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post #1 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 04:13 PM Thread Starter
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where can i buy 6" lifted leaf springs

i want 6" lifted leaf springs. the only place i can find them is rough country's 6" lift kit. but you have to buy the entire kit. i just want 4, 6" lifted leaf springs. does anybody know where i can buy just leaf springs

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post #2 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 04:16 PM
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Typically, a 6" lift kit will be 5" springs w/1" shackles. One company used to make a 6" mono leaf, but not sure if they still do? BDS makes a great 5" spring that you can buy 'springs only'. Check out their web site.



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RE 4.5" springs (Sold separately) and 1" to 1.25 shackles...

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post #5 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 06:11 PM
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Why do you think you need 6" springs?
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post #7 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 07:00 PM
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Let me open the can! Rough Country Has one. Its on my Jeep in the sig. you can get just the springs from Ebay call them and he will sell you what you want. Or he will list the part you want on ebay for you.

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post #8 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 07:23 PM
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Why not just go SOA? You will get a better ride than 6in leaves and you will get a ton of flex. It will cost you more $$$$ but well worth it IMO!

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Why do you think you need 6" springs?

Alcans will be about $1200-1300 I had them make some 4.5" springs for my 95 years ago they were great., But I have to agree 6" is crazy with the arch it'll ride rough not flex well. at 6" your better off going SOA , But that opens up a can of worms

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post #10 of 19 Old 06-24-2013, 10:48 PM
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I actually have the skyjacker 6" monoleafs. Not the biggest fan, but they ride great on the road, and flex decently. I have as much uptravel as the soa setups, but downtravel is lacking due to the high arch. Performance on the rocks is very acceptable though. Very stable and predictable. The only reason that I'm not 100% satisfied is the downtravel performance. I've had mine for 7 years of that makes a difference. No sagging or any other issues. The price was extremely right and they were different so I thought I'd give them a try. I'm seriously eyeballing the genright coil/stretch kit though. I'm thinking two years and I'll be ready for it.
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For short length symmetric springs, anything beyond 3-4" places the springs into such an arch to carry the weight that the arch counteracts the movement of the springs during suspension cycling. If you require that amount of lift, look into longer springs overall to be more effective to carry weight as well as perform. You could look at using Wagoneer springs with shackle relocation, but this will add to wheelbase so ds work may be required.
Or look at SOA setups. Yah, SOA setup requires more work in steering and brake lines, but the effect is greater that large SUA lift. The approach is a better angle and you can use stock, HD stock replacement, or low lift amount springs.

To get the nearly the amount of 6" lift, look at combination of lower lift, longer shackles/relocation of shackle mount, fender flares, and/or small body lift.

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post #12 of 19 Old 06-26-2013, 10:11 PM Thread Starter
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Let me open the can! Rough Country Has one. Its on my Jeep in the sig. you can get just the springs from Ebay call them and he will sell you what you want. Or he will list the part you want on ebay for you.
i looked on ebay and all i can find is 4" leafs. how did you find the 6" leafs? could you possibly find me a link or something. thanks
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-26-2013, 10:17 PM
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What size tires are you looking to run? Perhaps we can help out with another lift/clearance combination.
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36 - 38's leaning more toward the 38's. i have an 8.8 that i am picking up next week. as of right now not sure what im going to do about the 30. i want 6" leafs with a shackle reversal in the front wich will give about another 1" - 1.5" lift and a 6.5" shackle in the rear. i want to stay sua because soa is like opening a can of worms ya know. and pocket flare to trim out the wheel wells just a bit. what do you think. thanks for your help
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post #15 of 19 Old 06-26-2013, 10:32 PM
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36's is the largest I would go with sua and even still I'm looking to spring the rear over. Pocket flares are not even an option at this point because the tires will need TJ flares and still some trimming on top of that.

This is what 38's look like on a TJ flared Yj with 6" of lift


Ain't gonna happen.

I added a 1" body lift and still wasn't gonna happen so I went with 36's and cut a lot more. The problem with springing under a larger axle is the diameter takes away from the advertised lift height. You're just going to chase your tail with your goals. Trust me, that's my jeep and I've been down this road. Not to me took the front axle uhsplode when it even sees 38's.

I went with BDS 004500 springs and larger shackles not to mention the metalcloak fenders to barely clear the tires I have up front. Its gonna be a long hard road to get these things to function in tandem. I would suggest you consider going SOA and poking through profiles to get a little more info as to what's gonna work and what isn't.

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