Boxosaurus build... - Page 52 - JeepForum.com

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #766 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 03:40 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by straightsixjeep
Iv done 4. Get yourself a c-clamp. Its easy.
Do I need one? Big vise grips won't work? maybe my neighbor has one

MattBillyTayloe is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #767 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 03:53 PM
thenewguy79
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisville
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by straightsixjeep
Iv done 4. Get yourself a c-clamp. Its easy.
I agree. The leafs are underpressure when you take them apart. I wouldn't risk it with vise grips
thenewguy79 is offline  
post #768 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenewguy79

I agree. The leafs are underpressure when you take them apart. I wouldn't risk it with vise grips
Will the clamp provide enough pressure to put them back together?
MattBillyTayloe is offline  
post #769 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 03:58 PM
thenewguy79
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisville
Posts: 94
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBillyTayloe

Will the clamp provide enough pressure to put them back together?
Cclamp should work. Btw, have you taken your leafs off before? Penetrating oil is definately your friend
thenewguy79 is offline  
post #770 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenewguy79

Cclamp should work. Btw, have you taken your leafs off before? Penetrating oil is definately your friend
Pb blaster and no I haven't
MattBillyTayloe is offline  
post #771 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 04:02 PM
thenewguy79
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisville
Posts: 94
Might want to spray it and leave it set overnight. That front bolt is a mother******
thenewguy79 is offline  
post #772 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 04:04 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenewguy79
Might want to spray it and leave it set overnight. That front bolt is a mother******
MattBillyTayloe is offline  
post #773 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
We've got a smaller c clamp, opens up about 6-8 inches, that'll work?
MattBillyTayloe is offline  
post #774 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:03 PM
straightsixjeep
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ks
Posts: 2,083
If your just adding in an add a leaf to your existing pack, there is no need to remove the leaf pack via the front and rear bolt that go into the unibody. Jack up rear end, place jack stands under unibody, remove jack, remove wheels, and do one side at a time. Whatever side you start on, place your floor jack under the drum, end of axle, or shock mount. Pop the shock off the lower mount. Remove the 4 nuts (per side) holding the u-bolts on. Remove the u-bolts, once the u-bolts are out and the shock is disconnected, slowly lower the floor jack which will let the axle droop. Watch the brake line to make sure you dont snag it. Lower the axle enough to where the leaf spring center pin pops out of the axle perch and keep lowering it until you have a few inches of clearance between the axle perch and the bottom of the leaf spring pack. Once you do, take your c-clamp and clamp the leaf pack towards the center. Then take a vise grip and get a solid grip on the bottom of the leaf spring center pin (its like a bolt, the bottom is rounded and sits in the axle perch). With the bottom of the center pin secure, take a wrench and remove the top nut. Once thats done pop the center pin out and slowly unscrew the c-clamp. The pack isnt under a ton of pressure but if you remove the center pin without a clamp it could jump and hurt you. After the c-clamp is removed, all the leaf springs other than the MAIN LEAF will come out. For adding an add a leaf you dont have to pull the main leaf that is bolted to the unibody. Next add your add a leaf into the pack, typically towards the center/ between the top and bottom leafs, then check your friction pads. The friction pads are little plastic circles or squares that go at the ends of the leaf springs. They keep the leafs from rubbing and making noise. I did a lift kit on an xj and cut up an antifreeze container and made frictions pads with the plastic. After that, put the leaf pack back in place, clamp the pack tight, pop the center pin through (may need a longer center pin due to increased pack thickness after the add a leaf, I went to the hardware store and got a grade 8 allen head bolt since the allen head bolts are rounded and fit into the leaf perch). Once the center pin is in and the nut is tight, take the clamp off and put it towards either end of the pack in order to compress the leafs to where you can add in your metal leaf spring clamps. Typically one on each end. After that, jack the axle up and make sure the new center pinch goes into the center hole on the perch, pop in the u-bolts and I believe torque is around 65 ft. lbs. Hook up the bottom shock, check everything over, put the wheel on and your good.
straightsixjeep is offline  
post #775 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:07 PM
straightsixjeep
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ks
Posts: 2,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBillyTayloe View Post
We've got a smaller c clamp, opens up about 6-8 inches, that'll work?
That should do it.
straightsixjeep is offline  
post #776 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:19 PM
thenewguy79
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisville
Posts: 94
And there you have it from a pro lol.
thenewguy79 is offline  
post #777 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
MattBillyTayloe
Web Wheeler
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 2,769
Quote:
Originally Posted by straightsixjeep
If your just adding in an add a leaf to your existing pack, there is no need to remove the leaf pack via the front and rear bolt that go into the unibody. Jack up rear end, place jack stands under unibody, remove jack, remove wheels, and do one side at a time. Whatever side you start on, place your floor jack under the drum, end of axle, or shock mount. Pop the shock off the lower mount. Remove the 4 nuts (per side) holding the u-bolts on. Remove the u-bolts, once the u-bolts are out and the shock is disconnected, slowly lower the floor jack which will let the axle droop. Watch the brake line to make sure you dont snag it. Lower the axle enough to where the leaf spring center pin pops out of the axle perch and keep lowering it until you have a few inches of clearance between the axle perch and the bottom of the leaf spring pack. Once you do, take your c-clamp and clamp the leaf pack towards the center. Then take a vise grip and get a solid grip on the bottom of the leaf spring center pin (its like a bolt, the bottom is rounded and sits in the axle perch). With the bottom of the center pin secure, take a wrench and remove the top nut. Once thats done pop the center pin out and slowly unscrew the c-clamp. The pack isnt under a ton of pressure but if you remove the center pin without a clamp it could jump and hurt you. After the c-clamp is removed, all the leaf springs other than the MAIN LEAF will come out. For adding an add a leaf you dont have to pull the main leaf that is bolted to the unibody. Next add your add a leaf into the pack, typically towards the center/ between the top and bottom leafs, then check your friction pads. The friction pads are little plastic circles or squares that go at the ends of the leaf springs. They keep the leafs from rubbing and making noise. I did a lift kit on an xj and cut up an antifreeze container and made frictions pads with the plastic. After that, put the leaf pack back in place, clamp the pack tight, pop the center pin through (may need a longer center pin due to increased pack thickness after the add a leaf, I went to the hardware store and got a grade 8 allen head bolt since the allen head bolts are rounded and fit into the leaf perch). Once the center pin is in and the nut is tight, take the clamp off and put it towards either end of the pack in order to compress the leafs to where you can add in your metal leaf spring clamps. Typically one on each end. After that, jack the axle up and make sure the new center pinch goes into the center hole on the perch, pop in the u-bolts and I believe torque is around 65 ft. lbs. Hook up the bottom shock, check everything over, put the wheel on and your good.
Dayum. Why do I have to undo the shocks? thanks though
MattBillyTayloe is offline  
post #778 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:20 PM
thenewguy79
Registered User
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Louisville
Posts: 94
My next suggestion was to pm straight six lmfao
thenewguy79 is offline  
post #779 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:30 PM
straightsixjeep
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ks
Posts: 2,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by thenewguy79 View Post
And there you have it from a pro lol.
Hahaha thanks bud! Not quite pro status but Iv been there and done that.
straightsixjeep is offline  
post #780 of 1688 Old 02-22-2013, 05:31 PM
straightsixjeep
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: ks
Posts: 2,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by MattBillyTayloe View Post
Dayum. Why do I have to undo the shocks? thanks though
Your shock will be at full extension before the axle drops enough to clear the leaf spring pack. You can try to do it without. Report back your findings.
straightsixjeep is offline  
Closed Thread

Tags
thisthreadsucks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome