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YJ spring conv. (Home made)?
"OK" here it is~ I have a set F&R of 2" lifted YJ springs that I'm itching to put on befor Zukiemelt!!! ~Problem~ no mulla to get the kits with!! SOOOOOO here is what I'm thinking of doing, I allready have 1" longer shackles on swing end of springs F&R. Hopfully the extra long shackle will swing back compensating for the extra length on that end. For the fixed end ~ I have some steel plates that were part of a genrick shackle lift kit. I put the spring in place and it lookes like they will bolt up with the plates bolted in where the stock spring is bolted in on the fixed end and then extend back just beyond the exhisting bracket giving me the extra length I need for the longer springs. (YJ springs would end up just behind the stock bracket that is allready welded in ~that is the stock one) In addition to bolting these plates in I could also weld them to the old brackets! (Plates are 1/8 " thick)
Question ~ how much longer , or more room do I need between the brackets for the YJ springs compared to the stock position?
What do yall think?? It looks like it might work! only thing I'm wondering about is side to side movement, not being shure if the extended brackets would hold UP . and if the extra long shackles are long enough.
I am also thinking of enlarging the holes on the bottom spring plates where the shocks and springs are bolted to the axel so the wider springs will fit!
OK ~ Let me have IT!!!!! Pros & Cons ~~~