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Unread 02-18-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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2" BB help

So I had a 2" RC BB installed last week, got my 255/75/17 wranglers on and notice that my front sits substantially higher then the back. While the offroad shop still had it in the air the guy did tell me my back shocks were maxed with the 2" boost, and also I just had new struts put on the front a few months before i bought the lift...wish i would have thought ahead...
Anyway, i just ordered some bilstein 5100s for the rear, will that allow the lift to even out?
Would very much appreciate the help thank you.
Also, yes i have 1.5" spacers on the way too.

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Unread 02-18-2015, 12:19 PM   #2
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looks goofy to me
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:25 PM   #3
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No. The shocks won't lift the rear. That only applies to the front because of the spring perch adjustment.

To level the rear out you want some Monroe Sensatracs part number 58643. They'll even out the rear. $80 for the pair on Amazon. Just add some washers to make the shocks fit snug(made for the F-150 but work with the wk).
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:35 PM   #4
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So even tho these shocks are fully extended the bilsteins with more travel won't allow the lift to max?
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:42 PM   #5
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The shocks don't provide lift. The only reason the Monroe Sensatracs lift is because they are essentially a coilover designed to even out the rear under load.
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:46 PM   #6
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I know they don't lift, I think your confused as to what I'm saying. I have stock shocks in back. When I put the 2" BB on my back shocks are now FULLY extended and have no more travel left. The offroad guy at the shop said its not allowing the full 2" of lift because the shock won't extend anymore. Essentially its holding my vehicle down. So the bilsteins have so much more travel thus allowing my lift to fully extend them, not have the bilsteins physically lift it more. Just more travel thus my jeep will raise the full 2"
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:52 PM   #7
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So, this is a pretty common concern. The front fenderwell is cut higher since @ stock height these vehicles sit nose down. That lift levels the front to the back, which leaves you with more of a fenderwell gap in the front than in the rear.

You can run f150 Monroe "load levellers" (MLL's) as suggested earlier in this thread. Some complain of a more stiff ride in the rear, and noises after the rubber breaks down between the shock body and the additional spring on the shock. I did not like this solution, and I don't tow with this vehicle so there would be no upside for me.

You can stack a few extra spring isolators in the rear for an extra inch. This is what I have done in the rear of my XK. Ride is not noticeably effected, and no noise. They are only $5 on rockauto a piece. I am running 2 extra on each side on top of the factory spring isolators. ~$25 shipped to my door

Hope this helps.

Longer rear shocks are certainly encouraged with this lift and bilstein 5100's are one of the best choices.
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Unread 02-18-2015, 01:54 PM   #8
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I know they don't lift, I think your confused as to what I'm saying. I have stock shocks in back. When I put the 2" BB on my back shocks are now FULLY extended and have no more travel left. The offroad guy at the shop said its not allowing the full 2" of lift because the shock won't extend anymore. Essentially its holding my vehicle down. So the bilsteins have so much more travel thus allowing my lift to fully extend them, not have the bilsteins physically lift it more. Just more travel thus my jeep will raise the full 2"
If you are maxing the stock shocks out, and that is limiting your ride height, then yes longer shocks would allow it to sit higher in the rear.

If you unbolt the rear shocks and it sits higher than it did before then yes you would increase ride height with longer shocks of course.

A little more tire would make the difference in fender gap not quite as obvious as well.
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Ah okay. Well, the RC bb is a leveling lift. A 'level' wk always has the front sitting higher than the rear by .75" due to the way the wheel wells are cut. Take a look at some pictures of RC lifts installed around this forum. The front puck is 2.25" and the rear is 1.75" (I measured mine when I had it, although never installed it).

If you can deal with the look, then you can go ahead and order some longer shocks (Bilstein, OME, Superlift...etc).

If you want the rear to boost up a little bit and get some longer travel shocks, then the Sensatracs.

The lift height is not limited from the stock shocks. The RC is designed to work with stock shocks on normal roads. Off-road the RC and stock shocks will limit the travel though, yes.
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Thank you lucky. Very well said
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And thank you bora, I'm glad we finally worked that out. So if the shocks are truly holding it down the bilsteins will essentially lift it and if not there still awesome to have, however the monroes will lift it but be a bit stiffer and not as good offroad as far as travel goes
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And thank you bora, I'm glad we finally worked that out. So if the shocks are truly holding it down the bilsteins will essentially lift it and if not there still awesome to have, however the monroes will lift it but be a bit stiffer and not as good offroad as far as travel goes
If you went with the monroes that were suggested then travel would not be limited, as those ones are extended length designed for an F150.

That being said, you'll love the bilsteins. I love mine.
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Unread 02-18-2015, 03:16 PM   #13
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Bilsteins it is then regardless. When I got my front struts replaced it honestly lifted my jeep almost an inch just cuz they were so shot. I'm thinking my back ones are the same because I just measured and its 3.5" lower in back. So even if with the bilsteins the back is still .75" shorter o well, it won't look as drastic as now and I'll be good for my hunting land and pulling my buck out next year
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Unread 02-18-2015, 03:17 PM   #14
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Thanks again for all the help guys. I appreciate it a lot.
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Unread 02-18-2015, 04:37 PM   #15
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I have MLL's in the back of mine, and it changed the look and demeanor completely (for the better).

it may ride a little stiffer, but it's not thaaat noticeable.

I do tow with mine, probably 6000+ LBS (full weight turbo race car, and trailer) and it tows great with the shocks, and hardly sags.
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