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Old 02-21-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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Any ideas for a ballast in the rear?

My rear end is sitting just a bit higher than the front, not too much of a dragster look...but it still bothers me. Any ideas for any kind of ballast in the back? ideally whatever i put back there would be between the backseat and tailgate, so not much room for cinder blocks...

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Old 02-21-2011, 12:38 PM   #2
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How about replacing the front springs or shackles to match the lift in the rear?

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Old 02-21-2011, 12:53 PM   #3
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ya put bigger shackles in the front or smaller in the back and it will be all good
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Old 02-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #4
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Is this with or without the hardtop on? Before I got the new rear springs mine would on get that aggressive rake when the hardtop was removed.

if it really really bothers you you could go with bags of sand.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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If you have a spring service place near you, they can just rearch the front springs to match the rear. Its really cheap.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:05 PM   #6
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After loading up spare parts you may need on the trail, along with tent and camping stove and related gear....it should be about right....yes? or are you just using it for a Daily Driver?
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Old 02-22-2011, 08:08 AM   #7
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daily driver as well as wheeling from time to time. ive thought about shackles and that may be the way to go. i also talked to rough country and im still under warranty so im gonna try to juice a new set of front springs out of them if possible, thanks for the good advice everyone! much appreciated!
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:01 PM   #8
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my ex-wife would be the perfect ballast....she put on a ton of weight after the divorce...

x3 on the shackles
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Old 02-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #9
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my ex-wife would be the perfect ballast....she put on a ton of weight after the divorce...

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