why the back glass is missing and the suspension has been completly reworked in the rear.
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But it says "bid with confidence".... [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]
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Re: what were they thinking?

If you do a search on the internet there are plenty "O" guys that convert their TJs to rear leaf. its somthing about rear suspension squat. I think that the long arm kits take care of that issue, but some people like leaf springs.
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I like the part near the bottom.

"*This vehicle has a rough ride. It is excellent for hunting and rugged terrain.*"
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Re: what were they thinking?

How about the angle on those shackles in the rear... Think they might have welded the spring perches a little too far apart.... And as for the SYE if you look close you can see the 2" t-case drop kit they didn't need no stinking SYE... What I can't believe is that POS is up to 11k.
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