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post #1 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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How do i get more flex from my leaf springs

I have a 2.5' with 32's and I can't get it to even flex to the bump stops. Any suggestions as to why and how to increase the flex without installing a new lift kit?
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post #2 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 05:49 PM
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You have to disconnect your front swaybar, it is designed to prevent one side from flexing without the other, great on road, they need to be disconnected when you go offroad (or in a YJ you can remove them altogether, I never ran them on my YJ).

Also, get rid of your trackbars.

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I went and looked at my sway bars and it looks as if they are bent aft and hitting the axle.
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post #4 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 05:58 PM
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What he said. ^^^

Plus, what springs do you have?

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I'm not sure, the PO put the lift on. It has Rancho shocks though
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I went and looked at my sway bars and it looks as if they are bent aft and hitting the axle.
They still have to be disconnected off road or else that's as much flex as you're going to get, regardless of springs.

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post #7 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 06:28 PM
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Get rid of the sway bar too, front and back.

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I have front and rear spartan automatic lockers, will the combination of automatic lockers and sway bars make a dangerous combination? (I still have to drive on the highway at highway speeds to get to my trails)
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Sway bar disconnects are cheap and easy to install.
Hopefully someone will post up one they made by themselves.

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post #10 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 07:42 PM
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Disconnects are the way to go for you. I drive on the hwy too and just disconnect when I go off road. Just lose the track bar, keep the sway bar and install disconnects

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post #11 of 76 Old 02-14-2013, 08:00 PM
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Just get rid of it all. Trackbars and swaybar. I thought I was going to need some disconnects for my revolvers but they ride nicer on the freeway than the boomerangs.

You'll be fine.

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Take both your sway bar and track bar completely off you dont need em what so ever even on the road.
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Just get rid of it all. Trackbars and swaybar. I thought I was going to need some disconnects for my revolvers but they ride nicer on the freeway than the boomerangs.

You'll be fine.
Are the revolver shackles live up to the hype and worth the money?
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Everyone I've talked to about revolvers didn't like them. Said they were unpredictable

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2.5" OME springs, 5/8 lift shackles, 1 inch body lift. No track bars and no sway bars

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