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Unread 08-23-2014, 05:08 PM   #1
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yj suspension flex

Iv heard that yj's dont flex stock and i was wondering if it was true, and if possible someone could give me some ideas on how to get better articulation out of it.

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Unread 08-23-2014, 05:38 PM   #2
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Take out the track bars and disconnect or remove the sway bar. Make sure the spring and shackle bushings are good, not age hardened. Make sure the bolts are not so tight you can't spin them with a wrench on the head.
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Unread 08-23-2014, 07:00 PM   #3
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It's not stock, but does have stock springs. I think it works well!
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Unread 08-23-2014, 07:04 PM   #4
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Spring over flexes better than spring under
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Unread 08-24-2014, 03:23 AM   #5
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Spring over flexes better than spring under
depends entirely on the builder
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:27 AM   #6
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Probably don't flex as well as the COIL SPRING SUSPENSIONS.....
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:29 AM   #7
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I guess I should have watched the video first.....
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Unread 08-24-2014, 09:48 AM   #8
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Iv heard that yj's dont flex stock and i was wondering if it was true, and if possible someone could give me some ideas on how to get better articulation out of it.

The stock springs are pretty flexy if you look in my build thread ( first few pages) you'll see how well a stock YJ flexes )
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Unread 08-24-2014, 10:20 AM   #9
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The stock springs should flex well enough (especially with trackbar and sway bars removed), but you'll just have issues fitting larger tires without a lift. Short of going spring over, run a high quality spring (BDS, OME, etc) if you are going to lift it. And I wouldn't run anything over 3.5" of spring lift. The spring arch is increased to provide the lift which hurts its ability to flex.

Having a ton of articulation doesn't necessarily help you out in all situations, either. Running leafs is generally considered to be more stable in certain off camber situations. Yes, you are more likely to lift a tire in twisty sections, but as long as you have lockers, you'll continue to move forward.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 12:56 PM   #10
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depends entirely on the builder
Truth spoken here. Add ride quality to that statement also.

It`s a shame that most folks will never experience the ability of a well made leaf sprung vehicle. They can and do work very well.
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Unread 08-24-2014, 07:40 PM   #11
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Iv heard that yj's dont flex stock and i was wondering if it was true, and if possible someone could give me some ideas on how to get better articulation out of it.
Sway bar disconnect kits are the way to go for off road. Increases the flex a lot when disconnected and keeps it safe with good road manners when connected.
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A few buddies and I talking smack on the RTI ramp. They all had TJ's with long arm kits, and I have 4 old worn out YJ springs. They beat me, but not by much.
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