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Picked Up A 71 For A Buddy Of Mine......

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by Norcal69, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. Jun 11, 2019
    txtoller

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    I'm thinking the springs will soften up, with more miles and with some crawling.
     
  2. Jun 11, 2019
    Chilly

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    Shackle angles and length have a huge impact on suspension feel. How do they compare between two Jeeps?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2019
    Norcal69

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    That is what he is hoping, but the springs are going to have to soften up quite a bit for the rear shackles to tip out.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2019
    Norcal69

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    That's the difference I am talking about. I was able to build in some shackle angle and room for an increase in shackle length if necessary. The Rocky Road shackles are 3.5" on center. After 10 months, the rear's are still pointing forward and the fronts are about straight up and down. Hopefully the upcoming rubicon trip will help. If not we will be moving his mounts to the same measurements as mine.
     
  5. Jul 20, 2019 at 7:21 AM
    txtoller

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    Did he go with the 3-3.5" heavy or the 4-4.5" heavy? In your opinion, would the medium have gotten what he was looking for? Which springs do you have on yours?

    And, did you get it up on the trails yet? :D
     
  6. Jul 20, 2019 at 12:10 PM
    Muzikp

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