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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 09:11 AM
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can Rancho springs flex?

I have Rancho 2 1/2" springs (under axle) on my 84 CJ7. The front springs flex ok but the rear springs do not flex much at all. Any suggestions? I thought of taking the spring packs apart and grinding the edges, painting them and maybe teflon strips between the leaves. Or maybe removing the bottom spring. Has anyone done this? I have 33" tires with no body lift and a little shackle lift. The tires just barely rub now- needs bump stops or a bit of trimming. I don't mind more rubbing if the rear would flex.

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 11:56 AM
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Re: can Rancho springs flex?

You're on the right track. Do all of the above except removing a leaf. You'll loose cargo carrying capacity. You might also consider a loose bolt clamp. It will get better but don't expect miracles.


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post #3 of (permalink) Old 07-04-2001, 12:45 PM
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Re: can Rancho springs flex?

you also might try to "oil" them w/ a dry oil.... there are special lubricants out there that dont leave any wet residue behind that would catch dirt in the future.

than you might try to take out a leaf and/or replace it with another (junkyard) leaf, until you get a good mix


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