post #1 of Old 04-21-2013, 02:03 PM Thread Starter
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Drop down leaf spring mounts

Has any tried using drop down mounts on the leaf springs for the opposite end that the lift shackle is on? I have seen them for full size pickups so wouldn't they work on a YJ?

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post #2 of Old 04-21-2013, 02:10 PM
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The stock mounts are weak as it is. If you want lift, get it with a larger spring.

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post #3 of Old 04-22-2013, 06:40 AM
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Yes, the stock mounts are weak. Ask squishy, he just broke one. They take a lot of side torque. I'm will to bet those lowered mounts are for show. Those pickups probably never leave the mall.

What you need is something like this:


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Thanks for the input guys. I will just do the S10 bastard packs.
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I did Dodge Dakota bastard packs and they worked great for more then two years- no sag but I finally broke one. No fault of the springs- they were used springs that got abused on my Jeep. :-) Actually the bastard pack part had no issues- I broke one of the stock YJ main leaves (the only YJ spring part left).

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I did Dodge Dakota bastard packs and they worked great for more then two years- no sag but I finally broke one. No fault of the springs- they were used springs that got abused on my Jeep. :-) Actually the bastard pack part had no issues- I broke one of the stock YJ main leaves (the only YJ spring part left).
I'm curious how you broke it.

I have bastard pack junkyard springs on my YJ on the front and I'm worried about bending/breaking a front main spring. Here's a clamp I just put on them to hopefully remedy the situation.

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I broke my spring first time out with my new LTB tires. They have a lot more grip than I was used to (had been running 2 years on the 35" BFG All Terrains) - new tires grabbed a lot harder than I was used to and I had too much wheel spin (with the old tires wheel spin was the order of the day). Popped a cap on a ujoint but no place to fix it on that trail (was rutted and muddy)- by the time I got turned around and back down the trail the front axle shaft was toast. Found the spring broken when I went to put new shafts in so not sure if it broke on that rock, getting pulled out of the trail by my buddy or from loading onto the trailer in RWD- it was so wet and muddy that the Jeep sipped back down the trailer when I want to load it in RWD and it slipped off my ramps.

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