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post #1 of 3 Old 04-13-2008, 10:29 PM Thread Starter
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Rancho Leveler springs added to Rubicon- pics

After adding some goodies to the front of the Jeep, I dropped the rake another 7/8 inch from what the factory had delivered. In this pic you can see the Blue Ox tow plate to allow me to flat tow the Jeep behind the Motorhome, and Rough Country winch plate holds the Warn Ti9500, all of which weighs in at a little under 200 pounds.



I took some careful measurments before I started adding stuff, because I wanted to know just how much each of the mods were going to compress the suspension. This is what it looked like after all three of the mods were added.



After the install of the Rancho springs I checked the measurments. I not only got back the 7/8 inch that the mods had caused, but picked up about 1 3/4 inches to boot. That was enough to level out the rake that the Jeep came with, and even gave me about 1/4 inch more in the front than the rear.



The ride feels a little better than stock, although that could just be feeling of riding level instead of raked. There are no phantom bumps or grinds, and all the factory traction programs are all still happy. The springs were reasonable about $129, and the factory shocks are still being used quite effectively. It I wear them out eventually, I will go with a longer shock, maybe a Rancho RS5000 or the like.

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Did you install them yourself and how long did it take?
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No, unfortunately my house is on the market, so I can't tear down in the garage. I have to be able to leave at a moments notice. The local shop that did it though did it in about 1 1/2 hours. Pretty straight forward, and didn't even need an alignment.

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