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Unread 01-24-2002, 07:59 AM   #1
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add a leaf question

My next step I do is add a leafs and I would like to know everybody that has used them what there opinion is? I have narrowed down my choices to the ranchos & the bds add a leafs. There is also some add a leafs made by a company called McCoy Brothers that are sold by but, I need more info on them before I take them in to consideration. Thanks for the help.

Jason Gregory
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Unread 01-25-2002, 12:29 PM   #2
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I don't recommend add-a-leafs. When I first bought my 91 YJ I got them put on it was this big ole process. First they have to take the spring pack apart then install the add-a-leaf then put it back together. You would save time and money if you just a bought 2in lift. Plus the ride is better the add-a-leaf makes for a terrible ride. I would only do an add-a-leaf if I were doing a Spring Over Axle Lift but I won't get into that.

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Unread 01-25-2002, 12:34 PM   #3
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The only add-a-leaf I've had any success with is the Rancho full length. Granted, an add-a-leaf can make for a stiffer ride. But for about $150, it makes a decent 2" lift that's much better performing than a shackle or body lift. Yes, you do have to open up the packs, put in the add-a-leaf and put the pack back together. Not really a big deal. Have either a c-clamp or vise available and a big pry bar for the spring clamps and it's really not a big job.
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