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Old April 17th, 2018, 13:05
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tension ? which springs ? tension on the front springs is hard to do unless you have hold downs up top and on the bottom.

front will usually be in compression, unless you really flex out, then it can be in nothing, no compression, and no tension.
Yes, compression, not tension. My front set up is totally different from a stock XJ. There are limit straps preventing the axle from drooping down to far and unloading the springs. Even when fully flexed out the spring will still have about an inch of compression holding them in place.
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Old April 17th, 2018, 13:07
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To answer your other question, Skyjacker 6” springs, 235 in/lb rate and 22” free length.
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Old April 18th, 2018, 12:08
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To answer your other question, Skyjacker 6” springs, 235 in/lb rate and 22” free length.
With that rate, I predict much use of the bump stops at desert speeds.
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Old April 18th, 2018, 12:34
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Yes, compression, not tension. My front set up is totally different from a stock XJ. There are limit straps preventing the axle from drooping down to far and unloading the springs. Even when fully flexed out the spring will still have about an inch of compression holding them in place.
Gotcha....

post 80 shows your setup I guess, not sure why you say it is totally different from a stock XJ.........it's still a 4 linked coil spring solid front axle setup that uses a track bar......

seems just like an XJ to me.........just with bigger/better parts.......

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Old April 18th, 2018, 13:38
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With that rate, I predict much use of the bump stops at desert speeds.
Most “Jeepspeed” springs range from 220 to 250. The whoops will tell the story though.
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Old April 18th, 2018, 13:56
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Gotcha....

post 80 shows your setup I guess, not sure why you say it is totally different from a stock XJ.........it's still a 4 linked coil spring solid front axle setup that uses a track bar......

seems just like an XJ to me.........just with bigger/better parts.......
Different in terms of the spring location on the axle, placement/length of the control arms/track bar and steering. Same basic design concept, just tweaked to maximize travel.
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Old April 20th, 2018, 07:40
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One step closer! This is the first project I have had where I actually have every single part to get it road worthy. Just need more time to finish it. Front end just needs calipers, coil springs and some fender trimming.

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