Rough Country Gladiator 2.5in Front lift kit

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I put Toyo 35x12.50x17 on 17x9 rims on my Rubicon.....no issue without any lift.

I think I will add the RC leveling kit just to even it out front to back. Going to be doing some towing this weekend for the first time.....will see how much it squats in the rear before ordering.

 

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How much of an.offset does this cause without and adj trackbar? Guaranteed to be aligned to factory specs in all cases as long as only this kit is used?
 

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How much of an.offset does this cause without and adj trackbar? Guaranteed to be aligned to factory specs in all cases as long as only this kit is used?
I emailed RC last week to ask questions similar to this, and they never responded.

I've generally been happy with the RC 2.5 spacer kit on my JLU because it was dirt cheap and it served the purpose I needed (fitting 35s on a Sport) but it certainly isn't the perfect kit and if they won't even answer consumer questions about their Gladiator kits then I may very well go with a different setup this time around.
 

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This kit raises the front too much.. look for pics with the Alloy USA kit. It’s a 1 1/2” front spacer kit and looks actually level as opposed to every pic I’ve seen with the RC kit that looks nose high.
 

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The crazy thing about it is they actually sell a 3.5" kit just like this that also has no control arms or geometry brackets. That has to drive like crap. Just has to.
 


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Anyone with actual review? Do those who have it think it sits too high up front? I want a level not a lift and am debating which route to go.
 

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JMO, if you are looking at the fenders in the picture above, the front appears higher. I honestly look at the hood and bed, looks good to me. I think I will do this to my Rubicon.
 

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The RC leveling kit is going on my Rubicon this week. Also adding a LoD bumper and Warn Vr8000s.....figure with the added weight the 2 1/2” will end up around 1 1/2” to 1 3/4”..should be perfect! Will post pics when I get it back and pick it up.
 

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Thanks man look forward to the pics. I should be getting my Overland soon and will probably go this route too- always been happy with RC products but don’t want the nose up look, so gonna measure twice before committing. RC chat says from centercap to bottom of fender, a gladiator with level kit measures 23” front 23.5” rear so they’re saying the back sits 0.5” higher which should be perfect
 

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RC kit, bumper and winch went on this week....leveling kit was perfect. Very happy!
 


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Better side view pic to show the leveled stance -very happy with the look and the RC kit
 

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Level looks great. I plan to put it on my stock overland once it arrives; I’ll take before and after measurements and pictures.
 

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Take measurements from the center of hub to lip of fender front and rear. Mine was only 1.5" higher in the rear, and obviously that is for a specific purpose on a pickup truck.

So I ended up using a 0.75" leveling kit from Rough Country instead. The 2.5" is WAY too much.

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Take measurements from the center of hub to lip of fender front and rear. Mine was only 1.5" higher in the rear, and obviously that is for a specific purpose on a pickup truck.

So I ended up using a 0.75" leveling kit from Rough Country instead. The 2.5" is WAY too much.

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I think I’ll go this direction. I’d be happy eliminating half of the rake also. What size tires are those?
 

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I think I’ll go this direction. I’d be happy eliminating half of the rake also. What size tires are those?
Those are 315/70-17s on 17x8.5" wheels that have +10 offset. On a Max Tow or Rubicon, +25 offset would be ideal but I already had these from my old JLU.

 
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