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post #1 of 4 Old 08-21-2015, 04:25 PM Thread Starter
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2000 XJ Needs replacement 4.5" Leafs

So surprise... I cracked an Rusty's 4.5" leaf on my 2000 XJ. I bought the vehicle lifted with this kit. No sense in putting in another junk spring. Not too many 4.5" springs out there. Looking for suggestions.

I was looking at a OME CS033RB but there is very little info out there and they never seem to return emails at OME. I was going to use this spring with a Rough Country Shackle Relocation kit to give in the remaining height. What do you all think? Is the Shackle relocation kits somewhat height adjustable?

either way is an option. I don't care about FLEX. I run on the beach and to the mall... Ha. So looking for a softer ride and to maintain height. Cost is not an issue.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-21-2015, 04:41 PM
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I would say get a bolt-on shackle relocation like the Rough Country one (there's a few brands but they are pretty much all identical in height results and installation) and a pair of nominal 3" spring packs. When I was researching relocation that style seemed to consistently provide 1.5"-2" of lift and a proper shackle angle is a big part of a good ride for the back. You can slightly adjust the height with them by playing around with shackle length and angle, but I don't think you'll notice 1/2" off level one way or the other. Just don't buy anything labeled HD for your use unless it also came with a serious rear bumper. Those are meant for heavy tire carriers and/or big loads of tools and they'd lift an unloaded jeep more than the advertised amount.

Plus there are a variety of 3" springs available. OME has an EXCELLENT reputation for ride quality and quality of parts in general. But everything I hear seems to indicate their service as gone downhill since the acquisition. Maybe they're just super busy as their reputation has grown. Who knows?

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-21-2015, 05:31 PM
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I have the RC brackets and extended shackles.
The shackles are not quite at a 45* angle (I could/should go one more hole forward).
I got exactly 2".
Not sure how much changing holes affects height, but I imagine no more than 1/2".
(Six months to a year from now, if/when I ever get around to changing the shackle angle, I'll be sure to let you know!)
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-22-2015, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info
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