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paul_xj04
January 10th, 2005, 15:00
commanche stock leafs on a cherokee, how well do they flex or are they a waist of time.

NEED FLEX SHOTS OF THESE

XJ89JEEP
January 10th, 2005, 15:07
i dont think that many people have done it.. i think its about a 3-4 inch lift in the rear on a cherokee with it spring over(correct me if im wrong) but i dont see how the flex would differ from a well worn in 3-4 inch lift...

RCP Phx
January 10th, 2005, 15:52
A longer leaf will flex better for the same given spring rate and similar arch!

paul_xj04
January 10th, 2005, 15:58
so these would flex good with a 9" and 38's

Bmxpunk1369
January 10th, 2005, 16:10
if you can fit 38's under 4 inches of lift somehow im sure it would flex downward great but compress like crap given the small area of fit.

Pete M
January 10th, 2005, 16:26
Unless you fabricate and move your rear shackle mounts, you will still be using the XJ main leaf and so it shouldn't flex any better than a good-quality or well-worn XJ lift kit. The MJ main leaf is several inches longer than the XJ.
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paul_xj04
January 10th, 2005, 16:43
No i have around 9". i planned on running a leaf from these and putting them into my waggys and inboarding my springs since i cant really extend shackles and junk.

Just wondering how these work

jjvande
January 10th, 2005, 18:25
did ya search?

Goatman has some version of them on his jeep. the main leaf is 5" longer eye to eye, so he moved the front mount 3" and got boomrang shackles for the last 2" extra if i am correct. I plan to copy him and do this mod bery soon as theyre cheap and i want to fit 12" travel in the back.

moving the springs inboard should produce some nasty behavior in the twisties.

Goatman
January 10th, 2005, 18:37
Yeah, I run an MJ main leaf with the rest 1/2 ton Chevy. It is 3" longer in front and 2" longer in the rear. I just posted a pic of my front spring hanger in another thread about MJ leaves.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showthread.php?t=43596

Inboarding the springs usually isn't a good idea, not worth the loss of stability and potential loss of ground clearance.

paul_xj04
January 10th, 2005, 20:20
well all my leaf mounts now are shot and i would perfer to build something better than the cheap crap. saw pics of NorCalXJ and he seemed fine so well see.

XJ89JEEP
January 10th, 2005, 21:41
if you can fit 38's under 4 inches of lift somehow im sure it would flex downward great but compress like crap given the small area of fit.

IF he could fit them.. i dont really think there would be much flex at all.. i dont thing it would be able to move....