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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:13 PM   #1
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Modest Suspension Upgrade - Have a Look

Just completed some suspension work. Wasn't looking to go big yet, just a little extra to get me by. Went with Up Country springs, new isolators, .75 Rough Country front leveling spacers. After that, felt that it looked a touch rear heavy so I put in OME 10mm spacers in the rear. Really like the stance now. I have 245/65/17 tires on there now but I think I could go to a 265/65/17 pretty easily. But these tires are new so they'll have to do for now.

Wanted to post this because the more I search the old threads the more I see guys looking for something under the 2in budget boosters.

Also, wanted to show off the bumper trim!

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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:18 PM   #2
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Looks good, what are your front and rear measurements from the ground to the bottom of the fender wells?
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Thanks! Didn't think to check. I'll let you know.
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Did you have to trim with the lift and tire/wheel combo or was it for a future lift?
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looks nice. got any pics of it before the rear spacer? looks like it has a little rake now
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Did you have to trim with the lift and tire/wheel combo or was it for a future lift?
I did that before the suspension work for a couple reasons. I up sized the tires because I couldn't find factory sized ones that I liked and they rubbed the bumper. Also, until the bigger lift comes, I wanted the least amount bumper in front of my wheels. Lastly, I just really like the look.
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looks nice. got any pics of it before the rear spacer? looks like it has a little rake now
Thanks! No, I didn't take any before the rear spacers. I hate taking pictures when I'm not 100% on the results. I know should, the journey is important. Yeah, it does have a little rake now, which I was wanting. Factory rake is excessive on almost any 4x4 IMO, but I like a little for when I'm loaded up.
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I did that before the suspension work for a couple reasons. I up sized the tires because I couldn't find factory sized ones that I liked and they rubbed the bumper. Also, until the bigger lift comes, I wanted the least amount bumper in front of my wheels. Lastly, I just really like the look.
I did the exact same bumper cut as you, just be prepared for an increase in highway noise
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I did the exact same bumper cut as you, just be prepared for an increase in highway noise
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Just completed some suspension work. Wasn't looking to go big yet, just a little extra to get me by. Went with Up Country springs, new isolators, .75 Rough Country front leveling spacers. After that, felt that it looked a touch rear heavy so I put in OME 10mm spacers in the rear. Really like the stance now. I have 245/65/17 tires on there now but I think I could go to a 265/65/17 pretty easily. But these tires are new so they'll have to do for now.

Wanted to post this because the more I search the old threads the more I see guys looking for something under the 2in budget boosters.

Also, wanted to show off the bumper trim!
You say for people who want something under a 2 in budget boost but you are not! You might as well have fitted a two inch bb surely. You added an inch with uc, another three quarters with the first spacer plus three eighths with the 10MM spacer so you are up slightly higher than a bb! A bb would have less spacers too as I personally don't like more than one per spring.
Looks good though!

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You say for people who want something under a 2 in budget boost but you are not! You might as well have fitted a two inch bb surely. You added an inch with uc, another three quarters with the first spacer plus three eighths with the 10MM spacer so you are up slightly higher than a bb! A bb would have less spacers too as I personally don't like more than one per spring.
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I believe you're mistaken. Correct on the one inch from the UCs. But the 3/4 spacer is alone in the front and 10mm is alone in the rear. So I am still under the 2 inches. It seems that some have reservations towards 2inches of spacers whether its too tall for their liking, not trusting that much poly, or fearing poor ride quality. I think this setup is just right for those with that mindset.
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My mistake. I misread that as 0.75 spacers front and rear! Looks taller than that!

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My mistake. I misread that as 0.75 spacers front and rear! Looks taller than that!

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That happens. It does look like there's more to it that what's actually in there but I am still anticipation a touch of settling. This was all done within the last week.
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Hey Pat, I found this thread by checking out your profile after you posted over in the other thread going on right now about UC springs. What shocks do you run? Also, looks like you carry a bunch of gear on those UC springs. Do they seem to hold up to added weight well? I'm thinking down the road if the bug ever bites me for a front hitch and/or sliders would these springs hold up to that sort of loading. Annnnd one more question...which RC spacer did you get? I can only seem to fine one for a JK on their site. Thanks man, love the Storm Trooper!
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Hey Pat, I found this thread by checking out your profile after you posted over in the other thread going on right now about UC springs. What shocks do you run? Also, looks like you carry a bunch of gear on those UC springs. Do they seem to hold up to added weight well? I'm thinking down the road if the bug ever bites me for a front hitch and/or sliders would these springs hold up to that sort of loading. Annnnd one more question...which RC spacer did you get? I can only seem to fine one for a JK on their site. Thanks man, love the Storm Trooper!
Thanks Man!

I'm currently running KYB shocks. I put them in before I had any intention of turning this into a project and the OEMs were shot. They're holding up fine so far but Bilsteins or Doesch Techs are in my future. Just waiting for these to pop so I can justify it.

I don't think I'm carrying that much gear! But the UCs are handling it just fine, even when I've got the wife, two pups, and luggage...though I don't hit the back roads that loaded.

This is the RC spacer I have in the front:
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