Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Westminster, MD
Originally Posted by moitura
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....
2001 TJ Sport
Everything SELF INSTALLED.
The Serious Stuff:4.5 RE LA, 35" MT/Rs, 4.88s, Super44 w/Detroit, D30 w/Ptrax, SYE, Tera 4:1, 2LOW & Rear Disks, AntiRock, Lotsa Skids (some homemade!), Nth Shock Shifters, Patriot 9500...and LOTS more !