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post #1 of 3 Old 02-25-2009, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
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XJ leafs in my yj questions

So i bought the btf stretch, and i have a set of stock xj leaf springs and i'm tight on cash, i was thinking maybe Rusty's 3.5 add a leaf to beef it up and make it a little bigger, what other options do i have?? i have the procomp 4" lift full leaf packs, couls i cannibalize them and add some of those springs to the xj leaf pack, also how can i prevent axle wrap, i don;t have the cash to make a anti-wrap bar. All advice is appreciated thanks.

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post #2 of 3 Old 02-25-2009, 05:22 PM
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I am in the process of doing this too.
I did not get the BTF kit and have been fabbing everthing up myself.
I have been working on it since Thanksgiving! I also did a belly up kit.
Just about done.
I had some used XJ springs that I planned on using. Did alot of reading and the main spring on the XJ is weak. Most people use another XJ spring pack and cut the small end off of it. They then flip the leaf around and put the big end over the small end of the pack you are using. Making a military wrap.
I ended up buying a new set of springs and did this.
I have some bad news for you as far as the traction bar. From everything I read you HAVE TO HAVE ONE.
The XJ spring packs are so soft there is no way you can get around it.
Do a search on TombRaider. He has alot of info on it.

93 YJ SOA 2" springs front, XJ springs rear w/main leaf added, High pinon 9 inch rear detroit locker front Dana 44 ARB 4.56 Gears, 36 inch Irok tires too much to list.
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post #3 of 3 Old 02-25-2009, 07:16 PM
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Have to have a traction bar? Yes

TSE I hadn't heard the leaf flip idea before. Thanks.

I built my own rear shackle hanger stretch kit. Not really that hard just make a template and tie it both into the rear crossmember and the frame. Mine bolts in 10 places thru the crossmember then is welded to it and the frame. All of the steel I built it with was free + free bushing and sleeves.

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