Originally Posted by 20'down
Ok i have looked every where and give up. I installed a rro 1.75" leveling kit on a 14 Wk2 limited. I was able to fit a set of 275 60 r20's on it with 1" front spacers and 1.25 rear spacers. Everything works out perfect. Zero Rub on the front occasionally a small rub on the rear if i hit a huge Bump or if i am towing a trailer and hit a big bump.
I would like to add about a .5" lift in the rear. What is the best way to do this? i can not find any solid information. i have looked at the air helpers, but also am interested in spacers. i can not find any spacer however. some guys claim to use tj spacers. some claim this is a bad idea.
Do i have load leveling shocks and does this effect how i can accomplish my rear lift. my jeep came with a hitch and 7 pin wiring also has the hemi. the rear shocks are Tokico.
Yes you have the load leveling nivomat shocks if you have a factory tow hitch (unless the tow hitch was installed as an accessory). You can measure the body of your rear shock. 61mm is nivomat and 53mm is standard I believe. If the rears look huge and much bigger than the front you have nivomats. Another way to tell would be to call chrysler and give them your vin and ask them. Or make a user account and you can find a page which lists everything your vehicle came with from the factory.
there really aren't many options for lifting only the rear. One is 2" lift springs from OME and then use their shocks. You could get more than 2" if you kept the nivomats.
The other option is to use TJ spacers on the back. Make sure you get the ones that are completely round and don't have a flat edge. myself and others have used .75" daystar poly spacers with success. No issues that I've heard of. A .75" poly spacer should give you about 1.25" of lift. It's well worth it my opinion. Really helps keep the back from bottoming out and I think the vehicle just looks better more lifted even with the back higher than the front. The vehicle is also designed to have a bit of rake. What looks level to us means your back end has much less ground clearence than the front.
Initially I started with a level, then I put on TJ spacers and lifted the back. Now I ordered Icon Coilovers and I might run a small spacer on top of that to get close to 2.5" on front. If the front feels more stiff then the back I will go ahead and put the OME rear 2" coils on. I haven't heard of anyone running this setup but I should be able to pretty much air out my jeep without bottoming out.
Anyways rake is not a bad thing. I'm not even sure they make smaller poly TJ spacers than .75", if they do I haven't heard about them and I didn't see any on ebay last time I looked. Good luck.