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Unread 05-09-2013, 07:49 PM   #1
jordan_fehlman
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Want to get rid of my shackle

Hey JF I haven't posted in a while. Bought a cherokee a few months back. I need to start a build thread sometime.

Anyway the current lift is a 3" rough country add a leaf.. It came on the jeep. I added a 2" shackle to get it sit sit up in the rear, this is temporary.

My question is what leaf springs will get me to the same height maybe a tad more wouldn't hurt. I've had RE 3.5 full leafs and I think that would be too high... Rustys 3.5 leafs. Help me out you guys are full of info.

Before shackle right after I brought the jeep home


Today after shackle and some new tires


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Unread 05-10-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
Project1
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I would use the RE 3.5 springs and see where your at .. if its too high in the back just add the right size spacer in the front and you will be perfect. I think its iron man, they make a beefy totally adjustable shackle for the xj for like $200 .. but its sweet and has like 4" of adjustment.. They are really good if your sagging in the rear ... or just saging on one side, because you adjust them separately of course ...


Your XJ looks really nice too man .. I like

and you dont look like your sagging in the rear too bad .. I would RE springs for sure
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:16 PM   #3
ibjeepin95
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Just get a 3-3.5" leaf pack, or get another GOOD set of stock springs and do a full length add a leaf.
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Unread 05-10-2013, 07:17 PM   #4
ibjeepin95
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Actually, better yet, get a stock leaf pack, keep the shackle, and do a shackle relocation. The ride would be much more improved.
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