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well first of all my 78 has a bds 4inch lift, and that dude just dosnt flex for nothin. its got coil in the front and factory block and an add a leaf in back.
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1. do the superflex coils form jbg realy flex better. (pics are good) with the stock radius arms

2. do exrended, hiemed, or hiemed and extended help flex enuff for all the work.

3. if i took the add aleaf out of the back will it flex better and if not what will help it. and idont have the cash for superflex rear springs to.\

thanks in advance for any and all help.
 

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How much flex are u really looking for? And have you checked to see if your shocks and/or brake line are stopping the suspension from traveling? Otherwise i would have to say you might look at getting a longer radius arm or making a drop bracket. And in the rear the only thing i know to tell you is that i purposely used my stock springs that are a bit worn out so that they would flex easily i just put a 4" block under them along with traction bars now to stop the axle wrap. it flexes out so much that after i trimmed my fenders i am now hitting the inside of the fender well in the rear.

this pic is with the stock radius arms and no cutting in the rear, was a couple weeks ago and i still had a lot of flex left.
 

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not to be an a$$ but do you have the sway-bars off?? if not take them off and throw them away. i bet you will be able to flex then.
 

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Ya i totally forgot to mention that one, i had to cut mine off to even get my lift in the front, so definetly check that lol
 

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f-4x4 said:
2. do exrended, hiemed, or hiemed and extended help flex enuff for all the work.

thanks in advance for any and all help.
I can state from personal experience that a stock length, wristed radius arm seems to make no difference in front articulation with 4" Superlift springs... I know you didn't ask about wristed arms, but there you have it anyway.
 

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f-4x4 said:
1. do the superflex coils form jbg realy flex better. (pics are good) with the stock radius arms
Yes, they make a huge difference! Their 4" lift springs are closer to 5" lift though.
2. do extended, hiemed, or hiemed and extended help flex enuff for all the work.
Extended and heim (better to use johnny joints) will also make a huge difference. I just wristed one of mine, but haven't ramped it yet.
3. if i took the add aleaf out of the back will it flex better and if not what will help it. and idont have the cash for superflex rear springs to.
Yes, that will also help. Flip you existing shackle to get a 5" lift and tons of flex.

Check your brake lines from the frame to axle and your shocks. The shocks in front of the axle are almost always limiting. Your front driveshaft and steering linkages can also be limiting factors.
 

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depending on how into modifying you are:

Wild horse 3.5" lift springs for a 66-77 bronco, plus drop the coil buckets 2" Flexes very well and even rides decently on the road.
 

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ok i think im going to go with the 4inch super flex springs on the fronnt and take the add-a-leaf out of the back and cut the little bands that hold the leafs toghter. and later on im going to extend and jonny joint the r-arms.

thanks for all your help and does any one want to buy a set of springs?
 

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Wristed arms suck.
 

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jopes said:
Wristed arms suck.

I just ramped mine with a wristed arm and it got another 6" or so. It wouldn't matter with a normal amount of flex, but when you get into the more extreme end it helps.
 
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