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Old 11-14-2014, 08:38 AM
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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Pics? Measurements? It only takes one person admitting that the front sits higher for me to question it. (There have been more than one complaint - even earlier in this thread) I worry others are saying it looks "fine" because they've already spent the money on the kit and gone through the trouble of installing it. I could be way off, but this is what I think is happening.

Took this picture this morning. I hope looks ok. A bit dark because in parking garage. I feel the front is a tad lower than the rear.

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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

Looks good! From the pic anyway the front looks a bit lower, unless it's the ground, air pressure, etc. I'm pretty much deciding to go the route you went with the 275s and the level or just get a second set of 18" rims and tires that would be around 31.5" although I hear the Nitto Terras are slightly thinner and would ber around 31.8" since I'm looking for an AT tire anyway.

BTW is that the Mopar rack up top or a knock-off?
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:57 AM
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

Mopar. I bought truck used a few months ago and was already installed. Don't have the keys to adjust. I think it adds to the look of the truck. Makes it stand out a bit from the rest.

Truck is on level ground. Front is a tad lower than rear. I've looked at from every angle ( I'm a bit OCD) and front looks great. Mine is not higher than rear. Installed the 1.75 level kit.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

Great looking Jeep, thanks for taking the picture! Congrats on the buy, roof rack is an added bonus. Would you mind posting your measurements from the level surface to the middle of each fender well?
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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Great looking Jeep, thanks for taking the picture! Congrats on the buy, roof rack is an added bonus. Would you mind posting your measurements from the level surface to the middle of each fender well?

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Old 11-17-2014, 07:58 PM
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

This was recently posted on the "RRO Leveling Kit done the right way" thread.

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The look would also depend on your options and features. A base Laredo with the V6 and QT1 should sit higher than a V8 with QT2. Then if you consider things like sunroof, ORA with the steel plates, and load leveling struts, every truck would be different.

I was interested, but with a base laredo I am convinced it will sit "too level", and definitely squat with load.

I am also confused on the measuring used on the labelling of the RRO kits. If I understand it, the level kit consists of a spacer that goes on the strut top that is 3/4" thick, yet this generates a 1.75" lift? The $40 shim kit is similar, where you are buying a 3/16" plate to get 3/8" lift? Can someone explain how that works?

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The look would also depend on your options and features. A base Laredo with the V6 and QT1 should sit higher than a V8 with QT2. Then if you consider things like sunroof, ORA with the steel plates, and load leveling struts, every truck would be different.

I was interested, but with a base laredo I am convinced it will sit "too level", and definitely squat with load.

I am also confused on the measuring used on the labelling of the RRO kits. If I understand it, the level kit consists of a spacer that goes on the strut top that is 3/4" thick, yet this generates a 1.75" lift? The $40 shim kit is similar, where you are buying a 3/16" plate to get 3/8" lift? Can someone explain how that works?

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I would agree with this post. I measured the front and rear of my Jeep this morning. 35 inches in the front and 36 in the rear. I measured from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. I will take some pictures of the exact measurement when I have the truck out in the light.

I'm new to the jeep world, purchased the truck about 2 months ago and still learning a lot about it. Mine is a GC limited with all the options. Purchased used. I love it.
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The look would also depend on your options and features. A base Laredo with the V6 and QT1 should sit higher than a V8 with QT2. Then if you consider things like sunroof, ORA with the steel plates, and load leveling struts, every truck would be different.

I was interested, but with a base laredo I am convinced it will sit "too level", and definitely squat with load.

I am also confused on the measuring used on the labelling of the RRO kits. If I understand it, the level kit consists of a spacer that goes on the strut top that is 3/4" thick, yet this generates a 1.75" lift? The $40 shim kit is similar, where you are buying a 3/16" plate to get 3/8" lift? Can someone explain how that works?

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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

I wish I had measured the front before installing kit. I do have this picture before kit and upgrading tires.

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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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The look would also depend on your options and features. A base Laredo with the V6 and QT1 should sit higher than a V8 with QT2. Then if you consider things like sunroof, ORA with the steel plates, and load leveling struts, every truck would be different.

I was interested, but with a base laredo I am convinced it will sit "too level", and definitely squat with load.

I am also confused on the measuring used on the labelling of the RRO kits. If I understand it, the level kit consists of a spacer that goes on the strut top that is 3/4" thick, yet this generates a 1.75" lift? The $40 shim kit is similar, where you are buying a 3/16" plate to get 3/8" lift? Can someone explain how that works?

-trat

That's an interesting suggestion that makes perfect sense to me. Mine is only a V6, but it does have Quadra-Trac II, Off-Road Adventure I with all the skid plates, and the tow package with rear load leveling suspension.

As far as how the spacers and shim kits provide more than their actual thickness in overall lift, that's based on Geometry. The different angles and lengths of the individual components working together to provide the overall lift. Changing one piece affects the whole system; similar to A2 + B2 = C2 "Pythagorean Theorem"
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I would agree with this post. I measured the front and rear of my Jeep this morning. 35 inches in the front and 36 in the rear. I measured from the ground to the bottom of the wheel well. I will take some pictures of the exact measurement when I have the truck out in the light.

I'm new to the jeep world, purchased the truck about 2 months ago and still learning a lot about it. Mine is a GC limited with all the options. Purchased used. I love it.
Yeah, I'm trying to figure out the math on this.

I have 20s stock w/stock suspension and I measure 33 1/2 from ground to bottom of that plastic guard on the wheel well. So if I add the RRO level it should get me up to around 35 1/4 (+1.75") and then you added the larger tires (275s) which should give you another .75" in height (1.5" OD / 2). So it should get you to around 36" in the front. Or is that not the way it works.
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