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Unread 05-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #1
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Added +150lbs to the front!

First mod to my JK was the Rugged Ridge XHD bumper and a PreRunner. Today I received my Smittybuilt XRC8. Both of those together pack a solid 150 or more on the front of my jeep.

Obviously I can expect gas mileage to go to crap (further)... but what other considerations are there? Should I or can I gas up shocks? Other adjustments? Anything to worry about?

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Unread 05-07-2009, 09:56 PM   #2
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spacer on the front to compensate.
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Unread 05-07-2009, 10:01 PM   #3
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and post some pics when installed
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Unread 05-07-2009, 10:44 PM   #4
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spacer on the front to compensate.
Any idea how much of a spacer, or how to figure out how much?
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Unread 05-08-2009, 01:09 AM   #5
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.75" spacer should get it back to stock. Skyjacker has them for about $25 a pair. Being you will have the front tore down to do this....might as well think about a 2.5 BB or bigger lift.
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Unread 05-08-2009, 06:12 AM   #6
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Front

I have the RR bumper and Warn M8000. Removed front factory spring pucks and replaced with 2" pucks. Now level.
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Unread 05-08-2009, 08:20 AM   #7
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.75" spacer should get it back to stock. Skyjacker has them for about $25 a pair. Being you will have the front tore down to do this....might as well think about a 2.5 BB or bigger lift.
agreed- I have .75 on mine to compensate for the bumper/winch. Added a 2.5" lift to it too (just because )
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Unread 05-08-2009, 11:34 AM   #8
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I just installed RR Bumper w/ Superwinch 9.0 Synthetic. Have 1" M.O.R.E.
body lift and added 1.75 Daystar spacers to the front and 0.75" to the rear.
Running stock Rubi tires. Here's a couple pics.

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Unread 05-08-2009, 11:37 AM   #9
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Great lookin Rubi!
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Unread 05-08-2009, 11:54 AM   #10
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I would go with at least a 1" spacer in the front. I have the Red Rock Fab stinger bumper that weighs only 35lbs or so more than the stock and 3/4" just barely leveled me out.
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Unread 05-08-2009, 01:54 PM   #11
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I would go with at least a 1" spacer in the front. I have the Red Rock Fab stinger bumper that weighs only 35lbs or so more than the stock and 3/4" just barely leveled me out.
partially true

Rubicons and X/Sahara's with factory tow package have stronger coils. So the impact of bumper & winch weight affects a lot less.

I have the tow package on my X. The weight of the Shrockworks mid-width is 95lbs. It only caused me to drop 1/4". The weight of my winch (even with steel cable & roller fairlead) was not as much as the weight of the bumper... 3/4" was just fine levelling mine out (back when I had stock coils).
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and post some pics when installed








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Unread 05-09-2009, 06:16 PM   #13
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can you add spacers if you have a b/b lift?
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Unread 05-09-2009, 10:05 PM   #14
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I added a Smittybilt bumper and winch but front dropped less than half an inch so I'm looking to put 3/4" coil spacer on to bring level.
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Unread 05-09-2009, 11:20 PM   #15
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Flylrd, I think I am in love with those sweet, sweet wheels. Where did you get those????
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