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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-28-2006, 05:09 PM Thread Starter
 
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add-a-leaf/body lift

hey guys, seeing as how $$ is tight right now i was thinking of helping out my old stock springs by putting a add-a feaf just so they dont really saga and get about an inch of lift. i do have a 1" daystar bl that i havent put on yet. any opinions on the add-a-leaf?
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

Whats the add a leaaf cost about $100-200? You can get a complete rough country lift on ebay for about $375-$425. I say go with the body lift for now and keep saving for a full lift later on.
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

well actually, a pair of add-a -leaf for the front run like $51 and rear for $54 from 4wheelparts. so it's pretty cheap
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

Realize that you are going to have stiffer springs. That won't bother you on smooth road, but the ride will become even choppier over any ruts and possibly downright harsh when you go over an obstacle. I have a cheap Rancho lift spring set and they are much stiffer than stock. I suspect you will have a similar experience. Stiff springs don't flex as easily and that may mean less traction when one wheel is up on an obstacle.

The 1" body lift isn't a bad idea at all.
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

i thought about that ...now that you bring it up again, you have a good point. thanks for the input
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

I know its hard cuz I am doing the same thing now. but save up and get a lift kit. I think that new springs would be a better investment. As for cost go to superlift.com and then to there online store. They have a ebay store that sells their scrach-n-dent parts including shocks for between $6-$10 each.
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

Unless you spend some big bucks for quality springs....expect your kidneys to complain....They don't call them Rough Country for nothing.....

A good set is going to cost you around $800+. And if your only doing it for 1-2", not worth the money. You might as well go 4" or more. But if you need to save money and still want a good ride, I would go SOA using stock springs. And the best part about that lift, except for the CV driveshaft, it's real cheap....if your springs are shot, many times you can get a set of stock Wrangler springs for free.....just find someone who has done a lift.

BTW...I would avoid a body lift...they look dorky and cause more problems than they solve.
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Re: add-a-leaf/body lift

1 Thing That isn't brought up here much is "making" your own spring pack. Pickup a couple sets of used springs for free, try and get a pair instead of just 1 pack. Talk to local shops that have replaced packs because they had 1 broken leaf. It takes some time and some trial and error. My front packs in my buggy are 4 leaf yj packs with 2 leafs added from an early 80's chevy 1/2 ton rear pack. They sit perfectly flat spring over and would probably give an inch or 2 of lift spring under and ride great. Building spring packs is a good way to "tune" your suspension and get an inch or 2 or lift, you usually can't get a ton of lift out of home built packs but an inch or 2 is doable.
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