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post #1 of (permalink) Old 06-27-2001, 08:14 PM
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3/4 ele F/R on a yj

How trail effictive is the 3/4 ele spring setup. I have been looking to do this when I do my spring over. I don't mind wander anymore. Jeepgod just said that I should really think about it before I do it to my daily driver.
I'm sure that this subject has been beaten like a dead horse, but I just have to ask.

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Re: 3/4 ele F/R on a yj

oh what does jeepgod know anyway [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
i would consider it for the rear as long as you have a way to control axle wrap.

but, for the front, Hmmm
first thing i thinking is which end is going to able to droop off the frame?
rear: first the draw back to a "shackle reversal" is when your suspension droops the pinion/yoke start pointing downward. (this is why so many have there stub and sliders come apart on shackle reversals, mine included) now with a 3/4 eliptical it will be worse, you could get a fancy long travel drive$haft..... but the droop angle while still be bad, at worst causing binding of your U-joint maybe.
front: Hmmm, i'd have to agree (cough, cough, clearing my throught now) with jeepgod.

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Re: 3/4 ele F/R on a yj

When I swapped to SOA I did a shackle reversal system, and thought for the extra bucks I would try the front buggy kit(3/4 elliptical) from MORE.
The only time I got the front springs to pull 'pull away' was when I made them. On any trail, or rocks I was on, they didn't pull away. I was running 9012 in the front and fully extended the springs were only open a little. I know I could have obtained full extension with a different shackle angle. I was running a Arizona driveline 13" slipshaft to eliminate the possibility of separation. Now that I am needing to rebuild my Jeep, I probably won't do the buggy kit again. It just wasn't that effective.
For the rear I can use all of a 9012's length (actualy more if disconnected)w/o 3/4 elliptical, so don't think I need it. If you do decide it is for you, either clamp them down with square u-bolts, or a bolt thru the spring when you are driving normally to reduce the opening when not wanted to.

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i suggest not doing it.. i ran 3/4 in the rear for a while, both SUA and SOA.. you'll experience wheel hop when climbing rocks, and makes things MORE difficult to climb..that was the effect in the rear.. i'm not sure if the same will happen up front.. you won't really gain THAT much more travel either.. it just looks cool, but doesn't perform well..

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Re: 3/4 ele F/R on a yj

Hey Grinch, do you have any axle wrap/hop now and if yes do you use anything to control it? (besides the right foot) [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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Re: 3/4 ele F/R on a yj

thanks for the info gents, I think I'll just stick to my soa for now and just try to out wheel everyone else. I just need to kick jeepgods ass every now and then, just to keep him in check, ya know?

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