Jeep Cherokee Talk banner

1 - 14 of 14 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
872 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Does anyone run these?? I'm in the market for some rear leafs before too long and was wondering how much these would sag over time. I don't need a full 6.5", but if they sag an inch, they would be spot on!! Thanks!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
872 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
I already have a 1.5-2.0" shackle with 4.5" leafs. I don't know what kind of leafs they are, I think they may be BDS, but not sure. They are sagging some already. I had RE leafs on my first XJ, and they never seemed to sag, so that's what I'm prolly leaning towards. Just seeing if anyone had any experience with Rusty's leaf springs, thanks much!!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
872 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Yeah, their stuff is pretty dang good!!! I think that is what I'll wind up doing. I don't need to go higher. I just want my Jeep to ride level and stay that way!! I may do a long arm kit down the road, but I think that I'll stay close to the same height with my lift even if I do that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,178 Posts
Yeah, their stuff is pretty dang good!!! I think that is what I'll wind up doing. I don't need to go higher. I just want my Jeep to ride level and stay that way!! I may do a long arm kit down the road, but I think that I'll stay close to the same height with my lift even if I do that.
Well let us know if you have any further questions.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
11,624 Posts
RE ;) Do it right the first time....or second time. :)

It's hard to say how much a spring will sag or if it will due to the variety of setups people run. Some run heavy bumpers and alot of accessories and get some saggin, some run nothing but a full tank of gas and don't get any sag.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
27 Posts
My personal experience with Rustys leafs were that they netted a bit more then advertised and were stiff for a while, but after wheeling them and noting that I carried a full size spare and alot of misc. trail parts and tools, the leafs settled within about 1/2" of their advertsed height. I now run BOR (Big Offroad) leafs and they are some of the best leaves I have ever ran. I have ran RE and RC as well and would rate the RE leafs up there with the BOR leafs but RE did not offer the height hat I wanted when I was shopping so I went with the BOR.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
New here but I will chime in. I have Rustys 3" leaf springs, and front coils. I started with almost 5" of lift out of the leafsprings, and 3" in front. The leafsprings quickly settled at 4", and have stayed there since. I went with a 3/4" spacer up front to level the Jeep out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
another good option if you want about 5.5 inches of lift
go to the local bone yard, find a 89 or any dakota with the same body style, pull all 4 leafs off, cut off eyes on main leafs, and drop all leafs cept your main leaf, and put the dakota springs in place, gets about 3.5 inches, then go with a 2 inch shackle kit
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
330 Posts
rusty's are great i have been running there 4.5 for two years now and are still at 4.5.

they will actually start out a little higher and stiff and then settle to the specified height
:thumbsup:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,234 Posts
i have 4.5 with 1.5 inch shackle...you get more flex out of a flatter spring...
 
1 - 14 of 14 Posts
Top