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post #1 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2001, 10:44 PM Thread Starter
 
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Glenn, you were right.

I removed my overload spring in the rear of my rig(the thick one at the bottom). I was warned about the risk, but I didn't care if they broke or what have you...I'm in the marked for some suspension anyway. I did however, wanted to see the effect of not having them would have. It was, as I had thought, super flexible. Much more twisting, and a lot less of the top of my suzuki leaning over when the rear tire would start to climb a big boulder. But way too week. One rough section did them in.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 05-28-2001, 11:15 PM
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Re: Glenn, you were right.

eeeeek! you have other spring paks right?

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Re: Glenn, you were right.

I've kinked springs before and manually bent them back into shape. You have to do them one leaf at a time if you're going this route. You will also have to reinforce them though as they'll be a bit weaker from this point on.

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Re: Glenn, you were right.

Hey Gino, good to see you made it home ok. How was the rest of your weekend. I didn't get home till 1:30am this morning. I wish I wouldn't have stayed for the raffle (didn't win a thing), but oh well, had fun anyway.
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Re: Glenn, you were right.

STEVE I made it home just fine. It was cool rapping on the trail with ya. When ever you want to get away, come on up and we can do some killer wheelin here....gal2:20
Advice neededI don't have another spring pack. I am wondering your guys' opinions. 2 questions..
#1). What's the deal with the RR coil suspensions? Anyone try them..
#2). If I were to stay with leaf, whats the best set up?
Thanks a million....
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Re: Glenn, you were right.

Hey Gino, That's my favorite verse. Thanks man, that made my day. Hey if you want to go with the YJ conversion, you can have my springs, I think I'm just gonna do a spring over for now. Let me know and they're yours.
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Re: Glenn, you were right.

Been out for several days on vacation. Would adding extra leafs have prevented your damage? I have been following the topic of removing the overloads and adding a leaf or two extra from my parts zuk.



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Re: Glenn, you were right.

WELL THE COILS HAVE GOTTEN PRETTY AFFORTABLE AND ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE BEST OFF-ROAD SUSPENSIONS AND NO WORRIES ABOUT THINGS LIKE AXLE RAP AND PROBLEMS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE WITH THE NORMAL SPRINGS! THEY COME SET TO WEAR 33'S AND YOU CAN ASK FOR SOFT OR A HARDER SPRING, AND IF YOU ARE THAT MECHANICALY INCLINED YOU CAN TELL THEM THE LB./SQUARE INCH YOU WANT!
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