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Unread 07-05-2013, 04:03 AM   #16
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I'm sure that worked Joe, though RE recommends removing the 2nd from bottom of it feels too stiff.
I'm going to try the second from bottom leaf.

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Unread 07-05-2013, 06:56 AM   #17
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The springs don't move much at all, there's no articulation in the rear. I have original factory springs in the front and the articulation is great. I tried to jack up one side and couldn't get the rear springs to compress much at all.
No answer on the 'what can't I get over' question, so rich guy just wants more money then.

You do have all the track bars and sway bars off, right?

You can't really test articulation with one jack. Put a jack under the right rear near the tire, and another under the left front near the tire. Simulate two opposite corners holding up the Jeep and the other two just drooping, like really happens on the trail. Don't expect to see things the same with any leaf spring as the hot 4link coilover super flex photos you see all over.
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No answer on the 'what can't I get over' question, so rich guy just wants more money then.

You do have all the track bars and sway bars off, right?

You can't really test articulation with one jack. Put a jack under the right rear near the tire, and another under the left front near the tire. Simulate two opposite corners holding up the Jeep and the other two just drooping, like really happens on the trail. Don't expect to see things the same with any leaf spring as the hot 4link coilover super flex photos you see all over.
The trouble I have is the rear axle doesn't move much. I'm not sure how to explain it but the Jeep several times has felt like it wanted to tip over on slight obstacles, trail buddies who were behind me said the rear didn't move, that if the right tire went up, so did the left instead of going the opposite direction. The entire axle only goes up and down, not at an angle and only a few inches at best. Does that make sense?

I don't have track or sway bars.

The 4 wheel parts store has a articulation ramp. When I put it back together I may run over there and test it, maybe get some pics of what it is doing.
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Unread 07-05-2013, 09:18 AM   #19
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How tight to u have the shackles torqued in the rear? They usually start the movement then the spring compress under the load once the shackle stops moving.
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The shackles are only around 50' pounds. They move pretty easy.
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Unread 07-23-2013, 01:31 PM   #21
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So I removed the 4th leaf of the pack, it softened the ride big time and the flex is great. I still have to install the anti-wrap bar but that is going to take some fab work, Like JeeperDon said, it needs to be relocated, new holes will have to be drilled.

I'm moving to the front of the Jeep, the springs are completely worn out. They are sagging so bad the Jeep actually is siting almost 3" lower on the driver side than the passenger. I'm going back with factory springs for now, I found a company on the web called General Spring. Has anyone heard or dealt with them before? Not sure if I should go with the 650 lb or 840 lb spring.

http://www.generalspringkc.com/Leaf_...ler_s/1952.htm
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