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Old 10-13-2016, 08:32 AM
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Default rear leaf spring recommendations for slight lift

looking at replacing rear leaf springs on my 97XJ Sport. i've been looking at dorman's but am open to suggestions. i'd love to get an 1"-1.5" lift after settling if possible. anyone have any suggestions/recommendations with links? thanks
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I used the Dorman set to replace my original leafs on a 99 and got right at and inch and a half lift out of it.
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I just ordered the Rancho RS44148 leaf springs. Very little out there about them but all info is positive. They are rated for 1.5". Mine are being installed today so I should know more later.
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I used the Dorman set to replace my original leafs on a 99 and got right at and inch and a half lift out of it.
Here is what mine ended up at.


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Here is what mine ended up at.


Nice Jeep!! I hope mine ends up about the same.
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Here is what mine ended up at.



Sweet! what size tires?
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Thanks guys!

Those are 30x9.5x15.

If I could do it all over I would have went with 10.5 instead of 9.5.

I have the JKS ACOS system on the front. Will probably end up leveling it off when I get the time.
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Thanks guys!

Those are 30x9.5x15.

If I could do it all over I would have went with 10.5 instead of 9.5.

I have the JKS ACOS system on the front. Will probably end up leveling it off when I get the time.
looks great! do you happen to have a link to the dorman set that you purchased?
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The Doorman right here.

I also used the stock shackle and bolt from that page.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/j...le.com+URL+%2F
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That looks about perfect to me. Mine is bone stock. New leafs that add some height sounds like a good alternative to adding a lift to me.
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Originally Posted by jhc7399 View Post
The Doorman right here.

I also used the stock shackle and bolt from that page.

http://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/j...le.com+URL+%2F
so how much did you end up paying for everything? looks like about $180 for the leafs and i'm not seeing the stock shackles
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have any recommendations for front shocks and springs if i went with these dormans?
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These can be gotten at Rock Auto but more info plus reviews here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cm_cr_asin_lnk

As far as shocks I plan on using BPE's (bar pin eliminators)on my existing ones.
http://www.rocky-road.com/xjbarpin.html

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should i ignore that it says "this does not fit your 1997 jeep cherokee" at the top? ha
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will stock shocks be ok or will i need something different with these springs?
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