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Unread 10-23-2013, 09:28 AM   #1
sbtech
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Leveling

I have a new 2013 Rubicon 4 door unlimited Wrangler. My son says I should level it out. I have stock wheels and tires and don't plan on changing them. I will be doing some towing and going off road to do one of my loves which is looking for gold. Some people said don't invest in a leveling kit just get spacers. If someone could chime in and let me know their experience along with what product to accomplish the leveling.

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Unread 10-23-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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Congrats on the purchase!

Here is my 2013 JKUR with a leveling kit:


Mine is a Rubicon Express kit with a 2.5" spacer for the front and a 1.75" spacer for the rear. It also has shock extensions and bumpstop extensions. In my opinion, the stock tires look a bit small, but it overall does get you a bit more aggressive look. The problem with this kind of kit is that they do nothing to correct geometry so on-road handling can suffer a bit. But overall, I've put about 13,000 km on it with that kit on and I haven't had any real issues!
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Unread 10-23-2013, 04:41 PM   #3
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Go cheap and install one inch spacers up front. It will sit nose high with a heavy trailer if you get it perfectly level. The stock springs don't hold a lot of weight very well.
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Unread 10-24-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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I have rear 2" spacers if you want to make it look like a dragster
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:53 AM   #5
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What most people refer to as "level" is actually squatting on the rear which is what the photo above looks like to me. Add a trailer to a “leveled” rig and it looks like a frog trying to void its bowels.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 09:58 AM   #6
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Before you worry about levelling anything fill the gas tank, load up the back with some gear and have some friends and family sit in it. Then decide how much levelling needs to actually be done.
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Unread 10-25-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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Before you worry about levelling anything fill the gas tank, load up the back with some gear and have some friends and family sit in it. Then decide how much levelling needs to actually be done.
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