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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:38 AM   #1
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Military Wrap - Which End?

After searching I could not come up with which end of the spring with the military wrap is supposed to be connected to the frame or shackle?

Anybody know?

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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:40 AM   #2
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The frame mount and shackle mount use different size bolts sonic should only fit one way the bigger bolt is on the frame end.

But if that's not the case, I would run the military wrap on the frame end to help prevent the springs from bending on impact

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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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Well on my BDS springs I have the military wrap on both ends.

OK just went out and looked at my springs, like I said both seem to be full wrap where the end is about 1/4 to 1/2 inch away from touching the first leaf.
Don't know if that helps but that is how mine is.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 09:55 AM   #4
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Full wrap toward the frame and half wrap toward the shackle.
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:29 AM   #5
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Did bds Change their springs?
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Unread 05-09-2013, 10:59 AM   #6
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No but rubicon express has a half wrap on the shackle end and other companies opt for a mil wrap on the frame side and none on the shackle side to promote flex. That's why I run revolvers.

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Unread 05-09-2013, 11:40 AM   #7
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The PO put a Black Diamond 3.5" kit on. Each spring has a full wrap and a half wrap like in the above picture. The full wraps are at the front shackles and the rear frame mounts.

That's what made me wonder and ask the question.

Also, all bolts are 1/2".
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Unread 05-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #8
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Also, all bolts are 1/2".
The shackles are. The frame bolts are 9/16".
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:01 AM   #9
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Went back and measured. The holes in the frame are 9/16 but the spring eye bushings and bolts are 1/2". Somebody screwed up. I'll have to find 9/16" bushings and greasable bolts.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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The 1/2" bolts wallowed out the holes in the frame on one side. I drilled the holes out to 13/16" and turned some bushing to bring the hole size back to 9/16". Hopefully the holes on the front frame are OK.

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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:07 AM   #11
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Nice work there Tom, will the bolts be long enough now or will you have to get some longer ones?
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Unread 05-31-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
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Went back and measured. The holes in the frame are 9/16 but the spring eye bushings and bolts are 1/2". Somebody screwed up. I'll have to find 9/16" bushings and greasable bolts.
The 9/16 bushings could have been reused from the original springs and the poly ones drilled to size. And in my opinion, greasable bolts are overrated.

Its an old post being quoted and I know you've gone in a different direction but hindsight is 20/20 but forums help the next guy. Nice to have options for the next time it happens because let's face it: YJ's will be around forever.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 10:53 AM   #13
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Nice work there Tom, will the bolts be long enough now or will you have to get some longer ones?
The bolts I got were 9/16 x 5" so they worked out great. I didn't have the orginal springs since the PO installed this lift kit.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 11:11 AM   #14
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The bolts I got were 9/16 x 5" so they worked out great. I didn't have the orginal springs since the PO installed this lift kit.

Good to hear. So how long before shes ready to go? Bet you can't wait.
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Unread 05-31-2013, 02:02 PM   #15
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Hopfuly by July 4. I've decided to hold off on the gear change in the D30 until next winter and just not do any serious off road driving until that is done.
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