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Unread 12-08-2007, 06:13 PM   #1
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Rear leaf springs..

So after the $1700 disaster I just went through to replace the head, radiator, and every part in between on my 2000 XJ.....plans for a suspension lift may have to wait until spring.

But lately I've noticed my rear suspension is sagging lower than it used to. If I have even one passenger in the back, it looks like a lowrider back there! Is there a relatively inexpensive solution for this? I basically want it to ride maybe 2 inches higher, but not so high that it looks awkward in comparison to the front.

I remember reading somewhere about a replacement leafs that we slightly higher than stock, but searched and couldn't find anything.

Anyone have any ideas?

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Unread 12-08-2007, 06:15 PM   #2
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If you want to replace the entire leaf pack, but don't want to lift, these might work for you:

http://www.quadratec.com/products/56010_11.htm
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Unread 12-10-2007, 08:13 AM   #3
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Do you know if those actually raise the car at all or leave it at stock height? Technically right now I'm sure I'm a bit lower than stock height since they're sagging....but I don't remember what stock height looks like...lol
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Unread 12-10-2007, 08:26 AM   #4
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At least your disaster happened before you spent a lot of money, mine happened right after the lift. I know a few people that used helper springs for a small boost.
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What's the point in having adjustable headrests if ya strap them down? (It's like a girl doing that to her um ... dubble_D's. )
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Unread 12-10-2007, 08:35 AM   #5
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Do you know if those actually raise the car at all or leave it at stock height? Technically right now I'm sure I'm a bit lower than stock height since they're sagging....but I don't remember what stock height looks like...lol
Those are stock springs, so they'll take it back to stock height. They're also the HD springs, so they should last longer...
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:18 AM   #6
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Those are stock springs, so they'll take it back to stock height. They're also the HD springs, so they should last longer...
Cool, thanks for the info!

One thing I've noticed when I look at other stock XJ's on the road is that it seems like the "Sport" models had a slightly higher ride height than the Limiteds. Can this be verified? Sometimes I'll see an XJ with a perfect, even, stout ride height, then there will be one right next to it with the rear end sagging like mine. From what I can tell, the fronts look to always be around the same height. I thought maybe the Ltd models came a little lower than the Sports but I haven't been able to verify that.
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:24 AM   #7
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nope. all came w/ the same springs (as far as I know), except for the Up-Country package, which had about a 1" lift.
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:26 AM   #8
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The Up Country package was and inch higher but other than that they are all the same.

FYI the Quadratech HD packs, according to users on here, may give you anywhere from a half inch to an inch over stock height.


Beat me to that.......
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:41 AM   #9
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since you plan on lifting later 2" blocks could get you by until you buy a complete lift and as long as you end up getting full leaf packs, it shouldn't cause any damage
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:49 AM   #10
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since you plan on lifting later 2" blocks could get you by until you buy a complete lift and as long as you end up getting full leaf packs, it shouldn't cause any damage
I was thinking about doing that, but I travel a lot with the car, especially back and forth to Vermont, and I usually have some luggage or a passenger or two with me. I know it would "look" right with the 2 inch blocks, but I'm not sure how long it'll be until I lift it so I think I may just get the HD leafpacks so that at least I know I won't be doing any harm to those weak stock leafs anymore.

Does anyone have a before/after picture with those Quadratec HD packs in?
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:55 AM   #11
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It might've been just my luck, but I had a terrible time w/ my blocks. Of course, I left them in for about 9 months, as well. I guees if you leave em in for 3-4months you might be Ok.
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Unread 12-10-2007, 09:57 AM   #12
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This is mine w/ flat springs, 2" blocks, and 235's...





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Unread 12-10-2007, 03:13 PM   #13
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So after the $1700 disaster I just went through to replace the head, radiator, and every part in between on my 2000 XJ.....plans for a suspension lift may have to wait until spring.

But lately I've noticed my rear suspension is sagging lower than it used to. If I have even one passenger in the back, it looks like a lowrider back there! Is there a relatively inexpensive solution for this? I basically want it to ride maybe 2 inches higher, but not so high that it looks awkward in comparison to the front.

I remember reading somewhere about a replacement leafs that we slightly higher than stock, but searched and couldn't find anything.

Anyone have any ideas?

Thanks!
-Tom

Not the best solution but a quick fix, you could install some air shocks for now. That way you can adjust your ride height.

Add-A-Leafs will raise it up but they will make it ride like crap!

Dennis
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Unread 12-10-2007, 03:40 PM   #14
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Not the best solution but a quick fix, you could install some air shocks for now. That way you can adjust your ride height.

Add-A-Leafs will raise it up but they will make it ride like crap!

Dennis

From what I understand, AAL's are supposed to retain the stock ride...maybe not, though.
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Unread 12-10-2007, 07:23 PM   #15
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Whats this thing I here about Dakota springs in a jeep? It seems to be with 3" lifts or is it for stock?
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