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Old August 5th, 2018, 12:55
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Spring suggestions

Looking for recommendations for my XJ. It's currently got 2" spacers in front, and unknown springs in back. I'm happy with the amount of lift in front currently, but I do plan on going another inch or two higher down the road.

My current rear springs are sagging really badly, and I'd like to replace them and get rid of my reverse rake. Quadratec has both the Crown and the Omix-Ada HD springs on sale.

My thinking is to get a set of HD springs(any preference between the crown and omixada?), and then down the road add a shackle relocation kit, lift shackles if necessary, and hopefully 3.3.5" lift springs up front to even it out when budget allows for upgraded steering/track bar components. Am I on the right track?
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Old August 5th, 2018, 16:31
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Re: Spring suggestions

If you plan on a small lift, the cost is not that much more than stock replacement springs.

1997-2001 are more prone to driveline vibrations caused by lift kits, so depending on the model year in question, you might need a Slip Yoke Eliminator for the lift.

If you are on a budget, buy the HD springs and use the old stock springs to donate a few leaves to build your own lifted leaf spring pack.
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Old August 5th, 2018, 16:36
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Re: Spring suggestions

I've got a 96, with a 29 spline 8.25 swapped in.
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Old August 5th, 2018, 16:54
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Re: Spring suggestions

A 96 with the early or late t-case? Most 96's I've seen are the latter.
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Old August 5th, 2018, 17:36
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Re: Spring suggestions

How do I tell the difference?
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Old August 5th, 2018, 18:29
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Re: Spring suggestions

Wet slip-yoke w/ a seal or exposed slip-yoke with or without a dust boot.
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