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Unread 12-23-2010, 03:44 PM   #46
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add about the same amount of weight to the front bumper and measure the bumper height before and after .

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Unread 12-23-2010, 03:46 PM   #47
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Originally Posted by Bludnguts View Post
IM saving now for a winch i just dont know how much of a rake it will give the jeep
FWIW, my bumper and winch dropped the front of my jeep roughly 3/4". My homebuilt bumper/winch plate is heavy though and It will very with different brand springs, bumper's, etc. but I think it's safe to say expect to lose roughly 1/2-3/4" when installing a winch. Most people add 3/4" spacers up front to level it back out
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Unread 12-23-2010, 05:35 PM   #48
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i have the RC 2.5" kit with the progressive springs and i used 1" levelers. my jeep leaned forward even before i put the winch on there, so i leveled it out when i was puttling my lift on. with my winch, i only noticed about a half inch less distance from my tire to my fender. it still sits level when there is no one in there
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