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Unread 01-05-2010, 09:09 PM   #76
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If you guys need additional load carrying ability for the rear (or front for that matter), ARB sells an extra leaf that you can install into your spring packs. I believe the part #'s are J1FXL for the front (around $60/ea) and J1RXL for the rear(around $30/ea)
That's a good point!

If you ever tow anything with your YJ, or if you got the light duty springs in the rear and desire more, that would be a good option to explore.

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Unread 01-05-2010, 09:46 PM   #77
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What weight load springs do you have in the back (heavy or medium)? I know the heavy springs are made for supporting heavy weighted accessories (winch, bull bar, hard top, rear tire bumper, etc...).

The only thing I can think of is maybe you have mediums in the back and some heavy stuff in the rear (maybe a hard top or beefy rear bumper). The mediums may have a hard time supporting all that weight without giving a little and sagging.
Soft top, stock bumper.
Rear spring set have 5 leaves. Front have 4.
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Unread 01-06-2010, 05:45 AM   #78
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ARGGG, I hate you If I didn't have to rebuild my Tcase, I would have an OME lift real soon.

I want one so badly. Got my brake lines and driveshafts all set up for it, just waiting for the cash to buy it now
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Unread 01-06-2010, 07:10 AM   #79
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ARGGG, I hate you If I didn't have to rebuild my Tcase, I would have an OME lift real soon.

I want one so badly. Got my brake lines and driveshafts all set up for it, just waiting for the cash to buy it now
T-cases aren't that pricey! I just bought two NP231s yesterday for under $100

I wish I had my brakelines set up... Things get kinda scary when I flex!

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Unread 01-12-2010, 11:22 PM   #80
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I got mine they have 4 leaves in front and 5 in back with the shim. I also noticed none of our springs have military wrapped 2nd leafs I thought they were suppose to? Also none of them say made in Australia. I hope they work out good they seem to be a lot cheaper then BDS cost wise. I bought just the springs for now my plan is to install them flex them out then buy shocks after I measure the total wheel travel.

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Unread 01-13-2010, 06:49 AM   #81
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OME don't have military wrap. I was able to get my OME kit for less than the BDS kit and military wrap wasn't an issue in my decision making. Also, all of the stuff they sent me had the "Made in Australia" stamp on it including the springs to my knowledge.

Checking wheel travel before ordering shocks is a good idea. My 2.5" shocks maxed out and were the only thing keeping my front brake lines from snapping. I have since relocated the brakes for safety and gained a few inches of line. Now, the shocks maxing out will be the only thing keeping my tires from rubbing when I buy some 33"s in a couple of years, if all else fails I can always order their 3.5" lift shocks or just cut and reweld my existing mounts to allow for more travel. (I'll prolly just let them be).

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Unread 01-13-2010, 07:08 PM   #82
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. (I'll prolly just let them be).

Jake
I don't know about OME shocks. But when I did the lift on my Cherokee I installed 10 in travel Bilstein 5150 shocks. They told me point blank not to use them to limit travel it will blow the seals out and they will not warranty them. so you might want to install some limit straps

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looks like it says military wrapped but maybe thats why there cheaper now days.

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Unread 01-15-2010, 04:55 PM   #84
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YJake do you know what part number are on your springs? I'm asking because I like the way your Jeep sits.
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Unread 01-16-2010, 01:01 PM   #85
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YJake do you know what part number are on your springs? I'm asking because I like the way your Jeep sits.
Well, on the reciept from ARB I believe that it said they were all heavy duty rear springs, which would explain the shims and 5 leaves. I'll look for the reciept.. it's in my jeep records file somewhere...

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I love my OME lift, but Ive got some squat in the back. It doesn't bother me when I am driving, but you can see it when you look at the Jeep. My markings aren't all turned the right way, but I talked to one of the installers at my local 4wheel parts and he said it doesn't matter.

Has anyone else had an issue with some squat with the springs? I've only had them for a few months.
Do you have a picture of that?
I guess the markings do not matter as long as the shims are placed correctly for the pumpkin angle, as the shims are of course, directional. But also on mine, one loop for the shackle mount, is smaller than the loop for the frame mount on each end of each spring. That is a difference in my emu springs, so that does indicate direction, at least on my springs it did.
The guys at 4 wheel parts install all different types of springs and it is not unreasonable to think they might overlook these things, not saying they did though.
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Do you have a picture of that?
I guess the markings do not matter as long as the shims are placed correctly for the pumpkin angle, as they are of course directional. But also on mine, one loop for the shackle mount, is smaller than the loop for the frame mount on each end of the spring. That is a difference in my emu springs, so that does indicate direction, at least on my springs it did.
The guys at 4 wheel parts install all different types of springs and it is not unreasonable to think they might overlook these things, not saying they did though.
I can take some pictures and post em up. I talked to my local 4wheel parts here in Charlotte and they said that the +s don't matter, so long as the spring is the same length from the center pin to the middle of the mount eyelet on both sides. I need to measure mine and find out.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 01:05 PM   #88
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I'm thinking of using 4 of theese Old Man Emu CS014F - Old Man Emu 2.5" Front Stock-Heavy Load Leaf Spring for 87-95 Jeep® Wrangler YJ - Quadratec for the lift on my Renegade.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 03:54 PM   #89
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What is the difference of a front or rear spring? Are they interchangable? I have a hard top and tire carrier, so figured heavy duty might be better in the back.
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Unread 02-09-2010, 04:45 PM   #90
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The fronts don't come with shims but the rears do (as far as I know)

I ended up getting 4 heavy rear springs. All have 5 leaves and shims. I don't notice any difference front to rear really as far as any sag goes. I have a 2.5L engine in the front and a hard top on the back and don't see a difference from when the top is off

SO to answer your question, yes and no. You need shims for the rear if the ones you order don't come with them. I used heavy rear springs with shims on the front, and it was okay. The shims actually helped my front driveshaft angle, the thing is completely strait with the shims and t-case drop!

Hope that helps.

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