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Unread 01-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #76
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Here I am jumping in on the end again. If the center pin for the YJ and S10 leafs are different how did you get them all to line up once you had them all in the pack?

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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:22 PM   #77
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Here I am jumping in on the end again. If the center pin for the YJ and S10 leafs are different how did you get them all to line up once you had them all in the pack?
when you measure where you need to cut the leaf spring from the s10, measure from the center pin outwards so that you get the correct length. then when you go to put the pack together, use a screwdriver to initially put the pack together to make sure all the holes are lined up.

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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:32 PM   #78
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Oops, double post....
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Unread 01-25-2011, 07:35 PM   #79
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Good question. Because the YJ pin is smaller diameter, you need to use one the same size as the YJ. So the pin is sloppy in the holes of the S-10 springs but once the center bolt is tightened with all the spring leafs lined up evenly with each other, the S-10 leafs can't move at all. And once the pack is mounted, the u-bolts keep the pack pinched so tight side-to-side that the only possible movement of individual leafs if the u-bolts were too loose would be front-to-rear and that is such a tiny amount that it doesn't matter.

As far as building the packs nice and even, I think I laid the leafs on their sides and used c-clamps to help pull the pack together while inserting the center bolt. I believe I also used a big Philips screwdriver to align the center pin hole while clamping the leafs together. Straighten the pack as you go, then insert and tighten the center pin. A hammer tap here and there does the trick.

It is a good idea to go back over all the bolts and re-tighten after running the jeep for a few miles.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:10 PM   #80
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Unread 01-25-2011, 08:21 PM   #81
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For those who are doing this, what is the angle of the drag link as compared to the tie rod? Here in this picture you can see mine is just barely positive. I know the closer the angle is to 0, the better/propper the steering response is, but my front sets about 2" lower than the rear.

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Unread 01-25-2011, 09:24 PM   #82
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Great info THANKS!
I was thinking of doing a lift this year and with money being hard to come by this might just make it possible.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 02:22 AM   #83
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What combination of YJ leafs and S10 leafs would you suggest to get just 2.5" of lift. Preferably not much higher because I have the short posi-lok cable(that's what you get when you get things for free. Maybe one day i'll pick up the longer cable.)

Would it even be worth it just to give some life into my springs? I'm not looking for much as this is going to be my dd for quite some time.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 06:35 PM   #84
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Okay, thanks for the reply. I'm not allowed to work on the YJ till some things around the house are done. I'm saving this up for the summer along with replacing all the shocks. Once I get to it I'll keep this thread alive and post what I've done with my ride.
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Unread 01-30-2011, 06:45 PM   #85
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What combination of YJ leafs and S10 leafs would you suggest to get just 2.5" of lift. Preferably not much higher because I have the short posi-lok cable(that's what you get when you get things for free. Maybe one day i'll pick up the longer cable.)

Would it even be worth it just to give some life into my springs? I'm not looking for much as this is going to be my dd for quite some time.
If you want 21/2 inches you had better go with the S-10 springs, or more than one yj spring on each pack.
I used my old mains on some used rearched springs and got 2 inches, my brother added a set of used mains to his springs while they were still on the jeep and got 1 3/4 inches. If you doubled the second leaf it may work. but The S-10 setup is one spring, done. for 2 1/2 or better.
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Unread 01-31-2011, 06:13 PM   #87
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Does adding the s 10 springs have any effect on axle wrap?
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Unread 01-31-2011, 08:26 PM   #88
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To let me get this straight.

Get one set rear S10 springs.

In front, place longest S10 spring beneath stock YJ longest spring.
In back, place second longest S10 spring below stock YJ longest spring.
Longer center bolts and U bolts and done?
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Unread 02-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #89
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To let me get this straight.

Get one set rear S10 springs.

In front, place longest S10 spring beneath stock YJ longest spring.
In back, place second longest S10 spring below stock YJ longest spring.
Longer center bolts and U bolts and done?

for mine i got 4 of the second to longest s10 leafs and put them in 1 in each pack
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Unread 02-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #90
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To let me get this straight.

Get one set rear S10 springs.

In front, place longest S10 spring beneath stock YJ longest spring.
In back, place second longest S10 spring below stock YJ longest spring.
Longer center bolts and U bolts and done?
That's how I did it but I put the second S10 leaf under the second YJ leaf so I wouldn't have to take the clamps off the S10 leaf. And I cut the main S10 leaf to be the same size as the second S10 leaf.
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