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Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits #758448 10/17/06 12:35 AM
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Strider93 Offline OP
Getting the Wheeling Fever
Probably covered before, but my search was fruitless.
What's better? There are two choices as I see them with my budget: Calmini or Independent4x.

The Calmini kit comes with two leaves to add to the spring pack, whereas the Independent4x kit only has one. I imagine that the single spring leaf on the Indy4x kit is stiffer than the double leaves for the Calmini kit...

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Re: Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits [Re: Strider93] #758449 10/25/06 02:00 AM
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TeamPSI Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I'd agree just from "figuring", but I have no real world experience with the Calmini leafs. The Indy leafs were'nt too bad though. I noticed them, but...


1996 Rodeo 3.2l 4wd
3" Indy4x lift - 3" Body Lift - Calmini torsion bars - Superwinch hubs - Independent4x brake lines - 32x10.5x15 Pro Comp MT's - Flowmaster 2.5" cat-back - Indy4x Tie Rods - Rear Lockright
Re: Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits [Re: TeamPSI] #758450 10/25/06 03:44 AM
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maxwell417 Offline
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I don't have either of your choices.

Third choice ..... I hope Joe Darlinton will still make avail his Springz upgrade. Three leaves that replace the overload leaf. I love them on my 4dr Trooper, hoping to put them on my 89RS Trooper.


Curt B 89RS Calmini Header Delta Cam 33x10.5 BFG MTs & 90 Trooper 3.4 v6, SAS D44 ARB/Hobart 5.38s 35s my pictures
Re: Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits [Re: Strider93] #758451 10/25/06 06:53 PM
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theduker Offline
Getting the Wheeling Fever
I have the Indys and I like them. It made a big difference in stiffness over the stock leaf pack. Easy to install as well. I prob got a solid 3" of lift with add-a-leafs and shackles. I recommend if you want a little lift, a more solid feeling ride or carry any amount of load.

Re: Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits [Re: Strider93] #758452 10/26/06 04:02 AM
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BobDole Offline
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Add a vote here for the Darlington springz upgrade. They flex VERY well, and don't ride harshly at all. They will get you about 2 inches in the rear. Combine them with shackels and get 3 inches for about 200. Well worth it.

Re: Opinion needed for add-a-leaf lift kits [Re: BobDole] #758453 10/28/06 02:57 AM
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turboDIESELtrooper Offline
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Add a vote here for the Darlington springz upgrade. They flex VERY well, and don't ride harshly at all. They will get you about 2 inches in the rear. Combine them with shackels and get 3 inches for about 200. Well worth it.


This is the upgrade kit I want to buy when I go to lift the rear of my 86 Trooper. I've contacted Joe and I hope they are still available to buy. I remember looking at the pictures of the kit on his website and it was nothing but awesome.








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