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I have a broken leaf spring on the passenger side that I noticed while pulling off the old shocks. I was planning a PML and ordered new shackles already. Is there anything worth doing with the rear leaves while I'm replacing them? If I added a leaf, what would I have to do on the front end to compensate? I'm very new to suspension lifts.

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The two leaf Calmini AAL will give you 1.5" of lift. The AC three leaf AAL will be more than 1.5"(2-3" range). Most people do not like them due to the extra stiffness usually causing you not to get full flex. But as stated if you do an AAL; you will need UCA'S for the 3" SL. Otherwise you will have much more rake than stock.
 

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Thanks guys, that's what I needed to know. I think I'll stick with OEM springs and plan on a 1" or 2" body lift in the future. I plan on running tires in the 31" to 32" range so I should be OK from what I've read so far.

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Good to know. I'll keep the 2" lift in mind after I get her road worthy again. For the record, it's tough to find replacement leaf springs and u-bolts! I'm not having any luck with the local parts stores and I'm not getting any calls back from shops. I found some in Michigan online... I'll probably other a set this weekend.
 

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Good to know. I'll keep the 2" lift in mind after I get her road worthy again. For the record, it's tough to find replacement leaf springs and u-bolts! I'm not having any luck with the local parts stores and I'm not getting any calls back from shops. I found some in Michigan online... I'll probably other a set this weekend.
Anyone know if 4x4parts.com sells leaf replacements and U-bolts? I feel like they would.
 

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I only saw add-a-leaf kits for the gen1. The u-bolts for gen1 were available but lengthened for the AAL. I didn't see any OEM equivalents.

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I had a broken leaf spring on my 2010 exterra. I was lucky enough to find someone parting out a totaled 2010. Just google leaf spring or any variation of and search every site you can, you'll find one.
 
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