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Another question about 1" add-a-leafs

Discussion in 'OffRoad Design' started by Blazer79, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. Blazer79

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    Another question about 1\" add-a-leafs

    Can the add-a-leafs be used in the front with stock springs? I'm asking this because of the reverse angle on those springs. Or are they small enough to not affect the arch of the springs? What size are they (I know they are 1" tall)?

    I'm asking this because I'm considering 1" body lift + 1" add-a-leafs to clear 33" tires. Do you think this would work?

    Thank you.

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    <P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by Blazer79 on 09/09/01 11:44 AM.</FONT></P>
     
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    Re: Another question about 1\" add-a-leafs

    Yes, they can be used on the front springs. There is a thread somewhere on this forum and Stephen even approves and agrees the use of the 1" add-a-leaves on the front is safe and ok to do.

    Do a search on this forum for the info.

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    Re: Another question about 1\" add-a-leafs

    Doing the add a leafs in front is fine, but you may want to consider just going with a 2" lift spring to clear the 33's. For mild wheeling, the 33's will work fine with a 2" spring, especially if you use a skinny tire. That way you get a little better ride quality due to the increased distance between the bumpstop and the ubolt plate, still don't have to mess with steering and brakelines, and if you want to mess with the 1" kits later to tune it in more, you can. Cost will be a little higher, but a 2" isn't bad since you don't have to do steering and brakelines.
    Just food for thought, like we don't have enough to think about these days!

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    Re: Another question about 1\" add-a-leafs

    do these add leaves work with every type of spring BDS, Tuff Country, Superlift etc?
     
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    Re: Another question about 1\" add-a-leafs

    They should, the only thing that can vary is the center pin dia. and most of those seem to be the same 3/8" shank that we use.

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