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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-06-2001, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

Pros and cons, and on a rig that is driven on the streets alot.

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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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... got any pix?

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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

how are the 1/4 elliptical and buggy spring different?
are they even similar?
ive seen a lot of 1/4 elliptical setups on zuks
are they as effective on my cj7 application ?


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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

Buggy springs are almost a 3/4 eliptical setup.

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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

ok maybe i meant 3/4
not sure tho
is there such a setup as 1/4?


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In one word, yes. Here is a pic of a 1/4 ele. rig. Nice flex, huh? Hard to set up, takes alot of practice. But once you get the hang of it, it will flex like mad. Alot of competion rigs are built with 1/4 springs.

For me, it would be too hard to learn how to set one up. I'll stick with either coils or 1/2 springs.




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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

Mike, save your money for a while. Learn to drive those trails with what you've got. This will help build up your driving skills. That's the number one thing you need on any trail. If you don't have skill to handle the trail, and wisdom to know when your skills are exceeded, those modifications will kill you quicker'n the dickens.

Take a look here , this explains thing's better than I can. Now tell me if this guy's got the wisdom to drive his wonderfully equiped rig on the trail. Would you ride with him?

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What a dufus.

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Re: What do you think about \"buggy springs\"?

That is hilarious.
Here is some of it open about 2"


here is one right after I got it done, as you can kind of see it is barely moving away from the frame.


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