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post #1 of 7 Old 02-21-2012, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Question about leveling kit from a new guy

My '08 Rubi is pretty much stock right now but I've got a RR XHD winch mount bumper on the way and I plan to add a 9K plus winch at some point in the near future. As of now I have no plans to go bigger than the factory 32's and as such won't need a lift. But my question is with the added weight of the steel bumper and winch do I need to start thinking about a leveling kit?

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I used a 3/4" spacer. It worked out fine. I have a sport with rubi springs, shocks, and tires.
The winch is a 8500 and the ACE bumper is heavy as hell.
I recommend a 1 1/2 or 1 3/4 in front and and a 3/4 in the rear.
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So you're saying I will need a leveling kit? And I'll have to adjust when I replace the rear bumper as well.

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Need?... No you don't need one. A 3/4 will restore the sag from the weight. 1 3/4 will give you a small lift. I wish I had done 1 3/4 up front and a 1" in the rear. But I'm getting a lift soon so it's all gonna go.
Don't know about the rear. I'm running a stock rear bumper for now.

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Heres an idea, Measure before and after. Then get that measurment as a spacer.

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Ah, that's what I was looking for. Thanks gentlemen!

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