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Old 02-28-2016, 10:41 AM
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Leveling kit for now? While waiting for suspension lift?

Hey guys, I've been going to hidden falls off road park here in Texas lately, and I've got a stock JKRHR. It performs quite well in almost all instances. The one tough thing is that I find myself getting stuck on some drops or struggling getting up things due to height.

I eventually will be getting a lift and some larger tires after I armor up (after scraping the under carriage quite a bit, I realize it's value). That will be down the road because of the expense though. I was thinking in the mean time to maybe get a leveling kit?

The only problem that I can see with that is my under carriage will still be the same height, so I'm guessing I'll still high center and scrape in the same places?

Still wondering if it'd worth doing in the mean time while I wait to lift? Thoughts?

Btw, never realized how nice a community off roaders are. I meet people every time, and everyone is incredibly helpful and friendly. I'm hooked.


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Old 02-28-2016, 11:46 AM   #2
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My thought is that you're a rare case of someone actually using the vehicle to its limits right away. In that case, I would recommend just skipping the leveling kit altogether if it gets you a day closer to your lift. Just take it a bit easier until then.

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Old 02-28-2016, 11:56 PM
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Thanks Overthinker, your name is exactly what I'm doing. I'll wait till I can get the lift and tires (and maybe the regearing, etc). The bumpers have never been the difficulty, it's under the middle.

I'll wait for the lift and tires. That's a whole other situation that I need to learn about.

One again, thank you for the suggestion.

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Old 02-29-2016, 02:09 PM   #4
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Have a good look at rockhard 4x4 skids to protect that undercarriage. They are very well made and offer a lot of protection, not that I push mine to the limit like you are by any means, but I really like having that level of pro under there for my eastern Sierra rocky fire trailing.

The leveling kit isn't going to do anything to help with your situ unless you get bigger tires.

I'd save until I could do a proper lift and larger tires. First thing I would buy is skids. Jmho.
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Old 02-29-2016, 07:51 PM   #5
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Armor it up if you are going to wheel. Once you lift it and tires, depending on size tires, you will not want to off-road until you regear, which is about $1500 alone. (Just had it done) been over a year since I've taken it off-road. At least with the armor you can still wheel it, just take it a bit easier.
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