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Re: Monroe load levelers

I finally got to putting my 646's on today thanks for the heads up guys. Even with the regular springs, struts, and shocks being pretty new the rear was hitting the snubbers when loaded. The 646's definitely snugged her up nicely, and I gained about 2 inches. I just went to my sons apartment, and put five good size guys ( around 1,200 lb. ) in the back. It went down to where it normally sits when unloaded stock, and there was no bottoming. Like Ant said it even handles better Jeep Garage Rocks!!!
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I finally got to putting my 646's on today thanks for the heads up guys. Even with the regular springs, struts, and shocks being pretty new the rear was hitting the snubbers when loaded. The 646's definitely snugged her up nicely, and I gained about 2 inches. I just went to my sons apartment, and put five good size guys ( around 1,200 lb. ) in the back. It went down to where it normally sits when unloaded stock, and there was no bottoming. Like Ant said it even handles better Jeep Garage Rocks!!!
what are you running in the front to compensate for the 2" difference?
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Re: Monroe load levelers

Are you sure about 2" gain? that seems a bit off... Two inches is like only installing the rear of a BB kit, lol.
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Are you sure about 2" gain? that seems a bit off... Two inches is like only installing the rear of a BB kit, lol.
mehh, if he installed the 643s then i could see that happening. i know i gained an inch from them with a BB. or maybe his rear shocks were so damn blown these compensated it to stock height PLUS an inch.
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Re: Monroe load levelers

I think youre right bax.
I could be wrong but my logic would be that he got about 2" of lift due to not already having BB and installing the 643's. (please comfirm this with us,stashtogo) if you have a BB and install the 643's the normal response if that you typically gain about 1.25" on top of a BB.. so if you were stock and installed them I would guess 2" makes sense. the 646's on the other hand I would guess you could get like .75" of a lift from with a BB in and maybe 1.5" without.. so perhaps the shocks were a bit blown too like you've stated, bax.

Ant, can you please post a stance pic of your WK from the side with the 646's in?
it would really help me decide on 646's,643's or Bilsteins in the rear to pair with Bilsteins up front. Thanks.
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Re: Monroe load levelers

I totally hear ya guys... but hes running a stock suspension, no lift kit. Regular to me means stock.

"Even with the regular springs, struts, and shocks being pretty new"


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Re: Monroe load levelers

I'm new to this model Jeep, and I made the mistake of buying original equipment Laredo springs. For anyone reading this don't do it unless you only put two people, and only small packages. Those like me that carry tools, large sons, and there friends in the very rear sometimes. Take my advice get limited, Overland, or V-8 springs I'm not sure which.
I could swear it looks like two inches I'll go outside, and try to take a picture in a minute. I'm not really sure about the front just yet I'm going to have to do something, but I think I'll give it a couple of weeks to settle then choose. Meanwhile I've been driving today, and it feels like a different truck.
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I'm new to this model Jeep, and I made the mistake of buying original equipment Laredo springs. For anyone reading this don't do it unless you only put two people, and only small packages. Those like me that carry tools, large sons, and there friends in the very rear sometimes. Take my advice get limited, Overland, or V-8 springs I'm not sure which.
I could swear it looks like two inches I'll go outside, and try to take a picture in a minute. I'm not really sure about the front just yet I'm going to have to do something, but I think I'll give it a couple of weeks to settle then choose. Meanwhile I've been driving today, and it feels like a different truck.
ant, yea thats what Im saying.. installing the 643's (longer f-150s) with a stock setup would get you maybe 2".

stashgto, im quite confused now. you bought new springs? I thought you installed MLLs? or maybe you did both... regardless getting the direct replacement springs is fine. did you install monroe load levelers ending in part number 646 or 643, though? 643's would explain getting 2" of lift in the rear of a stock WK. measure from the center of the wheel hub to the bottom of your fender in the front and rear and get back to us. or post a pic of it now with the MLLs in.
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Re: Monroe load levelers

Sorry about the cell phone pic's, and it's dark outside already.
From left to right, and then down
The 1st pic is the night I picked her up look at the front, and notice how low the rear is.
The 2nd pic is with the new Laredo springs unloaded I thought I'd be happy.
The 3rd pic is 20,00 miles later with tools, but no people sorry it's from the side. Although it doesn't sag it's lost height, and on very bumpy roads with people inside she's hitting the snubbers.
Pic 4, and 5 are with the Laredo springs, and the 646's. The tools are inside, but no people.
I took a measuring tape out with me, but I forgot to use it -Duh. I'll get measurements for you guys
One good thing is while doing this I noticed the threads for the Tpm is broken off on the left rear so I'll be finding a replacement tonight.
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Very clean Jeep, I always liked white WK's.

That to me looks like at most a 1" gain over stock. Regardless, as long as they suit you needs and your happy with the ride... thats all that matters
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Thanks Ant, I looked for a while, and yep I think Its going to be ok for now anyway.
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Re: Monroe load levelers

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I think youre right bax.
I could be wrong but my logic would be that he got about 2" of lift due to not already having BB and installing the 643's. (please comfirm this with us,stashtogo) if you have a BB and install the 643's the normal response if that you typically gain about 1.25" on top of a BB.. so if you were stock and installed them I would guess 2" makes sense. the 646's on the other hand I would guess you could get like .75" of a lift from with a BB in and maybe 1.5" without.. so perhaps the shocks were a bit blown too like you've stated, bax.

Ant, can you please post a stance pic of your WK from the side with the 646's in?
it would really help me decide on 646's,643's or Bilsteins in the rear to pair with Bilsteins up front. Thanks.

ill post a pic of my WK with the daystar and the 646s (OE replacements) on my instagram later today, i believe youre following me on it? mike_bax
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