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post #1 of 20 Old 07-06-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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leveling kit after lift kit

not so long ago i installed the pro comp stage I 2 inch lift kit into my 97 TJ. came with four new springs and shocks nothing major just a quick boost for the time being. my question is if i can add either a 1 inch or 1.25 inch spacer to the front to level out the jeep WITHOUT need to replace anything else (longer control arms, dropping the transfercase, etc.) please let me know because i would then technically have a 3" lift in the front end and most of what ive been able to research says 2" is the max you can lift a tj without needing to do more to the jeep. any input at all would help out thanks!


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pff... just do it
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Don't add more than 1" and you'll be fine.I always add 3/4" spacers up front to level mine out.

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Don't add more than 1" and you'll be fine.I always add 3/4" spacers up front to level mine out.

thanks that looks great, what size tires are those?

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thanks boogieman that looks great, what size tires are those? and thats a 2 inch lift with 3/4 spacer up front?

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I have a 2.5" skyjacker lift. I recently installed a 1" spacer in the front to level it out. I didn't experience any more vibes when I put it in. I am also running 33x12.50's. Since this pic I've added a 1" spacer in the rear also because I didn't care for the level look, but you should be ok. The first pic is with the 1" up front, and the second pic is with the 1" all around.
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Gonna need an alignment after
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did you have to replace the control arms and drop the transfer case for the 2.5" lift?

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I replaced nothing other than springs and shocks, 50k miles ago, 4" longer springs in the front and a 2.5" inch spacer in the back
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did you have to replace the control arms and drop the transfer case for the 2.5" lift?
Mine has the skyjacker control arms, but the stock arms would be fine. And when I had the spacer in the front only, a few washers to drop the TC was enough. I added the tc drop when I put in the rear spacer.

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Mine has the skyjacker control arms, but the stock arms would be fine. And when I had the spacer in the front only, a few washers to drop the TC was enough. I added the tc drop when I put in the rear spacer.

do you have any pics you could throw up?

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do you have any pics you could throw up?
Here are quite a few. If you have issues seeing them, let me know. I am uploading them from my droid so I don't know if it will work.
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looks great thanks man, what gears are u running for your 33s?

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looks great thanks man, what gears are u running for your 33s?
They are 3.73's. It is just fine for me, and its my dd.

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