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post #1 of 19 Old 03-16-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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Add-A-Leafs?

Anyone do the skyjacker add-a-leafs on the front and rear of an ex? I am looking into doing that with a hellwig rear sway bar and firestone ride rite airbags? Or are the V-B springs better? I was looking at the add a leaf because it makes it stiffer and lifts it up about 2"s, I don't mind a rough ride is a 2500 it should ride rough

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are you lifting it? i got a 6in from procomp, new leafs in front and add-a-leafs in rear, personally i would have perferd getting new leafs for the rear. seems like it sits a little lower in rear, it will lift it but not to much.

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Not concerned at all about lifting it, I just want to make the springs stiffer, I just ordered the add a leafs from skyjacker front and rear with track bar bracket and a hellwig rear sway bar, hopefully I get the results I'm looking for

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Really no one has tryed the add a leafs on there excursions? Anyone have an opinion? A friend who has them?

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Just installed the add a leafs all around, the track bar relocation bracket was a pain because you have to drill a hole and my biggest bit was a 1/2" so I had to work it a bit, the center pin for the leaf pack was to short, so I had to improvise with a bench grinder and a couple grade 8 bolts

the rear leafs same problem with the center pin again grade 8 bolts, also with the rear I thought my U bolts would be long enough considering I had an inch sticking up above the nut but now I can barly get the nut to thread on, so I have to run down to the 4by shop in the morning for those. Need about 2" longer u bolts then the factory ones

I did the front first then turned the X around to do the rear but from that little movement you could really feel it is alot stiffer and the front looks to be raised at least 3"s considering I had 200k miles on the factory springs

there is no stock sway bar on the rear so I know tomorrow when I get it all back together and throw on my hellwig 1-1/4" bar on it will make a dramatic difference

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Could have been much easyer with better results doing what hundreds have already have done. V and modded B codes
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nice i am thinking about doing addas to mine but not sure yet

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Finished everything, drives awesome and just the right amount of stiffness I wanted along with added 2"s to make it look right, I changed out the leaf spring bushing with energy suspension polyurethane and I love it, I just need to replace my steering gear box now and it should drive perfect, highly recommend add a leafs and the hellwig rear sway bar, the sway bar was so simple to put on I couldn't believe it, took about 20 minutes

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Finished everything, drives awesome and just the right amount of stiffness I wanted along with added 2"s to make it look right, I changed out the leaf spring bushing with energy suspension polyurethane and I love it, I just need to replace my steering gear box now and it should drive perfect, highly recommend add a leafs and the hellwig rear sway bar, the sway bar was so simple to put on I couldn't believe it, took about 20 minutes
Do you have any before and after pictures?

Did you use the same shocks?

How much did the add a leaf run you & what size tires are you running/ what size tires could you run?

sorry for all of the questions, just trying to decide what I want to do to my Ex this summer.

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Ok, I replaced the steering gear box and power steering pump, since it was taken off anyway. Made a magnificent different feels better then brand new.

Rundown of parts I have done here

skyjacker front add a leafs #F9320. $190
skyjacker rear add a leafs #R300. $88
skyjacker track bar bracket #TB9203. $102
hellwig rear anti sway bar #7643. $233
energy suspension front leaf spring bushings #4.2148. $55
pro comp es9000 shocks 4 corners. $40 each
pro comp es2000 steering stabilizer. $30
reman. lifetime warranty power steering pump cardone #20-7238. $60
reman. lifetime warranty steering gear box cardone #27-7569. $190

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