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Unread 04-19-2010, 12:53 AM   #1
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More flex?

How can i get more flex out of my yj? It has a shackle kit on it with rough country leafs. Has 33's. Got lots of clearance but want more flex. Any ideas. Gonna cut off the bump stops tomorrow. Any help please! And yes it still has all the suspension/steering stuff...sways,track etc. what do i remove?




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Unread 04-19-2010, 01:53 AM   #2
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Don't just remove the bumpstops unless you know exactly how that's going to effect the shocks & the potential for them to bottom out.

As far as the swaybar & tracbar goes....that horse gets beaten to death a few times a week here.

Just read this thread:

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/e...waybar-602709/
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Unread 04-19-2010, 02:26 AM   #3
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Take off trac and sway bars, leave the bump stops and you'll be set.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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Usually I thought the bumpstops remove themselves
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Unread 04-19-2010, 07:21 AM   #5
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haha my rears did.

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Unread 04-19-2010, 09:40 AM   #6
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No thread concerning sways or tracs is complete with out this...





For the OP... get yourself a set of sway disco's. IIRC I have the RE's and they work well. (when I use them. hehe.) Don't remove the bumps until you know where your springs will max out. Most likely you won't need to. Depending on what kind of shackles you have... grease them up and re-torque to no more than 50-60 lbs.

If you need to test them out, I have a nice little hill you can borrow.







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Unread 04-19-2010, 10:34 AM   #7
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When i called MORE about my shackles and some problems i was having the guy told me to torque it down but not enough where you can't spin the head of the bolt. I initially set them to 35lb and he said that was too much.

I have a weird setup with no sleeves in the bushing in my leafs so I can't torque them down too much. Also the MORE's use the nylock nuts so you dont have to worry about them backing off. On a reggie setup, you will want to put some threadlock on there.

BTW it really helped my front end not be sooo rigid and bumpy.
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I have a weird setup with no sleeves in the bushing in my leafs so I can't torque them down too much.
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With the proper size sleeves, it will allow the shackle to work properly and you'll get better movement. just an fyi.



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Once you get rid of the track bars and sway bars, set your shackles to the right torque, check to make sure your shocks aren't limiting your flex, the only thing you can do is get better springs. I ran BDS 3.5" springs on 33's and i could rip my fender flares off with my tires if I tried. They still rubbed when I went to 35's and TJ flares.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 11:23 AM   #10
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With the proper size sleeves, it will allow the shackle to work properly and you'll get better movement. just an fyi.



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MORE told me they do not have sleeves for the 1" dia bushings. I know the skyjacker bushing that I took out did, but MORE said they dont run them. So far so good and it's flexing much better. In my frame i run the bushings with the greasable sleeve and it's perfect, just not on the leafs.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 03:31 PM   #11
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The bump stops that are on the jeep right now look like some stuff that shouldnt be there. It has a top and bottom bump stop. One is 2in long and the other is about 4. Im pretty sure its running the rancho 5000 series shock on there now. What torque settiing should mine be at or where can i find how much that baby should be at?
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Unread 04-19-2010, 03:39 PM   #12
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i agree, keep your bump stops on and remove your front and rear track bars, and you front sway bar. be careful this will make your jeep have a hell of a lot of body roll. I just removed my rear all together, got disconnects for the front sway bar and got a JKS telescoping front track bar so that my jeep is still able to be driven somewhat normally on the street. I have a crazy amount of flex like this. i also have the shackles with 2" lift and a 4" leaf spring lift.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 03:56 PM   #13
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how much do the telescoping track bars usually run? I know the disconnects arent highly priced at all.
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Unread 04-19-2010, 04:21 PM   #14
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Just so you have an idea of what im working with...


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Unread 04-20-2010, 01:34 AM   #15
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Maybe some better pics that arn't sideways.
I can't even see any bump stops???
Telescoping tracs are a waste of $$$ IMO.
Disconnect everything first and try it out. If your springs are that stiff, you may just want to leave it all off. If you get too much sway, then get the disco's.




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