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Unread 12-07-2015, 05:33 PM   #1
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yj stretch with xj leafs

Hello, I have searched and read a ton of posts on here about using xj springs to do a rear stretch on a YJ. I plan on using a fuel cell so I am not concerned with the axle hitting the tank and I am going to build or possibly buy a track bar. I already bought the way back hangers from ruff stuff and I am also swapping in a ford 8.8 while I am at it. I plan on going to SOA in the rear and for right now I am going to keep the front SUA for a little bit until I finish some other projects. In the front I have 4 in lift springs from rustys off road. I am trying to figure out what springs to go with to keep the jeep somewhat level and I was thinking about using stock xj springs because of the lift that I would gain going to SOA. I was trying to find out if people like this set up or is there another spring that would give better benefits or possibly more flex? Thanks for any help.

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Unread 12-07-2015, 05:41 PM   #2
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Have you read through this thread? Lots of ideas.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/r...ssion-1950961/
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Unread 12-07-2015, 05:46 PM   #3
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?...and I am going to build or possibly buy a track bar....
Alrighty then. You do that. But why???
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Unread 12-07-2015, 06:25 PM   #4
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I thought you needed it for anti wrap? Maybe I am wrong but that is why I am asking on a forum. Thanks for the link a lot of info. What did you end up doing?
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Unread 12-08-2015, 06:50 AM   #5
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A track bar is for side to side movement for coil sprung vehicles. You need an anti-wrap bar like the one from MORE, RuffStuff, etc.
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Unread 12-08-2015, 07:40 AM   #6
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http://www.ruffstuffspecialties.com/..._Code=Antiwrap. This is the link to what I wad looking at. You are correct anti wrap.
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Unread 12-08-2015, 09:28 AM   #7
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Just a difference in terminology. Traction bar, anti-wrap bar, ladder bar, track bar, panhard bar...
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Unread 12-08-2015, 10:03 AM   #8
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I would use stock XJ springs with a main leaf added.
How old are the front springs?
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Unread 12-08-2015, 11:03 AM   #9
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The front springs are about 3 years old but, I don't belive that they have sagged too much
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Unread 12-08-2015, 11:17 AM   #10
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I'm just starting mine, but am using essentially stock XJ springs all the way around (4-sets to make 2) each spring has two mains and two of the next longest spring then the rest of the stock pack.
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Unread 12-08-2015, 06:59 PM   #11
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Just out of curiosity are you using all brand new springs or are you getting them from a junk yard? I have not decided if I am going to try to stretch the front yet or not.
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Unread 12-09-2015, 12:11 AM   #12
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Mine are all used, I didn't get any of them from a "junk yard" but it's no difference. I got one set that Norcal Chris used before linking his and the other set I got from two XJ's a guy had sitting in the yard of his shop.
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