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post #1 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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jeep is tilted

I bought my jeep this past saturday and I noticed it right away when I went and looked at it but I didn't think much of it. Now that I am trying to figure out what has all been done to it, it is starting to annoy me. The front of the tj sits higher than the back.. someone mentioned a spacer of sorts? I am very new to this and have no idea where those are. What can I do to resolve this so it is flat and even? Any help would be appreciated.




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post #2 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 12:03 PM
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Add some 3/4" spacers to the rear.

Or add a winch to the front.
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post #3 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 12:06 PM
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I vote winch. The added weight will bring the front down and then you can get out of almost any stuck spot.
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post #4 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 12:10 PM
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It actually looks level.Have you measured the flare/tire clearance.It doesn't look like any spacers are up front.You could add some 3/4" ones in the rear.Pic here.
http://www.4wheelerssupply.com/catal.../products_id/1
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i would like to pick up a 8500 winch but will i have any issues when i switch to a new bumper in the future? I also don't have too much money to spend right now so ordering a bunch of parts at once isn't an option. I will measure when i get back from lunch
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I bought my jeep this past saturday and I noticed it right away when I went and looked at it but I didn't think much of it. Now that I am trying to figure out what has all been done to it, it is starting to annoy me. The front of the tj sits higher than the back.. someone mentioned a spacer of sorts? I am very new to this and have no idea where those are. What can I do to resolve this so it is flat and even? Any help would be appreciated.


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post #7 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 12:36 PM
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It will also sit lower in the rear with the hardtop on vs. a soft top.
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And a full tank of gas?
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has half a tank and yeah hard top.. i am getting the measurements now.

back is 8 1/2 inches, front is almost 10 inches, from the tire to the side fender
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...back is 8 1/2 inches, front is almost 10 inches, from the tire to the side fender
That's not a good way to measure it.

Do you have a spacer on the rear springs. Look for something like these on top of the springs:
2" TrueTwo Jeep Coil Spring Spacers

A lot of guys will put these 2" spacer on all four springs and then decide the front is "low" especially when they have a winch mounted on the front. A favorite fix for this is to replace the front springs and spacers with 3" springs.

The stock front springs should measure right at 12" and the rear springs are 8".

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That's not a good way to measure it.

A lot of guys will put these 2" spacer on all four springs and then decide the front is "low" especially when they have a winch mounted on the front. A favorite fix for this is to replace the front springs and spacers with 3" springs.
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That makes it level.Mine measured 6.5" clearance on all 4 flares/tires with 35's and that set up(1" BL also).


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post #12 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 08:26 PM Thread Starter
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just took pics, it doesn't look like i have spacers but im not used to lifting suspension



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post #13 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 08:32 PM
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nope no spacers...but the front springs def dont appear to be stock...

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just took pics, it doesn't look like i have spacers but im not used to lifting suspension



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post #15 of 21 Old 09-10-2009, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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I think this tj has a 4" procomp suspension lift on it, but the cheaper version
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