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post #1 of (permalink) Old 10-03-1999, 01:32 AM
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Saggy leaf Springs what helps?

i looked today and on my 88 wrangler i noticed my lefts where saggingin the opposite direction of what they should be, whta company out there makes full size add-a-leafs to help them get some positive arc in them once again, i don't wanna buy totaly new leafs cause i don't have the money, but what can help, i know rancho and some other companys make add-a-leafs but they are the small ones, i heard those are bad and really stiff, but if anyone has any info let me know, if the small add-a-leafs work then i'll use those! thanks for the help!

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Re: Saggy leaf Springs what helps?

a couple years ago a bought a full length Add-A-Leaf for the front spring pack of my YJ from "Four Wheel Drive Hardware" i believe the manufacture was "Hellwig", i bought it to compensate for a heavy winch (RE8000)

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Re: Saggy leaf Springs what helps?

You want the cheap solution? Go to a parts yard & look for any vehicle with the same width spring and more arch than yours. I would bet leaves from a stock early 80's fullsize Cherokee would do what you need. Buy at least a pair of springs, and pull leaves out that pack to use in yours.

I build all of my own spring packs this way on my Toy.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 10-03-1999, 01:49 PM
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Re: Saggy leaf Springs what helps?

David has the right idea as usual![img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

You can use the (full-size) Cherokee and Wagoneer springs, probably the pick-up springs as well. '76-'86 CJ rear springs are 2.5" wide, same as your YJ's, and have more arch than your springs. You would use your main leaf and add the rest of the pack from a donor rig. You can mix and match the leaves to get the height you want. Good time to rebuild the springs as well. There are other rigs you can scavange from, it's just a matter of taking a tape measure with you to a wrecker.

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