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Unread 06-02-2010, 07:48 AM   #16
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Agreed a bunch. It's all in the springs chosen. Stock YJ 2.5L springs, like those in the OPs photo appear to be, have near zero ability to deal with wrap. Other springs, like my 1.5" RubiExp SOA design springs have shown no bends at all after a few years of V6 power, 35's, and no AW-bar.
I ran RE SOA springs and still had axle wrap.
The springs themselves held up fine but I could not keep a rear driveshaft in it to save my life.
A traction bar took care of it.

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Unread 06-02-2010, 09:53 AM   #17
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not really. this is internet paranoia. without an anti-wrap i have bent spring packs but never broke any. the ones i have now (pre anti-wrap) are bent as well but still function fine. and as we all know the track bars have nothing to do with wrap.

those extra long perches are worthless.
I agree also. I put in an anti-wrap to prevent breaking U-joints, not to save springs.

Most trucks, all XJ, 80ish 4runners all come from the factory as SOA and no anti-wrap bar. They don't have u-joint problems because their drive train is longer which reduces the angle on u-joints.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:33 AM   #18
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Agreed a bunch. It's all in the springs chosen. Stock YJ 2.5L springs, like those in the OPs photo appear to be, have near zero ability to deal with wrap. Other springs, like my 1.5" RubiExp SOA design springs have shown no bends at all after a few years of V6 power, 35's, and no AW-bar.
Those are 4WD hardware ( Procomp ) 2" lift springs
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My 2.5 to 4.3 swap thread
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:41 AM   #19
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Low gears are just as big of a factor as a higher torque/hp motor.... Compare the end torque generated from a 4.0 180BHP/stock 3.07 gears to a 2.5 117BHP/aftermarket 4.88 gears.... When you're not moving forward you have 3 options: 1) Motor stalls, 2) Tires slip, 3) Something bends/brakes.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 10:49 AM   #20
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Those are 4WD hardware ( Procomp ) 2" lift springs
Holy crap James. I didn't realize it was your truck. Well the good news is you've had it apart so much so recently it should be an easy swap to new springs.
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Unread 06-02-2010, 04:33 PM   #21
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I am ordering the RE SOA springs tonight or tomorrow. The springs I have on now are a 2 inch lift and the RE springs are 1.5. I think I am safe enough that the front springs have sagged a half an inch so the new 1.5 inch rear springs should even things out.
Theres a great deal for JF members on those springs if you know where to look
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Unread 06-02-2010, 05:35 PM   #22
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I am ordering the RE SOA springs tonight or tomorrow.
I have the 5 leaf packs in front and the 6 leaf in back. They sit at the same height, but the rears are just a bit harsher ride. I figured the 6 leaf packs would help with wrap, and it's been a few years with SOA now and no bar and no wrap damage.

Here at our Rausch trip, the right front is stuffed to the bump stop, and the right rear is at the bottom of the droop allowed by the shocks.
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