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nater344 05-02-2008 09:31 AM

Need suggestions to level my Jeep
 
My TJ has a 2 inch BL with 32x11.50's. The problem is the back of my jeep is about 3 inches higher than the front (measured from the top of the tire to the fender flare). I am planning on upgrading the shocks within the next month or two and was wondering if 2 inch coil spacers in the front would be a good solution. If so, what brand do you prefer? I was also curious on people's preference between Skyjacker and Pro Comp shocks. My Jeep is not a DD, but I do drive it quite often on and off the road. Any suggestions are appreciated.

ct-tj 05-02-2008 11:26 AM

I leveled mine with an acos in the front, so I can adjust it just right. When I first got her I used a 2" spacer and it was close. Either way you should be happy.

MoA 05-02-2008 12:13 PM

when i first lifted my jeep i got 4 1'' bb.. took my stock rubber spacers out of the rear and stacked them in the front with with the stock front pad and the 1'' bb.. i had about 2'' in the front and 1'' in the rear.. plus my 2'' coils

that still didnt level my jeep out so i ditched all the rubber pads and went with acos on all 4 corners..

if you got the money acos are the way to go.. you can adjust em from 1.25'' to 3.5''

nater344 05-02-2008 01:59 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I do like the idea of the acos spacers, but for the money I would probably just buy new coils. I have seen the acos spacers for about $200 a pair. Is that accurate or have you guys seen them cheaper?

bpowa 05-02-2008 04:16 PM

IMO if its not a dd get get a spring kit.. Jeeps come stock with a rake. I would use a 1 in spacer, on the front springs to level it out.. while your at it get a 2.5 spring kit.

USBrit 05-02-2008 06:03 PM

I have been considering JKS's acos for some time now; they look good quality and they would allow me to lift another inch so that I can go from 33's to 35's.
I was wondering how easy they are to install? The worst part of installing my lift was messing with the spring compressors; any advice?

bpowa 05-02-2008 07:18 PM

I never used any spring compressors.. this is with the 3.5 springs with a spacer making it 4.5 inches n the fornt.. All you need is leverage ie tall stands and a jack.. But in your case adding the jks adjustables should not be in issue at all.. Look at the flex pictures.. in a full flex you will see the spring loose from the spring perch..

the idea id to jack your jeep the same way.. hence leverage.. with the sway links disconected you should be able to grab the spring and si,ply pull it out of the perch..

MoA 05-02-2008 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by USBrit (Post 225102)
I have been considering JKS's acos for some time now; they look good quality and they would allow me to lift another inch so that I can go from 33's to 35's.
I was wondering how easy they are to install? The worst part of installing my lift was messing with the spring compressors; any advice?

the fronts were easy to install.. you undo the bumpstop holder just like adding a bb.. and it bolts right on.. the rear you need to drill 3 holes into the spring pad..

i did all 4 corners in 2 hours..

they are great quality.. and give you a minimum of 1.25'' of lift.. they can be fine tuned by 1/8'' increments

i got mine $210 a pair shipped to my door


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