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post #1 of 2 Old 09-10-2013, 02:20 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone add a leaf to OME 36R springs

I'm running OME 36R on all 4 corners. Jeep sits pretty leveled and has just enough lift to clear my 33s. When I install a hard top, rear end settles down about half inch to 3/4. This has been my concern all along. Soft springs = sag under heavy load.

We're used to loading gear into the Jeep with the hard top on with zero ride height loss. Ride quality of course becomes a trade off. GF and I love OME ride. Having done some research, they do make an add a leaf for 36R springs. Part number D23XL.

Is added leaf worth doing? I would imagine flex taking a hit and maybe the ride comfort. Also since it's a 4.2l, if I was to add a leaf, maybe adding two to the front would benefit further. Opinions?


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I'm running OME 36R on all 4 corners. Jeep sits pretty leveled and has just enough lift to clear my 33s. When I install a hard top, rear end settles down about half inch to 3/4. This has been my concern all along. Soft springs = sag under heavy load.

We're used to loading gear into the Jeep with the hard top on with zero ride height loss. Ride quality of course becomes a trade off. GF and I love OME ride. Having done some research, they do make an add a leaf for 36R springs. Part number D23XL.

Is added leaf worth doing? I would imagine flex taking a hit and maybe the ride comfort. Also since it's a 4.2l, if I was to add a leaf, maybe adding two to the front would benefit further. Opinions?
The 36 R is their heavy spring the spring rate is soft until loaded down then it stiffens up. I wouldn't be concerned by the drop in height my Stock Yj drops 1-1/2" when I put the hardtop and doors on. The aal will make it stiffer. I would go with longer shackles , or Tj flares, or a 1" body before adding an AAL

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