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Unread 02-23-2005, 12:43 PM   #1
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Leaf springs/ Revovlers?

i was wondering where a good place to get lift leaf springs made for a MJ (comanche)? I was also wondering what everyone thinks of running revovler shackles on a MJ in the rear?
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Unread 02-23-2005, 12:56 PM   #2
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I am currently, actively looking into this. You can try www.alcansprings.com I have heard that they are about the best, but you need deep pockets to afford them.


Onto the revolvers. In order to run revolvers, you need to do a lot of work. First, you would have to change your shock mounts, and build a shock crossmember. Then you would need to get longer brake,vent, and e-brakes cables. Then you would need to get a driveshaft with a long slip spline. Just to gain the ability to flex a lil more. I really don't think it would be worth it. I run a long shackle 83/4", and I have a lot of flex, w/o the problem of the revolvers unloading, and I don't need a limit strap.


IMO it is hardly worth the money, but it all comes down to what you want.



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Unread 02-23-2005, 01:00 PM   #3
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Do you have any pictures of your set up? I'm thinking about doing the same thing.
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Unread 02-23-2005, 01:31 PM   #4
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do you think the stock shackle would work fine if i had leafs made for a 8in lift(sprung over)? sorry no pics my truck is sitting on jack stands in the garage with no axles or tranny or t case lol. but i will be running a narrowed 9" with disc brake(no ebrake ) and a waggy 44 front with custom long arms and the tnt bellypan with the contol arm mounts. probably 37 mtrs( maybe 38.5 sxs prolly not tho)
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Unread 02-24-2005, 06:47 AM   #5
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I just got a quote for what I wanted from alcan, and it was 190 a spring So i don't think I am going to go that way. I think I am going to try and get some made Locally.

My setup is a SOA conversion, and the Long shckle. I am not sure how much lift it auctually is, but I know I have a slight forward rake. If you were to do A soa swap , you should get about 5-6" inches depending on whose spring perches you use. I am not sure of whose shackle I got, but I know It is Long as hell. AT full flex it shortens my driveshaft by almost 3/4 of an inch. That doesn't sound like much, but that is a lot.

Pics of my setup should be on my webshots site. if there isn't a clear pic you want, just let me know and i will get you one. Keep in mind you are going to have to do this quick, as I am preparing to swap in an 8.8 real soon


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Unread 02-24-2005, 06:51 AM   #6
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Is that $190 per leaf or $190 per side?
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Unread 02-24-2005, 09:21 AM   #7
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so when you say kind aon the expensive side how much have you found them for??190/pc doesn't sounds super bad
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Unread 02-24-2005, 10:21 AM   #8
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Thats per side. That makes the springs 380 plus shipping If that doesnt sound high.. I dont know what is. Compared to what I have paid for some of my parts, you are right, But remember I am only trying to run a shorter shackle. There really isn't anything wrong with the setup I have. That price was quoted for 2" over stock too.



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Unread 02-24-2005, 10:39 AM   #9
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yeah they quoted me the same thing 190 for what i wanted i was wondering what you have found onb some prices on leafsprings?
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Unread 02-24-2005, 10:52 AM   #10
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I think you have to compare that to a full spring set, before you say its high. I'd comapre them to the full leaf sets offered on some of the lift kits. I think they add about $325 to a lift kit. So a bit higher than that, but these are custom springs, so not out of line. OK, more than what you need to spend, though.
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Edit: I looked at Rusty's website. Full springs 3 inch lift $229, 4.5 inch lift $259 and 6 inch lift $299. These are for Cherokees, though. I am unaware of full spring sets for Comanches.

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