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I dont have the time to be a hard core off road guy but would like to level off or raise my JK. What is the best way to go about this any suggestions? What are the costs in doing so?
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Teraflex Leveling kit.... 2" front and 1" rear....call them and order over the phone and mention JKO and get a few bucks off. Mine was $128 with shipping. Leveling my JK has improved the looks, and it wasn't a bank buster either. Just my two cents!!!

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Teraflex Leveling kit.... 2" front and 1" rear....call them and order over the phone and mention JKO and get a few bucks off. Mine was $128 with shipping. Leveling my JK has improved the looks, and it wasn't a bank buster either. Just my two cents!!!
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Thanks guys. How was the install?
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A spacer kit, or leveling kit, is EASY to install (maybe 3-5 hours with hand tools and floor jacks), and cheap. Teraflex makes a decent kit. They CAN tend to increase load on the factory springs, and do not add flex, or compensate for varying loads as well as a spring lift kit. If you plan on adding aftermarket steel bumpers down the road, you will have sag problems- you will lose some, if not all, of the height from the spacers. At that point, get coils.
Or start with a coil spring kit. The 2" kit from Old Man Emu isn't overly spendy, is great quality, and will allow you to fit 33's no problem. Personally, I don't think too highly of spacers, so this would get the nod from me.
And, as I've said countless times, and will say countless more, stay away from Rough Country. It's cheap for a reason- Mark W.

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I've had the Rough Country 1.75" leveling kit on mine for about 2 years, no problems.
Installed myself with floor jack, jack stands and hand tools. Wasn't hard, took my time as it was my first time.


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Ah yes- a caveat to my "RC is junk" statement- their COILS are garbage. It would be damn hard to mess up a spacer kit Mark W.

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