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Unread 05-30-2011, 08:57 PM   #1
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Yj+yj bastard pack

Does any one know if any lift is achieved from adding leafs from another yj to my current packs? if so how much have you experienced?

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Unread 05-30-2011, 08:59 PM   #2
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This thread has the info you need.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f12/b...hread-1098044/
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Unread 05-30-2011, 09:16 PM   #3
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not quite... I was asking about mixing a yj with a yj.
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Unread 05-30-2011, 09:25 PM   #4
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not quite... I was asking about mixing a yj with a yj.
If you read the entire thread it would. The thread details the process, which is the same thing you'd have to go through in order to add the YJ springs. However, a couple pages in, a guy details his bastard pack in which he uses YJ springs, just like you're asking.

I have to warn you though, YJ springs won't lift you very much if you're swapping. Adding leaves will give you some lift, but will eventually flatten out. I recommend finding leaf springs off of any truck, as long as the leaves are 2 1/2" wide. The YJ springs are thin, and won't give enough lift for all of the effort.
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not quite... I was asking about mixing a yj with a yj.
My bad. I didn't read the question thoroughly. I haven't heard of anyone doing it and getting any kind of lift. You might be able to find some rear springs and possibly put them on the front, maybe. I believe they have more leafs that the front on stock suspension.

Are you just trying to get some lift on a budget?
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Unread 05-30-2011, 09:33 PM   #6
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My bad. I didn't read the question thoroughly. I haven't heard of anyone doing it and getting any kind of lift. You might be able to find some rear springs and possibly put them on the front, maybe. I believe they have more leafs that the front on stock suspension.

Are you just trying to get some lift on a budget?
You're on the money Louie.

I used that thread when I did mine. I know it like the back of my hand, so you posted the correct thread
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My bad. I didn't read the question thoroughly. I haven't heard of anyone doing it and getting any kind of lift. You might be able to find some rear springs and possibly put them on the front, maybe. I believe they have more leafs that the front on stock suspension.

Are you just trying to get some lift on a budget?
no, i have a set lying around so i figured, hell why not see if i can get any lift. thanks for the link though
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If you read the entire thread it would. The thread details the process, which is the same thing you'd have to go through in order to add the YJ springs. However, a couple pages in, a guy details his bastard pack in which he uses YJ springs, just like you're asking.

I have to warn you though, YJ springs won't lift you very much if you're swapping. Adding leaves will give you some lift, but will eventually flatten out. I recommend finding leaf springs off of any truck, as long as the leaves are 2 1/2" wide. The YJ springs are thin, and won't give enough lift for all of the effort.
i guess all that does make sense. I will read on next time. what did you use?
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i guess all that does make sense. I will read on next time. what did you use?
Personally, I used springs I got off of Craigslist. I used 4 packs, you only need 2 really though... The first pair was from a 1987 Chevy S-10 Blazer, the next being from a 90s Silverado. But any truck's rear leaf springs should offer thicker springs (which is why people use S10 springs the most) and better arch.

Just compare the YJ springs to truck springs. If they're thicker they should work, as long as they're 2.5 inches across the flat part of the spring.
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You're on the money Louie.

I used that thread when I did mine. I know it like the back of my hand, so you posted the correct thread
Sweet. I remember going through that thread when it was first posted and I haven't checked back in on it. Another option (if in the budget) is a 1" body lift. Well worth the money for the added clearance and new body bushings. Just a thought though.
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Unread 05-30-2011, 10:21 PM   #11
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I did the exact bastard pack you are speaking of. Added the main and second leaf from some spare yj springs to my stock springs and only got about an inch of lift. All in all I was very dissapointed with using YJ springs and should have just bough a pair of S-10 springs.
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Unread 05-31-2011, 06:45 AM   #12
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when i first did my bastard packs, i used other jeep springs. I didnt like the end result so i tore everything back out and redid them with Toyota leafs. My springs are off a 85' Toyota straight axle truck. They are a cheap and almost every aftermarket company sells them if you want new...

This is roughly 7" (w35s) over my stock height (w 31s).
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