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post #4066 of 5952 Old 11-02-2013, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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They will raise it for a little while but will sag in the long run and the ride will get stiffer...
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Add a leaf on each side and see how it rides. More leafs=firmer ride. You should be able to find a sweet spot balancing desired ride height and a fairly comfortable ride.
They are actually bowed past flat now, hopefully a couple leafs will fix that.

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Drop the front? It may not be worth messing with the rear much more.
Could do that, but as of now the rear only has 1" of up travel.

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Convert to links and coils...boom done
Thought about COs already, but then I lose my nice long semi quiet exhaust.

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post #4067 of 5952 Old 11-02-2013, 03:45 PM
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Get some OME leafs or put a small block in the rear or longer shackles.

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They are actually bowed past flat now, hopefully a couple leafs will fix that.
Adding some leafs should fix that. Mine have a nice arch to them, but bow past flat when flexing upward. While my wheelbase is considerably shorter than yours, it rides similar to how it was on stock coils.

You should be able to add a leaf or two and get some height out of the rear and still maintain a decent ride, unless the leaf hanger/shackle hanger are just too high .
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Any aftermarket leaf pack is gonna be stiffer than what he has.

I think you need to quit messing with it until you put some weight in the back that your gonna be hauling. Add a stock main leaf and get some fox shocks tuned

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post #4070 of 5952 Old 11-02-2013, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Get some OME leafs or put a small block in the rear or longer shackles.
Spring under so a block will just lower it. Longer shackles not happening. So leafs or changing suspension.

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Adding some leafs should fix that. Mine have a nice arch to them, but bow past flat when flexing upward. While my wheelbase is considerably shorter than yours, it rides similar to how it was on stock coils. You should be able to add a leaf or two and get some height out of the rear and still maintain a decent ride, unless the leaf hanger/shackle hanger are just too high .
Yep, everything is high clearance , so adding leafs is the only option.

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Any aftermarket leaf pack is gonna be stiffer than what he has. I think you need to quit messing with it until you put some weight in the back that your gonna be hauling. Add a stock main leaf and get some fox shocks tuned
I only added the stock packs to see a baseline. I plan on adding leafs tomorrow and report back, the only added weight is a spare. And there is one laying in the bed now. Hopefully I can sort it out tomorrow.
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Get some OME leafs
OME makes a 2" light duty, or you can look into doing a bastard pack, rather than adding more leafs, you substitute with leafs with more arch, like leafs from a MJ, S10, Dakota, etc.... Something that is spring under.

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post #4072 of 5952 Old 11-02-2013, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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OME makes a 2" light duty, or you can look into doing a bastard pack, rather than adding more leafs, you substitute with leafs with more arch, like leafs from a MJ, S10, Dakota, etc.... Something that is spring under.
Looking into a 2" OME if this added main leaf does not work.

Going to add a eyeless main leaf, and a second leaf to the pack. Then go for a drive.
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XJ leafs don't have much arch. I believe you should grab some that had more arch and put those below your mains. I'd give you some old YJ mains you could cut in if you were local. You can also add a little shackle. All this is completely customisable.
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You can always add more arch to leaves, pretty simple to do with some patience and a shop press

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Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.

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Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.
Ewwww!
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Anyone wondering what Dumpster looks like with 33s.
Um, no. Nothing shorter than 35's should ever be on Dumpster.
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Ewwww!
Exactly what I thought.


It's gonna get torched if I don't get this suspension figured out soon.
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Put some 42's on there. :rock2:

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Exactly what I thought.


It's gonna get torched if I don't get this suspension figured out soon.

Try some Dakota leafs in there. They have a higher arch.

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