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post #16 of 33 Old 12-22-2006, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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that will explain why my old man emu rides soooo good then...
good job on gathering the info xj, well done mate!
btw you ever get the sye sorted out??

yeah... porc kit with a cut down xj shaft....


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post #17 of 33 Old 02-08-2007, 04:10 PM Thread Starter
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bump for new info... rustys!

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post #18 of 33 Old 02-09-2007, 08:05 AM
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Thanks, I was just about to start looking for this info !
Why does it seem that the softer riding spring is up front for some ? wouldn't you want the stiffer ones there because of the extra weight ? Or am I not getting it.....
Look at it this way. The weight in the front doesn't change much. You load 3 of your football buddies, a couple cases of beer, and a wench or two into your Jeep, and most of the weight is on the rear springs.

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post #19 of 33 Old 02-09-2007, 08:37 AM
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Funny how most will say BDS has the best riding springs but on paper they should be the stiffest...

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Funny how most will say BDS has the best riding springs but on paper they should be the stiffest...
I was thinking the same thing.
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post #21 of 33 Old 02-09-2007, 11:18 AM
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Interesting thread....

I am still on the fence between blackdiamond 1.5" and 4WD Hardware 2" for my YJ..... Want a good ride...not sure who is better....

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post #22 of 33 Old 02-09-2007, 11:42 AM
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Very helpful advice. I have a question though, What do I look for with the spring kits if I have a hard top and want to lift? I imagine the hard top adds alot of weight to the back end.


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Very helpful advice. I have a question though, What do I look for with the spring kits if I have a hard top and want to lift? I imagine the hard top adds alot of weight to the back end.
most lift manufacturers have already assumed you have a hardtop to be sure that their springs won't sag. OME offers different springs to match your top, but really i wouldn't worry too much about it. I've been running my BDS with a hard top, 100 lbs of sand and 5 lbs of tools every winter (probably 5-6 months of the year) with no noticable sag. the hard top adds weight, but it's not really concentrated at the extreme rear of the jeep. a winch on the other hand will generally have more affect on your front springs.

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most lift manufacturers have already assumed you have a hardtop to be sure that their springs won't sag. OME offers different springs to match your top, but really i wouldn't worry too much about it. I've been running my BDS with a hard top, 100 lbs of sand and 5 lbs of tools every winter (probably 5-6 months of the year) with no noticable sag. the hard top adds weight, but it's not really concentrated at the extreme rear of the jeep. a winch on the other hand will generally have more affect on your front springs.
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I am still on the fence between blackdiamond 1.5" and 4WD Hardware 2" for my YJ..... Want a good ride...not sure who is better....

Any thoughts?
Just so U and others know... all 4WD in house springs are now made be Pro-Comp!
They used to be BDS, but have since changed.

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Funny how most will say BDS has the best riding springs but on paper they should be the stiffest...
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I was thinking the same thing.
I honestly don't know everything about spring rates, so this is just my ecduated guess... there must be other factors involved because I went from pro-craps to RE, to BDS. Allthough the RE by far were the softest, the BDS's seem to flex just as well with only a slightly firmer ride... and they're still new, so they should soften up a bit. Neither of the two are remotely close to the crap ride and flex of the pro-comps, so I would'nt worry about the higher rate by BDS.

Besides, when I go on over night wheel'n trips, I load so much junk in the junk, I can use the extra help!


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Bump for updated info. Keep the info coming guys. Anyone have the rates for the stock springs????????

I just posted some speculative numbers...... Look pretty close though....

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I'm looking at the Fabtech 3.5" Anybody know those numbers?

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I'm looking at the Fabtech 3.5" Anybody know those numbers?

no numbers, but that's what i have!

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Bump for any new info....

Anyone got anything new?

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Here's a summary plus a couple of new ones...

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