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Unread 02-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #46
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Ok, if you decide to used the overload leaf however, you will need longer u bolts. Just make sure they are in excellent condition.

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Unread 02-08-2012, 01:34 AM   #47
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Ok thank you. I did the lift thee other day with the full s10 pack in the rear added to the xj main and then the tbird could in the front. Did anyone leave the stock xj coil isolaters on with the tbird coils? The lift turned out great. Got about 4.5" of lift in the rear and about 4" of lift in the front. She rides alot better now then stock. I left the stock xj coil isolatetoff when putting the tibrds coils on, I was thinking about puttin them back on to level it with the rear? Or maybe using some camaro coil isolaters I got from the the junkyard?
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Unread 02-08-2012, 10:36 AM   #48
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I left the stock isolators there. You can net more or less lift depending on how you put the tbird strut plate on. About 1" up or down. I would suggest you put the isolator on to dampen the load a bit
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Unread 02-08-2012, 05:21 PM   #49
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Ok ill do that as soon as the weather gets a little better. The tbird coils are alot softer then I thought they would be.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 06:11 PM   #50
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I have a three inch procomp on my cherokee that is about 10 years old so my leafs are sagginf do you think i could just use Dakota or s10 leafs to get back my 3 inches? If so how would i go about doing that? And could i do tbird coils with out new brake lines?
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Unread 03-29-2012, 11:19 PM   #51
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If you use two of the three leaves of s10 pack, you could probably net 3". I would use the main s10 leaf and the second one, ditch the third and the overload.
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Unread 03-29-2012, 11:51 PM   #52
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s10 leaves are wonderful for bastard packs. I've got a thread with a few different mixes of xj and s10 leaves that might help.
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Unread 03-30-2012, 12:16 AM   #53
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Sweet thanks guys ill be sure to let you know how it goes I'm going to be away from the Jeep for nine days so I have plenty of time to research haha
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Unread 06-12-2013, 03:45 PM   #54
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How many inches of lift did it give you??
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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:14 PM   #55
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I left the stock isolators there. You can net more or less lift depending on how you put the tbird strut plate on. About 1" up or down. I would suggest you put the isolator on to dampen the load a bit
I bought two new Thunderbird Coils from a company on ebay. They were super cheap but New so I skipped out on going to the junk yard. But I don't have the thunderbird strut plate. What does that mean? Will this not allow me to attach it to the XJ? I have been searching but can't find a definitive answer on this.

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Unread 11-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #56
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Yes you need the strut plate. The thunderbird coils don't taper in like the xj does.
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Unread 11-25-2013, 05:08 PM   #57
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Yes you need the strut plate. The thunderbird coils don't taper in like the xj does.
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Looks like I'm going to have to go purchase some strut plates.
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