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Old 03-15-2015, 08:06 PM
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Help My OCD: Leveling Kit, Front Spacers, Just Leave It

Hey everyone,

I'm reaching OCD status on this budget boost, probably because I spend way too much time on this forum.

Basically, my JKU Sport S (17" wheels) operates as a commuting vehicle to the train station/family vehicle and all of my off-roading is done on the beach (and NY pot holes!). I did swap out the stock bumper and added a skid plate, probably adding ~75lbs of net weight to the front of the Jeep.

I currently have a Teraflex leveling kit in hand (2" front, 1" rear). I'm not sold on upping to 33" tires because of the wheel adapter/rubbing issue.

Now I'm reading that 3/4 coil spacers can be used just to level out the front rake.

I guess what I'm asking is if I don't plan on going bigger than 255 tires...is just doing just the front spacers worth it? Or should I just leave the Jeep alone?!

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Old 03-16-2015, 12:18 AM   #2
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Save yourself the headache and leave it alone. BTW, you are one of rare lucky Jeep owners that is happy with 255 tires so enjoy it.

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Lots of info on your dilemma can be found in Kjeeper10 thread on beginners Guide to Lifting your Jeep. Many. Many pages of valuable info. Kjeeper10 is still on the thread and is awesome in answering questions. IMO, a small spring lift is the way to go. By supporting the added weight of the bumper with "stronger" springs, you will also eliminated front-end dive when braking. The side to side sway will also be greatly improved. Read the thread!
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Old 03-16-2015, 06:44 AM
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thanks spinlock and wyoming. i've been doing a lot of research on this forum and others. as of 7:43 am, i think a 3/4 coil spacer in the front may be the best option.
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