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Unread 08-05-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 11:47 AM   #2
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 12:10 PM   #3
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 12:14 PM   #4
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 01:21 PM   #5
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 01:32 PM   #6
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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The RE 4.5" lift kit comes with them. May be able to buy them separately?
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Unread 08-05-2013, 03:00 PM   #8
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Try Dynatrac.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #9
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Try Dynatrac.
yup Dynatrac has them. Thanks.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
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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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Unread 08-05-2013, 04:49 PM   #11
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Another alternative: http://www.jeeptech.com/susp/ubolt.html
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Unread 08-05-2013, 04:57 PM   #12
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Those are almost like what I got.
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Unread 08-05-2013, 05:10 PM   #13
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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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