Hey guys, I am running the RE1463 spring pack (advertised 3.5 inch lift) and it, along with my shims, puts my rear end at 5.5 inches over stock. My front end is only 3 inches over stock. I have been running it like this for awhile with intentions of adding a spacer and long arms up front, but I have finally decided to just stick with 31's and drop the rear down to 3-4 inches.
To do this I am planning on taking apart my leaf pack and removing one or two leafs to bring the rear down approximately 2 inches. Has anyone done this before, or have a suggestion as to which leaf(s) to remove? I was thinking about taking the second from the bottom out, but I'm not sure that will be enough. Maybe the first and second, any suggestions based off something more than just a guess?
Incase anyone was wondering, I just took the second leaf from the bottom out and it lowered the back of the jeep 3/4 of an inch. I'm hoping for another 1/4 of an inch from the slight sagging that will occur in the third, now second, leaf from the bottom from not having the other leaf below it.
Im mounting up some 18 inch sahara take offs with bridgestone dueler a/t 255/70's tomorrow and I'll post a pic.
Its about 9 months old now with plenty of flexing and loads on the springs. I honestly wish id have replaced my springs with factory replacements and done a shackle/ relocation bracket lift in the rear.
The pic i posted showed 5 leafs but my pack (aforementioned RE pack)actually has 6. After removing the second fom the bottom the ride is noticeably better but the shackle angle is still not ideal.
Ive got subwoofers and a couple mountain bikes and/ or a utility trailer hanging off my jeep so the springs should havebeen plenty settled. I just modifited the spring pack (removed second from the bottom leaf) and its almost perfect now
How new is your lift ? Mine sat at 5.5" in the rear for a few weeks then it settled to 4.25" after I wheeled it a and drove for few weeks with a few 90# bags of cement in the back .
I already replied somewhat, but youd think a company with the rep RE has would produce a product that lifted as much as advertised. From your reply, assuming you have the same leafs, 3/4 of an inch (youre 4.25 compared to advertised 3.5) is so far off i dont understand how RE has such a great rep. Theyve caused me a lot of headaches.
It is well known that RE springs need some use to break in and settle, and that they provide more lift than advertised. IMO, 3/4" isn't really a big deal.
I can tell you for a fact that they have always sat taller then advertised. They so that to compensate for heavy bumpers and armor on jeeps so they keep their advertised height. My lift has been on for a year now and I can say that it is finally flexing they way I want in the rear. But it took the Xj being loaded down and lots of climbing and descending rock waterfalls with 3- 3-1/2' tall ledges making sure the rear went 1 wheel at a time to break in the springs