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Unread 02-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #46
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Unread 02-21-2013, 10:12 PM   #47
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In for the leaf spring fun.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 04:26 PM   #48
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In for the leaf spring fun.
Great! The more the merrier!
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Unread 02-22-2013, 04:46 PM   #49
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Ok so i got my axles up. I have a 29 spline 8.25 and a HP D30 both out of a 99 Cherokee. The are currently geared 3.55..... those are not going to fly with 35s. I cant decide weather i should go 4.56 or 4.88. Id like it to be able to hit 60 or a little more and be able to hold it up hills. Ive heard that 4.56s are similar to the 4.10s Im currently running in my jeep now with 33s and they are barely cutting it so a re gear is in the books i just cant decide yet. What would you all recommend to keep me road worthy on 35s?
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Unread 02-22-2013, 04:50 PM   #50
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here are the axles
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Unread 02-22-2013, 04:51 PM   #51
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Some SOB cut the old track bar out....
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Unread 02-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #52
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Just because i had the camera out....
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Unread 02-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #53
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With 35's, my 4.10's are fine on the road and inadequate on trails. If in doubt, a little more gear won't hurt you.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #54
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With 35's, my 4.10's are fine on the road and inadequate on trails. If in doubt, a little more gear won't hurt you.
Ok, do you have a 4 or 6 cyl? Ive got four scrawny squirrels under the hood.
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Unread 02-22-2013, 09:33 PM   #55
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Eh, we can fix that...

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Unread 02-22-2013, 10:19 PM   #56
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Actually the double triangulated 4 link is under mine

And that's fine I'll leave you alone about it I just figured I'd try to get you to think about it a little more, there's a reason jeep left leaf springs
This kid has never wheeled the setup he is talking about that is under his jeep, actually I haven't seen him post pic of him wheeling since his jeep was stockish.

I think leafs are awesome on TJ's. they can flex almost as much as a link setup if they are set up right. XJ leafs ride nice because of there length and flex like crazy. Kyle_Craig on here runs Xj leafs and that thing flexes like mad, flex also isn't everything.

The 29 spline is a good little axle. It's as good as a jeep D44 (stronger housing) and has good aftermarket support now. 5 years ago there wasn't much for it but now you can pretty much get anything you can for any other axle. I've never even seen or heard of anyone braking one, I'm sure it's been done but for the amount they get run locked on 35s in XJ's they are good little axles. I wouldn't go 37s on it, stay with 35s. Most people who say the 29 spline c8.25 is junk have never ran one, they get really underestimated.

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Unread 02-22-2013, 11:18 PM   #57
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This kid has never wheeled the setup he is talking about that is under his jeep, actually I haven't seen him post pic of him wheeling since his jeep was stockish.

I think leafs are awesome on TJ's. they can flex almost as much as a link setup if they are set up right. XJ leafs ride nice because of there length and flex like crazy. Kyle_Craig on here runs Xj leafs and that thing flexes like mad, flex also isn't everything.

The 29 spline is a good little axle. It's as good as a jeep D44 (stronger housing) and has good aftermarket support now. 5 years ago there wasn't much for it but now you can pretty much get anything you can for any other axle. I've never even seen or heard of anyone braking one, I'm sure it's been done but for the amount they get run locked on 35s in XJ's they are good little axles. I wouldn't go 37s on it, stay with 35s. Most people who say the 29 spline c8.25 is junk have never ran one, they get really underestimated.

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Ive wheeled my jeep quite a bit since "stockish", meaning 37s, 44s v8. i haven't wheeled with the links yet due to the fact that I finished it about a month ago then I took out my ring gear. I have done a little mud and rocks around my neighborhood and i can tell it hooks up far better than before and the wheel hop I used to get when flooring it off the line is completely gone. And when i ran leafs I built an anti wrap bar and it still hopped.

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Unread 02-23-2013, 12:37 AM   #58
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I cant decide weather i should go 4.56 or 4.88. Id like it to be able to hit 60 or a little more and be able to hold it up hills. Ive heard that 4.56s are similar to the 4.10s Im currently running in my jeep now with 33s and they are barely cutting it so a re gear is in the books i just cant decide yet. What would you all recommend to keep me road worthy on 35s?
Don't waste your money on 4.56s. Do 4.88s. With a 4 cylinder, you need to gear as low as your axles allow in order to have any power on the road. My 2.5 is on 35s with 4.88s and it is my only vehicle. I put a few thousand freeway miles on it each year. It goes 70-75 nicely in 5th gear on the freeway until I get into the mountains...then I start shifting.
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Unread 02-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #59
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...37s, 44s v8.... i haven't wheeled with the links yet due to the fact that I finished it about a month ago then I took out my ring gear. I have done a little mud and rocks around my neighborhood and i can tell it hooks up far better than before and the wheel hop I used to get when flooring it off the line is completely gone. And when i ran leafs I built an anti wrap bar and it still hopped.
To perpetuate the leaf vs. link debate I'd like to say the following:

-Most leaf sprung setups will hop if you floor it off the line with a v8 and 37s
-Links are the best way to go if you have real big tires
-Links are the best way to go if you have a lot of power
-Links can be set up to flex like none other

-Leafs can be very stable
-Leafs can flex pretty damn well
-Leafs can be a very affordable way to stretch the wheelbase and when set up SUA, have limited drawbacks.

Can we all be friends now?
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Unread 02-23-2013, 03:25 AM   #60
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Don't waste your money on 4.56s. Do 4.88s. With a 4 cylinder, you need to gear as low as your axles allow in order to have any power on the road. My 2.5 is on 35s with 4.88s and it is my only vehicle. I put a few thousand freeway miles on it each year. It goes 70-75 nicely in 5th gear on the freeway until I get into the mountains...then I start shifting.
Ditto the above^^^

4.88s or gtfo. I own a 6cyl now but had two previous 4cyls. I know what kinda power that got
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