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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 02:12 PM
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Re-doing spring packs

I am kicking around going SOA when the jeep gets new axles and just getting it over with. Thing is I still want to use my RE springs with the millitary wraps. So what would be a good combination to use on my springs. Just start taking out the lower leafs, until I get the desired height? I believe they are 6 leaf packs, I have the thicker rear ones on all 4 corners.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 02:19 PM
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Re: Re-doing spring packs

How much lift do your RE springs provide in SUA configuration? That info will help along with how much lift do you want out of the SOA conversion.

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 06-03-2001, 02:30 PM
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Re: Re-doing spring packs

Sorry, I have the 4.5" RE Extreme lift springs. I was hoping to get around 2.5"-3" out of the springs.




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Re: Re-doing spring packs

jason-
to change the subject
my new 32x11.50's rub at the rear! i was shocked. they are hitting the flare/fender at the rear-inside area. i will take off flare and trim along with some of the body right there. this was under light wheelin and i didn't continue till i hack away a little. just curious how much rubbing you had with your 35's? maybe you have a body lift? i took off my 1" body when installed the 4.5" RE> i don't want the body lift so will cut a little for starters.
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Re: Re-doing spring packs

I used my extende bumpstops and when the extentions contact the bumpstop there is about 1/2" clearance between the rear of the 35" and the body. I am running a 2" PA body lift and 35" MT/R's. What kinda tires are you running? If they are swampers then they probably are measureing around 33". Get some stock TJ flares and hack under them.

Also anymore comments about the spring packs? I have 2 small leafs that won't hamper the spring clamp. I am thinking of taking the lower 2 leafs out and see how that holds up. So it will be a 4 leaf setup. I'll at least have to take out the lower leaf for sure. Maybe I'll get some of that teflon pads from online metals[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img].




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Re: Re-doing spring packs

i wouldnt take out those lower 2.. if anything.. try one first.. those are the load bearing springs.. and it doesnt take much.. but with you flexing them springs.. w/o that one.. be prepared for them to go flat sooner than normal.. your driving/axles/wieght will all determine how long they hold up.. i would leave them alone.. and ditch the body lift..

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Re: Re-doing spring packs

Ahh I actully forgot I could take it off. That's the ticket. I'll proably just ditch the lower spring and see how that works first. I didn't realize that they would sag that much. I guess that is why I am paying you guys so much[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img].

I posted a pic of the springs before they got put on.




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Re: Re-doing spring packs

yo jason!
where did you get your bumpstop extensions and how long are they? i found a part number for a rancho extension on http://www.desertrat.com under a yj lift kit to "clear 33's".
this may be what i need like you said to control the rubbing.
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They won't allow you to fully stuff the tires, just wanted to let you know. I got mine with the first 4" lift I purchaced, a pro-comp. I have seen them for sale at http://www.4wd.com, they are selling the skyjacker ones. They are actually like a metal thing that fits ontop of the axle tubing between the bumpstop and the axle, under both of the ubolts.

$39.95http://https://www.4wd.com/Shop4wd/P...roductSku=BP30

There are also extended bumpstops you can get from http://www.mountainoffroad.com, that are actually reenginered longer rubber bumpstops that mount inplace of your original bumpstops.

$58.50http://www.mountainoffroad.com/catal.../bumpstops.htm




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dude nice work![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
you went all out on the research! thanks...
yeah my articulation will be limited i know but i want to stop the rubbing. trying to find a happy medium. i will check these sites out and see what's up. i saw some "blocks" that go in between the stock rubber bumpstop and the frame that i would like to find also. might even consider making some of these "blocks" of varying height to find the right size for my conditions. thanks for your input and effort!


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