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Unread 02-10-2012, 07:33 AM   #1
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Lift or level?

I'm getting close to being ready for either a lift or a level and had some questions for those that have done either.



I'm not doing any hard core wheeling but I do have a couple areas where I go for either fishing or shooting that get me back into some rough areas. The last time I went out shooting the area required me to cross an old river bed. The only issue I had was some rubbing on the front lower bumper. The underside was untouched and the rear never came close. I believe an extra inch or inch and a half of lift would fix the problem.



I was looking at the RRO 1.75" level kit but am worried about rear end squat. I load out the read when I go out sometimes and I do have the load leveling suspension but am worried about that nose high look when loaded down. I also like a slight bit of rake. Anyone with just the level kit have this problem or any input?



The 2.5" lift is a bit more than I wanted or needed but if the nose is going to be high with just the level I'll go with the lift. Those with the lift why did you pick this option over the level?



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Unread 02-10-2012, 03:37 PM   #2
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I can't speak to the jeep specifically, but I had a leveling kit on a Chevy Silverado and was unhappy because of the rear sag. I agree that I'd like the front of my Jeep to sit up a little higher but personally I'd do the lift if I were you. I think you will be disappointed with the rear sag. I thought about looking at the leveling kit for the Jeep as well but after what I went through with the truck, and seeing some pictures on here, I'd def. go lift. Good luck
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Unread 02-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the lift because I worry about the nose high look.
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Unread 02-11-2012, 11:23 AM   #4
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Thanks for the input. I'm leaning towards the lift because I worry about the nose high look.
Personally I'd rather have it nose high like a "prerunner" truck as opposed to A ss high. I had the rocky road lift on my 2011 it s almost level plus you get more Clarence.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:05 PM   #5
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The lift really isnt that high. It gives it an aggressive stance and still maintains a stock feel. I put 278/65/18 Duratracs on XD Addicts and I love it. I have taken it out in the woods on various trails and have never found any terrain that made me the least bit nervous about off roading in a 45,000 dollar vehicle. Anyway, you will be happy with a lift.
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Finally a picture of a lifted JGC!! Thank you! I am guessing you are speaking of a suspension lift, and not just a body lift like many people do.
I'd love to have the suspension lift and raise my clearance up a bit. I don't do any super serious stuff off road, but my skid plates get scraped on the regular and I'd love it to be up higher.
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Unread 02-13-2012, 11:19 PM   #7
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Yes it is a suspension lift. It physically pushes your lca's and creates more groud clearance and steeper entry and exit angles, plus it looks mean. Its not easy to do at home, so make sure youre prepared before you dig in. lol
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Unread 02-14-2012, 12:49 AM   #8
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Yes it is a suspension lift. It physically pushes your lca's and creates more groud clearance and steeper entry and exit angles, plus it looks mean. Its not easy to do at home, so make sure youre prepared before you dig in. lol
Mine is coming in next week! I called RRO today and I am numero uno on the list for the next shipment this week. Stoked. I am paying a shop to do it for about $275 including bwoody extended sway bars.
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Unread 02-14-2012, 08:55 AM   #9
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Great picture. Exactly what I was looking for. Guess I'll go with the lift. Thanks.
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looks great! now tint those front windows!! .... and get the rock rails
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Anyone with the lift and larger tires...has your fuel ecomony gone down? What about ride quality and handling? Thanks!
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Unread 03-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #12
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Anyone with the lift and larger tires...has your fuel ecomony gone down? What about ride quality and handling? Thanks!
MPG drop, yes...with larger tires and a lift it will drop but don't know specifics since my speedo is still not reprogrammed. Not sure how to go about fixing that besides the dealer and not seeing programmers for the V6. Ride quality, handling, etc all stayed the same. My new tires have a taller sidewalk which helps with the ride. I also added extended sway bar links so that helped also. It was a good investment. Compliments everyday.
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