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Front end drooping...

What size of a spacer would i need to even out the front en droop from the weight of the bumper&winch? Im getting tired of the dragster looking stance my rig has going on right now
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jsr installed a pair of TF 2.5" front spacers to level his Rubi out. He's got the Shrockworks mid & a Warn 9.5ti (not sure the winch model is right)
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the Teraflex leveling kit should help ya out

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TeraFlex has the perfect solution to level your JK if it is dipping in the front or to restore front height after adding a Winch, sagging, or to level out the factory vehicle stance which sets the front lower than the rear. These spacers are designed to work in stock configuration, or with a lifted vehicle.

These spacers are sold as a pair and will fit both 2 door JK Wranglers and 4 door JK Unlimiteds, and all JK Rubicon models.

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Thanks guys, i'll get me some of those TFs
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If youre making up for bumper/winch sag, youre probably gonna want to swap springs instead of just adding spacers
remember, the sag comes out of your suspension travel - your springs are compressed the extra inch or 2, if you add spacers, you just move the compressed spring down - youre still out the extra travel so you will bottom out just as easily as before the spacers
the only thing you gain is looking like you arent sagging.

I went that route and got tired of bottoming all of the time - wish I had done it right to begin with.
$150 for a pair of springs is the cheap/correct fix!


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I went with Teraflex level lift (1" pucks). With my bumper (RR XHD w/ stinger) and winch (Superwinch 8500lb, forgot model #) I still have a little rake but less than I did from the factory w/o any mods. As far as suspension travel goes: I'm running 35's with a 2.5" Procomp coil/shock lift... after the pucks I can still rub my fender bracket (the stock fenders are cut) at the limit of my uptravel and my downtravel is limited by my shock at the same point it would stop with or without a puck, so with my particular setup I don't think the puck affects suspension travel.

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Sweet thanks.... Yea im running a 3" lift and 1" body with cut fenders so im planing to bump up to 37's on the next tire change and i want the front end sag fixed first so idk, puck or 4" springs?
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Sweet thanks.... Yea im running a 3" lift and 1" body with cut fenders so im planing to bump up to 37's on the next tire change and i want the front end sag fixed first so idk, puck or 4" springs?
if you're really in that boat... the springs are the route to go for sure.

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Well xmas is coming up and i got a list of goodies im going to be saving for some springs and upgrade the shocks are now added
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I went with Teraflex level lift (1" pucks). With my bumper (RR XHD w/ stinger) and winch (Superwinch 8500lb, forgot model #) I still have a little rake but less than I did from the factory w/o any mods. As far as suspension travel goes: I'm running 35's with a 2.5" Procomp coil/shock lift... after the pucks I can still rub my fender bracket (the stock fenders are cut) at the limit of my uptravel and my downtravel is limited by my shock at the same point it would stop with or without a puck, so with my particular setup I don't think the puck affects suspension travel.

Oh and by the way Teraflex is here and offers us a discount.
yeah, you have the COIL and shock lift - comes with higher rated coils to prevent sag, the pucks are just to level you out NOT to make up for a couple of inches of sag due to more weight than the the springs were meant to handle.
Most lifts use springs that are rated to handle the extra weight of bumpers/winches/tire carriers and still maintain the factory rake.
it generally takes about 1.75-2" to level the rake.
your coils took care of your sag and the pucks took care of some of your rake.


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yeah, you have the COIL and shock lift - comes with higher rated coils to prevent sag, the pucks are just to level you out NOT to make up for a couple of inches of sag due to more weight than the the springs were meant to handle.
Most lifts use springs that are rated to handle the extra weight of bumpers/winches/tire carriers and still maintain the factory rake.
it generally takes about 1.75-2" to level the rake.
your coils took care of your sag and the pucks took care of some of your rake.
Makes sense to me thanks for the clarification!

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jsr installed a pair of TF 2.5" front spacers to level his Rubi out. He's got the Shrockworks mid & a Warn 9.5ti (not sure the winch model is right)
9.5ti you got it right with winchline rope...for the record.

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Aren't the Rubicon springs part the "Performance Suspension" from the factory? If so why don't you get some of those. I would imagine they would help, or just lift the sucker.

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only time swapping to rubi springs will help is if you put 4dr springs on a 2dr
Polyperformance springs are only $150/pr
its cheap enough to do it*right*


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