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Suggestions On New Leafsprings

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by JeepPower, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Jun 27, 2019
    JeepPower

    JeepPower Hopeless Gearhead

    Fort Mill, SC
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    Hey all-

    The '5 has a substantial, if not embarassing, lean to the drivers side that seems to get worse by the day.

    I am looking for no more than 2.5" of lift - ideally 1.5". It is a stocker- want to keep it that way.

    It looks like Rancho isn't making kits for CJ's anymore (what is this world coming to?!?!).

    I looked at the 2.5" BDS kit.

    Any other suggestions or good reccomendations, please?
     
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  2. Jun 27, 2019
    65seejayfive

    65seejayfive Blazin’ new trails

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    Mine had the Jeep lean to the driver side as well, probably like 1.5”. I am right in the middle of installing my new Rough Country 2.5” lift (#60030). Everything seems top quality but I did run into an issue with the u-bolts being too short. I’m trying to document everything in my build thread if you wanna check it out. I talked to RC customer service and they are sending me longer u-bolts. I haven’t heard one bad thing on this site about BDS, I just chose RC because of cost.
     
  3. Jun 27, 2019
    Cowboyjeeper

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    Be interested in how they ride,price point is sure good
     
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  4. Jun 27, 2019
    JeepPower

    JeepPower Hopeless Gearhead

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    Thanks 63see. I will check them out.

    I am surprised to hear anything bad about BDS. They were always good stuff. I have their 2.5" YJ springs on the front of my S.O.'d CJ-7 crawler. Can't kill them, though they sure aren't cheap.
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  5. Jun 28, 2019
    Beach66Bum

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    For the front Dana 27, one U bolt has a larger radius! because it rests on the carrier, not directly on the axle tube.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2019
    supertrooper

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    I have procomp 2.5" springs. They were very stiff until i took out one leaf from each pack and now they ride great. I didn't get them in a kit, it was actually cheaper to buy the springs and shocks separately.
     

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