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While comparing my Rubicon to the pictures of other jeeps I've looked at, I noticed that mine sits ~1" low in the rear. There is a spacer above the front coil but nothing above the rear. Tires are 285/70r17s.The shocks are stock and I don't see any shock extensions. What do you think?





 

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Not an expert, but judging by what you described and how the vehicle is sitting, it looks like the PO put a spacer in the front to remove the factory rake.
 

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It looks like a 3/4" to 1" inch coils spacer lift in the front.
 

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Just checked my stock JK to verify. You definitely have spacers in the front. Like I said, this is was probably to remove the factory rake.
 

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Looks like it may even be a 2" spacer in front. You can get a 1" spacer for the rear but the rear will probably sit 1/2" higher when you take off the hardtop. Do you rub at all at full lock? If not, you may also have wheel spacers with that tire size.
 

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Just checked my stock JK to verify. You definitely have spacers in the front. Like I said, this is was probably to remove the factory rake.
Thanks for looking. I appreciate it!

Looks like it may even be a 2" spacer in front. You can get a 1" spacer for the rear but the rear will probably sit 1/2" higher when you take off the hardtop. Do you rub at all at full lock? If not, you may also have wheel spacers with that tire size.
It does look like its about 2". I had it twisted up yesterday pretty good with no rubbing. I don't know how but that back tire wasn't rubbing. (That I could hear or see) That electric sway bar disco is pretty cool! Beats the heck out of trying to line pins up and jumping up and down on the bumper like I used to do with my TJ.

 

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Is it just me or does it seem kind of messed up the the original owner put a 2" lift spacer in the front and didn't install shock extensions or new shocks?
 
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