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Unread 09-07-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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What leaf for SOA Full Width

I sure its been coverd a 100 times but cant find the right thread but I sold my jeep and bought one already on full width axles d44/10.25 and i guessing by measureing its got 4'' lift springs on a soa setup. Its a little tall for me and would like to lower my COG. What spings are you all running in the situation im not against alittle added will base. My jeep is used mainly for trails. Was thinking stock but they are hard to find. Thanks for your help!!

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Unread 09-07-2011, 12:54 PM   #2
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ive always used 2"-2.5" springs. once they get good and tweaked they will make your jeep sit around 25" to the frame. im shooting for 24" myself so im redoing the suspension a bit.
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I sure its been coverd a 100 times but cant find the right thread but I sold my jeep and bought one already on full width axles d44/10.25 and i guessing by measureing its got 4'' lift springs on a soa setup. Its a little tall for me and would like to lower my COG. What spings are you all running in the situation im not against alittle added will base. My jeep is used mainly for trails. Was thinking stock but they are hard to find. Thanks for your help!!

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XJ springs, with a couple extra xj leafs in each. they are dead flat, so no lift at all. Running 39.5's now but 42's would fit easy. springs gave me a 13" WB stretch.







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Unread 09-07-2011, 01:10 PM   #4
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AHHH poke I love your rig.... its my inspriation for my futre full width V8 build, wnet SOA last year, but getting hte itch again to go bigger, lol...


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Unread 09-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick replys!!!

fratis- thats what i was thinking maybe a set of BDS 2'' but just but the springs out of the kit i think my shocks are better and will work!

Poke- If no body has said nice rig..ha but i was thinking xj in rear but wasnt sold on the front at the time. with adding main leafs help from bending them and help keep them flat?

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i got BDS springs for a project without the kit. ordered them factory direct and had them shipped to a dealer that was close to the build site. i never actually buy lift kits. i also never use springs right out of the box. i prep them by: rounding the ends, pulling the clamps, cutting off military wraps, and incorporating full length teflon liners.

i once had a custom set of main leafs done by a spring shop. they would make them any length so i had them made a couple inches longer. had them make the eye large enough to sink a large RE flex joint inside. lots of options.
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T with adding main leafs help from bending them and help keep them flat?
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Fratis.....any links to a thread that has pics of how you reworked your bds springs?
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Unread 09-07-2011, 08:32 PM   #9
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no im not much for build threads. dont have time to take pics and all that. ill see if i can dig up some old pics.


ok this is the best i have. you can see the clamps on these springs have been bent upwards. the previous set i welded on my own clamps that were longer and had a bolt running through the "ears." you can see the teflon between the leaves. this set has the shortest leaf removed. i didnt like how thick it was and how it was shaped. i eventually replaced it with a short leaf from the previous leaf pack that had a better shape. no "anti-wrap" perches because i think they are useless and only hinder flex. i did rework the perches to sit as close to the axle tube as possible. if i were to do it again i would cut them down further. the springs got good and tweaked/sagged and worked well.
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fratis- if you don't mind and you get a chance can ya rough measure the 2'' springs you got. Like from eye to eye of spring down to the middle of the spring. just to see what the actual hight is with weight on them


one last thing is when i apply my brakes at a med speed the front axle tilts about 2'' down with the brake momentum, is this not hard on the leaf ane im sure its not suppose to do that any ideas?
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that would depend on which spring i measured they are all a bit different. im not one of those guys who fusses over my jeep leaning 1/4" one way or another. haha...

edit: ok with the front on jackstands and the jeep stripped the rear spring measures aprox 45" from hole-to-hole, and about 3" from the spring plate up to the plane of the spring bolts. on its tires and with everything attached again id think the length would increase slightly and the vertical measurement would decrease a bit.

i would gather a lot of guys front axle does the same thing. there is nothing inherently wrong with axle wrap itself. it is what the wrap can cause that is what is bad. broken ujoints etc. trucks get all kinds of wrap but its ok because their driveshafts are so long and the angles are so gentle that nothing comes of it. this sort of applies to our fronts as well. if nothing comes of it no worries. there is a guy on here that made a front anti-wrap bar as well.
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