Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Last weekend wheelin' at Oak Ridge (VA) I broke one of my Rubicon Express 4" lift springs on the rear of my YJ. When I pulled the spring out I found that my spring plate centering pin holes are all warbled out (they are now about 1" in diameter).
My first thought was to get some RE or BDS stock height springs, go spring over and get about another inch of lift. BUT! RE does not "recommend" the RE1440 for SOA, BDS does not make a stock height spring...
WHAT TO DO???
Don't really have the coin to get the RE or BDS 1.5 inch lift for SOA springs (it's not the spring cost...it's the longer driveshaft, 35" swampers, chromolly shafts, SOA set up for the front, springs for the front, blah, blah, blah...)
I have to put on new perches and get new springs anyway. So...
What would you do?
A) Get 4" lift springs again, stay SUA not worry about the 1" I'd like to add to the rear lift. (basically go back with the same as I have now)
B) Get the RE1440. Run them SOA, plan on replacing when they get all bent or saggy (hopefully will last more than a year), Get the 1" (or so) of lift I would like.
C) Part out the YJ (FI 258, TF999, NP231 w/SYE, 8.8 w/Eaton E-locker, D30 w/TJ shafts, 33" LTB's, Roll cage, Blah, blah, blah) and put all the cash into making the Commando on rockin' old timer...
E)Something completely different?
A bad weekend of wheelin', is still a good weekend.