Originally Posted by biffgnar
And that amount of flex is useful how? How much down pressure/traction are you getting at that point? With those long shocks and that much down travel how much uptravel do you have? Your jeep to do with as you please, but personally I'd be thinking about some things other than a couple stupid clips.
I wasn't sure how it would work out either. However I found that it really does keep traction very well. The weight of the axel and wheels is significant.
As for upward travel the shocks I have are designed for a 2"-4" lift and I have 2". So when I say they are long I mean I am on the bottom side of the recommended range. So there is no limit to the upward movement.
The real difference maker in downward travel comes from the aftermarket control arms. Stock arms are usually the first thing to limit travel on stock vehicles. The aftermarket arms are tubes and can adjust from stock hight to 6" lift so they stay well out of the way.
The other reason I need clips is because the bar stock the springs are made with is thicker than stock, like rubicon express springs. So the springs don't fit all the way into the little hole on the spring mount. I actually had one rotate on me the other day on a bumpy paved road. So the spring clips are necessary weather I get limiting straps or not.