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10-10-2013 01:08 PM
cc4005
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Originally Posted by dav5942 View Post
Thanks for pic. Looks like you still have a front rake. Wonder if I should go with an additional 1" in front. Did not ask TF what they thought, only the 1/2".
Yeah, like I said above it depends on what you're going for. I'm level at the fenders, but would have to lose the 1" rear spacers if I wanted my roof level. I only asked about 1/2" as well, so can't comment on whether 3" total up front is ok. I will say that my front coils look a little off-axis with the 2-1/2". I'm undecided at this point whether I'm satisfied with the rake or lack thereof. If I decide to go further it will definitely involve getting rid of the spacers altogether.
10-10-2013 12:59 PM
dav5942 Thanks for pic. Looks like you still have a front rake. Wonder if I should go with an additional 1" in front. Did not ask TF what they thought, only the 1/2".
10-10-2013 12:37 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by cc4005 View Post
Depends on how you measure it. Space between tires and fenders is equal front and rear, but roof still slopes forward. Frame probably slopes a bit too, but hard to tell in the photo due to uneven ground. Haven't measured it though.
Gotcha. I'm level at the frame and still have rake.

Am planning to add some 1" spacers I have laying around.
10-10-2013 12:24 PM
cc4005
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Originally Posted by Barmanvarn View Post
My eyes must suck because that still looks like it has rake to me.

Subscribed because I'm in the same situation at the moment.
Depends on how you measure it. Space between tires and fenders is equal front and rear, but roof still slopes forward. Frame probably slopes a bit too, but hard to tell in the photo due to uneven ground. Haven't measured it though.
10-10-2013 12:20 PM
Barmanvarn
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Originally Posted by cc4005 View Post
Yes I added the extra 1/2" in front, so I'm at 1" rear and 2-1/2" front. Measures level at bottom center of fenders.
My eyes must suck because that still looks like it has rake to me.

Subscribed because I'm in the same situation at the moment.
10-10-2013 12:02 PM
cc4005
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Originally Posted by dav5942 View Post
Did you add the 1/2" spacer? Pictures. I went and added the rear 1" to the TF leveling kit, now I'm 1" high in the rear. Probably will try the 1/2".
Yes I added the extra 1/2" in front, so I'm at 1" rear and 2-1/2" front. Measures level at bottom center of fenders.
10-09-2013 07:46 PM
nmdesertrat Had the same problem after the TF leveling kit. I had 14's on the front. I went to 19's and now I'm level.
10-09-2013 05:01 PM
dav5942 Did you add the 1/2" spacer? Pictures. I went and added the rear 1" to the TF leveling kit, now I'm 1" high in the rear. Probably will try the 1/2".
10-03-2013 02:37 PM
spinlock
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
There are spacers that can be stacked. I forget the brand(s) but it is possible.
You're right, Rukse makes some that are machined polyurethane that are stackable like a deck of cards. :-)

Someone else used to make some metal ones for TJs but they were infamous for their rough ride.
10-03-2013 02:08 PM
cc4005 Mark with TF replied to my email. I'm posting his response for benefit of anyone who might have the same question in the future.

"Yes you can add the ˝ spacers and should not experience any other issues. The shocks are long enough that there should be no problem there especially with it being the Rubicon. Bump stops will stay the same as they stop the tire from traveling to far up and hitting the fender. I would go ahead with the 1/2 “ spacer to make up the lost lift height.
Thanks.
Mark B."
10-03-2013 11:17 AM
dav5942
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Remember that removing the 'rake' will result in a higher front end. You have to pick one or the other... Truly frame level, which means there will be a visual rake, or remove the visual rake and have a higher front end.
Dont know about the 2 door but on the 4 door, truly frame level elimates the visual rake but makes the front fender higher than the rear fender-top looks level also.
10-03-2013 11:02 AM
legitposter Remember that removing the 'rake' will result in a higher front end. You have to pick one or the other... Truly frame level, which means there will be a visual rake, or remove the visual rake and have a higher front end.
10-03-2013 10:18 AM
rubisteph Unless you also use longer shocks or at least shocks extensions, you have to know when to stop..... otherwise you'll be using that winch sooner down a trail than you should....
10-03-2013 06:53 AM
dav5942 We left the 1" pucks out of the rear on the TF leveling kit, just doing the front 2". Measuring wheel to fenders show it high in the front. But measuring the frame distance to the ground shows it 1/4" high in the rear! Looking at the top looks level. Take out the rear spacers and you will probably get rid of the rake "look".

Your tires are only .6" higher and 1.2" wider than stock-so clearance should not be a problem without the rear pucks.
10-03-2013 06:43 AM
cc4005 Thanks for the replies. I've emailed TF.
10-03-2013 06:04 AM
fljeepleo Splurge and get the longer coils. And if so get the shock extensions. Its not that much and doing it right the first time will save you in the long run.

I stacked coils, spacers and everthing I could get my hands on to get my old TJ higher. If I would have just bought 6 inch coils in the first place I would have saved time, money and ride quality.

Just my two cents.
10-03-2013 05:23 AM
ThingsAbove Just call or email Teraflex and ask if their spacers can be stacked. I've received fantastic customer service from them.
10-03-2013 04:39 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by spinlock View Post
Adding 1/2" lift the right way is no big deal just don't with double spacers. They are not designed as stackable washers to achieve what ever lift you want. Go with taller spacers or stiffer coils.
There are spacers that can be stacked. I forget the brand(s) but it is possible.
10-03-2013 03:41 AM
spinlock Adding 1/2" lift the right way is no big deal just don't with double spacers. They are not designed as stackable washers to achieve what ever lift you want. Go with taller spacers or stiffer coils.
10-02-2013 03:09 PM
jkjeeper06 Not sure if your shocks have enough travel to accommodate a 2.5" lift and disconnecting. You won't get much flex and you could possibly put undue wear on it by frequently maxing it out.

Not that big of a problem. Replace them now or replace them later. You still only buy 1 set either way
10-02-2013 02:17 PM
cc4005
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
Personally I wouldn't double up coil spacers.
The original TF kit came with two 1" spacers for each front coil so it hadn't occurred to me stacking would be a problem. Have you had issues with it?
10-02-2013 02:15 PM
daggo66 Personally I wouldn't double up coil spacers.
10-02-2013 02:10 PM
cc4005
Can I add another 1/2" coil spacer?

'13 JKUR, stock wheels, 1.5" wheel spacers & 285/70R17 Duratracs. I installed a TF leveling kit (1" rear spacers, 2" front) and was pretty much dead level, measuring fenders at center of wheels. Then later added heavy front/rear bumpers + winch. Bumpers and winch dropped me 1/2" in back and 3/4" in front. Over a few months, front settled another 1/4" or so, getting me back to about 1/2" rake which I'd like to get rid of.

Question: Do I need to worry about other mods--shock extensions/new shocks, bump stop extensions, etc.--if I add another 1/2" spacer up front (2-1/2" total)? I do some moderate trails and occasionally disconnect...nothing very serious though. Since I'm already 3/4" lower in front than the kit is designed to put me due to bumper/winch weight, it seems like adding a 1/2" back might not be a big deal. I know new springs would be a better solution, but I won't be spending that money right now.

Thanks.

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