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Old October 5th, 2020, 09:29
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Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

Been looking at rear leafs ,stumbled across Rusty’s web page and they offer a 4” “Jeepspeed” 10 leaf military wrapped rear leaf spring for $500 made in Canada. Anybody know of this company in Canada and if they make a decent spring? I have done business with Deaver,National and Alcan over the years and have been happy,just curious if anyone has experience with the Rusty springs .
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Old October 8th, 2020, 12:40
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

Guess it’s a mystery...
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Old October 13th, 2020, 20:27
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Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

I was unaware they had jeepspeed leafs. Ill have to check that out.
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

You could call Rusty's to find out more about the springs.
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Old October 14th, 2020, 14:20
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

I called and they told me what I wrote in the first post ,I’m on the fence but with them being $250 or more difference from the Deavers ,it’s tempting. I’m not going to “race” my rig but do want a quality leaf pack other than the standard RE or OME type .
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Old October 14th, 2020, 20:04
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

I have the Iron Rock Offroad 3.5" leafs on 3 of my XJ's and have been real happy with them. Much better than the crappy RE leafs I had on 2 of them. The RE's in my experience rode like shit and had an equally shitty shackle angle.

If you use the IRO boomerang shackles, you get a decent shackle angle without using shackle relocation brackets. The IRO leafs are slightly longer than stock.

YMMV, but that's been my experience.
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

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I called and they told me what I wrote in the first post ,I’m on the fence but with them being $250 or more difference from the Deavers ,it’s tempting. I’m not going to “race” my rig but do want a quality leaf pack other than the standard RE or OME type .
Quote to subscribe. I'm running OME and not loving the feel.. squishy maybe.
I've been emailing Deaver dealers but can't seem to get a reply. Guess a phone call is in order.
Do you have p/n for Deaver srprings? From what I've found out they offer only 4.5". My XJ has 3.5" OME lift so wonder if 4.5 might look stupid (stinkbug/rake) or if the combo would be ok.

Appreciate any insight. Deaver seems to top the list here.

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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

https://deaverspring.com/product/che...ng-jeep-speed/

Are these the only Deaver option? Guess I should just call them and we'd all know, right?
Thought someone here might have more info. 4" is listed so should be fine with 3.5" front I suppose.
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Re: Rusty’s “Jeepspeed” leafs

Ok, found a dealer in SLC. Sounds very knowledgeable and says the G9 4" Deavers are the XJ springs most common but that Deaver willl build to custom specs (12 weeks out). Planning to unload the XJ and weigh it, then load up with what I normally carry and weigh again for data and recommendations on whether I need a custom spring. Overthinking it maybe but I want it right this time. Might end up with the G9.
Josh at Midnight 4x4 says Deaver recommends boomerang shackles with some of their spring packs. I'm not up to speed on the geometry of all this so still looking at that.
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