Originally Posted by jeeptj97
just a question, byut what igofsh just would be a troll correct...not so much slammed the guiy, but its kinda like a no reason comment, which some would take as a slam.
Nope - he actually brings up a good point...
Look at where the top of the coil spring is in relation to the spring perch. SLIGHTLY more droop and that spring would fall off. As it is, the body isn't putting any weight down on that tire and it's only traction comes from the weight of the axle, wheel and tire, which in the scheme of things isn't much.
People are starting to think there is such a thing as too much flex, and my understanding is the short answer is that for most situations - if your coil is unseated, it's flexed too much. I don't know a whole lot about coil springs as I'm sold on the AiRock airbag system as soon as other things are ticked off the to-do list and the money is there - so that means I haven't really looked into how spring rates and everything works as I'm no longer interested - but I'm thinking possibly a taller but softer spring would allow it to exert some pressure on the wheel, but on level ground would still sit at the same ride height... you might get more body roll though.
People now are starting to prefer a well balanced suspension setup with greater stability - and lockers for when there isn't enough flex.
That is a very nice Jeep though - just not ideal for what I want. It sure does well on that RTI ramp though.