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03_X 05-24-2012 03:45 PM

my Jeep is unlevel after 8.8 install
 
So I installed an 8.8 last year in the Jeep and I knew it would make it sit higher in the rear but it's honestly bugging me now... a lot!!! I am contemplating what to do. I really would like to get new springs all the way around and was looking at just purchasing 2" BDS springs for the front and rear, or should I do 2" in the rear and 3" in the front? Or should I just stick with the rear 2.5" OME springs and get 3" fronts. I want to put a winch on eventually and don't want it to go unlevel again and I don't really like the spacer idea. I really want to do a LCOG rig and not have to get new springs again (after this) but I don't want to buy crappy ones either and it's my DD so I want ride quality to be it's best, I know shocks play into that and I plan on buying Bilstein's for the front, I already have the 2 for the rear when I outboard. It's a long list... but eventually it'll be done.

2" BDS springs front and rear
2.5" OME in the rear (current) and 3" BDS in the front
or alternate option.

Bedwell 05-24-2012 03:53 PM

A couple photos may help to determine how much spring/shock is needed to have a correct ride height.

03_X 05-24-2012 04:29 PM

Let me go take some.

ratmonkey 05-24-2012 04:44 PM

The 8.8 tubes and most bracket kits combine to give about 3/4-1" extra lift.

The Clayton kit gave me about 1.25" extra.

03_X 05-24-2012 04:44 PM

2 Attachment(s)
Here ya go

jeepinmichguy_ 05-24-2012 04:46 PM

Leave it alone.

03_X 05-24-2012 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_
Leave it alone.

Even with wanting to put a winch up front?

sethkins88 05-24-2012 04:48 PM

Honestly man, that isnt too awful bad unless the pictures fail to show the actual severity. Wranglers tend to have a slight rake to them. If it is really bugging you, I personally would just throw 1-1.5in spacers up front with what ever lift kit you choose to go with. They are cheap, probably looking at $50 for a pair of spacers.

sjones26573 05-24-2012 04:50 PM

1" spacer post-winch would probably level it nicely.

03_X 05-24-2012 04:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sjones26573 (Post 13619798)
1" spacer post-winch would probably level it nicely.

I really don't want spacers. :thumbdown:

sethkins88 05-24-2012 05:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 03_X (Post 13619814)
I really don't want spacers. :thumbdown:

1in spacers have no negative impacts. Its the most logical solution to your problem. Otherwise have fun playing mix and match with springs

03_X 05-24-2012 05:01 PM

I know they don't have negative impacts but just like some people don't like body lifts, I don't like the coil spacers.

sjones26573 05-24-2012 05:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 03_X (Post 13619835)
I know they don't have negative impacts but just like some people don't like body lifts, I don't like the coil spacers.

Understandable. Just throw a 1" higher spring in the front then.

JBTJ 05-24-2012 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 03_X (Post 13619770)
Here ya go

WHAT? I don't see anything wrong. Looks good to me.

little_Jeep 05-24-2012 05:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeepinmichguy_ (Post 13619776)
Leave it alone.

THIS...... winch, no winch..... it's darn near perfect as it is. Winch didn't seem to effect my Jeep (already had after market bumper so an additional 80lbs wasn't much)


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