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Old 04-02-2012, 10:53 PM   #1
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so i installed a 4 inch lift about 3 months ago that i had purchased from craigslist. the guy told me the springs were pro comp and i thought they were a good deal. after 3 months of use i cannot imagine that a company could make springs this stiff and it be legal, getting a lot of neck pain from the constant bumps that dont exist in the road.

so i did some research and found out they are pro comp for an explorer.

I am thinking of just replacing the springs. The shocks i have are rancho 9000 i think. they are the adjustable type. Will this make the most difference or do you suggest that changing the shocks will make a difference too? I have been looking for springs to buy and i want something that is good for daily driving. What do people suggest?
thanks in advance!

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:00 PM   #2
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on a bit of budget. i see a brand called superlift anyone using these? how about the rough country springs?

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Old 04-03-2012, 12:15 PM   #3
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on a bit of budget. i see a brand called superlift anyone using these? how about the rough country springs?
I have 4.5 black diamond double wrap ones, which are owned by superlift. They are great but they ride kinda rough. They do have a lifetime warranty as long as you have the receipt.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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loosen the shackle bolts, bounce up and down on the front and rear bumpers. By bouncing on the bumpers with the shackles loose you will load and unload the suspension, after doing that the suspension will rest in the correct spot on the shackles. Tighten the shackles and you should see an immediate improvement
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Old 04-03-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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thanks for the replies. mcseang i tried that a week after installing but didnt make a difference. My explaination to this is that an explorer is much heavier making the springs flatten more so for an explorer the ride would be fine but due to the lighter tub of a wrangler it doesnt compresses so it has nowhere to flex when hitting a pothole or stone in the road lol. i could be wrong.

i have been told to take a leaf out what are you thoughts about this??
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:36 AM   #6
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I know with my last lift the shackles were over torqued and caused a super rough ride. This time around I torqued them properly and it's a world of difference.
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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How many leaves?
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Old 04-04-2012, 06:54 AM   #8
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How many leaves?
I'm curious about this too. I was actually looking to add a few leaves (5 in the front, 6 in the back) with the Rubicon Express kit because my existing leaves are tweaked. I'm concerned it will be super stiff if I do.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:07 PM   #9
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it has 5 leafs in the front and 4 in the back. does it matter the torque of the bolt going through the top of the shackle through the frame?
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The consensus is that Old Man Emu (OME) springs offer the best ride, but you mentioned the word budget...
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Old 04-04-2012, 10:26 PM   #11
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Has anyone else taken out leaf out of a leaf spring to make the ride less stiff? it was suggested to me but not sure about it...

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