Good leaf springs?

njnewb Oct 26, 2016

  1. njnewb

    njnewb Test Drive

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    Searched around and couldnot find a forum to answer my question, but on an 06 do any of you guys have a good recommendation for new leaf springs. I want to replace the whole thing and not add a leaf. 2-3 inch lift. I already have the rough country budget lift but am looking to redo all the suspension. [​IMG]

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  2. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    Alcan. Alcan. Alcan.


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  3. Fromfrontier2Xterra

    Fromfrontier2Xterra I spend more money on comic books than my X Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    Oh. And alcan.
     
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    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    [URL="http://www.alcanspring.com/]Alcan![/URL]
    They're spendy, but they're custom made to your specific needs. Lift height, extra weight capacity, etc. Plus they're flexy, which is nice.

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  6. njnewb

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    I checked them out on nissteclifts and also saw the OME for half the price. Are the Alcan worth the cost? Also if I'm just putting a new bumper on the back with a spare, should I get a weight upgrade? With an upgrade does it add to the stiffness?

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  7. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    I haven't had the ome springs, but know a few who have. They've flattened in a year or 2. As far as weight increase: If you talk to Bill at alcan, he can get you set up with whatever you would need.

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  8. njnewb

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    Damn, these xterra parts are spendy! Thanks for the info. Need to get these on so I can start adding armor

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    Also is there a forum that talks about the mpg to amount of lift? I have 33s with a 2 inch body lift, will doing an all around suspension 3in lift affect mileage that differently?

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  11. thecoalition

    thecoalition Call me Daddy Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I ran the OME springs (Not the Dakar Race Pack - there is a difference). Had the ones without the HD leaf, with full armor. 4/10 would not recommend again. The OME is a fine replacement if you get the HD and are not running any armor. Mine flattened out pretty bad with the weight of the armor. I think they would be useable still by someone who doesn't have all that extra weight.

    I switched to Alcans and did not regret it at all. Better ride, better weight handling, and no sagging.
     
  12. njnewb

    njnewb Test Drive

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    Just what I needed to here thank you. Obviously do all the suspension before I start adding the heavy stuff right?

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  13. JeffPro4x

    JeffPro4x Hot Pipe Moderator Supporting Member

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    I hoped you'd chime in.

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  14. thecoalition

    thecoalition Call me Daddy Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    If you decide to do it that route - approximate how much weight you will carry - keep in mind that your coilovers and leaf springs will ride stiff without the weight
     
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    Yeah I just plan on a rear bumper with a tire carrier in the back, and a front bumper with a winch in the front. Not carrying too much day to day

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  16. thecoalition

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    So for the rear you're looking at about 250 pounds, the front will be about 180ish with the winch.

    I run 650lb coilovers and in the rear I'm running 425lbs OVER stock. The stock leaf springs are undersprung from factory and I feel like 425 is a happy place. If you plan on carrying any additional load or towing, you will want to go higher.
     
  17. jsexton

    jsexton Bought an X

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    I also have OME's. Yes, alcans are worth the extra cost. I wish I would have gone that route years ago.
     
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    Thank you for all the info, it will be a while till I buy some parta, financial reasons. Looking at doing small stuff first. Any good fourms for wiring?

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    Ask away. We have several knowledgable members here.

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    shumanchu Bought an X

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    http://www.xterranation.org/showthread.php?182-How-To-General-Wiring

    This is an excellent write up with diagrams on how to properly wire lights & other electronics.
     

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