View Full Version : rancho 44044 spings in a YJ

Mr Vic
09-14-2006, 04:27 PM
the current lift in my YJ sucks ass doesn't flex worth a shit. thinking of picking up some of the rancho 44044 leafs to put on all 4 corners of my YJ. it will give me around 4" of additional wheelbase and should flex good in SUA config.

with these springs should i be relocating the Power steering box forward? should i use the stock YJ shackles or would longer shackles work better, i have 2" longer shackles already. i will need to adjust for the larger bolts and get new driveshafts built. i am planning on putting in a 8.8 in the rear and also wondering if there will be clearance issues with the gas tank..

any help is appreciated. [cheers] [cheers]

09-15-2006, 09:22 AM
You may or may not have to do something with the power steering box... I have highsteer and SOA... and with regular waggy springs... i had to play with some different pitman arms... the stock pitman arm wouldn't work, it hit. For the rear... you should be fine... I ran a dana 44 in the rear for a while... and it would just barely scatch the tank skid... I put in a eaton rear Diff... and it friction fit a bit... but it was okay as well.

In The Zone
09-15-2006, 11:01 AM
just raise your tank the same amount of lift u put in the body...

tucks up out of the way real nice..

Mr Vic
09-15-2006, 11:10 AM
thanks guys. i have 2" body lift so the tank will get raised 2".

i have 4" drop pitman arm and will go high steer, but won't know what works till its all in the jeep, scout d44 with turned knuckles going up front

mud ucker, my YJ will be close to the same setup as yours when its done but SUA, d300 and 8.8 in the rear

09-17-2006, 10:24 PM
Look at the Rubicon Express Extreme Duty Springs..

09-17-2006, 10:26 PM
Mr Vic, when are you planing on doing all this? And as for lifting your tank what are you looking at doing?

09-17-2006, 10:46 PM
why are you keeping it sua?
just asking

Mr Vic
09-18-2006, 06:20 PM
the jeep won't be going together until spring so i am trying to see what there is for options.. SOA with a 350, it will have to much axle wrap, more stability with spring under. i want to add wheelbase and have better susp setup than whats in right now

09-19-2006, 10:03 AM
Yea... the rear does get a lot of axle wrap with the 350... but... i just added a traction bar... problem was solved.
The dana 300 will be a good idea... cuz the NP205 is way to long with the stock adapter anyways.
With larger tires than 35's... i would be kinda pestimistic about the 8.8.
I like overkill on stuff though too.
I would also search out a SM420 over the NP465 ... Novak sells a kit to adapter the D300 to the SM420. The SM420 is shorter by 2"... and you'll want the extra length with any type of lift.

My plan is to go to a TH350 / NP231 / D300....