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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Add a leaf

My son has a 99 XJ and the rear springs are sagging significantly. He does not have alot money so I was wondering if I could use an old spring that I have cut the ends off of it and install it in the leaf pack like a Add-A-Leaf. The springs that I have are significantly thicker than the stock leaves. If you think it will work where in the pack should it be installed.


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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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yes you can do that, whats the leaf out? do you know?
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Unread 03-12-2011, 07:54 PM   #3
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I have no clue what the leaf is out of. It was here when I moved into my house. Upon closer inspection it is a single leaf that has broken in half. The whole leaf, both parts together, is about 50 inches long.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 08:07 PM   #4
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You can buy a set of S-10 leafs from the junkyard and build a set of bastard packs for around 50.00, that would be the best option in your situation. An AAL or a set of shackles won't help much with already sagging leafs.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 08:08 PM   #5
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There is a great deal of info here ->

S-10 leaf springs are very inexpensive, easy to find at the junkyard or on CraigsList, and can boost saggy leaf packs. The local U-Pull-R-Parts sells leaf springs for $11 each.

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