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Old 03-23-2006, 10:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Which RE SOA Springs?

Looking at new springs for the YJ.
Stock wheel base, full width 60's, 2" BL & 37" MT/R's

Looking at ordering a set of the RE 1.5" SOA springs. Seems like this setup should clear the 37's.

Which version will work best 1444 - 5 leaf or 1445 - 6 leaf?

Besides Alcans are there any other ones I should consider?
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Old 03-23-2006, 10:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am running the 1.5" RE SOA springs and love them. I only run them in the front (back is a 4 link) and they flex great. I clear my 37's but do not have finders only a hood and I am full-width. Great springs! Before I did my 4 link I ran 35's with these springs front and rear and cut my front finders so they were flat comp cut the rear. I did rub when fully flexed.
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I have the 5 leaf RE's and they are great. I wouldnt think you would need the 6 leaf unless you are really heavy. I have a 302 and a winch on the front and they hold the weight just fine and are flexy too.
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i orderd the re 1.5 SOA with the 5leafs for my project 88 yj. Can't say how they performe as its just bare frame and axles haha. I researched them asking people what they recomended and they all said the 5 leaf RE would work great
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Are you guys all running stock axle placement on the front?
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Since they are the same price i'd say the 6 leafs. If they are too stiff you can pull the extra leaf out. If you get the 5 leafs and they aren't stiff enough you're screwed.
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I have the 6 leaf ones up front and they are great! I have the 5 leaf ones out back and they seem to work great together.
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Since they are the same price i'd say the 6 leafs. If they are too stiff you can pull the extra leaf out. If you get the 5 leafs and they aren't stiff enough you're screwed.
That's what I did, it'll be awhile before I get to the point where I know if I need to pull a leaf or not. Figured the bullnose commando's have alot more structure up front than cj's and postal front jeepsters, and I'm going to be running a good size winch so I went with the "more is better" mentality, we'll see how well that serves me.
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