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post #1 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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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.


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post #2 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 03:53 PM
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A couple photos may help to determine how much spring/shock is needed to have a correct ride height.
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Let me go take some.

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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.

'97 zj 5.2, some stuff, some other suff, and some things that even work sometimes.

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Leave it alone.

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Leave it alone.
Even with wanting to put a winch up front?

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

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1" spacer post-winch would probably level it nicely.
I really don't want spacers.

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I really don't want spacers.
1in spacers have no negative impacts. Its the most logical solution to your problem. Otherwise have fun playing mix and match with springs
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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.

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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.

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