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Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

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i am 99% sure i am going SOA when i do the 8.8 swap in 2 weeks and i was wondering if any of you have tried this to fix the axle wrap problem:


i dug out an old copy of JP Mag where they do a writeup on this and it seems pretty simple (espcially since i have 2 sets of stock springs)

-Take apart stock FRONT leaf and cut the main eyes off it.
-Place it direct under the main leaf (with the eyes on it) in the rear spring pack
-Take the leaf above the main leaf in the front pack and install it ABOVE the main leaf in the rear pack for a total of 7 leafs.

It appears the extra leaf on the top of the back is ONLY there to eliminate wrap and becuse it is on top, it doesnt effect the ride or flex

The writeup in the mag is on a YJ using stock YJ springs

I am thinking of trying this

anyone done it??

opinions?

sounds like it should work, but then again, a lot of weird things that go on in my head SHOULD work LOL

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Re: Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

hey ive done it, just be sure you actually cut the main springs where they start to wrap as you can, mine worked well and flexed well too, but i have only a few miles on them b/c i tore out the 12 bolt i's swapped in shortly after, ive since swapped a 14 just watin on dough for the driveshaft, but they will give you about an inch and half of extra lift and a little rougher ride but not bad good luck you might check with jp by email if i am not mistaken though they did it on pewe's flatfender with a 455 buikc and d60's well he is now editor for petersen's 4x, (they own jp) anyway, you could probably email him and check how they held up cause you can imagine how he wheels it, if you do get a reply tell me prive or post it id like to know

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Re: Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

I have HEARD that this will not stop axle wrap completely, but does help alot. This is only what I have heard. I have SEEN a anti wrap bar, similar to Sam's and made simply of tubing, a left over shackle and left over shackle bushings, work perfectly. No axle wrap, no effect on flex.

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Re: Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

almost any type of bar set-up will work if the front end of it is allowed to swing when the axle moves back and forth, or if the axle is double shackled so it can move in the arc of the bar. I never cared much for adding limit springs to the pack because they either stiffen the ride, or only stop the wrap-up in one direction, or they work 90% of the time, but when you are really hammering on it they let the axle roll just enough to hammer the u-joint. although it's more work I liked the 4 bar with double shackles, it really rode nice.

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Re: Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

<font color=blue>ive since swapped a 14 just watin on dough for the driveshaft</font color=blue>

Why did you redo the driveshaft in the rear? I just finished a swap from a 10 bolt to a 14 bolt (FF) on a buddy's truck, and only had to add the conversion joint, 1330 to 1350, the driveshaft was the same length.

How did it fit?

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Re: Cheap/Easy Cure For Axle Wrap. OPINIONS PLEASE!

Did it, with the YJ springs and they sagged after a couple runs out. It helped the wrap but didn't eliminate it. The second time I did it I used the forth leaf down from a wagoneer pack. A little stiffer, wrap was still there and it took about four runs to get them to sag a tiny bit. The only way to totally eliminate the wrap is to buy/build a traction bar with pivot/shackle on the front. This is what I am working on now.

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