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JeepMe 01-03-2011 09:47 AM

Suspension Leveling
 
Ever since I got my Jeep (~9 months ago) it had running boards. I never really liked the look but didn't have enough motivation to remove them. After going offroading in the snow, they got hung up several times. Nothing big, but it finally provided me enough motivation to remove them. With them gone, the Jeep looks MUCH better. :thumbsup:

But now the problem is that the suspension stance is a raked look. The nose is clearly pointed down. The running boards hid this because they were parallel with the ground. While the raked look is good on sports cars, I don't like it on my Jeep. I looked online and it appears this is how they come from the factory (makes sense, most trucks/SUVs come this way).

What are my options for eliminating the stance? The long term goal for the Jeep will be to add a proper lift and tires once it retires from DD use. Until then, what are the cheap options? Does someone make spacers for the front to level everything out?

99PlatinumWJ 01-03-2011 01:54 PM

Re: Suspension Leveling
 
i just bought 3/4 inch spacers for the front and rear of my 99 WJ. i havent installed them yet, but i got the set of 4 spacers on ebay for only $45! granted they r only 3/4 of an inch, but you could just install the front spacers to level it out. i dont like the rake either so im thinking of putting the 3/4 inch rear spacers in and ordering a 2 inch front spacer, but the front might look too high then, especially when towing my Sea Doo jet ski. im still unsure as i havent installed them yet. but look on ebay, lift spacers are cheap on there....

cheapjeep 01-03-2011 07:31 PM

Re: Suspension Leveling
 
Rusty's, Kevin's, Daystar,etc all sell 3/4"leveling spacers for the WJ.

straty1987 01-03-2011 09:57 PM

Re: Suspension Leveling
 
i have running boards on my WJ and they are used as steps but they are also a cheap sliders. messing up the body is far worse then destroying steps. so might want to look into sliders if you were rubbing on your steps.
the cross member on the WJ sits the lowest about 9 inches off the ground.

which steps did you have?
might know a person looking if you looking to sell

JeepMe 01-04-2011 07:13 AM

Re: Suspension Leveling
 
Thanks for the responses. I ordered the leveling spacers from Kevin's, $60.

Quote:

Originally Posted by straty1987 (Post 327939)
i have running boards on my WJ and they are used as steps but they are also a cheap sliders. messing up the body is far worse then destroying steps. so might want to look into sliders if you were rubbing on your steps.
the cross member on the WJ sits the lowest about 9 inches off the ground.

which steps did you have?
might know a person looking if you looking to sell

Right now the Jeep is a DD and the offroading is a minimum. It would only drag the running boards through the snow so it wasn't a big deal. But rock sliders are in the near future anyways.

I would sell them but they are scrap. They came on the Jeep when I bought it. Whoever had it before me used them as sliders. The tops were powdercoated but the bottoms were rusted away. I steped on the driver's one about 1 week before I took them off and it broke in half. The passenger side was still good but had bubbling where it was also rusting. Nothing worth saving.

They were Back Country and honestly they pieces of shit and I would never buy from them. All the mounting hardware was corroded in place (as to be expected). Every single bolt that held the steps on broke with VERY little force applied to the wrench. Additionally, they were held on with stupid U-bolts that caused deformation in the holes in the Jeep subframe.


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