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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 19:46    Post subject: haha,what do you boffins reckon.................. Reply with quote

..............well i fitted some rascal springs to the rear of my sammy the other day and its improved the height somewhat and now im wondering if another set of rascal rear springs will fit on the front despite the front springs being some 30mm shorter in length.

what do you reckon?????


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2010 20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 6:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

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why not??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 9:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

iv not seen the rascal springs so dont know but cant see why they wouldnt if the rear was a straight swap
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 10:10    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and the wife wrote:
iv not seen the rascal springs so dont know but cant see why they wouldnt if the rear was a straight swap


I was on about rascal rear springs on the front of an SJ alan Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:01    Post subject: Reply with quote

little sammy wrote:
me and the wife wrote:
iv not seen the rascal springs so dont know but cant see why they wouldnt if the rear was a straight swap


I was on about rascal rear springs on the front of an SJ alan Wink


You what mate  Laughing
I reckon you'd have a lot of trouble as they're too long. How would you get them to align with the chassis mounting holes and the shackle holes?
You'd have to put a lot of bend on them and even if you managed, what would the ride be like? It'd probably be very hard and bumpy as the shackles would already be pushed all the way forward.
I think if it was me, I'd either buy the correct sized uprated springs, add-a-leafs or use the removed rear springs leafs to boost the standard front ones.

However, until you try these things, I suppose you can never really know if it's possible or how it'd go. Let us know what you decide, and if you go the route of Rascal rear springs fitted to the front of your SJ, please, please, please do a pictorial coz I could really do with a laugh watching you attempt to shoe horn them springs in  Laughing  Laughing  Wink
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 11:46    Post subject: Reply with quote

ideal_dog wrote:
little sammy wrote:
me and the wife wrote:
iv not seen the rascal springs so dont know but cant see why they wouldnt if the rear was a straight swap


I was on about rascal rear springs on the front of an SJ alan Wink


You what mate  Laughing
I reckon you'd have a lot of trouble as they're too long. How would you get them to align with the chassis mounting holes and the shackle holes?
You'd have to put a lot of bend on them and even if you managed, what would the ride be like? It'd probably be very hard and bumpy as the shackles would already be pushed all the way forward.
I think if it was me, I'd either buy the correct sized uprated springs, add-a-leafs or use the removed rear springs leafs to boost the standard front ones.

However, until you try these things, I suppose you can never really know if it's possible or how it'd go. Let us know what you decide, and if you go the route of Rascal rear springs fitted to the front of your SJ, please, please, please do a pictorial coz I could really do with a laugh watching you attempt to shoe horn them springs in  Laughing  Laughing  Wink


Im gonna try and get the old rear ones on first and if i cant ill use the add a leafs ive bought!!!!!
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Im gonna try and get the old rear ones on first and if i cant ill use the add a leafs ive bought!!!!!


Good plan batman.

Did you see my post about the brakes? Brake post
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 12:24    Post subject: Reply with quote

in the us they run jeep yj springs which are long and stick out the front of there zooks and then add the shakle on so when it flexes id works like the d-flex shakle Very Happy
http://zuknation.net/Zuknation/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2886&highlight=springs
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 13:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

me and the wife wrote:
in the us they run jeep yj springs which are long and stick out the front of there zooks and then add the shakle on so when it flexes id works like the d-flex shakle Very Happy
http://zuknation.net/Zuknation/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=2886&highlight=springs


Yeah it seems longer springs with missing link / d-flex shackles are a common upgrade in the USA. Here's a link I found showing the job being done.
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 7:58    Post subject: Reply with quote

could you not split the spring packs and use the sj top leaf with the rascal leaves on the front?

gotta ba worth a try?
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 9:08    Post subject: Reply with quote

deathbus wrote:
could you not split the spring packs and use the sj top leaf with the rascal leaves on the front?

gotta ba worth a try?


well i could do that,but i got add a leafs on the way so ill use them.


however,i tried the sj rear springs on the front and by moving the axle forward 30mm and using 2" extended shackles they went on but youd need to cut a bit out of the buttresses to allow movement on the shocks.


So rascal springs will fit on the front with a few tiny modifications.


Im not up for it now as ive paid for add a leafs but on my next sammy who knows Wink
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