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Military Wrap Springs, are there any disadvantages to these? Also when using a flat or almost inverted leaf does their effectiveness go away?
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The only negative on the double wrap main leaf (military wrap) springs is the slightly higher weight. I've used 3 or 4 sets of mil wraps on my Jeep. I used rear mil. wraps front and rear. The idea is if you break a main spring you're not up the creek. I've never broken a mil wrap main, but have on single wraps. The stock mil. wraps got flatened before anything broke from over extension/compression without bumpstops. I got mine from JC Whitney. At first I used CJ springs but went to YJ's and the mil. wrap was available for that too. I massaged the springs by adding some more leaves, front and rear. The fronts wound up 8 leaf, and the rr's 9 to 10 leaves. I'm now using massaged 2.5" lift Old Man Emu springs. They're very flexy, but I've already bent a front mainspring. They just can't take it. I don't know what to use next.
Springs-over-axle requires more leaves than SUA, everything else being equal.
regards, as always, jefe
 

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Well you see I wanna do a spring over, but I'm going from coil springs to leaves in the rear, which to some people is dumb but knowing i'm gonna sacrifice ride, I wanna make sure I do it right. What springs would you suggest sine this is going in the back of a TJ and I wanna match the front 3.5 coils. They will be sitting on top of a 14 bolt. Do deal with axle hop I plan to use military wraps and a traction bar sprung over without a trac bar. I just got where I knew the in and outs of 4links coil spring rates but on my current college budget I think this will get my jeep moving in the right direction quicker and for less money.

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