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Old 07-22-2012, 10:00 AM   #1
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New leaf springs

So I need to replace my leafs and was wondering if I could use leads from another vehicle? My old toyata was lifted using Chevy 1 ton leafs. I have a four inch lift so I'd like them a little longer than stock ones

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Old 07-23-2012, 06:57 AM   #2
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I've seen people swap out cherokee springs. That said, I'm getting the Rubicon Express RE1445 springs while I'm doing my SOA conversion. Every one I've met who has them loves them and they are a great upgrade for those needing a stronger/stiffer suspension.

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Old 07-23-2012, 11:21 AM   #3
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Are Cherokee leafs longer?
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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Looks like they are. I looked a bit more into it and I guess people just add the leafs to their existing packs, not replace them. That said, I'd still recommend going with a known good fit in the Rubicon Express springs.
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:00 PM   #5
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Budget won't allow new leafs. Gatta get junkyard ones.
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Old 07-23-2012, 02:38 PM   #6
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Adding the main or 2nd leaf from a Cherokee rear leaf pack will get you 1.5 to 2in of lift.
Been there, lifted that.
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Old 07-23-2012, 03:41 PM   #7
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Adding the main or 2nd leaf from a Cherokee rear leaf pack will get you 1.5 to 2in of lift.
Been there, lifted that.
Even with 4" springs already?

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