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Old 03-13-2010, 03:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question XJ leafs

I am looking for some leafs for my xj,
What is the best option to get about 5" of lift while getting the most flex possible?
flex looks like it will be more important than the lift itself.
I have rustys 3 inch lift leafs already and they have very little arch and flex good so would i be best off to make new shackles to raise it a little and keep the same springs?

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Old 03-13-2010, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That question is not acuratly answerable.


Ideally, the flater the leaf, the more it flexes. But you cannot rely on the leaf itself to give your lift or flex on its own.

Rephrase the question and try again.

Try something like.... "What is the most acceptable way to net 5" of lift with good flex?"
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That question is not acuratly answerable.


Ideally, the flater the leaf, the more it flexes. But you cannot rely on the leaf itself to give your lift or flex on its own.

Rephrase the question and try again.

Try something like.... "What is the most acceptable way to net 5" of lift with good flex?"
ok thanks,
i am a noob as this is my first build,
what leafs have you liked most while wheeling?

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Old 03-14-2010, 12:59 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'd consider a two step approach for the rear leafs.
First, I'd box the rear leaf hangers, using an approach discussed here: http://naxja.org/forum/showthread.ph...=shackle+angle
Supposedly, doing this will result in an inch of lift, so then I'd select a spring pack, like the Rubicon Express 4.5inch spring set. My experience with the RE leaves is they give more lift than advertised. To me, that was a welcome relief, as the prior two sets of rear spring packs I've purchased from other vendors never were near advertised height.
Along with the RE 4.5s and the spring hanger mods, and the use of appropriate length rear shackles, you should get a solid 5+ inch lift, that flexes reasonably well, considering the springs will have a lot of arch.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:22 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thanks for the info. i think i am going to box the hangers and possibly make new hangers to help with the lift and try keeping the same leafs because they have little arch and are flexible.
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try keeping the same leafs because they have little arch and are flexible.
Wise choice. You'll like the results.
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