0.75" Jk suspension leveling kit 2012 - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 05-22-2013, 06:58 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
saintdoggx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Posts: 37
0.75" Jk suspension leveling kit 2012

What are your opinions on having just a 0.75" spacer kit / suspension leveling kit on the front to make my 2012 jeep unlimited level? I'm going to keep 32s on there untill they wear out and then replace them with 33s. Anybody got any pics of their jeep with this setup?

saintdoggx is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-22-2013, 08:23 PM   #2
Jeeper
 
RubiJK12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 228
My opinion only, and only one opinion. If you want to level it up a bit while you have the 32's on it, go for it.

Too much lift wouldn't look good with the stock tires. Leveling it would look good and you will notice the difference.
If you use the spacers in front, also use the stock rubber isolaters that are on the spring. That will give you approximately 1" total. Leave the rear springs as they are. The spacer will give you the same ride, you won't have to change alignment or parts and it's a very easy simple task. You should be running level.

I'm running a similar setup with 1.75" in the front, 1" in the rear and 33's. Didn't use the stock isolators in the rear. This set up works well, has good vehicle stability and I'm happy with the look.

Good luck and enjoy

__________________
"Take nothing but memories,
leave nothing but 'light tread marks'."

12 Rubi
RubiJK12 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-22-2013, 09:46 PM   #3
Jeeper
 
traitor08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 480
I wouldn't waste my time or money on 3/4 of an inch. Just my opinion but I do not think you would even see a difference.
__________________
13 JK Dozer - 6sp and 3.73's. Riding on 35" Nitto Trail Grapplers, 17" MB V-Drive wheels. 2.5" Rock Krawler max travel lift and Fox Racing shocks.

Proud member of NRA
Life supporter of 2nd Amendment
Blame the person not the tool
traitor08 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #4
Jeeper
 
MillerWelds87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 287
Theres a member here username jadmt and hes running the 3/4s spacers looks really nice. I just bought the spacers a week ago or so and will be installing them this weekend. Ill post pics when iam done. Ill be running the stock 32s going to wear them out first before new tires, rims and lift.
__________________
2013 Billet JKUR
-AEV2.5-AEV Geo Brackets-AEV Procal-Goodyear Duratracs 315/70r17-Fuel Tropy Wheels-JKS Trackbar-Fox Racing 2.0 Stabilizer-Trucklites-Ace Rock Rails-Northridge Bolt kit-
MillerWelds87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #5
ESP
Jeeper
 
ESP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NC
Posts: 11,477
The first lift we did on our 2010 was a daystar 3/4" spacer lift and in hindsight, it was a waste of time. If you lift at all, start with or do a full 1.5 leveling kit first then decide if you want to move up to a 2.5 etc.

1.5 looks fine with stock tires and 33s.
__________________
98 XJ 02 TJ 10 JK 13 JK

2013 JK - Lifted w/ 35s - Bilstein 5100s - Monster TB - Chopped Flares - Can't Keep It Clean
ESP is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
MillerWelds87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 287
Well here she is 3/4s spacers installed. And I love the way it turned out!! Its just perfect until I get a real lift!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	level.jpg
Views:	160
Size:	222.0 KB
ID:	253401  
__________________
2013 Billet JKUR
-AEV2.5-AEV Geo Brackets-AEV Procal-Goodyear Duratracs 315/70r17-Fuel Tropy Wheels-JKS Trackbar-Fox Racing 2.0 Stabilizer-Trucklites-Ace Rock Rails-Northridge Bolt kit-
MillerWelds87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-25-2013, 02:41 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
Wingsnut72's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 467
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillerWelds87 View Post
Well here she is 3/4s spacers installed. And I love the way it turned out!! Its just perfect until I get a real lift!
Looks good! I was thinking of doing the same
Wingsnut72 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 09:57 AM   #8
Jeeper
 
chris4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillerWelds87 View Post
Well here she is 3/4s spacers installed. And I love the way it turned out!! Its just perfect until I get a real lift!
What lift is this, and what all was involved in the install?
__________________
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
chris4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 10:08 AM   #9
Jeeper
 
MillerWelds87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 287
Synergy Suspension 8017-075 - Synergy Suspension Front 3/4" Coil Spacers for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

That's what I used for the front. The rear I left it alone. As far as what is involved not 100% sure. I left it at my dads friends shop at his house and he installed it. He is a front end mechanic so I felt better if someone who knew exactly what was going on installed it. It has made a big difference no more front end rake, sits level and looks great. For $20 you cant go wrong!
__________________
2013 Billet JKUR
-AEV2.5-AEV Geo Brackets-AEV Procal-Goodyear Duratracs 315/70r17-Fuel Tropy Wheels-JKS Trackbar-Fox Racing 2.0 Stabilizer-Trucklites-Ace Rock Rails-Northridge Bolt kit-
MillerWelds87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 10:13 AM   #10
Jeeper
 
chris4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by MillerWelds87 View Post
Synergy Suspension 8017-075 - Synergy Suspension Front 3/4" Coil Spacers for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

That's what I used for the front. The rear I left it alone. As far as what is involved not 100% sure. I left it at my dads friends shop at his house and he installed it. He is a front end mechanic so I felt better if someone who knew exactly what was going on installed it. It has made a big difference no more front end rake, sits level and looks great. For $20 you cant go wrong!
Cool! Thanks for the reply!

Anyone know if you need to add any track bar mods, or extensions to anything when lifting 3/4"?
__________________
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
chris4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #11
Jeeper
 
MillerWelds87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 287
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
Cool! Thanks for the reply!

Anyone know if you need to add any track bar mods, or extensions to anything when lifting 3/4"?
Welcome. I talked to member here named jadmt and he has done this and theres no other mods needed.
__________________
2013 Billet JKUR
-AEV2.5-AEV Geo Brackets-AEV Procal-Goodyear Duratracs 315/70r17-Fuel Tropy Wheels-JKS Trackbar-Fox Racing 2.0 Stabilizer-Trucklites-Ace Rock Rails-Northridge Bolt kit-
MillerWelds87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 10:26 AM   #12
Jeeper
 
MillerWelds87's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: CA
Posts: 287
Heres one more pic that I had on my cell
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	PhotoGrid_1369617194212.jpg
Views:	120
Size:	237.0 KB
ID:	254264  
__________________
2013 Billet JKUR
-AEV2.5-AEV Geo Brackets-AEV Procal-Goodyear Duratracs 315/70r17-Fuel Tropy Wheels-JKS Trackbar-Fox Racing 2.0 Stabilizer-Trucklites-Ace Rock Rails-Northridge Bolt kit-
MillerWelds87 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 12:37 PM   #13
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
m998dna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by saintdoggx View Post
What are your opinions on having just a 0.75" spacer kit / suspension leveling kit on the front to make my 2012 jeep unlimited level? I'm going to keep 32s on there untill they wear out and then replace them with 33s. Anybody got any pics of their jeep with this setup?
No problem .. make sure they add and don't take away the factory isolator, otherwise you'll be doing it again. I have 3/4" plus a .5" factory isolator stacked to level my 5.25" lift on my Cherokee.

Keep in mind, the spring does need to be removed to install another spacer so the cost comparison will be the value of a new spring minus the value of the spacer plus labor.

So you need to think about total cost, depending on what your future plans are...

.
__________________
2013 Wrangler JKUR10A 3.6L DOHC - MDH 032515
:: 2002 Chevrolet G3500 LWB 8.1L - motovan
:: 1991 Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HO - resto in-process
:: 2010 Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Hemi - sold
:: 1965 Plymouth Sedan 562ci Hemi - sold
m998dna is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #14
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
m998dna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by traitor08 View Post
I wouldn't waste my time or money on 3/4 of an inch. Just my opinion but I do not think you would even see a difference.
That's not an accurate statement. He will see the front higher than the rear.. not much but enough to notice the change.

I can see a .25" change front to rear or left to right.

.
__________________
2013 Wrangler JKUR10A 3.6L DOHC - MDH 032515
:: 2002 Chevrolet G3500 LWB 8.1L - motovan
:: 1991 Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HO - resto in-process
:: 2010 Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Hemi - sold
:: 1965 Plymouth Sedan 562ci Hemi - sold
m998dna is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 12:59 PM   #15
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
m998dna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by saintdoggx View Post
What are your opinions on having just a 0.75" spacer kit / suspension leveling kit on the front to make my 2012 jeep unlimited level? I'm going to keep 32s on there untill they wear out and then replace them with 33s. Anybody got any pics of their jeep with this setup?
Additional thought... before you do this you might want to do more math.

If you're moving to 33's you will be adding .5" more tire as measured from center. So if you add a 1" spacer in the front and .5" spacer in the rear, you will compensate for the taller tires and have everything leveled - about .25" difference in the front from your current plan.

.02
__________________
2013 Wrangler JKUR10A 3.6L DOHC - MDH 032515
:: 2002 Chevrolet G3500 LWB 8.1L - motovan
:: 1991 Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HO - resto in-process
:: 2010 Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Hemi - sold
:: 1965 Plymouth Sedan 562ci Hemi - sold
m998dna is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 01:14 PM   #16
Jeeper
 
jadmt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: missoula
Posts: 6,077
It is a simple job and requires no alignment etc. If you have a jack and a pair of jackstands and normal tools ie torq wrench and a socket set it takes about an hour of your time. I agree with MillerWeld I think it makes a nice difference in looks. Not earth shattering but an improvement just the same.
jadmt is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 02:20 PM   #17
Jeeper
 
chris4x4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 211
Quote:
Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
It is a simple job and requires no alignment etc. If you have a jack and a pair of jackstands and normal tools ie torq wrench and a socket set it takes about an hour of your time. I agree with MillerWeld I think it makes a nice difference in looks. Not earth shattering but an improvement just the same.
Yup. Ive got plenty of tools. I cant lift too much, as I have a Mother-in-Law who is handicapped, and I have to give her rides at times. Just looking to level front to rear. Largest tires I'll run are a 285/70/17

Quote:
Originally Posted by m998dna View Post
That's not an accurate statement. He will see the front higher than the rear.. not much but enough to notice the change.

I can see a .25" change front to rear or left to right.

.
So......3/4" up front will make the front higher than the rear? If so, is there a .5" spacer for the rear?
__________________
The very existence of flamethrowers proves that some time, somewhere, someone said to themselves, "You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I'm just not close enough to get the job done."
chris4x4 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 05-27-2013, 03:10 PM   #18
Supporting Member

WF Supporting Member
 
m998dna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 2,487
Quote:
Originally Posted by chris4x4 View Post
Yup. Ive got plenty of tools. I cant lift too much, as I have a Mother-in-Law who is handicapped, and I have to give her rides at times. Just looking to level front to rear. Largest tires I'll run are a 285/70/17


So......3/4" up front will make the front higher than the rear? If so, is there a .5" spacer for the rear?
Look at the photos in this thread.. the front is slightly higher than the rear with a .75" spacer. I personally like my Jeeps with the front higher than the rear about .5".

Measure and do the math before proceeding...

If I were you ... I would either add the .75" spacer and leave the standard 32's or add 1" front and .5" rear spacers now with a plan to install 33's when your 32's wear out.

My 10A has an additional 1" over a standard Rubicon ... and nets out at .5" with the different tires. Keep in mind to level and call it x.x" lift, you need to add more in the front than the rear. If you want to remain stock, increase lift slightly and level at the same time, then start measuring where you are now and where it will be when you start adding all this stuff.

Measure from center hub to the bottom of the fender lips... for tires, add half the total diameter. Then get a visual on that like you have in this thread and stick with it.

You can buy isolators or spacers anywhere... OEM .5" isolators, Teraflex 1", .5" spacers or Synergy .75" spacers. There are other dealers that supply spacers with different specs. I cant recall all of them... Rubicon Express is another.

I was actually surprised to see in this thread that Synergy has .75" spacers. I was looking for them several weeks ago and couldn't find a 3/4. I want to lift the front of my 10A some.. this may be the ticket, although I'm moving to 34's with my OEM 1" longer springs and was considering 1" front and .5" rear spacers to maintain the current wheel well gap.

However if I do that it will make the on-road feel worse than it is now... which may require AEV drop brackets and longer sway bar links on the stock suspension.

The higher you go the more it costs to compensate and maintain.. Remember that Jeep rule.

Just do your own measurements and you should be okay with the stock suspension components up to 2.0" ... at or beyond that, you need to start looking at other components that may be impacted by the geometry change.

Good luck.

.

__________________
2013 Wrangler JKUR10A 3.6L DOHC - MDH 032515
:: 2002 Chevrolet G3500 LWB 8.1L - motovan
:: 1991 Cherokee Laredo 4.0L HO - resto in-process
:: 2010 Cherokee SRT8 6.1L Hemi - sold
:: 1965 Plymouth Sedan 562ci Hemi - sold
m998dna is online now   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Network Links
»Jeep Parts
» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC