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In the search to make a stronger Jeep, I went out and bought some used axles. A Grand Wag. for the front and a Scout II for the rear. I already had my rear suspension set in my mind of a Wrangler spring Springover, and aquired a set of 95 rear springs. For the front, i would rather keep it springunder b/c of steering linkage concerns and cost. Anyone out there run a setup like this? Advice?
brandon

 
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Thats the way I'm runnin my scrambler.Except I have the front springs from a waggon. on the rear.It also has 4in.trailmasters with add a leaves in the front to set it level.Watch out for spring wrap though!!

 
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I know of someone here in the Phoenix area running SOA in front and SUA in rear. This gets him lots o' flex up front while reducing axle wrap in the rear. He seems to be able to do all of the most difficult trails around the Phoenix area.

 
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I've been thinking of doing this.. mostly because my rear springs are toast (one side has sagged mre then the other) and the fronts are good, and I have a pair of YJ rear springs. When I get my 4.3L swap done, I'll be turning my attention to the rear.

I don't see why this wouldn't work. You would need to deal with the spring wrap on the rear but there are plenty of simple A arm type solutions for that.

Jim O'Brien
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hey Tomasr, that wouldn't happen to be Eric Boyer would it? If it is, he is one of the few that has this setup and i would like to contact him. His Jeep is the butchered red and blue Wrangler without fender flairs and an AMC 20 rear axle. I know i can figure out the axle wrap problem, but i really don't want to deal with the cost of hi clearance steering. Both of the 2 FSJ axles i have are '80 or newer and don't have the flattop knuckle.

Sooooo i would have to
1. replace the Knuckle,
2. then have it machined,
3. then have a draglink made
4. and be out alot of cash which i don't have.

but thanks for the advice.
Brandon. (if you are curious, there is a pic of my jeep at La4x4.com
under members rigs.)

 

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when I was in Palm Springs last 4th of July weekend I saw a CJ or YJ (YJ I think) with a spring under front and spring over rear. I came here and asked bout it. most people said that the dealing with the front steering would be easier. other people said the guy might bave just gotten ahold of 2 lift springs for the front and swaped pearches in the rear for a cheep lift.. sounds good to me

 
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Brandon,

No, I was not refering to Eric Boyer. I know of Eric and have seen him in Mr. Ed 4x4 videos but I have never met him. The guy I was referring to has a first name of Bruce, I think. He wheels with another guy named Joe Clarke who runs the website http://www.az4x4.net.
 
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