I see Gillis scurrying along behind you. You know him? Jeep looks good.
And im sorry for knocking anyone thats done it, but dont do leaves in the rear. It may be a cheap and easy way to stretch it but you'll regret it i'm sure. I've had 2 vehicles on leaves and axle wrap sucks. Building twice also blows. Check out Offroadsc.com it's a bunch of folks around SC local to you and can hook you up with what you need, including a 4-link rear.
yeah man i actualy have an account on there and know gillis, and sam pretty well. I meant to come to the last jeep club meeting (which i assume your in) but i just couldn't get off work. i'm for sure coming in november and i am going to go on yalls december wheeling trip as long as you aren't going to harlan, just don't want to drive that far for what my jeep is right now lol.
and idk i've heard alot of positive things about leaf springs in a tj. do it SUA, and stock xj springs. Get about 5-7 inch stretch to put you right on the money at a 100 inch wheel base. tough, stupid proof, and easy to fix if something goes wrong. and you can easily fix axle wrap with a trac bar
i feel like people just have a negative thought toward leafs springs to begin with because they think of all of the poorly designed leaf set ups (the stock xj one)
lol if its done right it can easily provide the same or more travel than a well done short arm setup.
idk not completely set on leafs yet, but almost positive that will be the rout i go.
Man I like this thread. I was just thinking about snubbing my factory bumper this same way. Like the siver jeep!
thanks man, yeah the bumper i could have probably cut a little different, but it looks fine like it is to me. probably fabbing one up out a 3/8 steal sometime in the near future!