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post #1 of 9 Old 01-10-2007, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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Rear leaf springs

I have a 92 XJ Laredo with a sagging rear end. The leaf springs are pretty much flat. I'm afraid they might start curving downward. Any ideas how to fix this? Would an add-a-leaf kit be sufficient? I have been pondering a 3" lift for a while, but don't exactly have any money. Aww...the college life!

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post #2 of 9 Old 01-10-2007, 08:58 AM
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Rear leafs sag hardcore on hi-mi XJ's....You could AAL it if you want, but if you're gonna take everything appart you mite as well do the lift. You could get a 3" with shocks for like $400 or so...


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post #3 of 9 Old 01-10-2007, 09:14 AM
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leaf sagging

Go to a spring shop, and ask them to add a leaf, they can add one leaf to the bottom and it will correct, you springs, or lift it a little it all depends what you want.

I had a YJ with a plow and the front end used to come down to meet the plow instead of the plow going up, I had one leaf added at the spring shop, new U bolts leafs and labor was 100 bucks, no rust in my eyes priceless...
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post #4 of 9 Old 01-10-2007, 03:34 PM
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Check out this link for some ideas on a cheap lift. . You can drive for a long time on sagging springs. Find a U-Pull-It or Pick and Pull self service junkyard, a complete leaf spring is around $12.00. New replacement springs are online at


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post #5 of 9 Old 01-11-2007, 09:19 AM
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I have rear springs out of a 96 i wanted to get rid of, i was going to put them in my 89 but i'm getting a lift instead. Might need new bushings cause they were cut out with torches and the junkyard slightly burned them. I will let u have them for a certain fee. Email me at if your interested. Thanks.
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post #6 of 9 Old 01-11-2007, 09:22 AM
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Dont use a new shackle. It will just make it worse. I tried it and it inverted mine, so i ended up having todo a 3 inch lift.
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post #7 of 9 Old 01-11-2007, 10:05 AM
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go the the junkyard and get some leafsprings to add. you need some 2.5" wide ones, the s10s and dakotas work fine

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post #8 of 9 Old 01-11-2007, 02:27 PM
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I had the same problem on mine about a year ago. As I was getting ready for a road trip, I asked my trusty local wrench what he thought would be a good solution and on his advice I put some air shocks on. Now, I can adjust the rear end level depending on the load. So far so good! If you put the shocks on yourself, they'll run about $60 for the pair.

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post #9 of 9 Old 01-11-2007, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by JeepNFla
...I put some air shocks on. Now, I can adjust the rear end level depending on the load. So far so good! If you put the shocks on yourself, they'll run about $60 for the pair.
Any pics? Are you refering to "shocks" or "lift bags"?
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