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Unread 04-15-2010, 05:43 PM   #1
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2.5" yj lift for free

I just installed my version of an add a leaf. I removed the rear leaf springs from a 98 cheverolet 1500 & took the second & third leafs & replaced all but the top leaf on the front of my 94 yj. that raised the front about 2.5". next i am going to cut the old top spring down to proper length & install it in the rear leafpacks. I will post pics when i finish.

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Unread 04-15-2010, 07:24 PM   #2
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yea id like to kno how much lift ull get.
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Unread 04-15-2010, 09:10 PM   #3
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i got close to 3"... just finished with the rear springs it worked great. used top rear spring from chevy to replace sceond & third leafs in rear... trimmed to fit of course. will post pics later
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Unread 04-16-2010, 03:45 PM   #4
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Looking forward to seeing pics. Might have to try this one. How's it ride?
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Unread 04-16-2010, 07:13 PM   #5
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it rides a little bouncy but i need shocks
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Unread 04-17-2010, 02:17 AM   #6
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For some reason, I'm kind of doubting that there's going to be a shortage of '98 Chevy 1500 leafs springs any time soon.
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Unread 04-17-2010, 07:24 AM   #7
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I'll bet it rides like a "truck" now too.....

Considering you used truck springs.

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Unread 04-17-2010, 07:25 PM   #9
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Looks good
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Unread 04-18-2010, 07:14 AM   #10
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Yeah, and it flexes like crazy!

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Unread 04-18-2010, 08:43 AM   #11
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Yeah, and it flexes like crazy!

No need for the roll eyes comment, looks like it flexes real well. Considering his rear leaf is inverted and it was dirt cheap or free if your the op
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Unread 04-18-2010, 08:52 AM   #12
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Look at the thickness of those truck springs. That's exactly where they belong: under a truck.

The ride in that thing is going to be terrible.

And: it's just MY opinion based on 30+ years of experience.

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Unread 04-18-2010, 09:21 AM   #13
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ride seems alright to me, besides I dont consider my jeep a car anyway
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Unread 04-18-2010, 10:46 AM   #14
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A lift for the low low price of time, effort, and a bit of gas money? Sir I commend your unique suspension solution .
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Unread 04-18-2010, 12:01 PM   #15
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A lift for the low low price of time, effort, and a bit of gas money? Sir I commend your unique suspension solution .
x2 Id rather do that then buy another POS RC
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