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Old 05-13-2013, 02:34 PM   #1
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Leaf Springs Question...

Hey guys. Couple of questions. 1) My 89 Wrangler still has the original factory leaf springs. I play in the mud sometimes, but it's mostly my weekend road ride. I think my leaf springs are sagging some. How can I tell for sure? 2) I'm thinking of getting a 1-1/2" to 2" "add-a-leaf" kit. Will this take care of any sag, or do I need to replace the entire leaf spring assembly? 3) Can I install the "add-a-leaf" kit on front and rear? and finally 4) Can I add a 1" shackle lift to the "add-a-leaf" kit, for a total of 3-4 inches of lift?
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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easiest way is to installed lifted springs, mine were under flat as well.

If they are vertical, or reversed, they're way flat... Comparing the cost of stock springs to springs w/a 4" lift wasn't to bad.

Can you get any pics w/it sitting normal on flat ground for us where we can see the rear springs?

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What seven said. Because lift springs aren't that expensive, I'd swap out springs for a small lift if that's your goal (like a 2.5" ZONE or BDS kit).
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:39 PM   #4
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You can find 2.5" old man emu springs on quadratec for a very good price, and they will give you a very comfortable ride, might not be bad to replace the shocks as well with cheap skyjacker hydros or if you have the money old man emu again
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:06 AM   #5
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thanks for the feedback guys. i'll try to take some pics tomorrow. they don't look "flat" but they may be close to it. i'll try to get those pics up.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:40 AM   #6
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I just installed a Zone 2" lift last month for the same reason. Very easy to install and recommended. You will also want to purchase (and install) a shackle bushing kit - that's the only thing not included with the Zone kit.
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Old 05-14-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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Thanks guys. I'm not set up to post pics yet. But I don't think it's necessary now. You guys answered my questions.
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Old 05-15-2013, 04:24 PM   #8
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I would stay away from a shackle lift as well as an add a leaf to sagging leafs,, 2.5 old man emu is how I went with their greaseable shackles, love the set up,, not the cheapest but I collected everything over a few months time to lessen the hit on the wallet
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:44 PM   #9
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The add a leafs will ride much rougher than stock.yjmcb

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