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Old 05-20-2020, 05:54 PM
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Anyone using Rancho 44044 front leafs?

Picked up a set and I see they are good for about 2.5" of lift over stock. Can anyone confirm or deny? Anyone know how good they ride?
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I had them for awhile. A little pogo stickish. I was young and probably over tightened my suspension bolts. If the clamps can be taken apart, separate the packs and coat some slip plate #1 on between each leaf. It will work wonders and amaze you. But you might try them out first. They might be just fine.
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They are advertised at 2.5" but mine on a WT Cherokee were 3". IMO, they are not as stiff as a 4" and much better than a RC 3". I have mine with the FSSR and its a little over 5".
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A good friend uses them religiously on a SOA Waggy setup. It gets wheeled moderately hard and travels the roads and Interstate. I think he is on his third set in almost 20 years.
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Copy all! I ordered a set of u-Bolts (back ordered now) and will try them on for size.

I am running your FSSR kit, rocklaurence, too. If these springs (used) give me 2" I will be stoked. My truck will sit level. If they give me 3", I will probably swap my rear 1" blocks to 2" blocks and still sit level. Fingers crossed! I hope these ride well! The anti-friction pads look healthy and thick. I will probably spray them with some white lithium before I install them, too.
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U-bolts showed up this weekend so I threw these springs under my truck. How much should I expect them to settle?

Looks like I got about 4" of lift out of them. I bought them used so I am not sure on the history of the springs. I know the rig they were pulled off of did not have a drivetrain installed when they were pulled but I don't know it ever did with these springs. In other words, they may or may not ever have had a full truck worth of weight on them. I did lube them up before I installed them (used a chisel to open up the pack, greased the anti-squeak pads) and have not torqued the bushing bolts yet. The anti-squak pads looked a little dry but they had very little wear on them. I took my Jeep around the block once but that's it.

Should I expect them to settle an inch? Like Rancho's website says, these are supposed to be 2.5" but I got about 3.75" out to them. 1.25" seems like a lot for springs to settle... Since I bought them used, I figured they would be right at or slightly below spec (2.5").
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