I mostly liked my leaves. Mainly because that's all I had know. Had quite a few leaf sprung rigs and my jeep rode the best out of them all. With the wheelbase and spring packs that I had, I had a good amount of controllable flex. With the bilstiens I was able to notice the dampening working ok. Even on leaves I would go fast on the rocks and fast on dirt roads. But it was lacking.Really nice set up, I would be interested in your thoughts on the difference between you leaf and your coil set up without opening up Pandoras box.
I love how low I can lug mine. Seems like in low gear it is pretty damn hard to stall it. I also enjoy just dropping the hammer and not worrying about breaking. Still looking forward to a 5.3 though :smokin::laughing:Actually kinda sad I'm not gunna have the 4 popper anymore good little motors, perfect for crawling
I'm not running jjs. I have a pair of metal cloak duroflex joints in the rear lowers axle side. I got them for a good price. I am happy with them. Don't seem to limit flex at all, and they are self centering.So how do you like the jjs vs the heims? Also curious if your rear bilsteins are 14" travel?
I went super cheap with my retainers. I got a 2in peice of .095 tube I had that I cut off of a driveshaft. I cut it into 4 peices. I wanna say 1in wide. Welded those to the inside of my coil buckets in the center to keep the coils in place. Then I took a 1/2in bolt and welded it into the center. Used a peice of 1.5x.250 strap cut at 3 1/2 inches and drilled a hole in the center and then a nut to hold it down tight on the 2in tube.Hey man, great looking rig. Some more questions on your rear coils.
I'm wanting to do the same budget 4-link on mine. Just happened to come across yours. Good info. Did you weld your coils into the buckets or use big welded retainers? Any issues with them popping out?
How do you like the 14" shocks?