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Arty155
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2006 5:24 pm    Post subject: Limiting Strap Q's Reply with quote

Hey all I'm going to get some limiting straps, the lift I'm using has a history of super-flexing and "popping" the coils. But my question is, what length do I need? It's a 4" lift, but am I measuring from the lift height, from how much flex will make the coil come out, what? I need answers!! Very Happy Any help on what to do would be great.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The longest I'd use is whatever length is just before the coil unseats from the perches.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about a extension for your bumpstops so the axle can't flex too far?

I don't know...just another option.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bumpstops keep the axle from traveling upward into the vehicle body and suspension. They do nothing to stop too much axle droop.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 20, 2006 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What E said. The best way to find out is going to be to drop the axle until the spring unseats. Then raise it until it just reseats and measure.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking of doing the same thing on mine. I keep popping the springs out evertime I go over rocks. I was thinking of using a strap on the center of the axle. But I don't know where to connect the upper part of the strap to on the jeep itself.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 11:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

True, thinking something else.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok sounds good, I'll Just drop the axle like Ehirner said.

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But I don't know where to connect the upper part of the strap to on the jeep itself.

I was wondering the same thing, but thought I'd just get that info from wherever I bought the straps, but more info from here is always welcome, you guys actually answer our questions. Mr. Green

And yes monkeyman3875 I am getting some longer bumpstops as well as the limiting straps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

once you figure out what length you think you need take an inch off for stretch.
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