Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bremerton, WA.
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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?
I had the MORE SRS buggy kit on my CJ5. I only had the buggy spring pull away a few times on most trails and usually really opened when I was driving into something to get crossed up, or on rocks. A friend with a CJ5 built the same w/o buggy kit got almost the same droop with longer shackles. It did get about 1.5-2" of extra droop over no buggy springs(again could be achieved w/longer shackles). I thought I would try the system out since I was doing SOA, SRS, converting to YJ springs and it was only about 50.00 more at the time. I don't think I would BUY one again, (If I really wanted it I would make one). For anything other than offroad I would use large square u-bolts to secure it to the frame so it wouldn't open on corners, etc. The other option is to run a bolt throught the middle of the spring, then washer and nut it when not needed.
The SRS buggy kit did make it onto my CJ7 build-up, since I had it and was easier to swap over to the new frame instead of fabbing up all new stuff, and it does work okay to some extent.
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