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What is spring wrap?

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Spring wrap or axle wrap usually occurs in vehicles with the leaf springs mounted on the top of the axle. When you take off and accelerate hard the axle torques the leafs into an "s" shape producing wicked shaking and wheelspin followed by sudden traction as the leafs uncoil.

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does it damage the springs or axel? Is it a bad problem?

p.s. I like the pic of your jeep
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[This message has been edited by OptBlackNite (edited September 09, 2001).]
 

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Originally posted by OptBlackNite:
does it damage the springs or axel? Is it a bad problem?

Most of the time it is just an annoyance. Sometimes it can cause you to lose traction on steep climbs. In really extreme cases the axle can turn enough to exceed your drive shaft u-joint's max angle and blow the joint.

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you can goto an offroad shop and pick up some equipment that stops spring wrap anddoes not interfear with articulation

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Originally posted by hydro:
yes, i believe what you do to prevent that from happening is thow in some ladder bars, am i correct?
That's one way. Stiffer springs, long spring perches, radius arms, half-springs...they will all help to reduce spring wrap.


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