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post #1 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 09:52 AM Thread Starter
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Flip the spring plates?

Is there any company out there that still makes a kit to flip the spring plates?

Any pix of them installed?

and have there been any problems reported with doing this?

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post #2 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 10:47 AM
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if you mean to do a spring over axle, rocky road outfitters makes a bolt on kit
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post #3 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 11:10 AM
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if you mean to do a spring over axle, rocky road outfitters makes a bolt on kit
A bolt on kit that is crap and doesn't properly address the problems with SOA..

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post #4 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 11:14 AM
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I think the OP means flipping the u-bolts so the bolt ends don't drag and hang up over obstacles, not SOA.

Yes there are several kits, google should turn them up. Look for "u-bolt flip CJ".

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I think the OP means flipping the u-bolts so the bolt ends don't drag and hang up over obstacles, not SOA.

Yes there are several kits, google should turn them up. Look for "u-bolt flip CJ".
Yup this is what I mean.
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post #6 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 12:32 PM
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They do make spring plates that have skid plate on them. The u-bolt does not sitck out.
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post #7 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 12:49 PM
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The RE 4.5" lift kit comes with them. May be able to buy them separately?
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post #8 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 02:00 PM
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Try Dynatrac.

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Try Dynatrac.
yup Dynatrac has them. Thanks.
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post #10 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 02:43 PM
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You can make it yourself if you're inclined to. I used some u-bolt plates out of the salvage yard, from mid 70s-80s chevy 1/2 ton pickups. http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ji.../index206.html
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Those are almost like what I got.
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post #13 of 13 Old 08-05-2013, 04:10 PM
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yup Dynatrac has them. Thanks.
I ran those w/ RE 4.5" springs on my '94 YJ and really liked them.
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