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post #1 of 8 Old 12-01-2012, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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Waggy springs question

Hello, I am wanting to replace my springs with waggy 7 leaf packs on all 4 corners mainly to improve ride and gain some lift plus I can get them fairly cheap. My question is; can I mount the rear spring on regular instead of reversed so that I keep my stock rear wheelbase? I just want to stretch the front but not the rear. Thanks! Also do I have to make any steering corrections for the front stretch?


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post #2 of 8 Old 12-01-2012, 10:09 AM
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Hello, I am wanting to replace my springs with waggy 7 leaf packs on all 4 corners mainly to improve ride and gain some lift plus I can get them fairly cheap. My question is; can I mount the rear spring on regular instead of reversed so that I keep my stock rear wheelbase? I just want to stretch the front but not the rear. Thanks! Also do I have to make any steering corrections for the front stretch?
Yes. Probably not but maybe.

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Hello, I am wanting to replace my springs with waggy 7 leaf packs on all 4 corners mainly to improve ride and gain some lift plus I can get them fairly cheap. My question is; can I mount the rear spring on regular instead of reversed so that I keep my stock rear wheelbase? I just want to stretch the front but not the rear. Thanks! Also do I have to make any steering corrections for the front stretch?
Yes you can mount the rears in reverse for no stretch. The front you won't have to do anything to your steering, but your front drive shaft will be too short. It will need to be lengthened. You will benefit from slightly longer shackles to, stock ones limit movement.

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Thanks for that info! I have HD warrior shackles now that are a bit longer than normal so they should work fine.

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I have wagoneer springs on all 4 corners. I have mine in the "stretched" direction. You should be fine in the front, but you are going to love the ride. They are very soft riding springs.

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I have wagoneer springs on all 4 corners. I have mine in the "stretched" direction. You should be fine in the front, but you are going to love the ride. They are very soft riding springs.
Do you have the 7 leaf springs? If so how much lift would you say they give?

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Do you have the 7 leaf springs? If so how much lift would you say they give?
x2 on how much lift they give.

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Do you have the 7 leaf springs? If so how much lift would you say they give?
7 leaf. They give about 2" SUA depending on how old and abused they were.

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