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Old 09-24-2015, 08:09 PM
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So I want a mild lift. 2" so I can run 30's.

My current rear leafs are sagging a bit low. I just grabbed a package off of locals with Rough country shocks, coil spacers and blocks.

I dont really want to do blocks, especially with saggy springs to begin with. I bought a set of leaf spring helpers, (I know not the right fix) to try and get the rear end back to normal at least.

I know with some custom shackle relocation and longer shackles, I can get the lift I need. When I look at the bastard packs, they're gonna add too much lift.

While trying to keep this cheap, whats the best way to lift the rear just 2"?
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It depends on what your end goal is. What kind of Jeep are you trying to build? If your leafs are sagging already, do not modify them (ie: add a leaf, helper springs, even blocks are a bad option). Replace the leaf springs, whether that means a stock replacement or a 2" lift leaf spring, and then go from there.
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I want a daily driver. Like i said, Mild build with 30" tires and a 2" lift.

I have not seen any leafs that are 2" lift above stock. Can you direct me?

The spring helpers aren't to get a lift, but rather a band-aid to hold me over while i sort this out.
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XJ/XJ bastard pack is an option for cheap. Other bastard packs such as XJ/S10 lift more due to the increased arch of the S10 pack. XJ/XJ adds lift from the increased thickness of the pack and the increased spring rate from added leafs. So less sag, essentially lift.
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OME has a 2 inch spring if you remove the extra spring. Part number CS033RB
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I don't know if anyone makes a 2" leaf spring for the bulk market, but you ought to be able to get some made at a spring shop if you have one close where you live. Rancho makes a 1.5" leaf pack and with that you can add an extended shackle to get you to 2" or more likely 2.5". Check out the shackle relocation kits and see what lift they generate and then you can see if a stock spring and extended shackle will get you to the 2" you desire. These suggestions were made without a clear understanding of how the "daily driver" conditions vary up in Ottawa from Ohio.
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Toaster, The OME cs033rb is a 2.75" lift spring according to the ARB catalog and some people are reporting a 3" lift after removal of the #3 spring
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Toaster, The OME cs033rb is a 2.75" lift spring according to the ARB catalog and some people are reporting a 3" lift after removal of the #3 spring
Are you sure that's the part number. There are two springs ones higher than the other.
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I suppose it is possible that some people are accidentally ordering cs033ra by mistake and posting about cs033rb.
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Seems to me like removing a leaf from the pack would really reduce its load handling/longevity though no?

Im thinking replacement with stock height and then shackle relocation/shackle makes the most sense for this.
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Originally Posted by g1teg View Post
Seems to me like removing a leaf from the pack would really reduce its load handling/longevity though no?

Im thinking replacement with stock height and then shackle relocation/shackle makes the most sense for this.
From experience ill tell you. SRB with extended shackles on stock leafs will flatten them and they'll try to bow with the extended shackle trying to pull outward rear. I hated my setup and couldn't wait to change that crap out. Flexed great obviously because the softness of stock leafs. But not worth it off road nor bumpy uneven roads
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OK thanks for that.

Its surprising how tough it is to get just 2".

I know people here are not fans of the blocks, but that or shackles seem like the only sure way, unless you want 3". If you want 3" there are a hundred options...
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OK thanks for that.

Its surprising how tough it is to get just 2".

I know people here are not fans of the blocks, but that or shackles seem like the only sure way, unless you want 3". If you want 3" there are a hundred options...
There's a reason why blocks and shackles are budget lifts
their CHEAP for a reason. They carry risks. Blocks we all know those issues. And shackles aren't bad but 1) cheap eBay shackles can easily twist under severe pressure 2) shackles with weak leafs can lead yo them snapping. Maybe these things dont happen over night or too every jeeper and that's because every terrain and every set of leafs is different. People love to throw their cheap ideas around but honestly, lifting and cheap/budget should never go together
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thing is, even if I am not worried about "cheap", its still not easy to do 2" properly, outside of having custom leafs made!

The only real option presented so far is to buy OME springs and remove one leaf. That doesn't sound good to me.
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