So, I need some opinions on this idea I've got floating around in my head.
I picked up a full set of stock YJ leaf springs for my postal Jeep project.
I was content to mount them up under as is, until I was flipping through the Speedway catalog and noticed the "reverse eye" springs for the transverse front ends.
Now the stock YJ springs are pretty flat to begin with so I figured that disassembling the pack and flipping the main wouldn't be too big of a deal.
So, here is the stock leaf....
One of the four leafs was bent, so I used that one as the guinea pig to try out my idea. Change went pretty easy, cleaned up the leafs a bit and reassembled, with the main flipped, of course.....
I did some research on HAMB and other hot rod sites on the interwebz and found this to be fairly common.
Mostly it gives a dropped of the full width of the spring eye, since the main leaf is now coming off the complete other side of the mount.
A little side by side....
The flip definately flattened the leaf, the bent part of the leaf makes it appear that the leaf goes neg. arch.
But what I'm wondering is if that's going to be a problem on a on road car.
Also I planning on using the larger 5 leaf packs if they end up making it on the PJ.
I really like the idea of lowering the vehicle with out use of blocks.
I'm hoping that some more experienced hot rodders will pipe in.
Thanks and let me know what you think.