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I am not sure of the benefits or disadvantages of having a rake vs no rake, but who likes their rake and keeps it?
 

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The stock rake improves gas mileage.

I bought my jeep used with an after market 2" lift (3" actual) installed. The previous owner left the rake on it.

I like it. :thumb:

Although I must say that the lines of the jeep ask for it to be level.

In my picture, the rake looks exaggerated because of the angle. If I remember right from my measurements, the rear end is about 1.5" higher than the front.
 

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I like the level look myself. I added a 3/4" spacer up front to level mine out.
 

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I liked mine. The 2" lift leveled it out though. I hope to be installing about another 85 lbs on the front soon so it should come back somewhat. If not, replacement rear springs are in my future. I'll probably put the springs on anyway just to get rid of the pucks.
 

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No one likes rake
 

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No one likes rake
I do.

:doh:
Guess I'm no one. :wavey:

The stock rake improves gas mileage.

I bought my jeep used with an after market 2" lift (3" actual) installed. The previous owner left the rake on it.

I like it. :thumb:

Although I must say that the lines of the jeep ask for it to be level.

In my picture, the rake looks exaggerated because of the angle. If I remember right from my measurements, the rear end is about 1.5" higher than the front.
Looks nice.

Love the wheels.

They're similar to what I have thinking about. I have not made a final decision yet. Still too much meat on the Duellers to justify new Duratracs right now though.
 

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I like it...
 

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I do not like my rake. That is why I ordered the Rancho 2 inch sport suspension yesterday.
 

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The stock rake improves gas mileage.

I bought my jeep used with an after market 2" lift (3" actual) installed. The previous owner left the rake on it.

I like it. :thumb:

Although I must say that the lines of the jeep ask for it to be level.

In my picture, the rake looks exaggerated because of the angle. If I remember right from my measurements, the rear end is about 1.5" higher than the front.
Can you clarify and quantify that opinion...?
 

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I like a little nose low attitude...
 

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I am not a fan of it myself and will be contemplating leveling it out after i get the flat fenders and tires/wheels that i want. If i like the way it looks, it stays otherwise i will be leveling it all out.
 

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Can you clarify and quantify that opinion...?
I have read on the internet that it improves mpg so it must be true, however my mpg has not changed one iota lol
 

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I am not a rock crawler offroader, using my Jeep mostly for driving to landscape photo shoots in rugged areas of Death Valley and other places in the Southwest. I installed a 2" lift and the only reason I did that was to level my Jeep. The rake got worse when I installed a custom bumper and winch, so I had to get rid of it. the decrease in MPG's on my Jeep is marginal.
 

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I have read on the internet that it improves mpg so it must be true, however my mpg has not changed one iota lol
hahah! :punk:

We need 'MYTH'busters!


Rake = ability to put weight in the back and use a truck like a truck(i.e. towing, gear, people) and not looking like you have poop in your pants.
 

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I do not like my rake. That is why I ordered the Rancho 2 inch sport suspension yesterday.
You'll be happy with it. The lift improved the ride quality noticeably. I put on a set of 1.5" spacers & the stance looks better imo.
 

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The stock rake improves gas mileage.

I bought my jeep used with an after market 2" lift (3" actual) installed. The previous owner left the rake on it.

I like it. :thumb:

Although I must say that the lines of the jeep ask for it to be level.

In my picture, the rake looks exaggerated because of the angle. If I remember right from my measurements, the rear end is about 1.5" higher than the front.
Completely untrue. Just a wives tale. The stock rake is for when the rig is fully loaded with cargo, it doesn't sag in the rear. A sagging rear lifts the front end up, and on a vehicle such as as a wrangler (large flat surface underneath) will lighten the steering at speed, which is a big no no on a vehicle already prone to poor road manners and emergency maneuvers. Has nothing to do with gas mileage.
 
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