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Old 06-12-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Leveling problem

On my stock 2000 tj the front sits 2" lower than the rear. my tj has the 4.0L auto trans, front belly pan, & gas tank rock guard from the factory. I plan on installing an XRC front bumper, and winch eventually. some one from another forum mentioned the front springs might be weak. and the only fix would be replacing the springs, & that new shocks wouldn't help. any inputs on this? and are used shocks from a LWB jeep, a viable option or must I use my tj year specific 97-2006? Thanks for any advice

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Old 06-12-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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Just put some leveling pucks up there.

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Old 06-13-2010, 04:31 AM   #3
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Shocks don't determine ride height - they only take out the "bounce."
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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thanks for the input, I meant to say: are used 'springs' from a LWB jeep, a viable option or must I use my tj year specific 97-2006? (there aren't many wranglers in salvage yards around here). I need a 2inch BB lift kit on for larger wheels and tires, if I used the pucks to fix it, I would need a total of 4 inch pucks in front to level it out, that seems a bit much to me. any other options? how much space between fenders and tires would I really need for 31.7x10.50x16 tires, whith 4.5" back spacing?
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Depends on how/where you wheel it. You only need 2" lift for 32's...
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Old 06-13-2010, 09:28 PM   #6
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It's kinda hard to say how or where I wheel it, I just go where the voices tell me to. I'm better off just being prepared The tire size 265/75R16, is considered a 32" tire (I put 31.7x10.5x16 because that's what Goodyear says is the actual measurement for the Duratrac in that size)
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Unfortunately, that is the way most stock TJ sit, with the nose raked down. A 2" budget boost will have no effect on the rake...Just 2" taller. (ask me how I know). It does not bother alot of people, it did me, and countless others. Alot of folks will throw a .75" spacer on top of whatever spring lift they end up going with to solve this. I used to have a 2.25" budget boost and 32" tires with no problems, except the nose dive effect. I ended up throwing some 3" springs up front. Problem solved, except my front axle was off center and I had to buy an adj. track bar. Then a 1.25" body lift/motor mount lift, and I was good to go for 33's. Been like that for a couple of years. I now have new front and rear axles going in. I'll be getting rid of the BB in the rear and putting in matching 3" springs, then a .75" spacer on top of my front springs. Shocks will do nothing to the ride height, but they will be too short when/or if you start lifting it. You will need to buy longer ones. You will soon find out that whatever modification you buy for your Jeep, you will have to do/buy a couple other things to make it work.
2.25" Budget boost front and rear and 32" tires.

3" springs up front, 2.25" BB rear and added a winch...longer shocks, adj. tracbar, 33" tires, etc. etc.

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The best bet would be to go with a 2'' suspension lift then add a 1'' coil spring spacer's up front.
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First of all, thanks for all the replys. sounds like it's just a case by case thing. someone else (on a different forum) suggested to install 2" spring spacers and longer the longer shocks only on the front & none on the rear thus leveling it out. but would 6.5" of clearance space be good enough? (since I'm going to a 32" tire it would actually be 5.5" inches of clearance space)
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the edit feature isn't working well. I meant to say & install the longer shocks on front and rear
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #11
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I have a Pro Comp 2" spring lift and BFG 32's. My 2000 TJ sits about 1 3/4" lower in front and I am putting in 1 3/4 pucs to solve this issue. I have no clearance problems but I don't rock crawl or anything like that .
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Old 06-15-2010, 08:37 PM   #12
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I spoke with the Owner/Lead mechanic/jeep guru of the local jeep shop in Pensacola,FL.(Enhanced Off Road) He said going with the Skyjacker 2" BBL kit with shocks is a good choice. and said he usually removes the rear stock spacer, and installs just the 2" puck. then in front he installs the 2" puck with the stock spacer (he says the stock spacer is about half an inch). He said it's not exactly level, but that it looks very close, and doesn't give in to complications when going to high with spring spacers. So, that's what I'm gonna go with. But thanks for your replys and insight.
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wher do you buy this kit from? this is exactly what my 99 TJ needs as well
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Old 06-22-2010, 12:29 AM   #14
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The best price that I have found for it is at Quadratec.com they have it on sale for $261 that includes four 2" spacers, four Hydro-7000 shocks, the bump stop extensions, hardware, and hopefully good instructions. Quadratec will send you free catalogs, sent to your home or PO box, if you request them on the website. they also give out discount cards, they come with the catalog. not a bad deal.
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The best price that I have found for it is at Quadratec.com they have it on sale for $261 that includes four 2" spacers, four Hydro-7000 shocks, the bump stop extensions, hardware, and hopefully good instructions. Quadratec will send you free catalogs, sent to your home or PO box, if you request them on the website. they also give out discount cards, they come with the catalog. not a bad deal.
So, how did things work out with your decision? I know its been quite a while since your postings but I was wondering what your TJ looks like after the install?

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