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wildrumpus jk 04-02-2012 06:24 PM

jk leveling question
 
i have some jkur shocks and springs and wanna install soon. the springs are 18/60, ive been reading about people adding spacers to level the front and rear. im clueless as to what size i will need, so if someone can point me in the right direction that would be great. and i have a 2dr btw

kbwwolf 04-02-2012 06:33 PM

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Originally Posted by wildrumpus jk (Post 2211848)
i have some jkur shocks and springs and wanna install soon. the springs are 18/60, ive been reading about people adding spacers to level the front and rear. im clueless as to what size i will need, so if someone can point me in the right direction that would be great. and i have a 2dr btw

Something like this. The TF kit is by far the most used, but there are others out there...Daystar, Full Traction, etc.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

kbwwolf 04-02-2012 06:35 PM

Also, here are a few links to recent threads about leveling kits:

2.5 in or leveling kit?

Downsides to Leveling Kit?

Disraeli 04-02-2012 06:38 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2211873)
Something like this. The TF kit is by far the most used, but there are others out there...Daystar, Full Traction, etc.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

Wolf, was there a reason you went with the Full Traction kit as opposed to the TF one?

I've asked you this already but don't remember if you ever answered.

rics1997 04-02-2012 06:39 PM

I just added a leveling kit to mine and love it.
Heres mine with 19/60 coils and Teraflex leveling kit with 2" front 1" rear

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-28-57_976.jpg

appleman46 04-02-2012 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 2211894)
I just added a leveling kit to mine and love it.
Heres mine with 19/60 coils and Teraflex leveling kit with 2" front 1" rear

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-28-57_976.jpg


rics1997:: Did you buy them online? How much did you end up paying to get them installed if you don't mind me asking, unless you installed them your self, which I will not be doing. lol

kbwwolf 04-02-2012 06:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2211892)
Wolf, was there a reason you went with the Full Traction kit as opposed to the TF one?

I've asked you this already but don't remember if you ever answered.

I liked the Full Traction mostly because it seemed exceptionally well-engineered, and was complete from both construction and maintenance (which is zero) standpoints. I talked to Steve at FT for quite awhile, over several phone calls, and came away feeling it was the best fit for what I wanted in terms of performance, on- and off-road.

I ended up buying my lift, shocks and front ds from them. Awesome stuff, so far. :thumb:

wildrumpus jk 04-02-2012 06:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 2211894)
I just added a leveling kit to mine and love it.
Heres mine with 19/60 coils and Teraflex leveling kit with 2" front 1" rear

http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-28-57_976.jpg

what size tires?

rics1997 04-02-2012 06:51 PM

I bought the leveling kit from Quadratec. It was $130 (free shipping if you look it up through google shopping). It came with front extended sway bar links too.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I had the shocks and leveling kit done at the same time. they charged 3 hours labor ($70/hr). If I was doing the coils at the same time it wouldn't be anymore since the coils have to be removed to add the spacers.

wildrumpus jk 04-02-2012 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2211877)
Also, here are a few links to recent threads about leveling kits:

2.5 in or leveling kit?

Downsides to Leveling Kit?

i know wth the spring from the jkur i should gain some sort of lift on a 2dr, will the leveling kit add more lift also?

rics1997 04-02-2012 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by wildrumpus jk (Post 2211925)
what size tires?

The tires are Duratrac 33X12.5X15's on MB Chaos 5 15X8 Wheels

wildrumpus jk 04-02-2012 06:54 PM

looks very good. did the 15x8 go on easy?

rics1997 04-02-2012 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by wildrumpus jk (Post 2211940)
i know wth the spring from the jkur i should gain some sort of lift on a 2dr, will the leveling kit add more lift also?

yes. The spacers will add exactly whatever width they are. Coils compress with weight the spacer are whatever they are.

appleman46 04-02-2012 06:56 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 2211939)
I bought the leveling kit from Quadratec. It was $130 (free shipping if you look it up through google shopping). It came with front extended sway bar links too.

Teraflex 1155200 - Teraflex Leveling Kit for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

I had the shocks and leveling kit done at the same time. they charged 3 hours labor ($70/hr). If I was doing the coils at the same time it wouldn't be anymore since the coils have to be removed to add the spacers.

SWEET!! That's the kind of price I'm talkin about! Do you notice that you're sitting up higher, or can't you really tell?

rics1997 04-02-2012 06:57 PM

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Originally Posted by wildrumpus jk (Post 2211956)
looks very good. did the 15x8 go on easy?

Yes they fit fine. It has an offset of -19 or 3.75 bs. You can do a search, there are many threads on what 15" wheels fit and what doesn't

wildrumpus jk 04-02-2012 06:59 PM

great im good to go thanks for the help

rics1997 04-02-2012 07:01 PM

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Originally Posted by appleman46 (Post 2211968)
SWEET!! That's the kind of price I'm talkin about! Do you notice that you're sitting up higher, or can't you really tell?

It looked like even more then what it was when they first pulled it around it was amazing

Here is two picks. First with 19/60 coils no spacers. Second with 19/60 and the leveling kit (even though different tires/wheel they are about the same height)

with 19/60 coil swap only
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-37-26_349.jpg

With 19/60 coil sway and leveling kit
http://i114.photobucket.com/albums/n...-28-57_976.jpg

kjeeper10 04-02-2012 07:03 PM

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Originally Posted by rics1997

It looked like even more then what it was when they first pulled it around it was amazing

Here is two picks. First with 19/60 coils no spacers. Second with 19/60 and the leveling kit (even though different tires/wheel they are about the same height)

with 19/60 coil swap only

With 19/60 coil sway and leveling kit

Ooh .... I like

Disraeli 04-02-2012 07:48 PM

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Originally Posted by kbwwolf (Post 2211922)
I liked the Full Traction mostly because it seemed exceptionally well-engineered, and was complete from both construction and maintenance (which is zero) standpoints. I talked to Steve at FT for quite awhile, over several phone calls, and came away feeling it was the best fit for what I wanted in terms of performance, on- and off-road.

I ended up buying my lift, shocks and front ds from them. Awesome stuff, so far. :thumb:

Thanks, man. One more question if you don't mind. I just looked at the springs on my Jeep and they're 14/56.

From what I've read here, it would seem to make sense to swap to the 19/60s at the same time I do the leveling kit. If so, where can a set of these springs be obtained? Thanks for the help guys!

BTW, if Kentucky wins tonight, I'll make $600.

kbwwolf 04-02-2012 07:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2212167)
Thanks, man. One more question if you don't mind. I just looked at the springs on my Jeep and they're 14/56.

From what I've read here, it would seem to make sense to swap to the 19/60s at the same time I do the leveling kit. If so, where can a set of these springs be obtained? Thanks for the help guys!

Yes...your springs are about as stiff as overcooked pasta. Adding the 19/60's to the leveling kit will give you ~ 3"+ up front and ~ 2"+ in the rear, for about as cheap as it gets.

Should be some 19/60's on CL, but you can buy em new for around $150 (I think...might be a little more or a little less.)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2212167)
BTW, if Kentucky wins tonight, I'll make $600.

:eek:

$600? I've got nothing riding on the game, and in fact wouldn't be at all horrified if a crack in the Earth's crust opened under the court and swallowed up both teams (okay, I'd be a little bummed if it happened late in the 2nd, denying me game-closure).

So I'll pull for Kentucky in the hopes that you can bag the six, and thereby outfit your Jeep with some free mods. Like, say, 2.5 grab handles and a scented paper-Jeep-on-a-string for your rearview mirror. Good luck! :D

Disraeli 04-02-2012 07:58 PM

Where can I buy them new?

The only reason I care at all about the game is mod money.

rics1997 04-02-2012 08:00 PM

Well, I won $3 on the Mega Millions Friday

rics1997 04-02-2012 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2212230)
Where can I buy them new?

The only reason I care at all about the game is mod money.


Read this thread. It has the 800# and the part# to order them directly through Mopar.com

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/con...wap-55849.html

kbwwolf 04-02-2012 08:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Disraeli (Post 2212230)
Where can I buy them new?

The only reason I care at all about the game is mod money.

I believe you can buy em from Mopar...I think Rick knows (Rics1997).

MarkinOhio 04-02-2012 08:07 PM

Here you go, wildrumpus 19/60's
 
Mopar Part 68004460AA REAR COIL SPRING

Mopar Part 52126319AB FRONT COIL SPRING

This is where I got mine. Had them within a week of ordering.

Don't forget, you need 2 of each. :wavey:

Sorry, here you go Disraeli

Disraeli 04-02-2012 08:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rics1997 (Post 2212254)
Read this thread. It has the 800# and the part# to order them directly through Mopar.com

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/con...wap-55849.html

NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A 1,000 curses on your Jeep.

Great, now I gotta add Bilstein shocks to the mix.

This $130 job is quickly turning into a $600 job.

Disraeli 04-02-2012 08:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MarkinOhio (Post 2212273)
Mopar Part 68004460AA REAR COIL SPRING

Mopar Part 52126319AB FRONT COIL SPRING

This is where I got mine. Had them within a week of ordering.

Don't forget, you need 2 of each. :wavey:

Sorry, here you go Disraeli

Thanks, Mark.


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