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Re: Question about MORE leaf spring mounts...
Okay, I found the info I was looking for. It's at the YJ FAQ page. You may or may not of read it...
1) Since the frame is lower at the rear spring eye, you will be
forced to lift the vehicle a fair amount - you may be happy with
this side effect, as it will allow you to have a lift and retain
the more desireable/efficient flat profile
2) The drop brackets you will need to mount the fixed end in
front will put a *lot* of stress on the very frontmost part of
the frame rails - laterally in particular. You will need to add
a lot of structure and crossbracing to keep the stiffness of the
chassis high enough to maintain the handling you have now *this
is one area I've seen lacking in any 'kits' that are out there -
they just don't do the engineering calcs to check for frame
3) You will be using your front prop. slip yoke more - this
*shouldn't* be a big problem, unless you're running tons of lift
and the prop is at a big angle to the ground - just realize you
may wear it out and need a whole new drive shaft!
4) If you run big lift springs with lots of arc to them, realize
that your tires now move up and *back* when you hit a
bump/compress the suspension - which means your big meats will
have more chance of hitting the fenders in the footwell area.
"James and the Giant Jeep"
1993 Wrangler 4.0/5spd, Herculined Interior