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Old 12-07-2011, 09:41 PM   #1
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Leveling my '04 Wrangler X

So I have what I believe to be a 2" suspension lift running 32's.....I want to level the front out to improve the stance and was wondering if I will need anything besides BB spacers in the front....from the top of my tire I have 6 1/4" to the flare in the rear and 4 1/2" to the flare in the front....So ideally I would like to find a 1 3/4" spacer but will I have other issues or need to change anything else out if I add them on top of my front coils?

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:43 PM   #2
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Put some 3" springs up front.

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Old 12-07-2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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Just spacers will be fine.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:03 PM   #4
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You think I can get away with the 1 3/4" or should I just go with a 1"? And does that spacing I listed in my first post sound about right for a 2" lift? It was on the jeep when I bought it and I am not doing a lot of heavy wheeling...
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:07 PM   #5
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I used the stock spacers staked on top of the 1.75" prothanes..
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:18 PM   #6
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You stack those on top of a suspension lift with nothing else needed?
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:20 PM   #7
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You stack those on top of a suspension lift with nothing else needed?
That's how it works. The coil and bumpstop will hold them in place.
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:26 PM   #8
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I should have been a little more clear.....I have helped a few buddies put BB's on their Jeeps so I am good with the install, I was just wondering if I am going to find that I need any additional parts that I will have to replace if I put these on being that I already have what I believe is a 2" lift consisting of coils and shocks....
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:40 PM   #9
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Sorry. You shouldn't need new shocks, but disconnect the swaybar and cycle the suspention to be sure.
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:43 AM   #10
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you could just replace the rubber isolators with .75" isolators. it would bring you alittle closer.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #11
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I am thinking my shocks should be ok as I get plenty of travel when I do go wheeling....The isolators are a good idea too....any idea where to get these? Rusty's?
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #12
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1.25" spacer in the front should do the trick, otherwise the back end will be saggy looking any time you put cargo/people in the vehicle.
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Old 12-08-2011, 03:29 PM   #13
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1.25" spacer in the front should do the trick, otherwise the back end will be saggy looking any time you put cargo/people in the vehicle.
I am looking to do the same kind of thing. I have a zone 4" kit but the front sits lower than the rear. i have read about the "leveling kits but I'm not sure what the "Kit" includes? Also how easy is it to put in these spacers or levelers? I have always heard horror stories about guys trying to remove their springs and having them pop out and damage things they hit. Is it really something that can be done by one person in their garage with minimal experience?
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You can typically rent a spring compression tool from a local auto parts store....Really only take a few hours to unbotton everything and pop them in...
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I got my Isolators fro Prothane, they actually make them. see if this link works. they were $10 for the pair I think.

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Old 12-09-2011, 10:39 PM   #16
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if you have the stock springs, when you disco your shocks and sway link-bottom bolts in the front, your suspension will hang so low there won't be much (if any) pressure on the springs. but when you install the BBL spacers and Isolators and go to put the springs back in place, you gotta compress the springs to get them back in. the easiest way for me was to use the spring compressor that I rented from AutoZone (it's not really renting cause they gave me my $$ back when I returned them) and an air ratchet/air comperssor to draw the springs down, (that saved alotta time). then I undid the spring compressors, put that spring retainer tab back in place. jacked up the suspension, hooked up the shocks/sway links. and put my new DC2 wheels/33x12.50x15 Duratracs on. the next day I did the rear. if you do the rear just disco the shocks (not the sway bar) and it will hang low enough to proceed. I strongly suggest you use "PB Blaster" and spray all the nuts and bolts a day before you start this task, I was amazed how well it worked.
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Old 12-09-2011, 10:51 PM   #17
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After I did my lift and put my new wheels/tires on, I had my alignment checked/adjusted by my local Goodyear dealer, It did cost me about $75 but they did it right with the new Laser system. If you're somewhat mechanically inclined, with the proper tools, floor jacks/some spare pieces of 2"x10" wood, jack stands, and a buddy with some patience, you can pull this off, learn some thing new about your jeep, and have bragging rights cause you did it yourself. (not to mention saving all the $$ from having someone else do it) just read up on it, there's plenty of threads with pics to research.

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