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DIY military wrap

OK here's one that prolly sounds really stupid.... even worse I think I know the answer already...

I heard alot about military wrap on the spring packs... Just what is that exactly?
Can I do that on my stockers just to get them in line and keep 'em there?
Any ideas as to where I can get some? Fab 'em outta straight stock??... Kit maybe...??

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Re: DIY military wrap

i thought that the stock springs already were "military wrap". i was under the impression that it was when the second leaf wraped around in the front. someone please explain! [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: DIY military wrap

Dont know exactly where you would get some, less you took some off another set of springs. Thats about it they hld the spring's inline im sure there prob. another reason but I dont know.
I opened mine up on my old yj's cuase they hindered flex..
dimensions and material roughly 5/16 thick on a yj 3/4"-1" wide and just wrap around the bottom of the spring and fold down on the top.
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Re: DIY military wrap

You are correct. The front stock springs have the wrap. You could do it at home with a torch using a large rosebud tip. A forge is better, but I don't have one at work so I use the torch.
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Re: DIY military wrap

A military wrap is when the second leaf is wrapped around the first one. I have cut all the military wraps of my zuk. It just flexes better. I also lengthened my frame in the front to put rear springs up there. I took out the overload spring too.
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Re: DIY military wrap

Myk,

Yep, a military wrap is the second leaf wraped ontp the mail leaf's eye. Probably to keep
things together if the main breaks at the center bolt hole, as they are known to do.

What billybob (CA) is asking about sounds like the spring clamps used to keep the leafs
from splaying. A clamp can be used, but can cause binding, or a U shaped channel open at the
top but high enough to not have a leaf catch.
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Re: DIY military wrap

thanks guys! i thought i was going crazy!!!!!! [img]images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Re: DIY military wrap

Thanx outlawmws
Oh the language barrier I didnt think that was the exact name but went with it anyway [img]images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: DIY military wrap

Yeah Outlaw... that's exactly what I was talking about... I gotta problem with the pass side rear spring pack that kinda tweaks out at the front and in at the rear shackle. Worn a good notch in the U clamp at the rear... just wondering if there was a better way of keeping those things inline. First thought was to wrap them up... but I wasn't sure exactly if that was the best idea... I mean, if it was, wouldn't they come like that?
Other solutions would be welcomed...
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