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post #16 of 32 Old 04-17-2017, 10:56 AM
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Much better. The Jeep looks much healthier now.

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post #17 of 32 Old 04-18-2017, 12:12 PM
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After putting 16" wheels/rims and installing new ProComp leaf springs I am real, real happy with the results...I mean 'dancing banana happy' happy.
derrr me no read. Disregard.

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Looks pretty good. I really would keep an eye on those leaf springs, though. They were sagged when you started and those lift shackles add a lot of extra stress. Moving to an S10 bastard pack or replacing them with a brand new lift pack would be a REALLY good idea when time and budget allows. If you go bastard pack, make sure you do it ASAP before the stress can crack or otherwise damage those factory main leaves. If those start to crack a new pack is pretty much your only option.
Did you read what you quoted? He said he replaced the leafs with a brand new leaf pack...

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Did you read what you quoted? He said he replaced the leafs with a brand new leaf pack...
Fixed it. And honestly I didn't, I read through the bulk of the thread and then just quoted the last thing. My app doesn't let me just make a new reply, I have to quote something, so I pretty often post without reading what I'm quoting thoroughly.

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post #21 of 32 Old 04-19-2017, 09:47 PM
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This is the oldest shortest build thread on JF. LOL

Seriously, looks great and keep going. White XJs look awesome.
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post #22 of 32 Old 04-20-2017, 06:54 PM
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After putting 16" wheels/rims and installing new ProComp leaf springs I am real, real happy with the results...I mean 'dancing banana happy' happy.
Looks good.
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The ride is very stiff and 'bouncy' ...guess its gonna be like that for a few months until the leafs get 'settled in'
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The ride is very stiff and 'bouncy' ...guess its gonna be like that for a few months until the leafs get 'settled in'
Could be that, yeah. Could also be bad shackle angle or one or two other things.

You tighten down the bolts on those new leaf springs while it was up in the air?

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The ride is very stiff and 'bouncy' ...guess its gonna be like that for a few months until the leafs get 'settled in'
Shocks effect ride quality more than anything else. Don't cheap out when buying them.
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Could be that, yeah. Could also be bad shackle angle or one or two other things.

You tighten down the bolts on those new leaf springs while it was up in the air?
Installation instuctions stated not to torque em down until the full weight of the Jeep was on 'em.
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Installation instuctions stated not to torque em down until the full weight of the Jeep was on 'em.
Which is correct, just making sure you did it. If you don't it can cause ride stiffness, overly high lift and some other things until it manages to settle out naturally.

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Shocks effect ride quality more than anything else. Don't cheap out when buying them.
What shocks would you suggest? I was thinking KYB.
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post #30 of 32 Old 04-26-2017, 07:45 PM
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What shocks would you suggest? I was thinking KYB.
KYB and Monroe Senstracs have a large following for the mostly street, weekend warrior jeep guys that want a softer sort of ride. Doestchtech shocks are also very well received. OME and Bilstein 5100's are premium options, with OME being the soft rising choice and Bils being a little stiffer and sportier

Beyond that you start getting into fairly extreme dedicated off-road or Rally shocks, foxes with external reservoirs, metalcloak six packs and a whole bunch of other stuff in that performance zone.

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