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post #1 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yj stretch

Ok so I'm wanting to stretch my jeep when I get axles an everything I'll need I already have metalcloak front fenders so I want to use metalcloaks stretch corners that allow up to 4 inches of stretch. Anyone know of a way I can stretch it 4 inches using leafs? All the leaf stretch kits I find are for 6 inches. I don't mind gathering different pieces to do it. Has anyone done a 4 inch stretch on a YJ using leafs? Thanks

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post #2 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 04:36 PM
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Front wagoneer springs will give you 2" of stretch then you could move your spring hangers back and/or use perches that allow another 1" of stretch. I just got my Rancho 44044s installed and they give about 4" of lift on a YJ. Then there is no need to put your shackles on the rear crossmember.


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post #3 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 04:55 PM
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i used 52" chevy springs for about 4"

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Front wagoneer springs will give you 2" of stretch then you could move your spring hangers back and/or use perches that allow another 1" of stretch. I just got my Rancho 44044s installed and they give about 4" of lift on a YJ. Then there is no need to put your shackles on the rear crossmember.
How do they flex?

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I'm not sure about his since he is SUA but my stock height waggy springs are going to flex very well!
The rear springs are hitting my frame (to short of shackles. And my front are clamped to tightly. Also I maxed the engine hoist out before I lifted a tire.


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I haven't wheeled them yet but this is the first flex test. They ride nicely too

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They are short side forward right now for other reasons so basically stock wheelbase.


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I haven't wheeled them yet but this is the first flex test. They ride nicely too
I like that. Did you just drill new holes in your frame for the shackles?

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I'm not sure about his since he is SUA but my stock height waggy springs are going to flex very well! The rear springs are hitting my frame (to short of shackles. And my front are clamped to tightly. Also I maxed the engine hoist out before I lifted a tire.
how much stretch did u get?

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I got 3" I used waggys front and rear so I've got a total of 6" stretch.

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I got 3" I used waggys front and rear so I've got a total of 6" stretch.
how did u relocate the shackles? Just drill new holes?

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I didn't relocate them. There is no need to relocate the shackles.. The longer springs just give you a better shackle angle when using the stock spring hangers and shackle mounts.


But I will be frenching my spring hangers into the frame so I can lower my jeep a few inches.

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I didn't relocate them. There is no need to relocate the shackles.. The longer springs just give you a better shackle angle when using the stock spring hangers and shackle mounts. But I will be frenching my spring hangers into the frame so I can lower my jeep a few inches.
Awesome are they the 44044s everyone talks about or a different waggy spring?

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I pulled my springs from the junkyard. So they are just factory springs.

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post #15 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 08:27 PM
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A lot of people run 44044s . They are an excellent spring a do flex well. I think they are perfect for an SUA jeep that wants some stretch.

I redrilled my spring perches an inch back when i had my 8.8 SUA. With those 44044s and a 1inch back drilled hole in your perch, and u bolt plate you could get an easy 3 inch stretch.

Ruined a perfectly good jeep.


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