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Old 10-22-2005, 08:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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add a leaf verses spring pack

OK , I looked at all strings in this forum before I posted this.
I have a 97 XJ that I think needs a little boost. 3 inches would look about right I think. My (first ) question is, I have no spring sag , so would an add a leaf work for me in the rear or should I go with a full spring pack ?? I would like to go to a little larger more aggressive tire
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Old 10-22-2005, 09:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Add a leaf will work, but will change the spring rate, IE make things stiff. IMHO better to go with new packs of the right height. Ive ridden in both, and new packs are much smoother, and flex better to boot.
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i absolutely advocate a new pack, ive not had any problems (sagging or otherwise) with my newest rear end. yet ive heard enough sagging stories from the add a leafs to deter from that route
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Old 10-23-2005, 05:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys !!
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Old 11-04-2005, 07:52 AM   #5 (permalink)
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add a leaf will stiffen up the ride beyond belief.And strain the other leafs-better to go with new leafs or recurve what you got IMHO.
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How much does recurving usually run?
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It's cheaper than a new set of springs and the results are pretty good from what I've seen.Not sure on the prices-I usually get stuff wholesale being a pro wrench-hate me -I understand.
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One thing I have heard done and I am gonna do is to take two sets of leaf springs and combine them, it only makes about 2 in of lift but it is an idea. Just make sure and cut off the bolt eye for the extra main leaf.
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