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Old 11-16-2001, 04:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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what to do to get the most articulation from a spoa

Hi there,

my cj6 project is nearly finished now... and once we got it up and running, i will start the process of fine-tuning the suspension.

What are your tips/tricks to get the most out of a spoa, besides the obvious (opening clamps, lubricating the spring pack, etc...)

throw in your 2cents

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alfred

oh... yeah... back to work
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IT's probably too late now, but moving the springs inboard will give more travel.

Rubber bushings will flex better than poly bushings. Making sure the shackle bolts are not too tight.

Not sure offhand of some other tricks.
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Re: what to do to get the most articulation from a spoa

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What are your tips/tricks to get the most out of a spoa

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Old 11-16-2001, 04:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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[list=1][*]Make sure your shocks and driveshaft aren't limiting axle travel.[*]Revolver shackles.[*]Buggy leafs.[*]Run heavy axles and tires, steel wheels.[/list=1]

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shackle angle and longer shackles for leverage. you want about 60-45 degree angle.
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Longer springs and maybe even a missing link shackle. Just a couple things I've come to realize... stock springs suck @$$ (no flex; broke a bottom leaf off a leaf pack, now replacing with longer YJ springs) and use bump-stops so you don't ruin your springs. ~Steve
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