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Old 03-05-2011, 11:29 PM   #1
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My leafs on my 1990 2.5l(dd and off road use) is so saggy It is horribly low and causing my 31's to rub over every little bump, I was going to get oem replacement leafs but the old emu 2.5" leafs are same price so I was thinking about getting those, but would I have to change anything else to run these, there is some talk about transfer case drop than other friends say no, I am on a budget since I am in the process of buying a house so if it's not needed but still think I should change something it would be greatly appreciated for all info, sorry I am new to off roading and jeeps still haven't went to real trails just the beach and a few woods nothing really muddy. I don't know any spots here on long island, ny. Well thanks for the help people.

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:47 PM   #2
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Be careful buying just replacement springs. You will still need new bushings and they will run the cost up. Rough Country makes a good low cost full kit for about $450. If you are only rubbing the flares you could try trimming them to help with the rubbing.

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Old 03-05-2011, 11:55 PM   #3
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Thank you I will take that into consideration
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also take a look at your shocks (unless you plan to replace them also) you test them by pushing down on a corner of the jeep and see if it wobbles around or if it returns smoothly to its original position. If it wobbles its bad.
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also take a look at your shocks (unless you plan to replace them also) you test them by pushing down on a corner of the jeep and see if it wobbles around or if it returns smoothly to its original position. If it wobbles its bad.
Thank you, would I have to replace them anyways since I'm putting the 2.5" lift on it or no ?
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Thank you, would I have to replace them anyways since I'm putting the 2.5" lift on it or no ?
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Ok thanks was afraid of that I forget about all this other shit I have to do, if I use shocks for a 3" lift even if it's only 2.5" lift I should be good rite ?
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I am in the process of putting together a "budget" Old Man Emu lift for my Jeep. Got a brand new set of rear springs from another forum's member for cheap money, never even put on. This all started because my rear passenger side has sagged to the point of rubbing over bumps etc.

It has taken a month or so of piecing everything together, but there are deals out there if you're willing to look for them.

Took advantage of Quadratec's price match policy for the major components because they are easy to deal with on warranty issues. Found the fronts on sale, free shipping, for $71 each, greasable bushings and shackles (OME) for $260 shipped, got the t case drop kit off ebay for $14 shipped, OME shocks price matched from Qtec for $325 shipped (love the enprice match thing), new OME steering dampener from Amazon $76 shipped and U bolts (Rancho) from 4wheelparts.com for $61 shipped yesterday (15% off and free shipping).

All tolled, it has cost me $960 for everything. A "lift kit" from Old Man Emu is about $980 from Quadratec (shipped) BUT without the shackles, greasable bushings, ubolts and dampener, another $600 worth of stuff.

Don't neccesarily have to change everything, but in my case I decided that if I was going to upgrade the suspension, I was going to do it all the way.

Now I just need some snow to melt down so I can put it all on
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Yea thank you for the info I will look at the sites you got the things from, my friend has 3"-6" lift shocks but idk if I could use them since I only am going up 2.5" if that matters that much or not I am not sure

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