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Old 05-23-2008, 07:10 AM   #26 (permalink)
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My buddy runs Waggy Leafs in the front on his TJ on 42's works great, and I know another guy who runs Leafs all the way around on an LJ Unlimited. Both work awesome.



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Good looking TJ, sad to see it bastarded down with leafs... IMHO
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Old 05-23-2008, 10:36 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Does it work as good as something with a 3/4 Linked front?, NO, but it does work pretty damn good, and stable as hell.

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i have a buddy w/one. works great. aweful rough though.
60 & shaved70 w/5.89's
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Old 05-23-2008, 01:54 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Thought I remembered my Irok's cleaning out a little better than that ^^^
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Always liked this one!!!! And he drives the wee out of it too!!
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I'm ditching the CJ Leafs as we speak for some of the 56 ish chevy leafs. They have offset pins so I flipped them around. My axle will stay where jeep put it but it should have some sweet flex. If it doesn't wrap and snap the driveshaft the first time out.

Leafs=tough, simple, and cheap
Coils=sweet, pricey, harder to set up
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I will see if I got a pic of mine. running leaves and thinking of staying with leaves.

yea, links on C/O's do rock and perform better when set up correctly. Im one that doesn't know enough yet to do that.
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i have a buddy w/one. works great. aweful rough though.
60 & shaved70 w/5.89's
I built that one. It's good to see someone is still beating the crap out of it.
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yea, links on C/O's do rock and perform better when set up correctly.
That is the key word. I've seen enough Cj's,Tj's and Xj's set up so shitty that all they do is unload when trying to climb anything. Coilovers and links are cool but I'll take the simplicity of my leafs anyday.

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Another member of team covered wagon (leaf sprung) up in the seattle area.

60s front and rear on 42s. RE springs in front and 7 leaf waggys out back. I'm only 19 and cant afford to link my rig but I wheel the crap out of it with leafs.

Shackles in the front seems to be key....





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I think there may be a few hardcore Jeeps with leaf springs, but you have to define what is hardcore in your opinion before you can figure out which ones they are.

There is a Jeep next door which the owner defines as hardcore, but really the only difference between his Jeep and my Jeep is that I still have a windshield, a top, and fender flares, where he has tube fenders front and comp cut rear and no windshield or doors.
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My buddy's Wrangler, works GREAT! I plan to build an old school rig like this soon...



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Old 05-24-2008, 04:32 AM   #43 (permalink)
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rides great on + off road , can cruise 75 mph on the highway with hand on the wheel .. stable offroad too .

need to get some better springs/ better anti wrap bar on the rear or go spring under on the rear
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Old 05-24-2008, 06:41 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Mine on the left and a friends on the right, both on leafs.
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Lots of leaf spring rigs.. Simple, cheap, easy to fix, easy to deal with. Why not... Links are cool but are pain to set up and cost a bundle.
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Properly set up.... nothing is cheap!

IMHO, build what you want.... leafs work for me... but that's what I happened to have laying around when I built it.
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Another member of team covered wagon (leaf sprung) up in the seattle area.

60s front and rear on 42s. RE springs in front and 7 leaf waggys out back. I'm only 19 and cant afford to link my rig but I wheel the crap out of it with leafs.

Shackles in the front seems to be key....






Got any more pics of your jeep muddyxj...................or any of your covered wagon friends?? I have a covered wagon myself!!
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Leafs....and SUA to boot. 1 tons, 42's etc....


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1-tons, 40's, YJ lift springs in the front SR, XJ springs in the rear. Its fun and the leaf springs are cheap, but Ive trashed bunches of them.

These are pics from this Memorial Day weekend at Katemcy. The stock cage will be replaced soon. I feel like im literally living on borrowed time with that damn thing.





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