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Unread 03-04-2011, 09:54 AM   #31
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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.
Do you have the compressed/extended lengths for your 60052L's and 60053L's. I can't find it anywhere...

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Unread 03-04-2011, 11:04 AM   #32
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anyone else have ride height and mileage updates on the QT HD leaf packs? just looking for long term results.


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Unread 03-04-2011, 12:22 PM   #33
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Do you have the compressed/extended lengths for your 60052L's and 60053L's. I can't find it anywhere...
Unfortunately, I don't. Call ARB direct at 425-264-1391. That number is still in my phone because they were so helpful when I was doing research. Also, just an FYI, the rear shocks will not have the poly rock/dust shield. According to ARB, there were "clearance issues". I have to call BS though because I can tell you I have several inches all of the way around my shocks in the rear so I'm not sure why they don't have it. I was assured they were the nitrocharger sports just that they didn't have that feature.
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Unread 03-04-2011, 01:27 PM   #34
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anyone else have ride height and mileage updates on the QT HD leaf packs? just looking for long term results.


thanks
I know this isn't exactly what you are looking for, but I got 2" lift over stock height with mine. After a few months I added the original main leaf into the pack and was at 3.25" over stock height. I just went and measured and now after about 3 years or so it is at 2" over stock height. It stayed at 3.25 for long over a year, but I have overflexed them quite a few times this winter playing in the snow and in the last few months they have finally settled some. I intend to add a set of rough country shackles along with the relocation boxes from HDoffroad engineering to get it back to around 3.5" over stock height. I am also going to build some extended bumpstops to keep from over flexing them again.
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Unread 01-19-2012, 03:02 PM   #35
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any more long term updates from folks with the quadratec HD leafs?
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Unread 01-19-2012, 11:42 PM   #36
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I installed the HD leafs along with HD coils (which offer no lift over stock) and 1.5" spacers. Initially the leafs were 2.5" over stock, but they settled and things look level with the 1.5" spacers in the front. I don't expect them to settle more, but if they do I'll just add shackles.

As far as shocks, I installed Bilstein HD shocks (yellow and blue ones). Overall I like the ride quality better than before. It's firm, but feels "tight" - and I mean that in a good way.
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Unread 01-20-2012, 12:11 AM   #37
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quadratec hd springs = crown hd springs, which i have. i have a little rake with 2" BB and stock coils (195k on them)
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Unread 01-20-2012, 10:28 PM   #38
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quadratec hd springs = crown hd springs, which i have. i have a little rake with 2" BB and stock coils (195k on them)
is your 2" BB just in the front like Jeff9 describes?
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Unread 01-21-2012, 11:56 AM   #39
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i put a set on about a month ago, rides good, little rough but nothing i didn't exspect, lifted the rear about 1.5 to 2 inches(about .5 over stock). my old leafs were shot. going to get a set of adjustable shackles and 2 inch spacers for the front.
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Unread 01-21-2012, 01:15 PM   #40
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is your 2" BB just in the front like Jeff9 describes?
Spacer in the front, shackle in the back.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:59 AM   #41
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Spacer in the front, shackle in the back.
what size shackle
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