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Old 02-14-2014, 07:21 PM   #1
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Leveling Kit

I want to level my 99 Wrangler. I think it will take 2" of lift. What do you guys suggest?

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Old 02-14-2014, 08:28 PM   #2
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Well your supposed to have rake. Its supposed to sit lower in front for (i know it sounds crazy) aerodynamics as well as when you load the back up with passengers or gear you dont want it sagging down. That being said a lot of people will level it out just for the looks. I suggest measuring the hieght from tire to bottom of flare and see what the difference is amd go from there. And dont forget to account for if your ever going to add a bumper or winch if you dont have em already

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I am not worried about aerodynamics, I want to raise the front end either level or higher that the rear. I just want to know where the best place is to get spacers.
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Old 02-14-2014, 09:22 PM   #4
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All the spacers are the same.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:47 AM   #5
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I am sure I will upset someone. It make sure you get metal spacers and not poly. They will not crack to tear. Rokmen makes a really nice set and they allow you to buy whatever size you need.
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Old 02-15-2014, 12:48 PM   #6
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I am sure I will upset someone. It make sure you get metal spacers and not poly. They will not crack to tear. Rokmen makes a really nice set and they allow you to buy whatever size you need.
Havent heard of this and have had 2 sets of poly spacers with 6-7+ years on them still in new condition but if the metal ones are not a lot more expensive then i wouldnt see why not if you plan on having them for that long.
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There was a guy that had a post a few days ago that had his for just over a year and they split. Not all poly bushing are built equal. The composition of poly is very important and most of the products don't tell you what the composition is. If they flex too much they they will split. There are several threads (not here) that talk about this in relation to body bushings too. If they are too hard they put too much stress on the tub and if they are too soft they tend to crack and split. I am sure you have a good quality set of spacers if you have had them that long. I just didn't want the guy to get a set that might split on him. If you go with something that rokmen spacers that will never happen. They are not expensive at all so price shouldn't be a problem.
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Old 02-15-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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Good advice then. I actually hadnt heard that before and i wouldnt imagine theyd be too much more
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I will most likely go with metal. What is best practice for installation?
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:05 PM   #10
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Teraflex 2" BB installed in less than 2hours!

This.. Took me a bit longer than 2 hours but cut my previous 6-7 hour install on other jeeps time down but roughly 3 hours. Great process. Made it soooo much easier the most recent time
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Old 02-15-2014, 10:14 PM   #11
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Unless you have a lift do one wheel/spacer at a time. Basically remove the wheel, disconnect the swaybar, shock and jack the frame up letting the axle drop. This will allow you to remove the spring usually without a spring compressor. Then remove the rubber spring damper put the spacer in and place the rubber damper under the spacer and then the spring. Connect the swaybar and put the wheel back on. Move to the next wheel. It will take you some time doing one wheel at a time but without a lift this is the safest way.
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Unless you have a lift do one wheel/spacer at a time. Basically remove the wheel, disconnect the swaybar, shock and jack the frame up letting the axle drop. This will allow you to remove the spring usually without a spring compressor. Then remove the rubber spring damper put the spacer in and place the rubber damper under the spacer and then the spring. Connect the swaybar and put the wheel back on. Move to the next wheel. It will take you some time doing one wheel at a time but without a lift this is the safest way.
I kind of dont agree with this. Ive installed 2 in spacers on 3 different jeeps. I recommend doing front together and rear together. Or if you follow the link i posted its one of each and extremely easy. What i dont agree with is reconecting sway bar and moving on. It will be MUCH easier if all sway bar links are disconnected and shocks undone with tires off. Youll be able to droop.one side Waaayyyy more and will make coil removal and install much easier. No prying. Itll just slide in and out. Even with coil spacer. I highly recommend the link ive posted above..
Teraflex 2" BB installed in less than 2hours!
This one. Ive done 3 installs and this was by far easiest and probably safest too since no prying on coil to push it in was necessary. Everything went in and out seamlessly.
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I agree you can do both at the same time. Make sure to chock the wheels really good so it doesn't roll forward or backward.

Let's hope you have something to support both sides of the frame. you will need the floor jack to move the axle back into place to reconnect the shocks and swaybar.
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Just so you know (I learned this the hard way) the rear fender is naturally higher than the front abd if you measure your rear bumper is naturally lower than your front, all this being said leveling your jeep is impossible if you level your fenders your rear bumper is gnna make it look like its pitched backwards, leveling your bumpers is going to give it alot of pitch forward.
I replaced my front isolator with a 2" spacer and added a 5/8" spacer in the back my fenders look level but my rear bumper looks way too low. I wish I had done atleast 1" in the back or even 1.5".
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You could also support the frame under the front bumper if you don't have something to support both sides of the frame just make sure it is secure and study. I am not about to steer someone somewhere they might get hurt.
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You could also support the frame under the front bumper if you don't have something to support both sides of the frame just make sure it is secure and study. I am not about to steer someone somewhere they might get hurt.
Agreed. Lift kits are not hard to install but can be very dangerous if not done properly. Youll need AT LEAST 2 floor jacks and a hydraulic jack too. Using the stock bottle jack can help at times. But really pay attention to where you jacking points are and where you should secure vehicle

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