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Old 09-13-2012, 08:07 AM   #1
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I have ridden in a Leaf spring Rig and I did not like the ride so I totally rebuilt the Quigley front suspension now it rides and hands like a dream. So smooth.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:41 PM   #2
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Re: smooth ride

My Dana 50 Twin Traction Beam, coil sprung system has 12 inches of travel, FOX Shox and rides better than in did when 2 Wheel Drive - I'm very happy with it.

Coils are the way to go.
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #3
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Re: smooth ride

Please tell how you got 12 inches of travel from coils? I'm guessing it's not a Quigley, I think I max out at around 1.5 inches....
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Re: smooth ride

What leaf spring setup was it? SMB? S/K? Advanced? Ujoint?
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Old 09-13-2012, 05:18 PM   #5
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Please tell how you got 12 inches of travel from coils? I'm guessing it's not a Quigley, I think I max out at around 1.5 inches....
1.5" yes, but that is up. You probably have another 2" of down travel for a total of almost 4".

Mine is a S-K coil spring conversion and I had to add 2" of spacer under the spring seat to gain enough up travel to make the comfortable on any less than smooth roads (all roads in the US).

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What leaf spring setup was it? SMB? S/K? Advanced? Ujoint?
Id like to know also, the proper leaf setup will give you a GREAT ride with no body roll.
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My Dana 50 Twin Traction Beam, coil sprung system has 12 inches of travel, FOX Shox and rides better than in did when 2 Wheel Drive - I'm very happy with it.

Coils are the way to go.
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My Dana 50 Twin Traction Beam, coil sprung system has 12 inches of travel, FOX Shox and rides better than in did when 2 Wheel Drive - I'm very happy with it.

Coils are the way to go.
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Well that was subtle Possible his rig is not the typical 9000 pound SMB???
Maybe BajaSportsmobile can shoot us some pics of his setup he is talking about.
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Nowhere did he say it was a van, or even a Ford.

I'm guessing it is one of his Baja racers.

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Nowhere did he say it was a van, or even a Ford.

I'm guessing it is one of his Baja racers.

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That's what I figure seeing his signature.
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