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Unread 12-29-2013, 02:04 PM   #16
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Yeah I'm going to look into a good setup.

Also my leaf springs look flat not curved is that normal or do they need to be changed?

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Unread 12-29-2013, 03:26 PM   #17
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For my SOA I ended up using stock 1979 front Cherokee Chief springs in the rear of my CJ5 (free off junker headed to scrapyard). I currently do not have an anti-wrap device installed. No spring wrap observed. I've gotten by for more than a year wheeling like this. I'll keep on with current set-up till it becomes a problem, if ever. It's working good and I'm happy with it.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:24 PM   #18
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If you plan on going SOA build a good traction bar

Not like the one shown in the video
It took me about an hour to build one using stuff I had laying around. I have since switched the rear mounts from bushings to heim joints.
If you don't have the fabrication skills to build a simple anti-wrap bar, you don't have the skills to do a SOA conversion.



I never felt any spring wrap or wheel hop without it. After about a year of my Jeep drooping lower and lower in the right rear, I finally saw the spring starting to take on a "S" shape between the axle and mount.
The anti wrap bar went on when I swapped springs to keep it from happening again.
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:29 PM   #19
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It took me about an hour to build one using stuff I had laying around. I have since switched the rear mounts from bushings to heim joints.
If you don't have the fabrication skills to build a simple anti-wrap bar, you don't have the skills to do a SOA conversion.



I never felt any spring wrap or wheel hop without it. After about a year of my Jeep drooping lower and lower in the right rear, I finally saw the spring starting to take on a "S" shape between the axle and mount.
The anti wrap bar went on when I swapped springs to keep it from happening again.

you have a pic of the rear of it. to show the heim joints?....ty sir
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Unread 12-29-2013, 05:49 PM   #20
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you have a pic of the rear of it. to show the heim joints?....ty sir
The joints are actually from a tractor implement link I picked up at Tractor Supply. Two links for $20 seemed like a good deal. They are threaded, but I just welded them in solid. I don't have any need for them to be adjustable.





Here was the old setup. The rear bushings would just get crushed. After replacing the bushings and tube that holds them twice due to it getting egg shaped, that was enough for me.
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