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post #31 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 12:50 PM
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Jeep supported by 3 wheels and an essentially missing 4th spring. 4th tire off and the axle on a bottle jack with maybe a 2" round surface holding the axle. Kick the high lift out, watch the spring compress from the drop and shoot out the reas of the way, then to the bumpstop all that jolt supported by a 2" round flat disc on a piece of tubing.

Not trying to make it too dramatic. But a high lift is never a trusted piece of equipment.


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post #32 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 12:56 PM
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Agreed. I dont have a dog in this fight, I just wanted to play devil's advocate

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post #33 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 01:19 PM
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There's usually a metal tab on just one of the front springs and nothing else.
I'm still shaking my head on that one. Why bother if you're only going to put it on one spring?

Maybe something to do with the way they installed the axles at the factory, clocking the springs or something.

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post #34 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 02:07 PM
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You lifted your vehicle with a high lift then crawled under it with a cockeyed spring and unbolted the shock.

What an idiot. I'd hate to see how you fix things on the trail with fewer tools and likely in a hurry.
Wow. I would not have expected such a harsh response based on your signature. Maybe it wasn't meant as strong as I read it. I do, however, know of someone who died from an incorrectly supported vehicle landing on thier chest, so maybe harsh is good...

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post #35 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 02:11 PM
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I was thinking the same thing.

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Wow. I would not have expected such a harsh response based on your signature.
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post #36 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 02:13 PM
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I'm still shaking my head on that one. Why bother if you're only going to put it on one spring?
Didn't the factory eventually stop bothering? I don't think my 06 had one and was under the impression that was common in late models.
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Maybe that was a bit harsh... but I really couldn't believe what I was reading.

Spring issue aside. Grab the roll bar and give it the push pull test before trusting anything and that this would have come all the way down. Axle to pavement. Sorry for the verbal abuse but don't ever do that again.

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Fellowship... Is like having a good spotter.

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post #38 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 03:06 PM
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Maybe that was a bit harsh... but I really couldn't believe what I was reading.

Spring issue aside. Grab the roll bar and give it the push pull test before trusting anything and that this would have come all the way down. Axle to pavement. Sorry for the verbal abuse but don't ever do that again.
don't worry about verbal abuse...jesus forgives for everything right?....so you're safe.......praise the lord.
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post #39 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 03:24 PM
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I'm still shaking my head on that one. Why bother if you're only going to put it on one spring?

Maybe something to do with the way they installed the axles at the factory, clocking the springs or something.
It has to do with the way the lower perch is formed. The pigtails are rotated 180 degrees from each other and the tab holes are mirrored. That means one tab grabs onto the end of the dead tail which doesn't move and the other side is trying to clamp down on a live part of the spring which moves.

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post #40 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 05:55 PM
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don't worry about verbal abuse...jesus forgives for everything right?....so you're safe.......praise the lord.
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post #41 of 116 Old 10-10-2012, 06:19 PM
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Didn't the factory eventually stop bothering? I don't think my 06 had one and was under the impression that was common in late models.
My 97 has them on both front springs FWIW.

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LOL... with Keith02's threads all closed down, I was hungry for some drama and guess what... JF to the rescue.

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post #44 of 116 Old 10-11-2012, 02:12 AM
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Tell you what horses *** When youve had HALF the experience I have come bacl and talk to me... until then continue showing your ignorance and stupidity, and go jack up a jeep and unbolt the shocks and see what happens, then go do a little research on metallurgy and and learn about the rockwell hardnes scale and how it relates to spring steel and brittleness. I've been doing this since you were still in diapers and probably before, as illustrated by your abject stupidity and flagrant ignorance
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post #45 of 116 Old 10-11-2012, 02:17 AM
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bumpstops and/or limit straps.
There are no limit straps on a jeep suspension and bump stops only prevent the upward travel of the axle not the downward. You idiots really need to learn automotive engineering before shooting off your mouths.
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