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Old 07-31-2011, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What rear leafs to use for stretching a YJ

Hello,

Fairly new to the pirate forums, been on JF for sometime but they don't seem to have the same motivation to build a rig like the guys on Pirate.

Im sure this has be covered numerous times, but Im looking for the best leafs to use to stretch the rear of my YJ.

All input is appreciated!
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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#2 I'm running XJ springs on my TJ. Flipped around backwards.
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i ran xjs on my yj using the btf yj to xj bumper.also it can be done if you can fab and weld cheaper than buying the bumper. i will look for pics
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Check out my build thread, I have XJ leaves on my TJ.

I started out w/ a "HD" stock replacement pack from Quadratec, I test drove the Jeep without a traction bar and killed them immediately and they started sagging.

I added a main + 2nd leaf from a pair of used XJ packs as a temporary solution. Still flexed good but on road drivability sucked ass... stiff as shit.

And just recently I bought a pair of OME medium duty 2.5" lift XJ springs... they are a bit taller than the old packs which were sagging, but I'm still hoping they settle a bit because it's ass-high. I imagine that loading it down with 250lbs of gear would make it about right on the trail. The leaves are very nice and pretty soft, I have more body roll than the old leaves, almost as much as a stock TJ if you were to disconnect the front sway bar.

Still haven't wheeled with them yet, we'll see what happens but I think it will work pretty well.
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Are you running these as is or adding a leaf?
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Are you running these as is or adding a leaf?
Still not sure, I am going to get as much input as I can before I commit to a setup.
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Check out my build thread, I have XJ leaves on my TJ.

I started out w/ a "HD" stock replacement pack from Quadratec, I test drove the Jeep without a traction bar and killed them immediately and they started sagging.

I added a main + 2nd leaf from a pair of used XJ packs as a temporary solution. Still flexed good but on road drivability sucked ass... stiff as shit.

And just recently I bought a pair of OME medium duty 2.5" lift XJ springs... they are a bit taller than the old packs which were sagging, but I'm still hoping they settle a bit because it's ass-high. I imagine that loading it down with 250lbs of gear would make it about right on the trail. The leaves are very nice and pretty soft, I have more body roll than the old leaves, almost as much as a stock TJ if you were to disconnect the front sway bar.

Still haven't wheeled with them yet, we'll see what happens but I think it will work pretty well.
Thanks! I read your build a while back, and enjoyed it very much. Lots of useful tips in it.
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Are you running these as is or adding a leaf?
Was that directed at me? If so then yeah the OME leaves I am running as-is. I have the OME "CS034RA" part number springs.

After a month or two if they don't settle, then I'm going to redo my front spring hangers to french them in slightly... I was planning on doing that eventually but learned the first time to not base your mounts on brand new springs
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Still not sure, I am going to get as much input as I can before I commit to a setup.
what kind of imput do you want?if you search here tons of people have done the streach before.what specificlly are you looking on imput?you can do it multiple ways with mounting thats really your call look at different ways others did it and you may come up with your own idea.
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