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Question on rear springs ????

I saw a Video on Top Truck Challenge & there was a 80 Cj-5 with a set-up on the rear ,,, He had half a Leaf spring bolted to the frame & then it bolted to the Leafs That were bolted to the Rear Diferental,,, Anyone know anything about this set-up ?? Looks like it might work good on street & trail...
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Re: Question on rear springs ????

I believe you are refering to a "quarter eliptical" set up. Try searching here or Google may bring back some info. Great setup for rear axle droop off road, probabaly not the most stable on a side hill. Not daily driver friendly at all unless you can lock out the upper springs. Otherwise pretty scary rear end lift under braking.
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Re: Question on rear springs ????

Thanks for the reply...

I was thinking about some kind of pin release for just that reason ,,,, I plan on running on the street with it , but need some flex offroad,, I was thinking a short pin with a Hair clip & pull it out for offroad..
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Re: Question on rear springs ????

Jeepgod on this board is doing that to his Jeep. You might try searching for his info and pm,ing him with any questions.
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Re: Question on rear springs ????

I know I couple of guys that did it....worked good...but they then went and did a coil over....no comparison.....

So, as the one guy put it (having done all of them)...in order of lift and ride...
1. Lifted springs (good)
2. SOA with stock Wrangler springs (best way to go if using leafs)
3. Coil over (outstanding)
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