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Old 11-10-2010, 12:49 AM   #1
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Add a leaf for lift?

Guys looking into lifts and what suits me best. Read the thread on lift reviews and was very informed but took one specific thing from it. Get what meets your needs. I will never be into rock crawling or pushing it near that but may hit some rougher trails.

I saw a kit that adds a leaf to the springs which equals about 2" and was wondering what the pro's and con's of this would be? I currently have 235 75 15 and would like to get to 265's or 285's and then make sure the body is clearing okay. Let me know what you think

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Old 11-10-2010, 01:45 AM   #2
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Personally, I would avoid the add a leaf. Your factory springs are more than likely worn from normal use. An Add a Leaf set up will give a lift that "from what I have read, I don't have first hand experience" will sag within short time. When I got my Jeep, I wanted something that I could take on forest roads and explore the back country. That aspect did not last long as the Jeep bug bit me and I wanted to see more and go further than stock could do easily.

If you only want to fit a little bigger tire, you can actually put 31 10.5 tires on a stock YJ. You may get a bit of fender rub in rougher stuff, but that can be fixed with trimming the fender flairs. Another option you may want to look at is replacement stock springs. Your factory springs are probably sagged a bit and new springs will give you lift right there without worries of the potential problems that come with lift kits.

Hope this has helped you a bit and welcome to the forum.


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Old 11-10-2010, 02:13 AM   #3
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add a leaf will eventually fail and lose it's "springness". if you want to get a lift then get one.

Get a lift that will suit your needs. If your into rock crawling-a lift will be the least of your worries.

If you want to get a lift to be more awesome and not have to change your whole under side, then search around here. I think 2.5 is about as high as you can go with out getting too deep into mods.
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