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Considering doing the leaf spring conversion and I have a few questions. I've done a search but still have the following questions: Should I run a shackle reversal or not? I understand the front of the leaf mounting point but how should the rear be mounted, stock lower control arm mount or something else? I know several of you have done this conversion, what do you think of the conversion, what problems have developed, what would you do differently? Thanks for the help! Lets see some pics!!! :jeep:
 

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@ Judd

you can find a lot of threads here with the topic you are searching for . Some Granite gurus will kick us in the ass, if some more guys answering what to do with XJ front leaf spring conversion.:flipoff2:

But you have :confused:
"stock lower control arm mount or something else?"
I go with new mounts, cause of my leaf spring length and SUA solution. Best geometry.
"Should I run a shackle reversal or not? "
I do not, cause if the axles flexes in the wheels will move in front and cant touch the body. If you run reversal you should consider that the wheels will move back to the body.
Other pro and cons for reversal or not are discussed here many times, do a search.
This pics shows all
:Take a look to this thread

If more questions, send PM, I will try to answer !

Bengt :cool:
 

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http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=72968&highlight=kajeepxj

http://community.webshots.com/album/47032030AzWMcY

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=69410&highlight=kajeepxj

this is stuff from my friends xj. He made a BOLT on leaf spring conversion for xj's...the thread has no info, sorry...but take a look at the pics.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=89617&highlight=kajeepxj

in this thread...(this is kajeepxj's) he used the lower control arm mount...if you want added strength using the LCA mount...just put a triangle gusset behind it. READ ALL THESE THREADS AND CHECK THE PICS! it's very good stuff and his jeep performs very well.

The best info i can give you is from those community webshots of my friends jeep. The front spring hangers are BOLT ON!!!! you can get in touch with him at:

www.rebelrockrunners.org

good luck
 

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anybody got close up pics of how you mounted your FRONT-mounted shackles. I am going to swap in a HP60 in a month or so and was wondering how you did it. I saw AUR-JX20's but i want a few more opinions. Thanks.
 

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do your homework on the reversal, I see a lot of broken d-shafts and yokes (t-case & axle) if not done properly... :D
 

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Anyone happen to know the spring width if you use the lower control arm brackets as the rear spring mount? Will it be wide enough for full width axles or does custom brackets need to be made?

Thanks,
Justin
 

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it's possible dude, just do your measurements. I started on the rear end last week, and the front is next. I picked up some '80 FSJ front leaves for my swap, but I'll be starting from scratch, since i'm running a HP D44 with ford radius arms, and I torched off all original mounting brackets. Just pay close attention to your steering geometry, primarily your draglink. (steering box to right side)
Good luck.
BTW, AUR-JX20, again thanx for your help a few months back.
 

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did ANY one else see the drag link angle on smart ass's xj:confused: that thing has to be scary on the road
.... i think i would look at other xj with leafs before you start cutting. plan on a high steer knuckle , if you go shackle reversal, you will meed a long slip drive shaft!
 
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