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Old 10-29-2009, 05:46 PM
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Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

ok so i went and rotated my tires today at my schools shop and i was looking in the well just peeking at everything and i notice my leaf springs are bending the wrong way (as in up not down). It wasn't on a lift and i jacked the jeep up put all four sides on jack stands with the tires off. ive never noticed it before, i never really looked i guess. what can cause this? and what do you think i should do.
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Old 10-29-2009, 05:49 PM
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

The stock XJ springs are generally flat without any upward or downward arch. When fully loaded the springs will arch down. I wouldn't give it too much though, it is normal for the breed.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

wow quick response i was thinking that it couldn't really bend far there very short but thought ide ask. I have no cherokee buddies around here so i cant just go and look.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

I wanna replace them with something stiffer anyone know any good brands that they have used?
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

Old man emu are about the best riding aftermarket springs I've ever encountered for the XJ. Just don't make the mistake of getting the heavy duty versions unless you intend to add a lot a weight with aftermarket bumpers, a winch, roof rack/basket.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/76090_80X_PG.htm
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

well i don't want to lift it just some leafs that will be a little stiffer than stock.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

Can't really help you there as every XJ I've owned either rode on its stock springs till it was sold or was lifted slightly. Personally, I think a 1.5 or 2" lift and 30" tires are perfect for the XJ but that's just me.

I guess you could try looking into the oem upcounty springs which won't raise the Jeep by more than an inch and will be a little stiffer than the stock springs on a non upcountry.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

my xj is stock height like i like it but here is a link to he OME springs. I never bought from this place, just showing a starting point.

you could also just go to a local spring place. they can usually make you anything you want.

http://www.rocky-road.com/xjome.html
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

yah i guess i could lift it a little i got thirty's on it now with some trimming but i think it might look good a little lifted. dont have alot of money right now.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

x2 on the local spring shop if you don't want to lift it. Maybe some add a leafs if you want to do it yourself.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

Your springs are old and saggy, that happens to 90% of cherokees out there. Add a leafs will make your ride very harsh. its time for either stock replacement springs or a re arch of the stock springs or a lift kit that replaces the springs. You will hate you self if you get an add a leaf kit. I hated mine so much i went out and spent the extra money on anew leaf packs.
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Re: Leaf spring issue maybe!!!

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Personally, I think a 1.5 or 2" lift and 30" tires are perfect for the XJ but that's just me.
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