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by SLADE
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Rear suspension rehash
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Rear suspension rehash

ledzep_06 wrote:The center pin on a 52" dodge spring is 2" offset from center


And the XJ is offset about 2 3/4" from center.
by SLADE
Sun Nov 29, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Rear suspension rehash
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Rear suspension rehash

Would the gas tank need relocated with the chevy springs? Not sure, Im not sure how much room you have off hand. I'll look at the boy's XJ and see how much room you have. Going 3" may run you into issues with shock location also. The 52" Dodge 1/2 ton leafs may be about the easiest. They would stre...
by SLADE
Sat Nov 28, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Rear suspension rehash
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Rear suspension rehash

The chevy springs look to be twice the load capacity of the xj springs. I'm guessing it would ride extremely harsh, especially in a Unibody jeep. How much does a unibody XJ weigh in comparison to a full frame TJ? You just need to look at the main leaf dimensions to find a leaf of usable overall len...
by SLADE
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Rear suspension rehash
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Rear suspension rehash

A 1"-3" stretch would be pretty easy and there are plenty of choices in donor leaves.

52" chevy leaves would be good for a 3" stretch and improved departure angle. They would be a bolt in at only 1/2" longer where some of the other leaves are 4"-6" longer.
by SLADE
Sat Nov 28, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Rear suspension rehash
Replies: 16
Views: 4940

Re: Rear suspension rehash

How much stretch are you looking for?


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by SLADE
Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: cj flex
Replies: 17
Views: 6167

Re: cj flex

crazyredneckanyhow wrote:Anyone know of a good way to get a cj to flex while still retaining leafs? Any specific brand? Something junkyard that works?

It comes down to many factors. Leaf spring length, leaf spring arch, shackle length, shackle angle, soa/sua, and spring rate.

How much travel do you want?
by SLADE
Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:26 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Winch no work........re-buildable (I assume?)
Replies: 4
Views: 1800

Re: Winch no work........re-buildable (I assume?)

Had a Warn M8000 with moisture issues. Gear box held moisture and rusted so the handle would not work. I stopped before I broke it. It was also having issues with not working properly. Most of the time it would not spool in but it was come and go both in and out. Pulled it off the Jeep and had it re...
by SLADE
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: DD Tires
Replies: 27
Views: 7287

Re: DD Tires

In that case, Its not a bad plan at all.
by SLADE
Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: DD Tires
Replies: 27
Views: 7287

Re: DD Tires

Well, I just ordered another set of TSR's. My plan is to get a set of MT's by August and put them on my old stock wheels (might buy a cheap set of aftermarket wheels with like 4.5 BS so i don't need spacers) for when i go wheeling. I got LOTS of saving to do... That plan seems a little assbackward ...
by SLADE
Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: DD Tires
Replies: 27
Views: 7287

Re: DD Tires

There are some good MT tires that are comfortable year round. I like the Duratracs, TSRs, and Fierce Attitudes but I would stick to an MT on a weekend warrior.

MTs have come a long way. They all don't fit the stereo type of completely sucking in the rain and snow.
by SLADE
Thu Jun 18, 2015 1:01 am
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Seasons Change.......... need some ideas...........
Replies: 9
Views: 3446

Re: Seasons Change.......... need some ideas...........

Narrow the front 44 and swap your 3rd into a narrower Ford 9". Another option, narrow the Dana 44 and build an 8.8. Youll be better off using as much of what you have as you can. You'll never sell them for what you have in them or for enough to rebuild another set. I understand your dilemma. My TJ i...
by SLADE
Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: DD Tires
Replies: 27
Views: 7287

Re: DD Tires

My daily driver is running bias TSLs for the summer and MTRs for the winter. The truck runs Nitto Trail Grapplers year round (wanted something a little more reasonable than the Mud Grapplers that were on it before).

We have Feirce attitudes on the 4 door and Kelly TSRs on the boys XJ.
by SLADE
Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: DD Tires
Replies: 27
Views: 7287

Re: DD Tires

My dad has the Firestone MT's on his truck. They are a good tire but a load range E for me and I'm not about that life lol What "life"? I don't get this fear of load range E tires. I thinks it's blown a little out of proportion. My wife is running load range E tires on her Jeep and is very happy it...
by SLADE
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: JK/JKU Actual Lift Height/ Ride Height
Replies: 7
Views: 4144

Re: JK/JKU Actual Lift Height/ Ride Height

1. 2012 JK Rubicon
2. average
3. Stock
4. 14 front 56 rear
5. 9 1/4"

After 2.5" Teraflex 11 7/8"
by SLADE
Tue Jun 02, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Technical Jeep Talk
Topic: Lift on jk two door
Replies: 1
Views: 1176

Re: Lift on jk two door

What are the part numbers on your current coil springs?

You could always just use the front 17 coils.

The factory coils get longer, not just stiffer.