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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:01 AM   #16
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im not to sure, but ive seen someone on here i forgot who. but they ran the JK rubicon shocks on his stock XJ.

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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:04 AM   #17
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That's the kind of information I'm looking for. I just want to make sure that they will fit and not bottom out.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 08:34 AM   #18
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Im running rubi rear shocks on my xj w/ like 3-3.5in of lift. Nice ride for the money.
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:44 AM   #19
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After more searching it looks like the JK shocks will be too long for my application. I think I'm going to just go for the Bilstein HD shocks. I talked to Bilstein and they said that my slight over stock height will be fine for the shocks. Will order tonight..
QT HD Leafs
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Unread 12-15-2010, 09:48 AM   #20
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Whats the skinny on OME's and stock height XJ's? I've heard both ways that they don't fit and that they do.

Last I heard was that the N35/36 and the Sport 60052/60053 have the same closed length as stock, just a different extended length. Is that correct?
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Unread 12-16-2010, 08:25 PM   #21
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going to back the leafs, I've run the "Quadratec" made by Crown 4886186 leaf springs on 2 different XJ's. I love them...they ride better than any of the sagged stock ones they replaced. I ran them the first time with a daystar 1" shackle and liked them.

on my current xj, I bought rusty's 3/4" shackles but have yet to install them. My XJ sits evenly with the springs in the back and a 1 3/4" poly spacer in the front. I'd recommend them all day long to someone not looking to go too high but wants to bump up their DD and have it look just a little more aggressive. I've run both setups with rubi wheels/tires and love the combo.

For shocks, I run edelbrocks in the rear, and basic replacements in the front and it rides nice.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 06:00 AM   #22
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This is great news! I ordered mine last night and now I'm really looking forward to putting them on. I was worried that they would be much stiffer than the stock ones and ride much worse. I also ordered the HD coils for the front and Bilstein HD shocks all around. I'll make sure to report back with pics after I put them on.
For shocks, I run edelbrocks in the rear, and basic replacements in the front and it rides nice.[/QUOTE]
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Unread 12-17-2010, 08:35 AM   #23
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I hear nothing but great things about Bilsteins.


If it's not too late, see if they can order you the 52001790 springs. Those are 18 3/4" tall with 9 1/2 rungs...I plan to swap those up front with mine + one extra stock p/n 52000229 isolator. Those add 5/8" lift per isolator. (rubber thing that sits on top of the spring)
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Unread 12-17-2010, 10:06 AM   #24
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I heard bilsteins shocks are great quality.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 08:12 PM   #25
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I love my bilsteins on the WJ. Jeff9 I have the HD leafs from quadratec and got 2" of lift from them over stock. Paired with a 1 3/4" spacer my XJ looked good and I also ran the JK shocks with that combo. I later added the main leaf from the old pack in with the HD leafs and swapped the spacers out for a set of rusty's 3" coils and still run the JK shocks. I sit right at 3.25" in the rear and 3" up front. this is with the HD leafs and 1 3/4" spacers.
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Unread 12-17-2010, 08:15 PM   #26
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For my setup I'm running the Crown 4886186AA springs with my clayton shackles set at 1.5" lift, in the front I'm running a 2" poly spacer. From the top of the tire to the bottom of the flare is exactly the same so I guess it's level. The QT leaves ride great but frankly I wanted a bit heavier spring. They flex out great but I wouldn't call them and HD spring personally. The fact that I have a 1.5" shackle lift and 2" poly spacer and I still sit level with the leafs means they are providing approximately 1" of lift over stock. As far as shocks, I have ordered the OME 60052L and 60053L shocks (long travel sports) and they should fit perfectly with my 33" tires and BW flat flares. When shopping for shocks (especially on an vehicle that will see offroad time) you should shop based on maximum travel. For instance to make sure I could fit the OME shocks I went out and flexed and measured my collapsed lengths of my shocks with my tires touching my fender flares ( I haven't bump stopped yet), and my measurements were approximately 18" in front and approx 16" in rear. That means I can run a shock with about a 17" collapsed length in front and a 15" collapsed length in rear. With bumpstopping keeping my tire approx 1" from my flares I should be roughly 2" from collapsing my shock fully at full flex. By purchasing shocks that are as long as possible while still not fully compressing and that have the longest extended length I am maximizing my travel and in my case I am gaining a huge amount of down travel. Just remember that if you fit a longer shock that will allow more down travel you check your brake lines for length before you wheel. In my case I purchased C1500 brake for the front and a dakota brake line for the rear.
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Unread 12-18-2010, 09:29 PM   #27
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my set up is a 2.5" re rubicon express full length add a leaf and a 2" coil insulator spacer.
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Unread 12-22-2010, 07:13 PM   #28
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quick question!! does anyone know if a 87 CJ7 leaf spring will fit on a 85 cherokee? A friend has a set of leafs with 3 inches of lift that he will give me if they fit.
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Unread 12-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #29
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yeah not sure about that? I know the s10 leafs and dakota leafs fit on an jeep cherokee xj.
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Unread 12-23-2010, 07:46 AM   #30
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oh ok, thanks for the info
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