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post #16 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 08:39 PM
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Like they said you don't have to relocate the shackle. The spring is only 1" longer but the center pin is offset by 2".



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post #17 of 40 Old 05-20-2014, 08:40 PM
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I've seen ppl on pirate use cherokee springs to get somewhere between 4 and 6in of stretch. Can't remember the exact number off the top of my head. Also you can re-drill the centering pin to get the exact stretch you want but let a shop do it unless you want to go through 30 hss bits.

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I've seen ppl on pirate use cherokee springs to get somewhere between 4 and 6in of stretch. Can't remember the exact number off the top of my head. Also you can re-drill the centering pin to get the exact stretch you want but let a shop do it unless you want to go through 30 hss bits.
xj springs are 6in stretch.


Redrilling leafs is ususally a bad idea. They love to crack at the holes.

Ive drilled a few sets of leaves with a drill press on slowest setting and a quality bit. It doesnt take long.

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xj springs are 6in stretch.


Redrilling leafs is ususally a bad idea. They love to crack at the holes.

Ive drilled a few sets of leaves with a drill press on slowest setting and a quality bit. It doesnt take long.
Ah thanks I knew it was one of the two. However, I'm asuming the OP doesnt want to relocate the tank if hes talkin 3in or so. Yeah spring steel's favorite snack is drill bits. by the time I could get through one I've spent almost as much as the spring.

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Like they said you don't have to relocate the shackle. The spring is only 1" longer but the center pin is offset by 2".
ok makes sense now

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Ah thanks I knew it was one of the two. However, I'm asuming the OP doesnt want to relocate the tank if hes talkin 3in or so. Yeah spring steel's favorite snack is drill bits. by the time I could get through one I've spent almost as much as the spring.
He would have to dimple the tank for a 3" stretch.

Sounds like you need better bits and or better cutting fluid.

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He would have to dimple the tank for a 3" stretch. Sounds like you need better bits and or better cutting fluid.
How do you dimple a tank?

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There's a good thread on pirate4x4 on how to do it.

But basically you drop your tank cut a section out of your gas tank skid plate and weld it back on so it forms a pocket right above the dif. Then you heat up your Polly tank and push it back into the skid.

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How do you dimple a tank?

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I tried it and failed. I punctured the plastic tank. similar suggestions were using '82-02 camaro/firebird gas tank, or a fuel cell behind the back seat.

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I don't have a link but 92VegasYJ has a good write up in his build thread.


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I don't have a link but 92VegasYJ has a good write up in his build thread.
So does Sky J. Lemme find the links...

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I did my tank. Used it for a month or so and then went for a bigger stretch. Took the tank about 3 months and it undimpled itself.

I used a propane torch and took my time. 3 cycles of heat and straps did it.

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Links:
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https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/s...l#post14856317

I'm halfway through my own dimple mod. Haven't had a chance to heat up the poly tank yet, but welding in the dimple is super easy.

Oh and I stretched mine almost 4" in the back by moving the fixed hanger back around 2.5" (well up 3" which changes the arc of the spring ~1"+, and back 1.5") then used a 1" offset perch on stock springs SOA. Food for thought.

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I'm pretty sure you didn't link directly to the post JUST so I'd have to wade through all those Rubicon pics, causing an extreme amount of jealousy...

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