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Old 08-17-2001, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a set of XLC springs and am wondering if they will work. --Josh
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Old 08-17-2001, 04:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything will work if you try hard enough. They won't 'bolt on' though.
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So I should just try real hard? OK Thanks 61. --Josh
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Old 08-17-2001, 05:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If you didn't already have the XLC's I wouldn't recommend trying that hard. I'd use something else. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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How bout this Q? Are the springs the same length on the SII and S80/800s?
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No. SII have longer springs.
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Dude, don't do it.

The XLC springs SUCK! The big leaf near the bottom won't let the rear pack get inverted and you'll loose valuable flex.

Secondly, the Scout II springs are made for MORE WEIGHT, so they will ride VERY stiff - and won't flex to save your life. I used the stock springs on Snoopy and it flexes better than a Scout II with buggies - I even took 1st place at the RMIHR for the modified crowd.

Short multiple thin leaf packs, thats how you spell FLEX!



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With Josh C's big head, I would use the XLC's on the drivers side, and remove half the springs from the pass side and it should sit level. Might still sag on the drivers side <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">

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<STRONG>I have a set of XLC springs and am wondering if they will work. --Josh</STRONG>
Sell em to me for my SOA <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
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[QB]Dude, don't do it.

The XLC springs SUCK! The big leaf near the bottom won't let the rear pack get inverted and you'll loose valuable flex.

Secondly, the Scout II springs are made for MORE WEIGHT, so they will ride VERY stiff - and won't flex to save your life. I used the stock springs on Snoopy and it flexes better than a Scout II with buggies - I even took 1st place at the RMIHR for the modified crowd.

Short multiple thin leaf packs, thats how you spell FLEX!

QB]
I thought that's how you spell "S"?

I'll give them a try, but I think my Ford 260 V8 may be too much for them. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">

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<STRONG>With Josh C's big head, I would use the XLC's on the drivers side, and remove half the springs from the pass side and it should sit level. Might still sag on the drivers side <IMG SRC="smilies/flipoff.gif" border="0">

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Hah! I can invert mine!!! The XLC's flex really well, and they are not very stiff. I really like the ride of mine, although, I bet they are stiffer than stock springs, or custom springs. However, I didn't build mine for a soft ride

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The XLC's are the perfect balance between stiffness and flex for a heavy Scout II.

However, if you want to spend the money, Snoop is right, multiple thin leaves give you a softer ride and will flex really well.

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<STRONG>Dude, don't do it.

The XLC springs SUCK! The big leaf near the bottom won't let the rear pack get inverted and you'll loose valuable flex.

Short multiple thin leaf packs, thats how you spell FLEX!
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My crystal ball is telling me that's how you spell.. BROKEN SPRINGS. <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0">

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Old 08-27-2001, 11:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Short multiple thin leaf packs, thats how you spell FLEX!
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Thats how I spell bent main leaf.

If you want to swap springs, in the front I would use JC whitney CJ-7 HD rear springs, or some YJ 2.5" or 4" springs depending on how much lift you want. In the rear I would use something longer, like Wagoneer rear springs, or F150 rear springs.

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<STRONG>Thats how I spell bent main leaf.

If you want to swap springs, in the front I would use JC whitney CJ-7 HD rear springs, or some YJ 2.5" or 4" springs depending on how much lift you want. In the rear I would use something longer, like Wagoneer rear springs, or F150 rear springs.

[ 08-27-2001: Message edited by: 61Scout ]</STRONG>

Or, he could use the xlc springs he has. They will work well
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Or, he could use the xlc springs he has. They will work well
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Oh? you've used them on an 80 before?
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<STRONG>Oh? you've used them on an 80 before?</STRONG>
Ooops, you got me. I forgot it was on an 80. Hard working making the scout II XLC's fit.

The Jeep springs bolt right up?
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<STRONG>Ooops, you got me. I forgot it was on an 80. Hard working making the scout II XLC's fit.

The Jeep springs bolt right up?</STRONG>
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The jeep springs don't bolt up, but if a person is going to the trouble of doing a custom spring swap, I recommend going with a spring that can be bought brand new, and relatively cheaply.
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Or custom springs. There is a spring shop near by that will make set for 200-400 a pair. About the cost of lift springs. But I know Josh, and he'll rig it work <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> They may fall off when he lifts a wheel, but he'll get it to the trail, and then need to stop every five feet to fix it.

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<STRONG>Or custom springs. There is a spring shop near by that will make set for 200-400 a pair. About the cost of lift springs. But I know Josh, and he'll rig it work <IMG SRC="smilies/thefinger.gif" border="0"> They may fall off when he lifts a wheel, but he'll get it to the trail, and then need to stop every five feet to fix it.

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$200-$400 a pair? <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> What a waste of money!! YJ lift springs are $60 each and flex like mad!!
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