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Unread 05-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #1
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Need new leaf packs

Ive decided that Im going to spend some of the money I made on a deployment to lift the XJ. Right now Im just going to do a 2" lift, I was only planning on doing 3" max until I pay off the Jeep. So my question is I need new leaf packs because mine are shot, is there a company that makes the best 2" lift leaf pack? I was looking at the OME leaf packs.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:11 PM   #2
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OME is probably the best you'll find for that small of a lift.
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Unread 05-14-2013, 12:40 PM   #3
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HD leaf packs are +1" and you can get +1" extended shackles.
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HD leaf packs are +1" and you can get +1" extended shackles.
I was going to do a full 2" pack then add a 1" shackle down the road when I get new wheels and tires. And are you saying aftermarket HD packs? I was planning on getting HD packs because of the hitch and the longevity.
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I have Rancho leaves with jks shackles. works well together, not a hash ride.
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Quadratec.com and other sellers have Heavy Duty XJ leaf packs which are about 1-1.5 inch taller than stock.
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Call dpg offroad, dirk knows his stuff with ome. Had that before I got my deavers.
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Quadratec.com and other sellers have Heavy Duty XJ leaf packs which are about 1-1.5 inch taller than stock.
So youre saying the OEM replacements that are HD actually add lift?
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Im actually starting to think I may just do a 3" lift... The more I think about the cost vs the benefit and work its starting to make more sense to go with a full 3" setup.
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Unread 05-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #10
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Old Man Emu (OME) are by far the best low lift springs, and low lifts have lots of advantages.

And a 2" lift can run 31 x 9.5 R16 (245/75R15) tires with stock flares, IMO. If you have stock Icon 16 x 7 wheels.

Heck, I'm running 30 x 9.5 R15 on a stock XJ with no rubbing even when flexed out. I did not disco front sway bar, but it had 1" to spare. Rear sway bar is removed.

With Notch flares you can run 31 x 10.5 R15 or 31 x 9.5 with no lift. So could run 32 x 10.5 R16 (265/75R16) with 2" lift.

My point is, no need to lift to 3". A 2" lift is great and has no alignment issues and little or no increased bushing wear. I will be running 1.5" lift with OME springs (different springs than you are talking about).

XJ Stock 15 x 7 wheels are great for 30 x 9.5 R15
XJ Stock 16 x 7 wheels are great for 31 x 9.5 R 15 (245/75R15)
TJ stock 15 x 8 wheels are great for 31 x 10.5 R15

TJ wheels fit XJ

So a 2" lift is all you need. IMO
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:16 PM   #11
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Old Man Emu (OME) are by far the best low lift springs, and low lifts have lots of advantages.

And a 2" lift can run 31 x 9.5 R16 (245/75R15) tires with stock flares, IMO. If you have stock Icon 16 x 7 wheels.

Heck, I'm running 30 x 9.5 R15 on a stock XJ with no rubbing even when flexed out. I did not disco front sway bar, but it had 1" to spare. Rear sway bar is removed.

With Notch flares you can run 31 x 10.5 R15 or 31 x 9.5 with no lift. So could run 32 x 10.5 R16 (265/75R16) with 2" lift.

My point is, no need to lift to 3". A 2" lift is great and has no alignment issues and little or no increased bushing wear. I will be running 1.5" lift with OME springs (different springs than you are talking about).

XJ Stock 15 x 7 wheels are great for 30 x 9.5 R15
XJ Stock 16 x 7 wheels are great for 31 x 9.5 R 15 (245/75R15)
TJ stock 15 x 8 wheels are great for 31 x 10.5 R15

TJ wheels fit XJ

So a 2" lift is all you need. IMO
Well that was what I want. I reallyyyyyyyy want TJ Moab wheels.
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Unread 05-17-2013, 05:29 PM   #12
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Ill be the first to tell ya the 3" is perfect. I did a 2" then a ome AAL to he packs I had. Was cool but I really should of done 3" from the jump. I ran 31s and still rubbed, trimmed and was great. You really do get ALOT of flex when you use the correct shock length and bump stops ect. 3" and 245s on moans..no those aren't 31, those are 30s. Wild be perfect to not rub and still have tons of "useable" articulation!
Call dpg offroad, give him your goal, specs, price to spend ect and he will set you up right with ome stuff.
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