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Old March 10th, 2019, 19:11
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Talking leaf spring suggestions

anyone have experience or opinions,suggestions on swapping longer springs from other vehicles or better to stay with standard lift
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Old March 10th, 2019, 20:52
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

i found a couple of threads suggeting full size dodge vans and f 150 has anyone tried this?
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Old March 11th, 2019, 12:48
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

You're absolutely going to need shackle relocation brackets in the rear and likely new mounts in the front.

https://www.ironman4x4fab.com/produc...nt-stretch-kit

Longer leafs ride and articulate better than shorter ones do. It's all in how much work and money you're willing to put into it. By the time you buy skackle relocation brackets (HD Offroad Engineering's version is my preference) and new mounts for the front, those JY leafs aren't the cheaper option any longer.
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Old March 11th, 2019, 13:02
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

We ran Deavers's G80 leafs for a big bronco on the KOH XJ. It was a lot of work but very worth it.



If you aren't buying a top shelf race quality leaf pack from a company like Deaver, National or Alcan it will not be worth your effort.
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Old March 11th, 2019, 18:23
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

I had some full size dodge van leafs which are basically bolt in. They are longer from the centering pin back. Definitely want shackle re-locators to dial in the angle. Flex was really good and it was a cheap upgrade. Beware the front eye on the dodge leaf spring bushing, atleast the one I had, was a touch larger than the stock fastener for the XJ front eye bushing.

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Re: leaf spring suggestions

Second on the Deavers. Just put a set on mine and the ride improvement is incredible
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Old March 11th, 2019, 21:05
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

Does Deaver sell direct? Any decent online retailers for Deaver?

I'm on the east coast -- Looks like the only NJ dealer is a hot rod Mustang/Raptor place
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Old March 11th, 2019, 21:19
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Yes they sell direct, just call them and ask for Scott.

tell him you're a friend of cal's, might be good for a little bit off
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Does Deaver sell direct? Any decent online retailers for Deaver?

I'm on the east coast -- Looks like the only NJ dealer is a hot rod Mustang/Raptor place
I bought direct and had them shipped to Texas no issue.
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

maul jeep looks awsome i got some durango springs at jy 40$ hope comes out as good as yours maul i will also get relocators and post pics for everyone else looking to do similar swap for refrence
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Re: leaf spring suggestions

This is the best chart I've found. Front length determines wheel position in the wheel well unless you move the bucket too. Rear length determines shackle angle unless you move the shackle mount too. Spring rate is relative to stock.

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Re: leaf spring suggestions

Great chart. I used an f150 main and my 6" aclan pack. The main does not site right with the aclan but it worked. Also mine is a hacked up trail jeep.
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Second on the Deavers. Just put a set on mine and the ride improvement is incredible
Did you buy leaf's for XJ or different application?
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Did you buy leaf's for XJ or different application?
I bought their off the shelf XJ 4" leaf packs. Going to test them out this weekend
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I bought their off the shelf XJ 4" leaf packs. Going to test them out this weekend
How much lift did you get? let me know how they do.
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