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lifted yj
09-28-2004, 08:42 PM
Ok i have a 91 yj on 35's with soa and 5.5 lift leafs so i think a total of a 11 inch lift but it wont flex that much .I was wondering what i should do for leafs so it flexes a lot and what shocks to use i have the rancho 5000. thanks

T.O.
09-28-2004, 08:46 PM
If your running 35's and a SOA I'd put stock leaves back in.


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Pegleg
09-28-2004, 08:52 PM
roger that retodded

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T.O.
09-28-2004, 08:54 PM
Copy that Pegged.[22]


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lifted yj
09-28-2004, 10:02 PM
ok but what if i want to stay the same hight. thanks for the info

STranger
09-29-2004, 03:18 AM
coil link

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T.O.
09-29-2004, 05:19 AM
quote: ok but what if i want to stay the same hight.
Then you have no flex.[16]
The flatter the leafs the more flex...
You could compensate with a body lift or shackle lift or blocks (In the rear only)
But keep in mind the taller you are the faster you flip.
The only reason for a lift is to fit large tires, to get your axles more ground clearance. The rest is to show off for the girls.[39]


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sj-x 500
09-29-2004, 07:57 AM
get a longer leaf.. i don't know WHICH, but you get a longer leaf, it'll flex better.



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godzuka
09-29-2004, 09:29 AM
quote:Originally posted by STranger

coil link

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for the first time, i agree with stranger.

if carrots were like alcohol, rabbits would be screwed up.

T.O.
09-29-2004, 10:45 AM
quote:Originally posted by godzuka

quote:Originally posted by STranger

coil link

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for the first time, i agree with stranger.

if carrots were like alcohol, rabbits would be screwed up.

So do I, But he drives a jeep are you sure he can do it?


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mista fitz
09-29-2004, 12:37 PM
longer leaves in a waggy I think, might be able to work something out

mUD uCKeR
09-29-2004, 06:25 PM
Wow.... 11 inches... and 35's...

well, what I used on my 87 yj was stock front waggy springs with a SOA and a 2" body lift... trimmed the fenders out... and i can flex 36" tires up 28" without touching sheetmetal.... Shocks are the hold up in the front.
If you want more lift that this... i would suggest going to what they call a 44044 leaf spring. 44044 is the part number from some place that describes front 4" lift springs for the waggoneer from 76 to 87 i think...
The waggoneer springs are almost 2" longer that the stock YJ springs but on one end only... So if you want to stretch your wheelbase at the same time you just have to put the springs in with the short end at the shackles... if you want to leave it the same, put the long end at the shackles. This can cause problems with the springs arching out and over themselves unless you get longer shackles, or better yet what i found to use was the boomerang shackles.
Also note that the waggoneers used two different leaf packs up front... a 5 peice pack, and a 7 leaf pack... the 7's add a bit more lift and are better for the rear to stop axle wrap, the 5's tend to flex better. I have been running used 5 leafs for almost a year now, front and back, with 350 chevy power, and i haven't had any problems, but i noticed the rear ones are getting kinda soft, and the axle does wrap on power, most guys add a torque bar of some sort, i figure for now i will just buy more used spring packs.

Hope this helps.


87 YJ, 2.5" BL, SOA Dana 44's front and back, 8274 warn, 36" TSLs, 350 SBC/SM465/NP205, no lockers, and beat to shit, and my daily driver to boot.

lifted yj
09-30-2004, 02:08 PM
thanks ill look in to that tommorrow.