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Old 05-22-2016, 11:46 AM
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Question Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

Ok heres my question ?? , I have the rocky road outfitters leveling kit which gives me a 1.75" of lift / leveling off ,, I've been very please with this setup ,no rubbing issues and ok clearances with my tires ( 275-55-20) ,, But now were starting to see a few more companies with 2" suspension lifts,

1) Old Man Emu 2" Lift Kit
2) Eibach 2" x 0.5" All-Terrain Front and Rear Lift Kit
3) Rocky Road 2.5 lift kit

Is it really worth the work and cost for the 1/4" suspension lift , I would like to increase my ground clearance but I really don't want the ass end of my cherokee so high

What Im basically looking for is the pro's and con's of the two , Money is not so much the factor just is it wort the cost??

Has anyone gone from the leveling kit to a suspension lift ??

I really don't want a debate on who's suspension lift kits are better thats not what Im asking , I can make that determination on my own



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Old 05-22-2016, 04:40 PM
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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

I always thought the only reason to raise a vehicle was for tire clearance, but I guess that's a hold over from the solid axle days when tires were the only thing that gave you ground clearance. Possibly that has changed with independent suspensions. Still, I like the looks of a full wheel well. If you raise the body higher, will you be satisfied with the air space over your tires or will you want to go 33x12 tires for looks? I like the way your Jeep looks now with those tires. Full wheel wells look mean to me. But it's your truck. Look at pictures in other build threads and decide which way you want to go. Us Jeep guys are going to love it either way.
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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

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Ok heres my question ?? , I have the rocky road outfitters leveling kit which gives me a 1.75" of lift / leveling off ,, I've been very please with this setup ,no rubbing issues and ok clearances with my tires ( 275-55-20) ,, But now were starting to see a few more companies with 2" suspension lifts,

1) Old Man Emu 2" Lift Kit
2) Eibach 2" x 0.5" All-Terrain Front and Rear Lift Kit
3) Rocky Road 2.5 lift kit

Is it really worth the work and cost for the 1/4" suspension lift , I would like to increase my ground clearance but I really don't want the ass end of my cherokee so high

What Im basically looking for is the pro's and con's of the two , Money is not so much the factor just is it wort the cost??

Has anyone gone from the leveling kit to a suspension lift ??

I really don't want a debate on who's suspension lift kits are better thats not what Im asking , I can make that determination on my own



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Bart,

I think only you can answer that question...people raise the jeeps for many different reason, some for larger wheels, some for off roading and some just for looks. Whether or not its worth it, is determined by you alone.

I will tell you I lifted my Grand Cherokee just for looks. I also own a decked out 2015 wrangler for offroading, so my GC was not lifted for any other purpose.

$700 for RRO Lift w/Control Arms, $800 for install and wheel alignment, $1,100 for wheels and $1,300 for tires. For me...It was worth every penny!!

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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

I've had the rr level kit for almost 2 years now and have never been happy with it as it didn't level it.

The only time it looks level is when the front is on a slight incline. Then it looks great !
When its on flat surface > rake
When its on a incline that's to the rear > raked even more

I don't like the wk2 having any rake and like you said on your measurements, with a half empty tank of gas or more, its 1/2" higher in rear.With a full tank its 1/4"...

I am going to probably get the full rr lift for the front ( 190.00) only which will be no rake or barely more in front.


Visually speaking I think the 1/4"-1/2" higher in front after front lift will be less noticeable than in the rear.
If not I can adjust with TJ 1/2" spacers for the rear but from the pics I've seen of no lift in rear and only in front it looks better imo.
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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

Cant do this kind of stuff very well with a spacer lift:



I would rule out the RRO spacer lift and either do OME HD all around or run Icons on front. Withe the HD lift you will get almost as much lift as the RRO spacer lift and will be much more capable.
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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

The spacer is not going to change how your Jeep drives or handles. The shocks and struts are very soft and would fade out quickly if your doing anything OffRoad.
The lift kit, taller springs or adjustable height struts, in theory should give you more control in off-road driving or even city driving. This just depends on the quality of the parts you buy.
Just look at the videos posted right before me, stock with a spacer you would be bouncing all over the place and bottoming out.
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Re: Leveling kit vs Suspension Lift kit for our WK2

so I just want to level out the car and still be capable offroad but not deal with increased maintenance or broken pieces down the line. What would be the best way? I am keeping it pretty stock, just want a leveled out car, don't like the front so low.
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