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Unread 05-10-2015, 07:14 PM   #1
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Put a Zone Offroad budget boost on today. Before I put it on, the jeep sat level even with a heavier bumper and winch up front. Afterwards it has a rake to the front since I don't have a rear bumper yet. It is a 1999 tj and it had the original Chrysler shocks on it. I knew it needed new shocks but didn't realize they were that bad.

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Unread 05-10-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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Didn't the budget boost come with new shocks? Are you talking about needing new springs? Jeep Wranglers come with a 1" rake from the factory, adding the heavy bumper and winch probably lowered it somewhere between .5" and .75" so you should have a 1.5" or more rake. If you want to get rid of that you could add 2.5" lift springs with a soft spring rate.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 03:36 AM   #3
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It came with new shocks. I just didn't realize it had that much rake since it has been level since I bought it. I don't think the springs are that weak. I think the rake is just more emphasized with new shocks and little bit of lift
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Unread 05-11-2015, 04:17 AM   #4
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TJ's sit 1.5" higher in the rear. I always lift mine 1" more up front because I never ride people in the back.
Stock with less than 50,000 miles on it.


Lift that's 1" higher up front.

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Unread 05-11-2015, 06:16 AM   #5
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What do shocks have to do with the rake?
Shocks dampen up and down travel.
"Normally" shocks dont carry a load, or provide lift.
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Unread 05-11-2015, 09:18 AM   #6
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Shouldn't have anything to do with it. Just didn't notice the rake without the lift I guess.
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