Originally Posted by chris4x4
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.