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Unread 02-15-2013, 01:52 AM   #1
clarkmcmp
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Wagoneer springs on YJ SUA

I'm working on this Jeep with son. We do things in stages. I am picking up my second set of front Waggy springs to put on his daily driver. We now have '95, 2.5l, 2.5" BL no adjustment to trans mounts or pitman, Ford 8.8 rear, TJ flare conversion, on 31" but plan on 33" soon.

I would like to install the waggy springs with little mods first. I plan on gaining the stretch in the front and reverse the springs in back for no stretch there. With the ford 8.8 I am already at the end of my driveshaft yoke. Can I drop the trans cradle to help this out?

My plan is to eventually do a shackle reversal in front with 1" increase in shackle length. I want to put off driveshaft mods as long as I can but still get these springs on. Comments? Steering concerns? When do I have to change shocks?

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Unread 02-15-2013, 03:27 AM   #2
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Shackle reverse won't give u any stretch in front with waggy springs. What do you mean end of your yolk? Does the 8.8 require a longer driveshaft or longer driveshaft?
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Unread 02-15-2013, 05:30 AM   #3
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Most people go with a slip "yoke" eliminator or longer shaft with the Ford 8.8 conversion. I didn't. Wanted to wait until I get my lift right. It drives ok but can't keep input shaft seal from leaking because the spline shaft is pulled out so far.
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Unread 02-15-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Most people go with a slip "yoke" eliminator or longer shaft with the Ford 8.8 conversion. I didn't. Wanted to wait until I get my lift right. It drives ok but can't keep input shaft seal from leaking because the spline shaft is pulled out so far.
I too run waggy springs, but in the stretch position. Why no stretch in the rear? Are you worried about contact between tank and diff? I went with a slip yoke eliminator and XJ front cv shaft shortened and ran it with my dana 35 for a while. Then switched over to a 8.8 and didn't have to make any driveshaft mods, other than to add the explorer flange to my shaft. I cover all of this in my build check it out. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/s...build-1467426/
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2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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