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dadstoys2 10-03-2007 12:53 AM

Add a leaf ideas?
 
I know that using add a leaf set ups are not the best but at the current time I cant free up the extra cash to replace the springs.
So here is what I have. My original springs are really shot, so I found a set of used springs on craigslist for dirt cheap. They have low miles and were never off road. I am going to use an add a leaf in them before I install them. I know they dont last for ever but by late spring they will all come out and be replace 4"+ springs.
Does anyone know of any that are better than others? I am trying to get as close to 3" as I can. I have also considered using one leaf from each of my old springs in some sort of combo....not sure what I am going to try yet but I'd like to hear some thoughts on it.
If I used leaves from my old pack I might be able to rebuild the packs using the thinner leaves and by this retaining some better flexibility and smoothness.
Just give me some ideas if you have any.
Thanks,
~Rich

Grandpa Jeeper 10-03-2007 10:12 AM

If what you are trying to do is lift the jeep up, you are going to have to add a leaf with the arc you want to end up with. I don't see how putting more old tired leaves together is going to get you what you want. There are some good ones out there. You will probably have to do some grinding to get the pins out and add some really strong u-bolts, but it is doable. I used to add a leaf into my delivery truck rear springs and it gave me a lot of lift.

daddyjeep 10-03-2007 11:15 AM

If you are going to do it right in the spring, then why bother. Why do you need this temporary fix?

tangodown06 10-03-2007 06:41 PM

add-a-leaves
 
hey dadstoy last week i did just about what you want i had new replacement stock springs that came with the jeep when i bought it in april,i took the packs apart and added rough country add-a-leaves to the packs,then installed poly bushings and put them on my jeep,to be honest they made the ride much stiffer,but gave me 2 inches of lift.also had to put longer shocks on-something to think about-but it looks great and was cheap.got the add-a-leaves from jc whitney,2 things to consider,i disconnected my sway bar because the links were to short after the install and you wont notice anyhow.the other is to install degree shims or a t-case dropkit to eliminate vibration from your now changed driveshaft angle-i used 2.5 degree shims they worked fine.good luck

dadstoys2 10-04-2007 08:50 PM

Has anyone ever tried adding 2 add a leafs? One being the long version and one being the 20" short one?
I would think it would make it way to tight but just wondering.
~Rich

daddyjeep 10-05-2007 11:26 AM

I have seen people stack multiple leaves one SOA (Spring Over Axle)vehicles before because they act kind of like lift blocks, but I couldn't see a good reason to do it on a SUA.


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