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post #481 of 639 Old 08-27-2013, 02:58 PM
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post #482 of 639 Old 08-28-2013, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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yes actually. ive been dd'ing the jeep for a couple weeks now. after the heims on the upper control arm i still had axle wrap so i just drove it and didnt care. until i slammed on the brakes one day and the axle tried to wrap forward and that made the upper arm pull so hard on the lower that it bent the lower. shoulda sleeved the lowers. but the updates are pro comp yj leaf springs in the front... lol ordered them yesterday and i already have shackles and mounts. gonna leave the track bar mount on it just because i already have a good track bar so i might as well. and the rest is getting cut off the axle. ive been so busy lately i havent even thought to get on here. but now ill post updates on the leaf spring swap. i think the springs i ordered are around 200 lb/in spring rate. should sit around 5.5-6.5" and ill make the rear match.

if nothings breaking your not wheeling it hard enough
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post #483 of 639 Old 08-28-2013, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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and as far as an explanation for why leafs? well if i tried to make a radius arm on both sides i would need to switch back to rubber bushings. thats new arms. if i did a true 3 link it would be alot of work and still need to make a new lower arm. got the springs for 132 bucks and already had the rest. easy as pie and it will drive better than what i had. which drove like *** btw.

if nothings breaking your not wheeling it hard enough
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post #484 of 639 Old 08-29-2013, 10:18 AM
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and as far as an explanation for why leafs? well if i tried to make a radius arm on both sides i would need to switch back to rubber bushings. thats new arms. if i did a true 3 link it would be alot of work and still need to make a new lower arm. got the springs for 132 bucks and already had the rest. easy as pie and it will drive better than what i had. which drove like *** btw.
I don't think it's a terrible idea. It's easy and could flex well.
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post #485 of 639 Old 08-29-2013, 11:42 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think it's a terrible idea. It's easy and could flex well.
Yea its yj springs and with the right shackle angle it should flex just as good as a radius arm if not better so I think it was a better option

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post #486 of 639 Old 09-02-2013, 07:39 AM
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curious on this! please do post pics once you get this rolling. a very different approach on things I like it.
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post #487 of 639 Old 09-02-2013, 08:01 AM
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You bent a lower control arm by hitting the brakes? Were they made of fence post?

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You bent a lower control arm by hitting the brakes? Were they made of fence post?
THIS! haha 3 thumbs up... wait can someone lend me a thumb?
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post #489 of 639 Old 09-02-2013, 10:41 AM
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You bent a lower control arm by hitting the brakes? Were they made of fence post?
Yeah, kinda what I was thinking...
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post #490 of 639 Old 09-02-2013, 07:28 PM Thread Starter
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You bent a lower control arm by hitting the brakes? Were they made of fence post?
Hahaha you would think. They were .250 wall 1 1/4". I figured that would be strong enough but guess not

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Hahaha you would think. They were .250 wall 1 1/4". I figured that would be strong enough but guess not
Pictures of the control arm? Why did you go 1 1/4?

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DOM or square tube? Either way thats tiny. 2" .250 wall square woulda served you well.

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post #493 of 639 Old 09-05-2013, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Pictures of the control arm? Why did you go 1 1/4?
I thought it would be strong enough. I was wrong lol. My phone says my pics to big

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DOM or square tube? Either way thats tiny. 2" .250 wall square woulda served you well.
Dom. I guess square woulda been better.

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Dom. I guess square woulda been better.
Only real issue with square is they are weaker compared to appropriately sized DOM if they take hits on the corners, but Clayton uses .250" wall 2" square without issue. Just make sure the flat side is parallel with the ground to less the chance of hitting a corner on a rock.

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