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quick rear leaf question

Discussion in 'Shocks, Suspensions, Lift Kits' started by Bigcheck1, September 23, 2002.

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    1. Bigcheck1

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      now that i have my new bumper with tire carrier and all on the back, plus my stereo box adn stuff in the back i seem to have a problem with a little squat in the rear. is there anything that i could put on the leafs to stop that? maybe an adda leaf, but i think that will lower it. i also am towing a trailer with my boats or 4 wheelers on it too, i would just like to keep the leafs from suatting and try to regain my already lifted suspension height. thanks
       
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      An add-a-leaf kit is propably a perfect solution in your situation.

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      ProComp addaleaf kit, $27 from 4wheelparts.

      In addition, you could also look into the Roadmaster Active Suspension to keep it from happening again (addaleafs can eventually flatten too). www.activesuspension.com

      Good luck!
       
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      if i put add a leafs back there will i then have to remove my shackles and just go with the adda leafs? i dont want the back to be up too high then. with that shackles in there already it used to sit level before all of the weight. i really dont quite grip how exaclty the add a leafs work.
       
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      The ad a leaf is what you need. You will see maybe 2" of lift from it, eventually it will flatten out however (especially with towing).

      The ad a leaf is a cheap short term fix.

      An adjustable air bag setup would be great for you it sounds like, they get a little pricey but here is where you get what you pay for.
       
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      The add a leaf works by adding a spring that has more arch than your current springs.. It then helps bend your current springs upwards giveing you more left (much more than you lose by increase the height of the spring pack).

      ~Mark
       
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      How hard is it to intall an add-a-leaf? Also, i alread put on the TT/Shackle lift, but i didn't remove and of the blocks. if i do the aal for a little extra height in the back (i have a little sagging) will i have to remove some blocks because my shocks will be extended too much? or will it be ok? (i dont off-road a lot- just special occassions) Thanks

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      actually with all the experiences of people ive talked to with the add-a-leaf they get more like .75-1.25'' of lift from the add-a-leafs. not 2'' like they say. warrior shackles on the other hand will give you about 2''.

      how much sag do you have?
       
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      Since you have a Sport, the add-a-leaf is not a good option. Your Sport has a monoleaf, which is a tapered spring. A tapered spring requires a special add-a-leaf, and the only one I have located for it runs about $160. For that price you would be better off changing your spring packs to four-door springs.
       

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