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I wanna put some add a leafs on my yj but i need to know of a good place to get them done or buy them??? I heard from a few guys i can order them over the internet but i rather just get them from someone local. And if i just buy them are they hard to put them on???

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Is it hard to put them on? No, not really. You can get by with a couple of jackstands, a socket set, a break bar (some of those bolts with be tight), and other basic hand tools.

While you're at it, you should also open up your spring clamps so let the springs droop more easily. You can do this without a torch but having an oxy/propane or oxy/acetylene torch makes it much easier.

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anyone know a good place where i can buy them?? local??

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what about if i cant take them off?? its my only vehicle

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i just got a add a leaf lift kit, at north shore off road, it costed 250 with tax. i got about 2 inches in the back and 1.75 inches in the front. it was a pain in the ass to put them in and took me and my buddy about 8 hours . there stuborn little buggers and you have to line up this center bolt in right, and none of mine lined up perfectly, but if you don't want a big lift and you have some time on your hands it's worth it, especialy if you don't want a ugly body lift kit, or shackles.
 

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i just got a add a leaf lift kit, at north shore off road, it costed 250 with tax. i got about 2 inches in the back and 1.75 inches in the front. it was a pain in the ass to put them in and took me and my buddy about 8 hours . there stuborn little buggers and you have to line up this center bolt in right, and none of mine lined up perfectly,
The easiest way I've found to handle lining up those centre bolts is to use a come-along (you can buy cheap ones that'll do the job for around $20) or a heavy duty motorcycle ratchet strap. The come-along will work best since the leverage is greatest. Since I've started using that, it's always been a breeze to re/re the springs. A 2 lb mini-sledge hammer is always helpful, too. Around $10 at Princess Auto.

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I used a big c-clamp to push the springs together when I messed around with the rear springs on my xj

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My buddy has a brand new set add a leafs sitting around since he sold his truck so i can get them cheap. But i got 2 Q's

# 1 - Are all add a leafs the same?? because he bought them for a s10 blazer

# 2 - do my shocks really need to be replaced at the same time??

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best way to line up the center bolts is with big (5-6") c clamps ... put them on before you do anything, then when you pull the old one out put a BIG a** carriage bolt in its place now you will only have to line up the add a leaf and the final spring (top or bottom depending) retighten c clamps and add new center bolt. even worked on my FS Bronco too.
 

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Originally posted by Brent:
# 1 - Are all add a leafs the same?? because he bought them for a s10 blazer
No. Leaves come in varying lengths, widths and arches. Some don't even have the center pin holes in the center of the arch.

# 2 - do my shocks really need to be replaced at the same time??
With an add-a-leaf, probably not. The add-a-leaf doesn't extend the length of the original springs so conceivably they don't get any more travel (particularly droop) than normal. Of course, I'm assuming your existing shocks are the right size to allow a full range of travel right now.[/B][/QUOTE]

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Alright

I finally got my enough money and just picked up a set off add a leafs. I was just trying to add them today and i noticed that the clamps the hold the leafs pack together might need to come off since the new leafs over lap them. U guys know what i mean right??? anyways whats the easiest way of getting those off cause they got a solid bolt in them and they look like a pain to get off.


any help would be great

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You're using those S10-blazer add-a leafs you were showing me, right?
If so, I don't think you'll need to replace the clamps. Simply open the clamps up so you can remove the leafs, add you new leaf in there, and then use a hammer to bend those clamps back over the springs. You've got enough "length" on those clamps that they should be able to keep your springs together. They don't have cover the whole top of the spring. Like other people said, you might wanna keep those clamps a little looser (not totally bash them around the spring so you get more flex.
I think the only danger in that is that you can bent a spring easier. Happened to me when I broke one of those spring clamps.

Am I making sense here?
 

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I saw an addaleaf package at sdl suspension in Quebec. They had a 2" and3.5" leaf lift. Are you able to obtain an actual 3.5" lift with just an addaleaf. The price is about 500 canadian. Not a bad deal, but is something like that worth it to do some wheelin. Not extreme wheeling, but wheeling none the less. I'm hoping to cram some 32's under my YJ. Possibly a 1" body after the addaleaf
 

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they wouldn't call it 3.5" aal if it didn't do that but i too have a hard time believeing it is possible.
I'd bet they'd harshed up the ride quite a bit.

and $500 isn't that great of a deal either.
why not just spend a bit more and get 3.5" springs.

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Got all the help i need! thanks

Greg i got your e-mail


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