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Unread 11-12-2005, 07:14 AM   #1
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Just installed 5.5" RE long arm kit

Just a quick question....I just installed a RE 5.5" lift and I have noticed that the front sits lower then the rear. I do not have additional weight such as a winch or rear tire carrier yet. I will be installing a homemade tire carrier this weekend and it is pretty heavy, but I do not know if it will level out the suspension yet. My question is: is it common for my rear to sit higher? would the front regain some height once I dial in my axles?

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Unread 11-12-2005, 07:35 AM   #2
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You will likely need a spacer up front to level it out. Wait until your axle angles are adjusted and your bumper is on before you add one.
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Unread 11-12-2005, 07:43 AM   #3
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it will sit alittle higher... thats how my moms sits, I kind of like it like that. shes got a tire carrier and 35 on the back and a winch up front
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Unread 11-12-2005, 10:50 AM   #4
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RE 5.5" springs are a little to high for 35" tires.

And adding a spacer on top of that is very high.

Might want to consider dropping to 4.5" springs.
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Unread 11-12-2005, 11:01 AM   #5
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The Jeep has a natural rake to it. The rear sits higher stock. This is so that when you load the rear down with gear/equipment the *** end doesn't sit lower.
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After my 4.5 LA kit was installed, I thought it was lower in the front too, but then upon further investigation, I discovered it was an optical illusion created by the fender flares. The rear flares are bolted to the jeep in a *slightly* higher location than the fronts, giving it that sloped front look. Although there are cases where the front of a jeep really does sit lower than the back, most the time, IMO, I think its just an optical illusion.
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After my 4.5 LA kit was installed, I thought it was lower in the front too, but then upon further investigation, I discovered it was an optical illusion created by the fender flares. The rear flares are bolted to the jeep in a *slightly* higher location than the fronts, giving it that sloped front look. Although there are cases where the front of a jeep really does sit lower than the back, most the time, IMO, I think its just an optical illusion.
YES YES YES, you are right on !!! Measure the frame between the front and rear tires before they bend upwards. Mine was 'level' though the flares make the Jeep look a little raked. Measure one that looks 'level' or higher in front and the frame WON'T be level. The other issue is to let the springs settle in for a few hundred miles and an offroad trip before adjusting with coil spacers. I actually had to add a half inch to my passenger side rear to get everything 'perfect' after a year. And yes, I DID swap coils left and right first, with no change....
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