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Old August 11th, 2019, 08:34
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New stock height suspension

Cooper AT3 mounted today with matching spare wheel. Looks like it should have been made this way on 245-75/16.

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Old August 11th, 2019, 09:00
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Re: New stock height suspension

Attempt #2, this time on the computer instead of the phone.

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This is how tire the factory springs are. Previous owner put 2" shackles on it and it sits at 18" in the rear (hub to fender)

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Old August 11th, 2019, 09:01
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Ummm, what's the deal? I am posting the exact same way I do on other forums over the years. And why can't I edit the post when it goes wrong. This is very frustrating.
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Old August 16th, 2019, 20:31
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I'll get measurements on mine tomorrow. The old leaf packs on mine were about the same without a lift shackle. Yikes those are sketchy.

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Old August 18th, 2019, 16:35
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Re: New stock height suspension

Looking at reviews for the General and the Crown springs mentioned in this thread, it looks like they are all ending up flat quick.
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Old August 18th, 2019, 16:38
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They are flat but for intended purpose would be sufficient if looking for stock replacement and never going to tow. I'd look at OME, Deaver and Alcan. In that order. Remember you get what you pay for.

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Old August 18th, 2019, 22:58
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Re: New stock height suspension

I put moog cc782 coils and dorman leaf packs with rc shackles on my 98. Running 30" falkens, seems like the coils are abit rough. Was thinking about getting another set of oem coils and using 2" spacers. Unfortunately i scraped my original front springs
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Old August 19th, 2019, 05:53
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Re: New stock height suspension

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Looking at reviews for the General and the Crown springs mentioned in this thread, it looks like they are all ending up flat quick.



So do we have anything like a consensus for leaf springs for an unlifted daily driver? OME is out apparently as they always add lift, right?
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Old August 19th, 2019, 06:48
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They are flat but for intended purpose would be sufficient if looking for stock replacement and never going to tow. I'd look at OME, Deaver and Alcan. In that order. Remember you get what you pay for.

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I'm looking for springs for my father. He's too old for a lift. Wants stock height, with ability to tow a small fishing boat or trailer. I have 2" OME myself, but yeah... too much lift for him to comfortably get in and out every day.
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Old August 24th, 2019, 10:32
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@BALTANAKT, How do you like your 2 in OME lift? I am thinking of getting one to replace my BB 2" lift, which has sagged back very close to stock.
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Old August 26th, 2019, 07:16
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I love it. It's been nearly 2 years. Looks no different than day 1. With WJ LCA's I got rid of some NVH. Wheels great, travels great. Very nice ride.
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Old August 26th, 2019, 19:18
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Re: New stock height suspension

Got the Dorman leaf springs and Moog coils in with new factory shackles and I measure 19" center of hub to fender front and rear. A bit higher than I expected but it rides alright so I will see how it settles over the next month.

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@BALTANAKT, How do you like your 2 in OME lift? I am thinking of getting one to replace my BB 2" lift, which has sagged back very close to stock.
I had the 2" OME lift on my 98' XJ and loved it. It road nice and sucked up the bigger hits on fire roads and in desert washes great. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best ride and doesn't need an extreme lift.
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