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
QT HD Coils
Bilstein HD Shocks
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.
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]
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)
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.
'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
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.
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.
2000 XJ Classic - 33" GY Duratracs, 15x10 Cragar V5s, Crown HD springs, Clayton adjustable shackles, OME Nitrocharger Sport Long Travel Shocks, JKS Discos, extended brake lines, 2" poly spacers in front with V8 ZJ springs, Powerslot Rotors, Hawk HPS Pads, Hella E-Code headlight housings, Narva 100/130 Bulbs, Olympic Top Hat Rack, etc.