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Drillerjoe
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: 89 xj leaning.    Mon 26 Mar 2012, 2:45 am

I noticed that my xj with what I Beleive is a 3" procomp lift installed by the previous owner is starting to lean to the drivers side. My first thought at fixing this is purchase a new lift and I am looking at a 3.5" rubi xpress lift from 4wd hardware. Any one have any experience with this lift? Would it be a worth while venture or should I simply replace the worn out springs on the procomp kit? Thanks a bunch folks.
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Rig : 2007 JK unlimited Rubicon
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Registration date : 2010-06-21

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Mon 26 Mar 2012, 8:25 pm

I would look at Rock Krawler. Rubi Ex rides too stiff, my brother had RE on his and it was too stiff.

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Location : San Angelo, TX
Rig : 01 XJ
specs. : Clayton 3 link longarms, Klune V doubler, d300 tripple sticks, 35's, Chromoly shafts, Hydro assist, lockers, 4.56's, SYE, high steer, sliders, truss,
Registration date : 2011-10-23

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Tue 27 Mar 2012, 12:18 am

I have re 3.5 lift leaf packs on my xj. They have held up fine and I have beat on them pretty hard in Moab and lots of other trails, but I have noticed that after settling one side sits like a half inch lower also haha. The ride is decent on mine though the secret is to get a longer shackle preferable a curved boomerang one to prevent binding and get shackle relocation brackets so that you can get a better shackle angle. Or lots of people use longer leaf springs designed for other trucks with similar spring rates in order to get a better shackle angle and extend their wheelbase a little. Not sure which trucks springs specifically but do some searching if your interested. I have heard Alcan are good springs with a lifetime warranty. Rubicon express was recently bought by 4wheelparts who owns procomp so I can't say whether rubicon express will be as high quality as they used to be.
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Location : San Antonio
Rig : 1990 XJ Trigger
specs. : 4.5in. Rubicon Express lift. JCR front winch bumper. Warn 9in. dual beam lights. PIAA 520 ATP Extreme White lights on Conn Ferr Roof Rack. Cooper STT 285/75/16 on Moab rims. Ramsey 8000 winch. 4:10 G2 gears. Aussie 30 locker, and Detroit Tru Trac locker Dana 44. Poison Syder diff covers
Registration date : 2010-10-19

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Tue 27 Mar 2012, 7:59 pm

I had the RE 4.5" full rear leaf pack Super Flex on my xj. Its a good kit but take a look at Rockcrawler, I liked my lift, it road good but I think you can find something better. Save the cash and GO WITH A TALLER LIFT if you plan to wheel do any major wheeling! I wish i did! The 4.5" lift and was only able to go with a 32" tall tire with out doing any fender trimming.
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PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Tue 27 Mar 2012, 10:23 pm

My driver's side leans too, mate. But my problem is the driver is just too fat ;-)
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Drillerjoe
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Wed 28 Mar 2012, 2:08 am

matinau wrote:
My driver's side leans too, mate. But my problem is the driver is just too fat ;-)


This! Ha ha too funny amigo.

But seriously. I am worried about a stiff and flex less ride. That's one thin I can say about my current lift is. It may not be big but it's stretchy. And I don't want to lose that.

Chris currently with the three inch lift I can fit 33" tires I tried some off my dads old for the other day and no issues. But! My fenders are cut to the max and if needed I would cut more lmao. So I am going to look into the krawler kit. And I'll check back here for more feed back.

Thanks again guys !!
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Wed 04 Apr 2012, 12:43 pm

Whew ok after some looking into everything and a couple phone calls here and there. I have decided that my jeep is leaning due to bad shocks. I tore the fronts off yesterday and they are shot! Also notice that the shocks don't have near enough up for the lift a couple inches travel and they are maxed out. So I'm going this route first since I really don't want more lift till its time for tires and rear coils and arms and the whole shebang. I have a few questions.

I'm going to look into doetsch for the shocks as these where recommended by jeep masters of Austin as a good all around shock for what is I Beleive a 3" lift. Any concerns there?

Also. Can any one with a 3" lift and a 4.5" lift measure a front spring for me? Pretty please preferably unloaded by jack on both


Any recommendation on shock or part number would be awesome as well.

Thanks a bunch guys!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Wed 04 Apr 2012, 7:54 pm

How can you tell when the shocks are dead? I've been wondering on mine....
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Thu 05 Apr 2012, 11:39 am

I could tell cause in the last week my tire on the drivers side has cupped. So I pulled the shock off there and it was very easy to compress and had absolutely no rebound.
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Wed 11 Apr 2012, 4:58 pm

Also forgot to mention jeep master informed me it is a rubi express lift. Not a procomp
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Wed 11 Apr 2012, 9:29 pm

Just ordered my new shocks bilstien 5100's for the win!
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Number of posts : 80
Age : 37
Location : Sandia tx
Rig : 89 xj
specs. : 8.25 swap with Aussie locker. Lots of rustys off road stuff home brew winch bumper w/ xrc8 mounted 31x11.5's um has a header and exhaust with a flow master. Several arb straps winch kit. Roof rack with spare mount and lights.
Registration date : 2012-02-27

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Thu 19 Apr 2012, 4:53 pm

Well just canceled the order for the bistiens because I the hopeless idiots there at 4wheelparts I'm extremely Disappointed in their performance there. And likely have had my last experience buying through then. Ok. That said. I just ordered the r-236's from rustys. I think I'll stick with dealing with them from. Ow on
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Rig : 1991 Jeep XJ
specs. : 3inch lift spring and 2 inch spacer and block
Registration date : 2012-04-18

PostSubject: Re: 89 xj leaning.    Thu 19 Apr 2012, 10:30 pm

i have a 91 xj and i had a leaning issue to the passenger side i used a set of 1 ton chevy leaf pack and took the 3rd leaf from each side and added to mine and i got 3 inches of lift its a lil stiff but flexs well add a leaf and should cure yours of the lean
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