For Those of You w/ QT HD Leaf Springs... - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
For Those of You w/ QT HD Leaf Springs...

I'm looking into getting a pair as my stock ones are sagging and rusted. I don't want to get OME leafs because they seem to give much more than the advertised 2".

How do they ride compared to the stock springs? Is it much rougher?

Jeff9 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 11:57 AM
toates89
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: long island
Posts: 2,190
I dont have Q hd leaved. but i have 3 inch rough country and i could imagine them being stiffer the the QD HD.

The rc is a huge improvement in ride the stock i cant imagine the q hd being rougher. just pair them with a decent shock.

youll love the new feel of the ride. it just feels so less sloppy on the rode.
toates89 is offline  
post #3 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 12:29 PM
jeepkid03
Winning
 
jeepkid03's Avatar
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Storrs
Posts: 6,193
The OME springs give different amounts of lift based on the spring rates. A heavy duty 2" spring will give about 2.75-3" of lift because it is meant to give 2" of lift on a jeep carrying a lot of weight or one that has a very heavy rear bumper.

Get 2" OME light duty springs and they will give you exactly 2" of lift. Medium duty 2" springs will give you about 2.25" actual lift. The Quadratec HD springs seem to cause more uncertainty in my opinion. I've seen them give anywhere from 1.5"-2.5" of lift. At least if you get the right OME spring rate you will know about how much lift you are getting. OME is also the best ride and quality you can buy.
jeepkid03 is offline  
post #4 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 12:36 PM
motown2
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Long Island,NY
Posts: 402
stock height:

qt hd leaves and 2in shackle and 2in spacer in front:

Sat pretty much even w/ qt hd leaves, then went w/ rc adjustable shckale on highest setting and i liked the stance better.

92' Cherokee Laredo-33's, snorkel, 3.5" Lift
98 Camaro Z28-H/C, Suspension, 3.90's
motown2 is offline  
post #5 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 01:57 PM
shodown99gp
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 117
The only problem I have run into with the QT HD are once you put a shackle on, it made the shackle angle 90 degrees. I have seen from a few other people having this problem, but not saying it will happen to you.

They will however sit higher for a while, but mine sagged a bit and had to add a shackle to get back even with my front spacer

2000 XJ
2011 Sonata 2.0T
shodown99gp is offline  
post #6 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by jeepkid03 View Post
The OME springs give different amounts of lift based on the spring rates. A heavy duty 2" spring will give about 2.75-3" of lift because it is meant to give 2" of lift on a jeep carrying a lot of weight or one that has a very heavy rear bumper.

Get 2" OME light duty springs and they will give you exactly 2" of lift. Medium duty 2" springs will give you about 2.25" actual lift. The Quadratec HD springs seem to cause more uncertainty in my opinion. I've seen them give anywhere from 1.5"-2.5" of lift. At least if you get the right OME spring rate you will know about how much lift you are getting. OME is also the best ride and quality you can buy.
Well you've convinced me. I called ARB and Dirk at DPG Offroad and determined that this is what I want to do...
OME CS034RB (Light Duty) Leafs
1.75" Coil Spacer (current coils are in fine shape)

Now I can't decide what to do about shocks. Dirk basically said that not getting the OME shocks will make for a crappy ride. I know I should just get the OME shocks, but four are $340 versus four BDS5500's at $170.
Jeff9 is offline  
post #7 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 03:18 PM
toates89
Registered User
1989 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: long island
Posts: 2,190
they are salesmen. yeah there shocks might be better. but worth it?
toates89 is offline  
post #8 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by toates89 View Post
they are salesmen. yeah there shocks might be better. but worth it?
Very valid point. I might go with BDS and use the saved money in the event I need a TC drop or worse...SYE. Super scared about vibes.
Jeff9 is offline  
post #9 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 04:27 PM
PAFirefighter11
Quadratec Live Chat Rep
 
PAFirefighter11's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Flourtown, PA | Bethany, DE
Posts: 1,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jeff9 View Post
Well you've convinced me. I called ARB and Dirk at DPG Offroad and determined that this is what I want to do...
OME CS034RB (Light Duty) Leafs
1.75" Coil Spacer (current coils are in fine shape)

Now I can't decide what to do about shocks. Dirk basically said that not getting the OME shocks will make for a crappy ride. I know I should just get the OME shocks, but four are $340 versus four BDS5500's at $170.
I'm not in sales and I've run a TON of different shocks. If it's in your budget get the OME shocks. They are the best riding shocks I've ever run on any of my rigs! Spend the extra cash on them please! I don't care who you purchase them from (Of course you know where I'd prefer you purchase them from lol), but the OME shocks are the way to go!

-Rick R
-2015 JKU - 3.5" JKS JSPEC Kontrol, 315/70R17" MTZ's, 17x9" Quadratec Rubicon Xtreme's, JCR bumpers & skids, JW Speaker tails, Dirty Dog netting/screens, Quadratec Auto Mirror Movers, etc
-03 VW Golf TDI - Diesel
-Rick Rotondo Photography
-FDNY 9/11/01 - All gave some. Some gave all.
PAFirefighter11 is offline  
post #10 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
Rick- I think I bothered to you today on the Quadratec chat, twice...and you're from Brick haha small world

I really want to get the OME's, now it's just a matter of justifying (to myself) that I should.

And FYI: I plan on ordering from Quadratec!
Jeff9 is offline  
post #11 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 04:39 PM
PAFirefighter11
Quadratec Live Chat Rep
 
PAFirefighter11's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Flourtown, PA | Bethany, DE
Posts: 1,052
I saw this thread and figured it may have been you lol. Yep, shore house down there right off of Princeton Ave! I haven't been there since summer though - need to go back and enjoy the hot tub in the cold weather (when it's best enjoyed!). I love that area!!

I promise you, you will love the shocks. My red XJ, lifted 5.5" and on 33's, rode better than stock with those shocks and RE springs!





The OME stabilizer is the only one I will run as well - I've run it on my YJ's, my XJ's, and now my TJ.

Oh, and thanks! ;-)

-Rick R
-2015 JKU - 3.5" JKS JSPEC Kontrol, 315/70R17" MTZ's, 17x9" Quadratec Rubicon Xtreme's, JCR bumpers & skids, JW Speaker tails, Dirty Dog netting/screens, Quadratec Auto Mirror Movers, etc
-03 VW Golf TDI - Diesel
-Rick Rotondo Photography
-FDNY 9/11/01 - All gave some. Some gave all.
PAFirefighter11 is offline  
post #12 of 41 Old 12-14-2010, 05:05 PM
xjfever
Web Wheeler
 
xjfever's Avatar
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: north Ga.
Posts: 14,216
Shocks will make all the difference in ride quality. The best springs out there will ride like crap with cheap shocks. Bilstein or OME are both awesome, but expensive. FWIW if you can find a set of JK wrangler takeoff shocks they will work nicely for you and ride very nice. I bought mine for 40.00 with 8 miles on them and have been running them for a couple of years now.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
xjfever is offline  
post #13 of 41 Old 12-15-2010, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by xjfever View Post
Shocks will make all the difference in ride quality. The best springs out there will ride like crap with cheap shocks. Bilstein or OME are both awesome, but expensive. FWIW if you can find a set of JK wrangler takeoff shocks they will work nicely for you and ride very nice. I bought mine for 40.00 with 8 miles on them and have been running them for a couple of years now.
I see that on other threads you've said JK shocks will work for 2-4 inches of lift. Will they work with as little as .5-1"? (if I decided to same some money and go the QT HD leaf and 3/4" spacer route) I actually know someone willing to give me 4 shocks off a 2011 JK Sahara, so if you think it could work, it would save a lot of money.
Jeff9 is offline  
post #14 of 41 Old 12-15-2010, 07:50 AM
2000BB6
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Lincoln Park, NJ
Posts: 1,402
^ im selling JK rear shocks if your interested

2000 XJ
2000BB6 is offline  
post #15 of 41 Old 12-15-2010, 07:58 AM Thread Starter
Jeff9
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 280
I may be interested if some can definitively tell me that they will fit with only .5-1.5 inches over stock.
Jeff9 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
Leaf Springs v.s. Coil Springs JMC-14 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 3 10-04-2015 01:35 PM
Add-a-leaf vs. rear leaf springs beaucaldwell XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 6 10-14-2009 08:52 PM
New leaf springs or add a leaf jeffb1113 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 15 08-12-2009 09:17 AM
leaf springs klib321 XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 4 01-06-2006 03:31 PM
new leaf springs big red jeep XJ Cherokee Technical Forum 1 08-07-2004 03:55 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome