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Extended my Wheel Base to 99\"(wagoneer springs)
I screwed up my driver side rear, main leaf spring, pretty baddly, durring some heavy footed, rock climbs at bald Mountain a couple of weeks ago. Actualy they were already, showing signs of heavy use/abuse after Moab.
So a couple of days ago I installed a set of of 6 leaf Rancho 2 1/2" lift, Wagoneer springs. I did no modifications to the rear shackle positions, but did use a set of my own 5/16 inch shackles with no cross support, to allow the springs to twist a bit easier. The waggy boingers moved my axle back another 2 1/2" to a total WB of just a hair over 98 1/2". The pig still clears the gas tank , but just barely(Ill know how much room I really have, after this weekend. I had to have my rear drive shaft lengthened,( I ramped it at a wharehouse loading dock, and only had about an inch of spline left when the front tire was 51" above level). I also had to make modifications to my anti wrap bar. Everything appears to work great though. Im gonna put it through its paces this weekend on the Rubicon. Ill o get some pics and, give the low down on performance when I get back.
99" of wheelbase, whats not to like about that though.
Wow, you can get a nice tan on your arms, from welding with no shirt on.