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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-16-2003, 09:17 PM
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Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

Just wondering if it is possible to use add-a-leafs on a 2.5" lift kit. The reason why I'm asking, is I have a set of add-a-leafs and a buddy has a set of 2.5" springs that he says are "soft and sagging" and I was wanting to add the helpers to restore some of the life. Any drawbacks?
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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

My cj-5 was sagging in the front so I did an add a leaf it made the ride stiffer and brought it up about 1 1/2".
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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

snatch1,

Did you have a lift kit on the cj before you added the add-a-leafs or was it just the add-a-leafs? Thanks again!
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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

On my '74, I had the original springs re-arched for 2.5" of lift, then put in add-a-leafs. I clear 33x9.50 tires no problem, though if they were wider I would rub on the rear fenders at full flex (the 9.50's tuck up nicely). I'm happy with the set up, but this is not a DD, but a weekend vehicle.
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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

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Many years ago I put a 2 1/2" Skyjacker lift on my CJ 5. It seemed to sit nose down just a little and that bugged me. So I added some Rancho AALs that I think were 2" lift. That leveled the heep out, if anything it sat just a little nose high afterwards. With the sway bar disconnected it ramps over 700. Definitely not a ramp champ by any means but it is easily as limber as the folks I run with. It did stiffen the ride up a little, no shocker there, but I think it was good for when I added the additional weight of a winch and bumper. And the heep still sits more or less level which keeps me from being neurotic.

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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

I had to add a leaf to my 4" BDS CJ lift kit. The first set sagged so badly I had them warrantied. 2nd set started sagging so I added their own add a leaf which was shaped to fit the kit. No problems since. I use the CJ trunk full of tools and a fullsize spare/gas carrier and the ride is still soft +squishy. I recently rode in a YJ with no weight and a 4" bds lift and I could not believe how rough it was!
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Re: Add-A-Leafs with Lift kit?

Thanks everyone. It looks like I know what I'll be doing this extended weekend.
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