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post #151 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 05:37 AM
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I see you can use JK shocks with a slight mod for 3-4" of lift , what is "slight Mod" ? Also I am concidering using the WJ front lower control arms, What grinding is needed? Is it grinding the bushing collars to fit in the brackets or the arms themselves for clearance on the axle brackets? THANKS!!

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post #152 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 06:31 AM
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I used '93 Blazer leaf springs by cutting the eyes off the pack, taking out the spring with the alignment brackets on the ends and putting the whole thing with the thin metal spacers under my Jeep mainspring. I got 5" of lift total - 4" of lift over stock.

It did cause my axle to pitch forward a few degrees - I would suggest getting shims if anyone tries this again. I think I will be.

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post #153 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 07:37 AM
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^^ 4x2 or 4x4 Blazer? Or does it matter? And how does that ride as far as stiffness?
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post #154 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 09:47 AM
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I used '93 Blazer leaf springs by cutting the eyes off the pack, taking out the spring with the alignment brackets on the ends and putting the whole thing with the thin metal spacers under my Jeep mainspring. I got 5" of lift total - 4" of lift over stock.

It did cause my axle to pitch forward a few degrees - I would suggest getting shims if anyone tries this again. I think I will be.
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^^ 4x2 or 4x4 Blazer? Or does it matter? And how does that ride as far as stiffness?
This has been covered many times using the S10 pickup 'bastard pack'

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post #155 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 10:10 AM
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I dont think anyone has covered these, Ut oveahead consoles and wodgrain center trim pices. they usually let those go pretty cheap and they are simple to install.
ya get a second trip computer
out side temp
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you need the console, wire harness, bracket that is poprivited, and temp sensor that goes behind the frnt bumper
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post #156 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 01:29 PM
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^^ 4x2 or 4x4 Blazer? Or does it matter? And how does that ride as far as stiffness?
I like the ride. It's a little stiff but it really holds up well when cornering, especially without my sway bar.

I didn't think it was a 4x4 but I didn't investigate very close, I will next time I'm at the JY.

As for the guy who says this has already been covered I have not seen any mention of Blazer springs by anyone. Maybe the S-10 and the Blazer have the same exact springs? It would seem weird to me since one is a truck and the other is an SUV.

This thread is about what works from JY. Yeah S-10 springs work, now I'm saying Blazer ones do too.

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post #157 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 01:58 PM
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I think they're based on the same platform, a la cherokee and comanche.
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post #158 of 705 Old 12-03-2009, 02:04 PM Thread Starter
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I think they're based on the same platform, a la cherokee and comanche.
i think you are right but that doesnt mean they have the same rear spings, MJ's have spring under axle leafs that are longer than the XJ spring over axle leafs, but then again they may be the same, i'm not a chevy guy so idk, we got fords and jeeps around my place.

i will add the blazer leafs to the list thanks guys!

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the s10 and the blazer use the same frame. Whereas the Comanche and Cherokee don't. from the cab back the Comanche is totally different than the Cherokee, hence the differences.

And everytime I ever read a bastard pack people usually write s10/blazer springs.

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perfect depends on how far away you are when you look at it:D
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It's a 4.0 ... as long as there's something in the crank case that isn't coolant I'm sure it will still run forever.
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i just checked it out he used full size blazer springs, not S10 blazer springs, i'm surprised they actually worked

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'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
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i just checked it out he used full size blazer springs, not S10 blazer springs, i'm surprised they actually worked
any 2.5" wide leafspring will work after you cut them... But some just would lift it more/be stiffer than others.

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i just checked it out he used full size blazer springs, not S10 blazer springs, i'm surprised they actually worked
It was a full size Blazer, yes.

I didn't know they made an S-10 Blazer....now I can see why you said it was redundant.

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its all good dude thats for the tip i never would have thought the full size springs would work....i wonder if they are any stiffer than the S10 Blazer springs

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'96 XJ Sport - The Red Zeppelin (DD) 4.0/AX-15/NP231/HP30/C8.25, 2" BB, IRO Front Hooks, Hella Black Magics
'91 XJ Laredo - The Grizzly Bomber (Trail Rig) 4.0/AW4/NP242/HP30/D35, 2"BB 31's
'91 XJ Briarwood - The Spruce Moose (Parting Out)
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its all good dude thats for the tip i never would have thought the full size springs would work....i wonder if they are any stiffer than the S10 Blazer springs
I wish I had a way to gauge it better.

I really like stability and I have a heavy foot often enough that soft springs just don't work for me. I've seen a little improvement in MPG I think - but I've still got another 1/2 a tank to go before I know.

The only "4x4ing" I've done with it is some light mud/hill stuff in my work's back lot. I hope I don't get a ticket but me and the store manager's kid just love burning doughnuts! I've found the wheels keep better contact with the ground and it has less body roll. I lose a little traction from the lack of flex sometimes but overall I've gained traction.

I've considered throwing 300-400lb of sandbags in the back to really break the springs in...and I need to shim to get the angle right. Thankfully I can be lazy since I have a long collar supporting my driveshaft!

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I see you can use JK shocks with a slight mod for 3-4" of lift , what is "slight Mod" ? Also I am concidering using the WJ front lower control arms, What grinding is needed? Is it grinding the bushing collars to fit in the brackets or the arms themselves for clearance on the axle brackets? THANKS!!

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Here ya go! http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/i...ite-up-603221/

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