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post #1 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Does my JK have a leveling kit or some other minor lift?

I'm trying to figure out if my 2007 Sahara Unlimited, that I bought used from a dealership in 2011, has some sort of leveling kit or a minor lift. It does not seem to have a rake at all like most JKs I've seen.

Is there anything I can look for or a measurement I can take that will tell me if it has a leveling kit or some other lift? What is the stock height of a JK for me to compare?

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post #2 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 10:10 AM
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Post a pic !
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post #3 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Post a pic !


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post #4 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 11:51 AM
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From this picture it looks like it has been leveled. Are their any spacers on the front springs?
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post #5 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 12:17 PM
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Post up some pics of the suspension itself. We'll be able to tell if there's any leveling pucks in there. It does look like the front end is sitting level, leading me to believe there's a leveling kit on it.

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Thanks, guys! I'll get some pictures and post.

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post #7 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Pics from the front driver side. Let me know if you need any other pics? Also, is there a measurement I can compare my Jeep to see how much of a lift there is, if any?

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post #8 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 03:01 PM
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Looks like stock springs and shocks. Cant tell if there is a puck.

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post #9 of 16 Old 06-05-2013, 04:15 PM
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Looks all stock to me. Actually if anything the back looks a little low. Maybe why it looks level.

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What do the front and rear tags on your springs say (post the part #'s)

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post #11 of 16 Old 06-06-2013, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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What do the front and rear tags on your springs say (post the part #'s)

Hoss
These are the numbers I was able to get off the tags:
Front: 5212 6317AB
Rear: 6800 4457AA

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Edit...
So I googled the above part #s and it seems they are stock. Here's a link of another 2007 Sahara w/ hardtop - http://www.jk-forum.com/stock-jk-tec...8/#post2462487

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post #12 of 16 Old 06-06-2013, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
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My JKU came with hardtop, 4.10 gears, and tow package. I do have "G" as the 4th letter in my VIN and per the post below my springs are rated for 5000-6000 GVW.

Stole this from another forum... figured it would be useful for others.
http://www.jk-forum.com/stock-jk-tec...uestion-85825/

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Hey Everyone! As many of you have discovered there are several different front springs and several different rear springs and many combinations that come on the different models.

There are a couple of significant differences however and if we were to work together we can quickly figure out what matters.

I have discovered that depending on the fourth digit in your VIN that you either have a Jeep rated for 4000 to 5000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight or for 5000 to 6000 pounds gross vehicle weight.

If you have an F in the fourth position of your VIN you have the 4000 to 5000 pound GVW machine. If you have a G then you have a 5000 to 6000 pound GVW machine.

The difference is all in the springs. It may also be in the shocks as there are several part numbers for the shocks and it may be that they actually changed the valving slightly to get the shock/spring combo working right. Putting the heavier springs on your Jeep will yield a benefit in reduced sagging when you add some weight.

Some of you have done a budget boost by putting 4 door springs on your 2 door. But I can also tell you that some of the 4 door vehicles have the same lightweight springs that I had on my low end X. So you don't automatically get the benefit of a higher spring rate with all 4 door take off springs.

If we can figure out which part numbers come with the "G" version of the Jeep then you can know that you will get a significantly stiffer spring or possibly no benefit at all.

It has largely been a crap shoot to this point. But I would like to propose that you post to this thread only the following:

1 - Your Jeep Model: X, Unlimited or Rubicon 2 door or 4 door
2 - Heaviest top you got the jeep with
3 - Your Front Left Spring Number (all jeeps have one number higher on the left than the right to account for drivers side gas tank weight)
4 - Your Rear Spring Number
5 - Your Shock Part Number only if Red/Rubicon shocks, if Black just say black.
6 - The fourth Digit in your VIN: either F or G
7 - Year of the Jeep

Every time you post I will copy your post and edit in the spring numbers on the post following this one.

I will start the list with a set of take offs that came from a four door Rubicon that was the 5-6K GVW type.

Once we get the point at which we know the minimum of the heavies for the 5-6K machines and the maximum of the lighter springs for the 4-5K machines we will have some useful information for those of us wishing to upgrade on the cheap!

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I am going to suggest here that the F vs G will be 2dr vs 4dr, but evidently there are 2dr with G rating. In which case stock springs on a 2dr # from xx13 -15 front and xx53-55 rear whereas 4dr # from xx16-19 front and xx56-60 rear.
My Sahara Dual top w/ Tow package came with 18/59.
I've recently come across a Rubi hardtop tow package that had xx16 front and xx58 rear which makes no sense at all. Just adds to the point that they throw in whatever is handy on the line.

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I am going to suggest here that the F vs G will be 2dr vs 4dr, but evidently there are 2dr with G rating. In which case stock springs on a 2dr # from xx13 -15 front and xx53-55 rear whereas 4dr # from xx16-19 front and xx56-60 rear.
My Sahara Dual top w/ Tow package came with 18/59.
I've recently come across a Rubi hardtop tow package that had xx16 front and xx58 rear which makes no sense at all. Just adds to the point that they throw in whatever is handy on the line.
The tow package JKs might have the lower spring number up front so it doesn't squat as bad when a trailer is hooked up.
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post #15 of 16 Old 06-06-2013, 10:38 AM
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The tow package JKs might have the lower spring number up front so it doesn't squat as bad when a trailer is hooked up.
Most with tow package have 18-19 upfront. That's what I mean, you never know what they are gonna find. Mine with tow package had xx18 up front.

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