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Yes, after installing my leveling kit I couldnt handle the "Baja truck rear sag." Especially since I load the GC down with gear for vacations, overlanding and occasional towing. I really wish I could remeber the member, on here or jeepforum, that turned me on to throwing Daystar JK 3/4 inch spacers under the rear springs. Got a set of four for $30. This gave me a very slight raked appearance again. Not as much as stock but just enough. I took pics of the install but lost them due to a corrupt memory card. Just know that it's a simple 1-2 hour job to lift the rear, unbolt the sway and strut, and slip the spacer under each spring. I kept the lower spring guide and even drilled a few akward holes in it, to run zip ties around it,to secure it and the spacer.
I just ordered my 1.25 wheel spacers last week. I plan on getting some 265/65's next spring.
Nice. The little bit of rake or rake as it is now looks so much better to me than completely level or the apperance of a little rear sag. It looks good.

Not sure I'd be down to zip tie pieces of suspension together though, but I like the idea of getting a little more lift in the back to keep that sag away.

And I'd recommend sizing up to at least 267/70's when you get new tires. The 265/65 size just isn't big enough to help fill up that enlarged wheel well. That size already looks too small to me already on my non-lifted or leveled WK2. If I can, I'd love to fit some 285's but think I'll have to settle for 275 if I lift the suspension and don't want to kill gas mileage and deal with rubbing.

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And I'd recommend sizing up to at least 267/70's when you get new tires. The 265/65 size just isn't big enough to help fill up that enlarged wheel well. That size already looks too small to me already on my non-lifted or leveled WK2. If I can, I'd love to fit some 285's but think I'll have to settle for 275 if I lift the suspension and don't want to kill gas mileage and deal with rubbing.
I was torn between 65 and 70. In a 17" wheel with 265 aspect ratio, the difference is deciding if I want a 30" tire or 31.6". I really like having the ability to cut hard corners on the trail.
But then the devil on my shoulder tells me to get 285/70 and a brand new saws-all.
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Re: stock 17" Laredo wheel

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But then the devil on my shoulder tells me to get 285/70 and a brand new saws-all.
This idea ^

So tempting. The 285 is perfect look-wise.
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Re: stock 17" Laredo wheel

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Yes, after installing my leveling kit I couldnt handle the "Baja truck rear sag." Especially since I load the GC down with gear for vacations, overlanding and occasional towing. I really wish I could remeber the member, on here or jeepforum, that turned me on to throwing Daystar JK 3/4 inch spacers under the rear springs. Got a set of four for $30. This gave me a very slight raked appearance again. Not as much as stock but just enough. I took pics of the install but lost them due to a corrupt memory card. Just know that it's a simple 1-2 hour job to lift the rear, unbolt the sway and strut, and slip the spacer under each spring. I kept the lower spring guide and even drilled a few akward holes in it, to run zip ties around it,to secure it and the spacer.
I just ordered my 1.25 wheel spacers last week. I plan on getting some 265/65's next spring.
Sounds like just what I'm looking for. When I first got my GC, I wanted to get rid of some of the rake, but not all of it. I kept looking for some sort of 1" lift for the front or even a 1" drop for the rear. I ended up going with the RRO 1.75" leveling kit and while it looks ok, I would like to raise the rear just a touch. If I undferstnd this mod correctly, it's as simple as placing the spacer uder the spring? No other modifications are necessary? Everything fits together and is secure? Have you experienced any difference in ride quality?
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If I undferstnd this mod correctly, it's as simple as placing the spacer uder the spring? No other modifications are necessary? Everything fits together and is secure? Have you experienced any difference in ride quality?
This is a very simple mod, and it's definitely worth your time if you are looking for a little extra height. After droping the control arm enough to slide the spring out, you can sit the spacer down in the seat of the LCA.
I took the plastic spring guide out, mated it to the spacer (guaged where I thought would be best and drilled a few small holes to run some thick zip ties through and mate them together) *There is no tension pulling these two parts away from each other, I just did not want any shifting around going on when I flex the suspension out on the trail. Then you slide the spring back in place and bolt up the linkage.

Pardon my earlier post, these 3/4 inch Daystar spacers are actually made for TJ's and price has gone up to $40.

If you end up not feeling secure enough, you can take it out and you'd only be out 40 bucks. Just know that I've put put these poly spacers through daily driving, mild to moderate trail conditions, occasional flexing and even maybe a few inches of airborne travel and they've yet to shift out of place.
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Re: stock 17" Laredo wheel

Direct link to the spacers I ordered
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001GH5OF2
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001GH...=SS115&simLd=1

I may have jumped the gun a bit. This is the one I ordered. Hope the rears are the same.
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