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Old 06-28-2011, 01:50 PM   #1
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How come my Jeep is 2" lower in the Front

I have a 2005 TJ X with 39,000 miles on it. The front has always been about 2" lower in the front. I just added a Teraflex BB hoping it would level it out but it's still 2" lower. I can't imagine the springs would be worn out with only 39k on them. Is there something I'm missing or is there something else I need to do to level it out. I have a couple of buddies with TJ's and they are level with the same BB lift. Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-28-2011, 01:54 PM   #2
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pics please. take them of the bb and the jeep as a whole

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I have a 2005 TJ X with 39,000 miles on it. The front has always been about 2" lower in the front. I just added a Teraflex BB hoping it would level it out but it's still 2" lower. I can't imagine the springs would be worn out with only 39k on them. Is there something I'm missing or is there something else I need to do to level it out. I have a couple of buddies with TJ's and they are level with the same BB lift. Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.
how would adding 2" spacers on all four corners fix the issue? if its 2" lower in front, wouldn't you think you need to do something to the front alone to get it to sit more level?

my suggestion is ditch the front BB spacer and swap the front springs entirely. try 2-3" lift springs, like OME, BDS, Rusty's or even the junkyard V8 ZJ spring swap.

also FWIW, TJ's have a rake from the factory. This was to allow you to load cargo or passengers in the back and still have some suspension travel left.
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Have you had the Jeep from new? If not the PO might have had a winch on the front which means your springs maybe indeed sagged.
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how would adding 2" spacers on all four corners fix the issue? if its 2" lower in front, wouldn't you think you need to do something to the front alone to get it to sit more level?

my suggestion is ditch the front BB spacer and swap the front springs entirely. try 2-3" lift springs, like OME, BDS, Rusty's or even the junkyard V8 ZJ spring swap.

also FWIW, TJ's have a rake from the factory. This was to allow you to load cargo or passengers in the back and still have some suspension travel left.
x2. Rake is factory but a winch or soft top would make it more pronounced.
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x2. Rake is factory but a winch or soft top would make it more pronounced.
No winch, never has been. I have a hard top.
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how would adding 2" spacers on all four corners fix the issue? if its 2" lower in front, wouldn't you think you need to do something to the front alone to get it to sit more level?

my suggestion is ditch the front BB spacer and swap the front springs entirely. try 2-3" lift springs, like OME, BDS, Rusty's or even the junkyard V8 ZJ spring swap.

also FWIW, TJ's have a rake from the factory. This was to allow you to load cargo or passengers in the back and still have some suspension travel left.
My thought exactly. Why would adding two inches all around make it level. The info I read about the BB said that with the original rubber spacer would give you an additional 1.5" if you left it in, which I did. Then it said that Jeep's are lower in the the front anyway, so with the two together in the front would help level it out. Well, it didn't. It looked level with just the front spacers in and the back out. I have half the notion to take the rear out to level it.

by the way, what's a rake on a TJ?
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I have half the notion to take the rear out to level it.
Yep, that will do the trick. I've purchased .75" spacer for my front to level it out but never got around to installing it. After time, I am no longer bothered by the rake/slope of the Jeep. Pics of the Jeep and the down slope towards the front:

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According to JP Magazine, the factory rake helps save gas.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:27 PM   #11
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Yep, that will do the trick. I've purchased .75" spacer for my front to level it out but never got around to installing it. After time, I am no longer bothered by the rake/slope of the Jeep. Pics of the Jeep and the down slope towards the front:

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What size of tires are you running on your TJ?
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What size of tires are you running on your TJ?
looks like 33x10.50R15
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Yeah, those are 33x10.5R15. I ran 33x10.5R15 KM2s on my YJ. I love that tire size. Still looks good, cheaper, 12 lbs lighter per tire than 33x12.5 KM2s, and works well for the terrain in my area.

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