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Old 09-30-2014, 10:37 PM
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Spacers with a stinger?

I'm getting a new PS Stinger bumper to replace the stock bumper and I understand it will have an effect on increasing the rake. To compensate, obviously I'll be getting a leveling kit. So,

Is it bad to use a spacer leveling kit vs. new springs considering the added weight or are the spacers fine?

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Old 10-01-2014, 10:47 AM   #2
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Typically new springs, like Teraflex's performance leveling kit, are rated to hold additional weight. They also give you an added benefit of improving handling characteristics with that weight and increased suspension travel (since the TF perf. leveling kit is 2" front springs and 1" rears). Personally I like the spring route, however, the spacer will acheive the level as well and it is less expensive. There is nothing wrong with using a spacer to level things out.

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TeraFlex JK 1.5 inch Performance Leveling Kit - RockRaider Off-road
TeraFlex JK 1.5 inch Performance Leveling Kit + Bilstein 5100 shocks - RockRaider Off-road
TeraFlex JK Leveling Kit - RockRaider Off-road

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Do you plan to add a winch or skids?
I started with 1" spacers to compensate for the added weight, but quickly realized that the factory springs just were not meant to handle the weight. I kept hitting the bump stops on speed bumps. I went with replacement springs and couldn't be happier.
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Yes I plan on adding both a winch and skid a couple months down the road which is why I was considering doing the new springs as opposed to the extensions.

I see you got the OME springs, what did you go front and rear that eliminated that rake?
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I am in the same boat, have an AEV bumper sitting in my garage for me to put on this weekend.

I have a 2014 JKUR

I am down to 2 choices 10A front springs or RK 1.5" front springs. And I wasn't going to do anything else. No intention to lift or change anything else. I am running 285/70s. I think I will end up with the RK's. I have read here they are better then 10A's just not sure if that will bring up too far to where I need extensions. But I think I will be OK. Maybe lose less than an inch of shock travel.
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:40 PM
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I am in the same boat, have an AEV bumper sitting in my garage for me to put on this weekend. I have a 2014 JKUR I am down to 2 choices 10A front springs or RK 1.5" front springs. And I wasn't going to do anything else. No intention to lift or change anything else. I am running 285/70s. I think I will end up with the RK's. I have read here they are better then 10A's just not sure if that will bring up too far to where I need extensions. But I think I will be OK. Maybe lose less than an inch of shock travel.
So you're just going front springs instead of all 4? Is there any foreseeable problem with having different springs?
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Only foreseeable problem with going with RK's is that most are reporting more lift than 1.5" which would make the front higher than back. That is the only reason I am on the fence. That is why 10A's are still in my mind, which I think would put me back to stock or close to level, but are not as high of quality... But you want as close to OEM ride and height and are not worried about some sag, the 10A 06/09 springs (for a JKUR) "I think" are the way to go. My opinion only. But I will probably do it soon and if you are not in a hurry I will post results.
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Okay, thanks for the info I'll look into that. I'm also looking at the teraflex front 1.5 springs dice they've always had a good reputation.

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