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post #1 of 18 Old 05-15-2016, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Question 2" leaf spring recommendations please

Cant really find anything on this as everyone that goes 2" does AAL; my springs are shot, so I need all new.

Going with 2" cause it is mostly a daily and will never see hardcore offroading and I dont want all the troubles and mods that come with 3"+. Although I would love the extra clearance.

Still deciding on the front. Prob just isolators, but prob couldn't hurt to just go ahead and replace.

Appreciate any help.

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post #2 of 18 Old 05-15-2016, 06:16 PM
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I would go with Dorman stock replacement springs, which give about 1" over stock. They have rubber bushings and a stock-like ride. About $100 each.
Combine those with the Rough Country shackle relocation kit and longer shackles. This will give you the height you need and also keep the proper shackle angle for a nice ride. For the front, coil spacers will suffice. Adding bar pin eliminators front and rear will let you use stock length shocks.
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I would also recommend the dormans. They will give a solid 1" over stock (with the shackle recommendation above to get the 2" you want). I just did mine a few weeks ago and they are still sitting a little over 1.5" over stock, with some weight in the cargo area (about 70 lbs of gear). I'll be adding 1" spacers up front to even it all out, and then probably go to 30" tires (running 235s right now). Got them for $100 shipped to door (2 day shipping from amazon). With bushings already in place.

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Thanks guys! It seems reviewers say these squeak really bad till settled. Remedies?
Also said that they take a few months to settle. That could give me a break from the costs all at once cause I could buy the shackles later. Thoughts?

Best place to buy?
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Thanks guys! It seems reviewers say these squeak really bad till settled. Remedies?
Also said that they take a few months to settle. That could give me a break from the costs all at once cause I could buy the shackles later. Thoughts?

Best place to buy?

Mine don't squeak at all and haven't budged in ride height since the install, last July. Though I did add additional leafs for more lift. These springs have plastic spacers and rubber bushings. Springs with urethane bushings will squeak. There are 87 reviews on Amazon and the worst is a 4 out of 5 star rating. I doubt these are the squeaky springs you were told of.


Absolutely you can wait on the shackles. Put the leafs in and if you think that's high enough, you can save yourself the trouble. Then get 1" coil spacers and you should be golden.


Do a google search for Dorman 929-301 and see what the best prices are. Make sure to factor in if shipping is included. Also send a PM to Kolak here on the forum. He may be able to help.


Just an FYI, the front bolts on my factory leaf springs were seized to the metal sleeves in the bushings. Had to cut, grind and curse them out. Yours may not be in as bad a shape but if they are, it's no picnic.
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I just put in the dormans and they have not squeaked (doing about 80 miles per/day). I did spray them with Fluid Film when I installed them, so I don't know if they would have squeaked if I had just left them as they were.

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jordan can you link me to the deal you found?
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Alright, just checked, and this stinks but they have been messing with the produce since I bought it just a few weeks ago. I got it with "prime" at $100. Then for a couple of weeks it was listed as "prime" but for $155, then today it is listed as "not prime" at $136 with $13 shipping. Its a shame because the deal I got was on there for months before I purchased, and now they are changing it a lot. In any case, here is the link:

By the way, I believe Advanced also carries them for $140. (at least no shipping).

http://amzn.com/B005VPS358

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Alright, just checked, and this stinks but they have been messing with the produce since I bought it just a few weeks ago. I got it with "prime" at $100. Then for a couple of weeks it was listed as "prime" but for $155, then today it is listed as "not prime" at $136 with $13 shipping. Its a shame because the deal I got was on there for months before I purchased, and now they are changing it a lot. In any case, here is the link:

By the way, I believe Advanced also carries them for $140. (at least no shipping).

http://amzn.com/B005VPS358
If you check the "Other Sellers" section on that page, they are still available on Amazon Prime for $99.97 each.

I bought my Crown HD springs through Prime as well, paid $155 shipped for the pair (no bushings though).

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I made a video during my dorman spring swap. I wouldn't call it a how-to video, not quite detailed enough. But it was my first attempt at doing a jeep repair video.


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LMAO, they are on sale again and are also on Prime! But.....
"Usually ships withing 1 to 2 months"
Seriously! WTF
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I used the heavy duty crown.they ride great don't squeak and gave me lift I needed.over 6 months so far so good.and I haul a lot of wood from home depo lol.i have these leafs and 2 inch shackles and 3 inch front springs from rustys.gave me a nice even lift.paired with Rubicon red and black shocks.i love the ride
http://www.quadratec.com/products/56010_11_07.htm

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Does this give you a total of 3" over stock?
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post #14 of 18 Old 06-01-2016, 08:51 AM Thread Starter
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Did you have to change anything else? Trackbar, TC lower, etc?
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I have a ironrock track bar.no tc drop.and extended sway bar links up front.only cuz my stocks snapped after hitting pothole.
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