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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-19-2001, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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add a leaf to old sprgs?

I was curious if anyone had thoughts about just using add-a-leafs to refresh my old 78 leafs. They say it will lift the Jeep 1.5 to 2". However, my guess is with 23 years of sag, it should be back to normal height. This brings up another question, how much can you lift a CJ before having to start extending brake lines, steering, ect.?
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Re: add a leaf to old sprgs?

A number of years ago I used add a leafs and they lifted the Jeep maybe an inch. At the same time I found a local spring shop that made a long leaf that I put in the spring pack just under the top longest leaf. The long leaf cost maybe $100 for all four, of course that was loooooong ago. The combination of both lasted quite a while and was lots cheaper than new springs. $$$ was really the issue at the time and this was easier to pay for.

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Re: add a leaf to old sprgs?

I used Rancho add-a-leafs all the way around...
Certainly brought my 84 CJ 7 way up...about 2.5"
However I suffered in the ride quality department. Man is it a rough ride now. I understand there are softer ride add a leafs...

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Re: add a leaf to old sprgs?

you might consider butchering some "generic" junkyard spring packs... as long as they have the same width and a little bit more arch... you will be fine...

mix and match until lift/ride Qual. are ok for you

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Re: add a leaf to old sprgs?

I've used the Rancho add-a-leafs before as well. You're right...they are stiff. The kit I was considering was from Heckethorn. JC has a kit that has the 4 add-a-leafs, 4 Heckethorn shocks and a steering stabilizer for $220. I wonder if the Heckethorn add-a-leafs are any softer than the Ranchos?
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