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Unread 02-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Going SOA, what springs will I need

We have NO MJ stuff in the UK, so its XJ or ZJ/WJ only stuff available for me. I am fitting a set of WJ diesel axles under my MJ (because I have a set & they are 3.91 diffs & variloks).

So if I will be going SOA & using an XJ rear spring what amount of lift spring will give me a 4" lift in the back with my setup? (a D44 has a 2-5/8"OD tube)

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Unread 02-11-2012, 03:47 PM   #2
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I swapped in a 8.25 and just used the stock leaves, got about 6" of lift
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Unread 02-11-2012, 06:52 PM   #3
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The XJ leaf springs won't work, you're pretty much stuck with the MJ springs and you can either run them straight stock or make a bastard pack out of them. When I did my SOA, I just use my stock springs. Mine were sagging a little so when I swapped the 8.25 and doing a SOA only netted me 4.5" over stock. A brand new spring will net about 5.5" going SOA. Since you're swapping axles...old axle centerline to bottom of leaf perch + new axle centerline to top of leaf perch will be your lift.
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Will an XJ add a leaf fit in an MJ spring pack? I think I will be making a leaf pack up.
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Unread 02-12-2012, 08:01 AM   #5
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An AAL from an XJ will net you no lift.
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AAL in an MJ pack will ride like a rock if you SOA
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Unread 03-22-2012, 02:42 PM   #7
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MJ rear springs

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