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post #1 of 12 Old 08-23-2019, 02:55 PM Thread Starter
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Military wrap on wrong end, issue?

Turns out I put my RE's on backwards is this a problem? They're an inch longer towards the back as is, don't really want to loose that inch.



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post #2 of 12 Old 08-23-2019, 08:23 PM
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I can't really tell what's going on in that pic but in general, YJ leafs are symetrical and the non-shackle leaf spring eyes are 9/16" while the shackle ends are 1/2". Are you sure you installed them wrong?


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I can't really tell what's going on in that pic but in general, YJ leafs are symetrical and the non-shackle leaf spring eyes are 9/16" while the shackle ends are 1/2". Are you sure you installed them wrong?
Bushings were bought separately so I placed the bolts correctly but according to REs install instructions military goes on frame side.

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Shouldn't both sides have the wrap? I mean, it'd be pretty pointless if only one side had it.

If anything, your rear axle looks too far forward.
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beat me to it.

didnt know if it was a weird angle or not.

It does seem pushed forward. As for the springs, my military wrap came on both ends (BDS springs). I actually cut and tapered off the shackle side as they wouldn't work with my shackles. Was not willing to lose the brace spacer mid bolt.

i notice though as i have been shopping springs here and there lately for my plans next year, most the military wrapped springs seem to only have one side with the wrap (frame side)

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Shouldn't both sides have the wrap? I mean, it'd be pretty pointless if only one side had it.

If anything, your rear axle looks too far forward.
That may be a result of the way I trimmed it and put the TJ flares on, it's actually tapping the gas tank skid.

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That may be a result of the way I trimmed it and put the TJ flares on, it's actually tapping the gas tank skid.
Well it will move back some under compression. Is it hitting the skid at full compression or while only partly there? You might wanna flip the springs around.

Still think it's useless to have a military wrap on half of the spring. That just means you'll have to pray the spring doesn't break on the unwrapped end.

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Well it will move back some under compression. Is it hitting the skid at full compression or while only partly there? You might wanna flip the springs around.

Still think it's useless to have a military wrap on half of the spring. That just means you'll have to pray the spring doesn't break on the unwrapped end.
Yeah I need to check it out. I shoulda clarified it was hitting the skid with the old springs and it looks like these will too.

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Bushings were bought separately so I placed the bolts correctly but according to REs install instructions military goes on frame side.
That is how I recall how the RE springs went. Are these the RE ED springs?
If the diff isn't hitting the tank when stuffed, then I'd say you're ok.

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Still think it's useless to have a military wrap on half of the spring. That just means you'll have to pray the spring doesn't break on the unwrapped end.
If he has the ED springs, and they hav'nt changed anything, then the non-full wrap side is more like a half wrap. So it can still hold the pack of the main breaks. I had the BDS that were full on both ends and were in the way of the shackle like bruinjeeper said, so I cut them off half way sort of copying the RE ED style. They worked just fine.

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That is how I recall how the RE springs went. Are these the RE ED springs?
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If he has the ED springs, and they hav'nt changed anything, then the non-full wrap side is more like a half wrap. So it can still hold the pack of the main breaks. I had the BDS that were full on both ends and were in the way of the shackle like bruinjeeper said, so I cut them off half way sort of copying the RE ED style. They worked just fine.
Ah yeah, that would make sense.

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RE springs are backwards so to speak the military wrap goes on the frame side. I did the same thing I flipped them and got my inch back
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