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Old 08-27-2001, 01:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Offset Centerpin Leafs

I am trying to get a little bit longer wheelbase on my shorty cj-5 it is a 1955 with the factory shackle reversal. I run a custom alcan spring over spring. narrow ones. Even though I have had them re-arched and added arch. they sags everytime I run them hard.

I dont have the $$$ to go to a 4-link or 3-link (quarter elliptic or coils). I was thinking of going with a custom spring that is longer and wider (2.5 form 1.75) and has an offset pin. The questions I have:

1) Is anyone running these type of leaves?
2) What is the recommeded offset?
3) Generel Pros/Cons.
4) What length should I consider to be optimum?

I talked to a guy at Alcan and usually they are extremely helpful but his standard answer was "well tell me how long you want them and I will make them." Tell me how much offset you want and I will make them."

I did not know.

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Old 08-27-2001, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I run wagoneer springs (2.5") with 2" offset center pin on my YJ. The springs are 46" +/- With the MORE shakle reversal and Waggy springs all the way around I now have a 100" wheelbase from 94" Works great
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Old 08-27-2001, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks Rockslut!

Are your waggy springs stock springs or aftermarket?
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Old 08-27-2001, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I ran stock 7 leaf front waggys all the way around but have switched to Rancho 44044 springs since. They are 2.5" lift and are built very nice.
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Old 08-27-2001, 03:00 PM   #5 (permalink)
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As long as the hole and the pin are inside the ubolt area you are safe, if they are out side the spring culd crack.
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