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post #1 of 11 Old 01-24-2013, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
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Combining leaf packs

I was wondering when people make their own leaf packs by combining different packs for a stretch if they are basically just adding the main leaf from a longer pack for a stretch. Is it basically, for example, taking say an XJ or Waggie main leaf and replacing your existing main leaf in ur current leaf pack? Can I replace my current main leaf in my spring pack, Black Diamond 3", with a Waggie main leaf for the stretch and still maintain the ride height? I'd like to stretch it a little while doing my axle swap but I don't have the funds to buy new packs. Thanks


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post #2 of 11 Old 01-28-2013, 02:58 PM Thread Starter
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Seriously? No one?

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post #3 of 11 Old 01-28-2013, 03:05 PM
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I used 4 YJ and 2 XJ to create my own custom spring pack. I have had no issues to date. I would think as long as they are the same width, feel freee to mix and match.

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post #4 of 11 Old 01-28-2013, 03:08 PM
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If you do a search for "Blazer Bastard Pack" you should see a few options that are popular with the YJ crowd. Other than than, I know nothing.

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post #5 of 11 Old 01-29-2013, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm just looking to see if I can swap my main leaf in my lifted spring pack for a longer main leaf for the stretch.

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post #6 of 11 Old 01-29-2013, 02:45 PM
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I would think you would want the entire longer leaf pack or you won't be putting even pressure on the main leaf as the suspension cycles.
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-29-2013, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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CSP--- I know you're a wealth of great knowledge. So will you explain to me what u mean by that?

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post #8 of 11 Old 01-30-2013, 07:37 AM
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Every leaf in the longer pack will be longer than the corresponding leaf in a shorter pack. If you have one long main leaf and suddenly go to short leafs you have a lot of main leaf area that doesn't have shorter leafs under it. The lengths in a leaf pack slowly taper from longest to shortest. You don't want a huge jump in length from your main leaf to the next one in the pack.

I could be completely wrong about this, but that's what crosses my mind on the subject.
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post #9 of 11 Old 01-30-2013, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
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Ok I get that. So what about adding maybe the main and second leaf from the longer pack and replacing the main leaf in the existing lifted pack? That would minimize the jump in length from the main leaf to the next leaf and so on. Do you think that would minimize the lift spring lift? Or do you think that would work? Thank you again.

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post #10 of 11 Old 01-30-2013, 03:12 PM
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It might. You'll have to approach that one as trial and error.
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post #11 of 11 Old 01-30-2013, 05:14 PM Thread Starter
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Fair enough. Thanks for the insight.

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