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Hey everybody, so I'm a new TB owner, new chevy owner, new truck owner in general. I've always had Grand Cherokees Just bought a new to me, '19 TB LT. I've been doing a lot of searching since I bought it for information and actual kits themselves. So far I'm gathering that there is a right and wrong way to level. Right is, with either the strut spacers and UCA or lift strut altogether. Wrong is, just spacer. I know you'll correct me if I'm wrong, so no worries there. My dilemma is I'm really not wanting to shell out 800 to 1,000 for first 2 options. Soooo... my question is, is there a safe number, with just spacers, that WON'T take away stock ride and won't add stress to the ball joints? I've seen some say 2" spacers put the ball joint at a bad angle. So would 1.5 or 1.75 be ok? Keep in mind I do want to keep stock ride. My plan is to also keep stock wheels and tires, after a level. If it looks too goofy, I may change my mind. Can't seem to find any pictures of leveled TB's with stock wheels/tires.
 
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My understanding is that since the TB is already lifted 2" from the factory, any further lifting you do will require replacing the UCA's to keep respectable ball joint angles. I installed the Readylift 1.75' leving kit myself in my garage with basic tools and found the kit online for a good price. Im still running stock wheels and tires until this weekend so Ill try to get you a picture. Looks better with the level IMO.
 
My understanding is that since the TB is already lifted 2" from the factory, any further lifting you do will require replacing the UCA's to keep respectable ball joint angles. I installed the Readylift 1.75' leving kit myself in my garage with basic tools and found the kit online for a good price. Im still running stock wheels and tires until this weekend so Ill try to get you a picture. Looks better with the level IMO.
Yes, please do. Did you need wheel spacers after install?
 
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The stock TB lift is done via lift strut. You'll want new upper control arms when adding a spacer lift due to ball joint angle that causes them to fail.
 
Yes, please do. Did you need wheel spacers after install?
So my plan is to run 285/75r18 kenda klever rt's. Took it to the tire shop and those tires rubbed the UCA, front and rear fender wells! I bought 3/8 inch spacers and did some easy mods to the brackets that hold the wheel well liners I'm place. We'll see Saturday if it works!
 
So my plan is to run 285/75r18 kenda klever rt's. Took it to the tire shop and those tires rubbed the UCA, front and rear fender wells! I bought 3/8 inch spacers and did some easy mods to the brackets that hold the wheel well liners in place. We'll see Saturday if it works!
So the stock setup doesn't rub anywhere, after the level?
 
Leveling kit with stock wheels and tires

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