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Old 10-28-2007, 10:22 PM   #1
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Arrow Question on lifts and leafs

I recently purchased an 89 Yj, the front end had two different leaf springs. It caused it to sit slightly lower to one side. The jeep has a lift, but I can't be sure what height. I have two questions, one; what is the best way to figure out what the lift is in the rear, so I can match it in the front? I measured from the ground to the rocker and it shows just shy of 25 inches .. It has a 3 inch body lift, so basically it shows 22 inches. Stock is 18 I believe, which would make me believe 4 inches of suspension lift (it has stock shackles), any flaws in my logic?? My second question is: If I have 4 inches of lift, is there any way to get two matching front leaf springs to 4 inches without purchasing an expensive aftermarket set? I.e. compatible leaf springs off of another model jeep that will raise it atleast enough for me compensate with shackles? or maybe stock leafs with an add a leaf kit? Which would be best?? Money is tight and I can't spend anymore on the jeep burning up front tires, so your help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!

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Old 10-28-2007, 10:36 PM   #2
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Actually, I just realized the 3 inches of body lift is an assumption because the plastic bushings are just shy of 3 inches tall. I was thinking that it's possible the jeep came from the factory with 1 inch bushings or something to that affect. Does the size of the bushings directly relate to the height of the lift?? Thanks again!

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Old 10-28-2007, 11:30 PM   #3
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Take the body lift out of the equation. Measure from the spring to the frame. This will be the most accurate measurement. There is no easy way to correct your situation without buying a matching set of lift front springs. Give 4 wheel drive hardware a call. They have their own brand of lifts that will probably be one of your least expensive options. Ideally, save your pennies and get a good set of springs, but I know how tight money can be. You may also want to keep an eye on ebay for a used set of springs.
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Old 10-29-2007, 01:46 AM   #4
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What is the factory specs from leaf to frame? I couldn't find that info, that's why I measured from rocker to ground. If any one has any leaf springs that would work, that would be great too. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2007, 05:11 PM   #5
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No one have those specs?? I really need them, thanks!
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