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post #1246 of 2248 Old 05-07-2014, 02:31 PM
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I run the waggy springs in spring under configuration with a v8 and I don't get much axle wrap. I could definitely see the need for spring over though


build thread: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/skyj-eccentric-build-1467426/ '90 YJ 5.2 magnum MPI, AX15, NP231 SYE, Dana 30 4.56 open/ 8.8 4.56 detriot locker. 1" shackles
2" BL, 4" stretch all on saggy waggy springs.
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post #1247 of 2248 Old 05-07-2014, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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You don't want to just get blanks and cut what you need?

I'm also in the market for corners to cover some repairs in the tub I have todo soon. Been looking at savvy and barnes blanks lately. I was comparing some of those "stretch" corners to what I chopped off to clear the tires at 3" back and they would cut out way more than needed. I'd put it all together and see where your at WB wise before ordering.


I've always been curious about the waggy springs and debated swapping to them for a longtime before the links. You may end up needing a traction bar with the V8 they are kind of thin/soft.
I guess I could do my own cutouts but if Barnes will do it for me then that is even easier. I called them today and he said that they would do it but they dont have any aluminum corners in stock right now. I gues it works out since it will be a while before I can afford them anyway.

I have been thinking about the axle wrap issue too. I don't know if it will be worse or not. I think I'm already getting some axle wrap because I can see where the yoke ears touch the 8.8 flange adapter and I doubt it is binding because of too much articulation

Worst case I will go with a RuffStuff anti wrap bar. Its not my DD.
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Doesn't rambo still have spare waggy springs as he went bds? Unless he tossed/sold them...

Are you dead set on links?

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post #1249 of 2248 Old 05-07-2014, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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Doesn't rambo still have spare waggy springs as he went bds? Unless he tossed/sold them...

Are you dead set on links?
I'm not sure. Did he have stock waggy springs? I'm using the 2" lift to net me around 4".

What do you mean dead set on links?
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I guess I could do my own cutouts but if Barnes will do it for me then that is even easier. I called them today and he said that they would do it but they dont have any aluminum corners in stock right now. I gues it works out since it will be a while before I can afford them anyway.

I have been thinking about the axle wrap issue too. I don't know if it will be worse or not. I think I'm already getting some axle wrap because I can see where the yoke ears touch the 8.8 flange adapter and I doubt it is binding because of too much articulation

Worst case I will go with a RuffStuff anti wrap bar. Its not my DD.
Great.... I was going to try to order some blanks asap.

It's a leaf spring thing they all wrap it just depends how bad. I ran a bar like that when I was SOA rear for awhile and it kept everything where its supposed to be. With the 2" springs you'll prob be fine from the added arch.
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I meant are you for sure getting links or still in the air on leafs?

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I meant are you for sure getting links or still in the air on leafs?
I'm sticking with leafs right now. Linking is still the long term plan but I need to address it ASAP.
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I'm sticking with leafs right now. Linking is still the long term plan but I need to address it ASAP.
Ahh gotcha. If you need the waggy springs ask rambo he might still have a pair...?

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I just looked at his build and he used stock waggy springs.
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I just looked at his build and he used stock waggy springs.
Pretty sure hes got bds leafs and had spare waggys he didn't need....

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post #1256 of 2248 Old 05-08-2014, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah but the waggy springs that the BDS replaced are stock. I need the Rancho 44044 lift springs.
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Yeah but the waggy springs that the BDS replaced are stock. I need the Rancho 44044 lift springs.
Ahh icic. I do remremember he unstretched it...

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I ordered the springs the other day but Amazon only had 1 in stock. They still haven't updated and shipped my order so I think I'll cancel it and order through someone else. How weird is it that Amazon has them with Prime?
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post #1259 of 2248 Old 05-09-2014, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
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Screwed around with the brakes again this evening. I adjusted the booster rod a couple times to get rid of the slack in the pedal. It helped but I think i may need to thread it out a little farther. During some testing I can get the fronts to lock up quick in the dirt but the driver side locks up before the passenger. So I bled the passenger and didn't get any air out but I can definitely squeal them on concrete if I push hard enough. I don't think the 8.8 is grabbing much. I may follow The Goob's lead and mess with the prop valve.
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post #1260 of 2248 Old 05-13-2014, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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A little update for anyone that is following. My 44044s should be here tomorrow. I think I am going to bolt them up with the short side forward so I can still run my driveshaft and pinion angle just to check them out. Once I get them broken in and see if I like my ride height, I will decide if I want to weld on my Ruffstuff hangers any farther back and get my driveshaft lengthened and re-weld my spring perches. Something interesting I found out: one end has bushings with a 1/4" flange to fit a 3" hanger, but the other end has 1/8" flanges to fit a 2.75" hanger. So I ordered some new bushings from Barnes4wd along with their rear crossmember bumper and frame tie ins. I figure I should get some recovery points in the rear before I regret it, and cover up my ugly crossmember. I think someone ripped a bumper off of it once upon a time.
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