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Unread 10-29-2011, 06:32 PM   #46
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just a thought on the leaf springs one of my friends took the leaf springs off of a 90's astro van and cut them down since they are made of fiberglass and we have taken his YJ some pretty sick places and they work awesme and he hasn't had any problems with them breaking or cracking, like i said just a thought for ya for a future upgrade

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Unread 10-29-2011, 07:05 PM   #47
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just a thought on the leaf springs one of my friends took the leaf springs off of a 90's astro van and cut them down since they are made of fiberglass and we have taken his YJ some pretty sick places and they work awesme and he hasn't had any problems with them breaking or cracking, like i said just a thought for ya for a future upgrade
How did he cut them down? That's really interesting... Ill check that out thanks!
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Unread 10-30-2011, 08:44 AM   #48
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he just used a chop saw and then drilled the holes in the ends to hold the hangers just with a regular drill bit i think, but i know it wasnt that difficult to do.
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Unread 10-30-2011, 08:54 AM   #49
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he just used a chop saw and then drilled the holes in the ends to hold the hangers just with a regular drill bit i think, but i know it wasnt that difficult to do.
Could youd you get a picture?
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:35 PM   #50
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i'll see what i can do he is a friend of my inlaws and i only see him once a year if i'm lucky, but i'll do what i can
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Unread 10-30-2011, 12:37 PM   #51
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Ok thanks I just don't understand how you can cut it down and stil have a place for the shackle bushing and other bushing
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Unread 10-30-2011, 01:05 PM   #52
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Could youd you get a picture?
i found ya something even better, try this site. from what i remember he did it the same way and i know he hasn't had any problems despite what some critics may say about them failing. but i do know from when i have been wheelin with him that he got into some sick places and still had all the flex and clearance in all the world is seemed.
http://www.4wheeloffroad.com/techart.../photo_01.html
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Unread 10-30-2011, 03:53 PM   #53
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Awesome thanks!
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Unread 10-30-2011, 08:42 PM   #54
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Awesome thanks!
no prob, anything to help a fellow jeeper
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Unread 11-16-2011, 10:32 AM   #55
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well i got the donor truck last friday it has 130k on the odo but at 106 he put in a brand new crate engine with an erson cam(.449/.292), Edelbrock performer intake, hooker headers,3inch dual exaust, rebuilt the trans and put a B&M shift kit in it and also a trans cooler..... I bought the truck for $600 because he couldnt get it running I started looking at it when i got it home and noticed he had the fuel lines on backwards... so i switched them around and started right up....

this video is the truck with only headers
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Unread 11-16-2011, 01:30 PM   #56
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Sweet! Looks like a score. U putting the motor in the yj?
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Unread 11-16-2011, 01:33 PM   #57
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Ya hopefully this week or next week it depends on when I figure out the transfer case issue
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #58
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Sounds sweet. I couldn't do it though. I fear carburation
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Unread 11-16-2011, 02:28 PM   #59
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ill either get an off road carb or go fuel injection... ill most likely go fuel injection withing a year or 2
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Unread 11-17-2011, 06:53 PM   #60
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well I have the rest of the week off so i pulled the engine today it took 7 hours by my self





tomorrow ill drag it out to the street and power wash the engine bay then give it a rattle can paint job... hopefully its warm enough
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