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Thread: Stupid or Ingenius?

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    I believe your on the right track, pro and cons, Still don't think it's makes much diff..
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    I think it's turning into a build as you go project. I may just take it easy so that it doesn't impede other purchases/builds. I posted up the same thing on JF and it's getting interesting with a lot of references and bickering:

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    Kris with leaf springs you will run into the problem of the leaves sagging over time and a very stiff ride over coil springs. But if this doesnt bother ya-then hey go for it and make a half breed(wait isnt that what an xj is, lol)
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    Coils also sag over time, and can be just as if not more than spendy than leaves. I can sell my CA's and springs for a pretty penny to offset the cost of doing the conversions. Just get a set of stock YJ leaves and do a SOA, call it good.

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    • This is a good topic. I like the idea, but question why. I have owned a YJ and now have a TJ with a 4 link rear. I like my Jeep know better on and off the road than the YJ, but have never taken a vehicle offroad that had both coil and leaf spings. I'm interested in how it will perform/ride.

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    The reason being cost comparison between the 4 link and leaf springs to add the stability. Plus, it'd be a lot easier to stretch it out in the future, should I decide to. I'll add more later.

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    I like the idea of this set up. Cherokees run the same thing. I'm looking forward to learn more about it.

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    I'm hoping to get them in by the winter. I'm trying to get tires and a snorkel now, so this will have to wait lest I put the snorkel on back burner.

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    Chris, when you do decide just make sure you get good springs. The old man emu's are great and the bds's I run are awesome. Just something to think about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by korisu56 View Post
    The reason being cost comparison between the 4 link and leaf springs to add the stability. Plus, it'd be a lot easier to stretch it out in the future, should I decide to. I'll add more later.
    Chris,
    You can always go wide open hard-core to allow for a longer AND easier stretch later...Keep the control arms and go with quarter elliptical springs! Saweeeeet!!!
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