post #1 of Old 03-20-2007, 08:42 PM Thread Starter
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I hate the Rake!

I have always disliked the 1 inch rake my rig had from the start. So I put on a 3 inch suspension lift and still have it. Then I put a swing/out tire carrier with full spare and it sits the same, about an inch higher in the rear than the front. I'm thinking about adding 1 inch coil spacers to the front to level it out. Has anyone ever heard of this brand or used them? What other solutions do I have? All opinions are welcome!


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post #2 of Old 03-20-2007, 08:47 PM
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I hope your experience with Rocky Road was better than 75% of myself and the others here who have dealt with them. Selling parts they dont stock seems to be a common issue. My opinion...I'd steer clear.

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post #3 of Old 03-20-2007, 09:05 PM
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Daystar has a 3/4 inch one that is about the same price here in cali...thats what I plan once I get my tire carrier if it doesn't level out.

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Got a case of the rakes here as well. Not sure what I am gonna do about it right now. I put on my RE 3.5 SF while the hardtop was on this winter. Mind you I have a Warn rear tire carrier and a full size 32x11.50 spare on the back. It seemed to sit somewhat level then, maybe a 1/2" taller in the back. Now that I took off the hardtop in favor of the soft top, the rear raised up about 3/4". Now I have a rake of over 1" in the back!! I also plan on putting on a somewhat heavy stinger bumper, winch plate, radiator hoop and winch on the front and an 8.8 in the rear which will again raise the back up another 1/2" b/c of the thicker tubes. I guess I am gonna have to switch out my front 3.5" coils for a set of 4.5's to make up for the difference in height.

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I've got the same problem....if I put in 3/4 spacers....I won't have to get new shocks will I? I mean it's only 3/4 ". I've been wondering about this problem. My buddy has the exact same settup as me and he doesn't have this problem, his is perfectly level...it pisses me off! Any ideas why mine would "droop" and inch in the front and his wouldn't?


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i have the same feelings, noticed it even more when i installed my 2" bb. Now that i have a rear tire carrier and a heavy front bumper to go on...i think it'll be quite noticable.

my current plan is this: XJ coils. i have 2 XJ coils in my closet, from a 6 cyl. these coils are about an inch higher, uncompressed, and a slightly stiffer spring. That coupled with my BB should level out the front, i believe.

whenever i get time i'll install them

note the rake:

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Waiting for backordered rear springs, I've had a slight reverse rake for a couple weeks (lower at the back) and found I dislike that even more than I disliked the forward rake caused by the winch and bumper.

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It's 4:30am and I'm drunk.

So I support the usage of fat chicks riding shotgun to level out the rake.

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post #10 of Old 03-21-2007, 04:11 AM
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Well, A partial body lift would fix it. I just had to do that to mine because my body was leaning to the passenger side 3/4". I used big ole fender washers and progressively got smaller as I got closer to where it didn't need lift. Just a thought.

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I hope your experience with Rocky Road was better than 75% of myself and the others here who have dealt with them. Selling parts they dont stock seems to be a common issue. My opinion...I'd steer clear.
Thanks for the heads up! I def. need a full 1 inch spacer in the front to off-set the rake from the measurements I took. Anybody know of a supplier that offers a full 1 inch spacer other than Rocky Road? I don't want to switch the springs out due to every manufacturer has a different idea of how tall they state their springs and how tall they really are. I don't want a reverse rake either. Thanks!

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i put an inch and a half spacer in the front of mine but i need new springs bc mine are about 7 years old so their alittle worn out but it curred the rake

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It's 4:30am and I'm drunk.

So I support the usage of fat chicks riding shotgun to level out the rake.

LOL P.S. YOU MIGHT IN THE MORNING!
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It's 4:30am and I'm drunk.

So I support the usage of fat chicks riding shotgun to level out the rake.
shotgun would'nt work . you'd have to hang them from the rear bumper.
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post #15 of Old 03-21-2007, 01:48 PM
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Load the Jeep with all your gear, and four people. THEN take a look at it.

If you still don't like the rake, worry about it then. Trust me, it's a whole lot lamer looking to be rolling down the road with the rear lower than the front, than vice-versa, sitting empty in your driveway.

I've never been able to understand why it's so improtant for people to have their Jeeps appear to sit level, when empty.
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