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I think I realized the geometry question. Im used to raising subarus and the control arms are flat or slightly upwards at the hubs, so adding height was very linear from strut out to fender. Im guessing the arc of the control arm multiplies the actual height change from strut out to fender.

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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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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.
Your calculations get you to just about where I am in the front - around 36 inches. What is your measurement in the rear?
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

Cherokee_Santa,
Did you have the RRO level installed or was it on the GC before you bought it 2 months ago? I'm just trying to rule out that maybe yours has a rear spacer installed by the previous owner? I know that's a long shot, but I had to ask.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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Cherokee_Santa,
Did you have the RRO level installed or was it on the GC before you bought it 2 months ago? I'm just trying to rule out that maybe yours has a rear spacer installed by the previous owner? I know that's a long shot, but I had to ask.
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I installed it. I didn't like the big difference in height between the front and rear. I love the look now. I don't know if rear has a spacer or not - but the rear had a big gap between the tire and wheel well. Jeep has tow package and auto leveling.
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Your calculations get you to just about where I am in the front - around 36 inches. What is your measurement in the rear?
I'm getting a shade over 35" This is with cold tire pressure probably around 30.

You have a similar setup to mine: 20s, rear leveling w/tow pack so I would expect mine to be about the same as yours when I get it done.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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I'm getting a shade over 35" This is with cold tire pressure probably around 30.

You have a similar setup to mine: 20s, rear leveling w/tow pack so I would expect mine to be about the same as yours when I get it done.

Keep in mind that after you upgrade to larger tires it will throw off your speedometer. I bought the Diablo tuner to help with this and add more horse power. You can customize the tune for different tire size. Fixed speedometer problem.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

I'd really like to 'level' my 2015 GC Altitude for better off road clearance and allow for taller tires as well. I sometimes think that the GC's with the leveling kit look off just because I'm so used to the nose down look that the level ones look strange. Just installing the 3/8 trim packers alone is way too much work so such little gain. I doubt these would provide any perceivable difference. I would also be more interested in a RRO front lift that would be 1.5 or 1.25 inches instead of the whole 1.75. I would be mortified if the front ended up looking higher than the rear. With the way you cut the bolts on the struts and then mount the nuts on the kit, I don't even know if they can take 1/2 or 1/4 inch off the spacers. Can anyone here who has mounted them speak to this? I am also wondering about doing the RRO leveling kit in the front and then the 2 inch or 2.5 inch lift setup in the rear to lift it while maintaining the factory stance.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

Some people have done a lift where they added the spacers to front and rear but added shorter spacers in the rear (Cut them or add from other kits). This way, they got an even stance vs the rake or uneven gap on b/t tire & fender either front or rear.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

If you do the leveling kit in front and then the regular lift in the rear, you would have a larger discrepancy in the rake vs doing the whole regular RRO lift kit. It would be higher in the rear for sure since the leveling kit spacer is shorter than the lift spacer in front.
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Keep in mind that after you upgrade to larger tires it will throw off your speedometer. I bought the Diablo tuner to help with this and add more horse power. You can customize the tune for different tire size. Fixed speedometer problem.
Yeah I realize that. Still not sure if I'm going to go with the 265/65/18 or keep my rims and upgrade to the 275/55/20. The 265 wouldn't be as bad as the speedo difference with the stock. I know nothing about that Diablo tuner you mentioned. How is that installed.
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

So is the rake there for aerodynamics or mainly to keep the Jeep level when you load the back. I think it's mainly to level the back, but if I have load leveling shocks why the rack?
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Re: RRO leveling kit give a proper stance?

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Yeah I realize that. Still not sure if I'm going to go with the 265/65/18 or keep my rims and upgrade to the 275/55/20. The 265 wouldn't be as bad as the speedo difference with the stock. I know nothing about that Diablo tuner you mentioned. How is that installed.
Here is the website for the tuner.

https://www.diablosport.com/

Here is info on how it works.

https://www.diablosport.com/manualFi...tart_Guide.pdf

I'm currently using the Diablo 93 Octane tune (This is one of a few tunes built into the tuner) and only mod I added so far was for the larger tires. I plan on getting the truck Dyno tuned after I finish the exhaust.

Supposed to add 15 HP and also changes the shift points.
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