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LJRockstar
August 31st, 2017, 09:27
https://liquidironindustries.com/image.php?type=D&id=890

I like the idea alot.... I just fear its gonna be all squeaky and rattley.

Anyone have any experience with them or this company?

Leaf spring sliders. (https://liquidironindustries.com/XJ-Jeep-Cherokee-Bolt-On-Leaf-Sliders.html)





Thanks!

Nimrod
August 31st, 2017, 10:23
I don't have any personal experience with them, but they look like a clever design and per post #29 in this thread Creeper2012 highly recommends them:

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=1125743&highlight=Liquid+iron+slider

Boostwerks.com
August 31st, 2017, 11:21
Not so shameless plug... Leaf sliders work great for travel (pre-runner/go fast stuff). Our Comp Shackles work great for maximizing leaf spring flex.

http://www.boostwerksengineering.com/BWE-Comp-Shackles-_p_24.html

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/35641138736_a325f07be2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1)20140818_144153 (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1) by Bryson Whissen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150006253@N08/), on Flickr

trippled
August 31st, 2017, 11:29
Pretty sure that's timmay on PBB. never heard anything bad about those, but never run. Supposed to help with some of the hinging inherent in a shackle. Keep in mind depending on your setup it may change lift and pinion angle.

PhotoJared
August 31st, 2017, 12:25
I really liked them but they wouldn't work with my application. For some reason they or my leaf springs weren't parallel with each other so the leafs rubbed on the boxes.

Build quality was great and I wish i could use them but I cant.

LJRockstar
August 31st, 2017, 13:39
Not so shameless plug... Leaf sliders work great for travel (pre-runner/go fast stuff). Our Comp Shackles work great for maximizing leaf spring flex.

http://www.boostwerksengineering.com/BWE-Comp-Shackles-_p_24.html

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/35641138736_a325f07be2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1)20140818_144153 (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1) by Bryson Whissen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150006253@N08/), on Flickr

Those are interesting as well, what I'm REALLY interested in of yours is that winch mount/steering brace that hides behind the factory bumper! Any updates on that?

Mach2nh
August 31st, 2017, 14:24
Not really showing how much rear droop. Lift the front so it stuffs a rear and unloads ther other.

jonesinxj
August 31st, 2017, 16:46
Not so shameless plug... Leaf sliders work great for travel (pre-runner/go fast stuff). Our Comp Shackles work great for maximizing leaf spring flex.

http://www.boostwerksengineering.com/BWE-Comp-Shackles-_p_24.html

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4105/35641138736_a325f07be2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1)20140818_144153 (https://flic.kr/p/Wiu9Q1) by Bryson Whissen (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150006253@N08/), on Flickr


off subject... but what fender trim are you running?

themauler
September 1st, 2017, 03:54
If you do a lot of rock crawling beware they apparently bend up easily if you start rubbing them on the rocks. Otherwise they have always interested me.


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cal
September 1st, 2017, 06:53
I looked at sliders for the KOH XJ.

Guys who have tried them coming out of competition rock crawling said they don't allow the leaf to twist enough and cause a lot of binding, and then fail.

Enough people were adamant enough that we even bother testing them.

VAhasnoWAVES
September 1st, 2017, 10:42
boostwerks stuff seems to work well, and have been very tough... pair them with shackle relocation brackets.

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13873178_1042388095815606_8915309769562415156_n.jp g?oh=f451618e5c24476dad0527ef99cce713&oe=5A5D6499

https://scontent-ort2-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13876329_1042388052482277_4324771304700116270_n.jp g?oh=673ac46661be5920318add2d938012fa&oe=5A138CF9

cal
September 1st, 2017, 10:44
I think I'm going to have to check out the boostwerks shackles.

jeeptec
September 1st, 2017, 12:08
There shackles look pretty cool.


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ehall
September 1st, 2017, 19:19
I've seen a few guys here in the NE run the LII sliders, they get good reviews. Biggest downside is have to run a taller leaf with more arch which doesn't unload as much, and shackles on a flat leaf will unload a lot more. On the other hand low-hanging shackles catch on a lot of stuff, especially in reverse.

LJRockstar
September 2nd, 2017, 04:33
Thanks everyone for your input. The general consensus is, that these are probably not for me. I really like when people think out side of the box and these certainly fit that bill, but my rig (at least for the foreseeable future) is a DD that will see the occasional trip to Rausch Creek or maybe some logging roads in the New England area. Ill probably go with some shackle relocation brackets and upgraded shackles (Boostwerks, I'll be looking your way, hopefully the winch mount will be ready by the time I'm ready to pull the trigger on some of this stuff...) The main thing with this build is to not hinder the highway performance too much. I'm totally ok with some of the quirks that come with driving a lifted truck, but a few of my past builds got beyond a certain threshold and became just too unwieldy for street use. I want to keep on the Overland side of things more than the smashed up rock crawler end of the spectrum.

TRCM
September 2nd, 2017, 10:51
I would think these would be fine for a DD......that only sees occasional off road use...just as you describe.

1990JEEPXJ
September 4th, 2017, 10:55
Those are a clever idea like stated, but a set of shackles with a flex joint will work better in the end. I made my own shackles with 1.25" johnny joints so they're adjustable. I actually got the idea from ironman Andy.