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Old 06-26-2009, 03:12 PM
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Do I need larger leaf spings?

I have an 89 with an 8.8 ford rear(96 explorer) 99 cherokee front end its set up SOA. I believe it is still on stock springs. I'm about to get new shocks and was wondering if I should and if so what kind of leafs I should look at?

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Old 06-26-2009, 03:23 PM   #2
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How do the stock springs look right now? Are they negative arched at ride height? Are they flat at ride height? Also do you like how your jeep sits right now?

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Old 06-26-2009, 04:41 PM
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They are flat ride is a little rough
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:09 PM   #5
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they don't look that bad. how's your steering feel on the road with no stabilizer? also, ditch the rear trac bar if its still there. from the looks of it though, its probably gone already. nice yj, are those 35's?

tires do look a little tight, if you do replace the springs, go with a 2" spring, just my opinion.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:36 PM
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little loose not to bad i'll check out the 2in im ramping it next week for shocks pics coming soon Thanks
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OK a couple things I saw right off the bat are your springs look fine but your front shackles are on backwards. Boomerang shackle are supposed to point out, as the main eye is fixed on a cj/yj so the shackle must be able to move away from the jeep or the ride will be super stiff (you may not need new shocks), and you will wear out the bushings super fast.Here is a pic of correctly set up shackles on a yj.

If you look carefully you will notice the fronts are short leg up and the rears are long leg side up, this is necessary to keep the shackle from binding on the frame but still allowing max articulation.

Here is rough country's install pdf.

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