I have a TJ that i got from a guy who said it had 4 in lift springs. It has 33's that don't rub on anything so I'm assuming it has 3 to 4 inches of lift. The problem is more of vanity, I hate the fact that the front sits lower than the rear. I have a soft top so I know there is really no weight in the back, but it still drives me crazy. So my question is: if I were to install adjustable lower links on the front axle could I lengthen them out or shorten them to level the front of my Jeep with the rear? Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated.
The thing to keep in mind is that the amount of rake will vary depending on several factors:
Amount of fuel in the tank
Number of passengers, esp. in the back
Cargo loaded in the back.
The more weight that is put in the back, the less rake you will have. The more weight you add to the front, the more rake you will have.
You can "adjust" the rake by installing different springs or spacers on the springs.
"Level" is highly over-rated. If you "level" your rig and then add more fuel and let a couple of people climb in the back, your rig is now squatting to the rear pointing the head lights at the sky. Rear heavy is not good for handling or braking, esp. off-road going up hill.
What will be your frame of reference for "level"? No passengers, three passengers, full tank, half tank, 1/4 tank?
Keep in mind that free advice can frequently be worth less than you pay for it.
I should have specified, this is a two person vehicle usually with the back seat removed. Farm use, personal daily driver and a little fun. We just use my wifes truck when we go somewhere with the kids. As of now it has the stock bumpers, no winch or spare tire.
The rake does get more pronounced with some lift springs and as discussed depending on the load. I too did not like the nose down look. Myself and others have simply added a small spacer up front 3/4 is usuall about right. (I used a 1" and my tub line as a reference of level)
I knew there was someone who would hate that as much as me haha....I think I'll try the spacers. I'm not trying to get it perfect. But, I'm sure someday I'll have it flexed enough to rip off a flare. I haven't yet, but that doesn't mean much...