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Over a span of few weeks, I have upgraded the front and rear suspension components. It included the SPC upper control arms, AllDogs coilovers (Billstein 5100 with the medium load springs), Mevotech lower control arms and sway bar links, BROveland 400 lb constant load leaf springs with 2o shims, Billstein 5100 rear shocks, PRG U-blot flip kit, Dobinsons greaseable shackles and bushings. Tha car is 6.5 years old with 67K miles. The old leafs were still in the good shape, and there was not much rust going on in the rear.

I would like to share my experience specifically with the BROveland leafs. My old setup was Billstein 5100 shocks, stock leafs with the leaf helper that gave me about 1-1.5” in the back. Now I have 2” on front and back.

The leaf springs are made in the USA and took about 4 weeks for delivery (I placed the order at the end of September). The installation was rather straight forward, about 2 hours per side from start to finish. I have never worked on the leaf springs before, but before the install I have read this forum extensively, and watched couple of YouTube videos (RyTheCarGuy has a very good movie about it).

While my friend’s air tools made removing the front leaf spring and shock bolts really quick, other than these we have used standard weekend warrior tools, one 3 tons lift jack, and two jack stands. As mentioned by other members, I had to trim the ABS/speed sensor bracket on the both side of the axle, to accommodate the PRG U-bolt flip kit bracket. The hydraulic brake lines are very close to the U-bolt bracket, so temporarily we have put some conduit around to minimize any rubbing. I plan to install metal brake lines in the spring to circumvent this issue.
While making a purchase decision, I was afraid if the constant 400 lb load would affect the ride quality when driving the car empty, but it does not! The X handles fantastic. So far I have driven at highway at around d 70-75 mph and on the gravel roads. No problems so far.

It is a fantastic and somewhat affordable product ($700 shipped with shims.), and I would highly recommend this to everybody. I would like to thank AllDogs Coop for offering such fantastic product, and the forum member BRATCAT for offering valuable advice on selection of purchase components.

 

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Nice, I’ve had the same kit for just over a year and I’m happy with it.
It’s definitely an improvement from stock.
 

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Potentially interested in these as well. How have they held up thus far? Any rust creeping in or major squeaks? It appears a company has finally figured out the right bushing setup for aftermarket leaf springs so I'm hopeful.
 

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Potentially interested in these as well. How have they held up thus far? Any rust creeping in or major squeaks? It appears a company has finally figured out the right bushing setup for aftermarket leaf springs so I'm hopeful.
It has been only a week of so of driving, so everything is still brand new. I will try to update in a few months or so. The leafs come with bushings, but I have put Dobinsons polyurethane bushings on the back. No squeaks.


 

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Potentially interested in these as well. How have they held up thus far? Any rust creeping in or major squeaks? It appears a company has finally figured out the right bushing setup for aftermarket leaf springs so I'm hopeful.
I’ve had mine 15 months and no issues. I initially had creaking type noises but that was from the clips being too tight that keep the leaves stacked neatly. Since I loosened those there’s been no issue at all. I really like them.
I’d say go for it.
 

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Over a span of few weeks, I have upgraded the front and rear suspension components. It included the SPC upper control arms, AllDogs coilovers (Billstein 5100 with the medium load springs), Mevotech lower control arms and sway bar links, BROveland 400 lb constant load leaf springs with 2o shims, Billstein 5100 rear shocks, PRG U-blot flip kit, Dobinsons greaseable shackles and bushings. Tha car is 6.5 years old with 67K miles. The old leafs were still in the good shape, and there was not much rust going on in the rear.

I would like to share my experience specifically with the BROveland leafs. My old setup was Billstein 5100 shocks, stock leafs with the leaf helper that gave me about 1-1.5” in the back. Now I have 2” on front and back.

The leaf springs are made in the USA and took about 4 weeks for delivery (I placed the order at the end of September). The installation was rather straight forward, about 2 hours per side from start to finish. I have never worked on the leaf springs before, but before the install I have read this forum extensively, and watched couple of YouTube videos (RyTheCarGuy has a very good movie about it).

While my friend’s air tools made removing the front leaf spring and shock bolts really quick, other than these we have used standard weekend warrior tools, one 3 tons lift jack, and two jack stands. As mentioned by other members, I had to trim the ABS/speed sensor bracket on the both side of the axle, to accommodate the PRG U-bolt flip kit bracket. The hydraulic brake lines are very close to the U-bolt bracket, so temporarily we have put some conduit around to minimize any rubbing. I plan to install metal brake lines in the spring to circumvent this issue.
While making a purchase decision, I was afraid if the constant 400 lb load would affect the ride quality when driving the car empty, but it does not! The X handles fantastic. So far I have driven at highway at around d 70-75 mph and on the gravel roads. No problems so far.

It is a fantastic and somewhat affordable product ($700 shipped with shims.), and I would highly recommend this to everybody. I would like to thank AllDogs Coop for offering such fantastic product, and the forum member BRATCAT for offering valuable advice on selection of purchase components.

I’m getting a new suspension kit from all dogs off-road in about a month… how did you install the axle shims? Did the thicker end of the shim face the rear?
 

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I’m getting a new suspension kit from all dogs off-road in about a month… how did you install the axle shims? Did the thicker end of the shim face the rear?
Thicker end faces front of the car (it shows on my photos when you zoom in).

I had to get another set of center bolts, since the exisitng ones were cut flush, so there were no extra room to accomodate the shim. No big deal as it is about $10.00 at Advcance Auto Parts. You will need a big C-clamp to hold the leaf pack together, and a angle cutter to cut off the excess of the bolt.
 

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Thicker end faces front of the car (it shows on my photos when you zoom in).

I had to get another set of center bolts, since the exisitng ones were cut flush, so there were no extra room to accomodate the shim. No big deal as it is about $10.00 at Advcance Auto Parts. You will need a big C-clamp to hold the leaf pack together, and a angle cutter to cut off the excess of the bolt.
Ok great thank you 💪🏻
 

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Over a span of few weeks, I have upgraded the front and rear suspension components. It included the SPC upper control arms, AllDogs coilovers (Billstein 5100 with the medium load springs), Mevotech lower control arms and sway bar links, BROveland 400 lb constant load leaf springs with 2o shims, Billstein 5100 rear shocks, PRG U-blot flip kit, Dobinsons greaseable shackles and bushings. Tha car is 6.5 years old with 67K miles. The old leafs were still in the good shape, and there was not much rust going on in the rear.

I would like to share my experience specifically with the BROveland leafs. My old setup was Billstein 5100 shocks, stock leafs with the leaf helper that gave me about 1-1.5” in the back. Now I have 2” on front and back.

The leaf springs are made in the USA and took about 4 weeks for delivery (I placed the order at the end of September). The installation was rather straight forward, about 2 hours per side from start to finish. I have never worked on the leaf springs before, but before the install I have read this forum extensively, and watched couple of YouTube videos (RyTheCarGuy has a very good movie about it).

While my friend’s air tools made removing the front leaf spring and shock bolts really quick, other than these we have used standard weekend warrior tools, one 3 tons lift jack, and two jack stands. As mentioned by other members, I had to trim the ABS/speed sensor bracket on the both side of the axle, to accommodate the PRG U-bolt flip kit bracket. The hydraulic brake lines are very close to the U-bolt bracket, so temporarily we have put some conduit around to minimize any rubbing. I plan to install metal brake lines in the spring to circumvent this issue.
While making a purchase decision, I was afraid if the constant 400 lb load would affect the ride quality when driving the car empty, but it does not! The X handles fantastic. So far I have driven at highway at around d 70-75 mph and on the gravel roads. No problems so far.

It is a fantastic and somewhat affordable product ($700 shipped with shims.), and I would highly recommend this to everybody. I would like to thank AllDogs Coop for offering such fantastic product, and the forum member BRATCAT for offering valuable advice on selection of purchase components.

I just had this same lift installed. Everything went well feels great drives nice except at 35 mph I have the VIBRATION. I have found thread after thread about this vibration and I cannot find the solution anywhere. Did you have this vibration and if so how do you fix it?
 

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I’m getting a new suspension kit from all dogs off-road in about a month… how did you install the axle shims? Did the thicker end of the shim face the rear?
Did you ever get the lift installed? Also thick end of shin is front thin is rear. Did you happen to get the dreaded vibration everyone speaks about? I’m trying to find the cure to it. It’s at 35mph. I had the lift installed just days ago and I chose this lift because I thought I wouldn’t get the vibration and nope it’s there.
 

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Did you ever get the lift installed? Also thick end of shin is front thin is rear. Did you happen to get the dreaded vibration everyone speaks about? I’m trying to find the cure to it. It’s at 35mph. I had the lift installed just days ago and I chose this lift because I thought I wouldn’t get the vibration and nope it’s there.
It’s installed! I’m yet to drive it because I had to get spacers for wheels to fit…the shims are supposed to cure the vibrations.
 

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It’s installed! I’m yet to drive it because I had to get spacers for wheels to fit…the shims are supposed to cure the vibrations.
Ahhh okay. Please let me know what happens when you get behind the wheel. I hope you’re good. But refalrdess please let me know. I too went with spacers with ko2’s on stock wheels then said nope and went with pro Comp 89’s and had just enough room for a piece of paper between fender and wheel haha. And then the lift resolved all….till the dreaded vibration
 

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Ahhh okay. Please let me know what happens when you get behind the wheel. I hope you’re good. But refalrdess please let me know. I too went with spacers with ko2’s on stock wheels then said nope and went with pro Comp 89’s and had just enough room for a piece of paper between fender and wheel haha. And then the lift resolved all….till the dreaded vibration
I will definitely.. my front wheels make contact with the caliper bracket so I went with 1.25” custom spacers from Uswheeladapters.com
 

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I will definitely.. my front wheels make contact with the caliper bracket so I went with 1.25” custom spacers from Uswheeladapters.com
Oh nice! I was actually going back and forth and would have rather had 1.25”. I had ordered spidertrax 1.5. I wanted 1.25 but went with new wheels instead. I had used 1.5’s on another vehicle in the past and didn’t ever have any issues at all. And had em on for 2-2.5 years
 

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Oh nice! I was actually going back and forth and would have rather had 1.25”. I had ordered spidertrax 1.5. I wanted 1.25 but went with new wheels instead. I had used 1.5’s on another vehicle in the past and didn’t ever have any issues at all. And had em on for 2-2.5 years
Ok cool I’m looking forward to the new look it’s going to have!
 

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I just had this same lift installed. Everything went well feels great drives nice except at 35 mph I have the VIBRATION. I have found thread after thread about this vibration and I cannot find the solution anywhere. Did you have this vibration and if so how do you fix it?
Good morning,

To be on the same page, have you installed 2 degree shims between the axle and the leaf pack?
I have no vibration with the shims installed.

Jarek
 
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