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post #16 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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WHAT? I don't see anything wrong. Looks good to me.
but add weight for a winch, im just afraid it'll drop more.


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post #17 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 05:11 PM Thread Starter
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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)
hmmmm... ok..

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post #18 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 05:15 PM
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but add weight for a winch, im just afraid it'll drop more.
The sky might fall as well........ don't worry about it. IF you have a problem once the winch is added. you can deal with it. At least at that time you will know if you dropped a 1/4, 1/2, or whatever inch..... Enjoy the Jeep. It's a nice looking ride.
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post #19 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 05:17 PM
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but add weight for a winch, im just afraid it'll drop more.

It may or may not drop. But make the decision after you add the winch to do something. If it sags enough to where you don't like it just add spacers up front to level it out. That's what I did.
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post #20 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 05:55 PM
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Even with wanting to put a winch up front?
Throw the winch on and see how it sits after, the wifes TJ only lost around .5 of an inch.

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post #21 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 06:36 PM
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Put your mother in law in the back seat.
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post #22 of 27 Old 05-24-2012, 08:03 PM
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Im with the rest of the guys throw the winch on first then see what you need. I did 1in bigger springs in the front on mine and it still has a small rake. Thats with 8.8 rear and winch on front. A small rake is good to have so when you have riders in the back it isnt tater diggn.lol thats what a redneck buddy called it one time.

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post #23 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 07:01 AM
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but add weight for a winch, im just afraid it'll drop more.
But when you go wheeling don't you pack tools/gear in the rear? I know the only time I want the rig to be truly level is when it's packed and ready to go. Unpacked with little to no weight in the rear I'd prefer to have a slight rake.

But I guess it's all personal preference, I just don't see the point in being level with no weight and then sagging the rear with the added weight when wheeling.
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post #24 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 07:43 AM
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I have the same issue (I have an OME HD lift). For now I used a 3/4" spacer up front, but at some point my plan is to pull those and figure out a different spring to run in the rear end.

Pre-Spacers Stance (got worse with removal of hard top and without a full load of tools)-
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But when you go wheeling don't you pack tools/gear in the rear? I know the only time I want the rig to be truly level is when it's packed and ready to go. Unpacked with little to no weight in the rear I'd prefer to have a slight rake.

But I guess it's all personal preference, I just don't see the point in being level with no weight and then sagging the rear with the added weight when wheeling.
I have a wheeling friend who says the ONLY reason he wheels with me is because on the trail, I'm the guy with the tools and spare parts
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post #26 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 07:57 AM
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I have a wheeling friend who says the ONLY reason he wheels with me is because on the trail, I'm the guy with the tools and spare parts
I think every group has the one or two people who have everything you could possibly need.
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post #27 of 27 Old 05-25-2012, 08:15 AM
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The Jeep should have a forward rake to it when empty. Fill the tank, add people and gear/stuff in the back... if it sat level when empty, adding fuel and cargo will make it squat in the rear which looks far worse than a little forward rake.
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