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    yj stretch spring question

    hey so i am wanting to stretch my yj. i need info because i have heard xj leaf springs are good. but i heard dakota springs are better. what way should i go
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    There was a post on here awhile back with all the springs length's and stuff but can't find it.
    Maybe someone will know where it is.

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    Re: yj stretch spring question

    Subscribed! I'm wanting to do a stretch this spring and just so happen to have a Durango I'm parting out. If I could just use the rear leafs from it then that would be awesome!

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    I have xj springs. They work pretty good. Antiwrap bar is a must.

    I also have a rear bumper with shackles to fit xj springs for sale.
    May even have old xj springs somewhere.
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    i have found all the lengththe only thing i am worried about is the front frame mount i dont what to have to move it. i dont mind moving shackle
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    what you looking for bumper and style of it
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    with xj springs you leave the front mount stock and move your shackles back onto the bumper.
    they move your axle back 6 in . so you need to remove your gas tank.

    its just a 2x4 tube bumper with shackles on the bottom and flush receiver hitch.
    pm me your email i can send you some pictures.

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    How much streach are you after? I used waggy springs an all 4 corners and got 2 inch streach 1" front and 1" rear. anymore than that and you need major work, ie fuel tank or steering etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sancza View Post
    with xj springs you leave the front mount stock and move your shackles back onto the bumper.
    they move your axle back 6 in . so you need to remove your gas tank.

    its just a 2x4 tube bumper with shackles on the bottom and flush receiver hitch.
    pm me your email i can send you some pictures.
    I'd like to see pics of that bumper too. You have a PM.
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    yj stretch spring question

    Did you use stainless Herve? I would be greasing them lots. A little water in them and they will be seized for sure if hey are not stainless.

    I would suggest you make your own shackles. Whether you like the style that Herve did or not. They are simple to make and since your going it custom they will be best suited for your application. Make sure you use material that is strong enough to take the beating. 1/4" or thicker.

    Consider things like dropout of the leaf and do your best not to limit them in either direction. The benefit you will have will be that XJ springs sit fairly flat.

    I would suggest that you attempt to maintain a 45*ish angle. It will help with dropout if you don't go the same style as Herve did.
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    Im assuming you used Gr8 hardware? do the threads actually revolve or are just tightened down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeper52 View Post
    Im assuming you used Gr8 hardware? do the threads actually revolve or are just tightened down?
    They would have to rotate maybe 20 or so degrees from full droop to tuck. If they just tightened up that would make the joint useless.
    I really like the idea, it must help a whole lot with binding issues during flex. I'm not an expert on leafs (or anything for that matter) but I imagine by having these it would allow the leafs to flex to their full potential without the additional binding torque running length-wise through the leaf and limiting flex.

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    Anyone wants a revolver shackles? I have a yj set.

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    is it the ones on here or another type. pics please

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