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Old 03-07-2017, 07:42 PM   #2131
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Running this kit (TF 2.5", Rancho 5000x shocks, Rancho GEO brackets, TF Front Adjustable TB), got my alignment specs run today and Caster at 6.4 (L) and 6.6 (R) on hole 2 of the Rancho GEO brackets - everything else looks great. To move the LCA to hole 1 do I need to loosen all the LCA/TB bolts again, move bolts, and re-torque, or ok to just move those two bolts?
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Old 03-07-2017, 07:48 PM   #2132
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Hi all, sorry if this has been beaten to death but am having a hard time finding a definitive answer. I am piecing together a lift using RK 2.5 coils based on the advice in this thread. My end goal is setup on 35s with stock fenders for now.

Question is, on a 2008 JKU will I be needing extended brake lines or relocation brackets for front or rear? I believe on the '12 and newer the length is sufficient, what about '11 prior?

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Running this kit (TF 2.5", Rancho 5000x shocks, Rancho GEO brackets, TF Front Adjustable TB), got my alignment specs run today and Caster at 6.4 (L) and 6.6 (R) on hole 2 of the Rancho GEO brackets - everything else looks great. To move the LCA to hole 1 do I need to loosen all the LCA/TB bolts again, move bolts, and re-torque, or ok to just move those two bolts?
Loosen all the lca bolts for sure. Not sure if the track bar bolt is necessary if all you are doing is moving one hole, but it can't hurt. Not hard to do anyway so might as well go for it!
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Got it - thanks!
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So I did the 2.5 Teraflex and Rancho 9000 shocks and the lift is good. Reason why not great is b/c I have such heavy rear bumper and tailgate that I have a reverse rake. The back was lifted like only 1.75 and the front around 3. Now I will be getting front steel bumpers but if I wanted a higher lift could I just do .5-1inch spacers and not have it affect the ride comfort or even safety?


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Running this kit (TF 2.5", Rancho 5000x shocks, Rancho GEO brackets, TF Front Adjustable TB), got my alignment specs run today and Caster at 6.4 (L) and 6.6 (R) on hole 2 of the Rancho GEO brackets - everything else looks great. To move the LCA to hole 1 do I need to loosen all the LCA/TB bolts again, move bolts, and re-torque, or ok to just move those two bolts?
If you loosened all during the original install, you only need to loosen the uppers that you are moving... I did exactly that when I made my move from hole 2 to hole 1 a few months ago. You are NOT changing anything to do with ride height that would preload a bushing.
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Just realized the rancho brackets i ordered to go with my TF 2.5 lift appear to be the first version, RS6250B, so it does have different hole options. This should be fine right or do I need to look into returning them for the newer version.
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Just realized the rancho brackets i ordered to go with my TF 2.5 lift appear to be the first version, RS6250B, so it does have different hole options. This should be fine right or do I need to look into returning them for the newer version.
The old ones work fine, they are just a little less versatile... I like the new ones just in case some day I decide to build a 4.5" lifted on 40's monster.
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Old 03-08-2017, 10:39 AM   #2139
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If you loosened all during the original install, you only need to loosen the uppers that you are moving... I did exactly that when I made my move from hole 2 to hole 1 a few months ago. You are NOT changing anything to do with ride height that would preload a bushing.
@Pressurized - thanks, that's good to know (and much easier!). Yes, I thoroughly loosened all upper/lower CA and TB bolts when installing the lift and, when finished, bounced around on all four corners and then torqued all the bolts.
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Does anyone have torque specs for the bolts that need to be torqued when lifting?
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Old 03-09-2017, 01:41 PM   #2141
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Does anyone have torque specs for the bolts that need to be torqued when lifting?


Track bars and CA's. All 125 except front uppers are 75 ff lbs.



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This is probably a stupid question but for this setup I will buy both front and rear rancho 9000 shocks correct, not just the front ones you linked?
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:48 PM   #2143
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This is probably a stupid question but for this setup I will buy both front and rear rancho 9000 shocks correct, not just the front ones you linked?

Yes 29 front ending and 30 rear.


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Old 03-12-2017, 08:25 PM   #2144
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Does anyone have torque specs for the bolts that need to be torqued when lifting?


Bookmark this link: http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...orque-settings


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Have a list of parts I'm ready to pull the trigger on for a lift setup. First time jeep owner running a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr on 33" KO2 ATs with 16x8 ProComp 7069 series wheels. Want to make sure I'm on the right track with the parts before I go ahead and place the order. Mostly used as a DD but looking to get out on the trails more.

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-lift-kit-2-dr

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...front-4in-lift

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-3-4in-lift-jk


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Have a list of parts I'm ready to pull the trigger on for a lift setup. First time jeep owner running a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr on 33" KO2 ATs with 16x8 ProComp 7069 series wheels. Want to make sure I'm on the right track with the parts before I go ahead and place the order. Mostly used as a DD but looking to get out on the trails more.

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-lift-kit-2-dr

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...front-4in-lift

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-3-4in-lift-jk


https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B01IDH...ZBSUR0T0&psc=1


Did you price out the kit with AOR, KOR ? Everything is all together already.

Did you want the 31 front shocks ? You can run them but typical are the 29's front 30's rear.


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Have a list of parts I'm ready to pull the trigger on for a lift setup. First time jeep owner running a 2011 Jeep Wrangler Sport 2dr on 33" KO2 ATs with 16x8 ProComp 7069 series wheels. Want to make sure I'm on the right track with the parts before I go ahead and place the order. Mostly used as a DD but looking to get out on the trails more.

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-lift-kit-2-dr

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...front-4in-lift

https://www.northridge4x4.ca/fits/20...-3-4in-lift-jk


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Like @kjeeper10 said we have package deals on this set up that can save you money. You can build it how you want.

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Old 03-13-2017, 08:30 AM   #2148
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I live in Canada and have only been pricing parts on Canadian websites that I've been told about.

As for the shocks this is the only Rancho size I could find that had the adjustable option. Like the ones in the OP setup. Northridge has a bundle on their website right now with the same lift but with non adjustable shocks.

If the adjustable shock isn't that major I would just go with that kit on northridge and still order the correction bracket off Amazon.
I'm new to he modding scene so any advice is appreciated.
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I live in Canada and have only been pricing parts on Canadian websites that I've been told about.

As for the shocks this is the only Rancho size I could find that had the adjustable option. Like the ones in the OP setup. Northridge has a bundle on their website right now with the same lift but with non adjustable shocks.

If the adjustable shock isn't that major I would just go with that kit on northridge and still order the correction bracket off Amazon.
I'm new to he modding scene so any advice is appreciated.


The numbers are the same but the last 2
26/28 0-2
29/30 2.5-3"
31/32 3.5-4"

Although the bump stop provided in the TF kit is 2.75 so running the front 31's is not really a issue.




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cool new option available
Teraflex sport 8 flex arm kit
I decided to go with all Teraflex parts, including the Sport 8 Flexarm Kit. I am extremely pleased with all the parts and overall performance. Mind you, I decided to install the lift, kit and parts myself with just the help of my wife holding something or handing me a tool. It can be done, but since it was my first time it took the weekend..... not rushing.

However, after watching and reading, re-watching and re-reading there was one minor detail left out. If you decide to go with the TeraFlex Sport 8 Flexarm Kit and still use the factory hardware you'll need to cut the rear lower front nut stop tab. If you do not it will result in the cutting of the flex arm tube.

It is an easy fix, just a matter of knowing it needs to be done to avoid damage to the larger diameter flex arms.

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Question, i have the TF 2.5" lift and the rancho geo brackets, does it matter if i install the lift (springs) first then the brackets or should i do the brackets first?
Not sure if it reallly matters but figured id ask.

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Question, i have the TF 2.5" lift and the rancho geo brackets, does it matter if i install the lift (springs) first then the brackets or should i do the brackets first?
Not sure if it reallly matters but figured id ask.

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Doesn't matter just make sure the bolts stay loose and only torque after the coils are in. Every component but the coils is installed at the new ride height meaning on the ground.



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Doesn't matter just make sure the bolts stay loose and only torque after the coils are in. Every component but the coils is installed at the new ride height meaning on the ground.



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What do you think about Teraflex VSS Gas Front Shock for 3-4 in. Lift (07-17 Wrangler JK)?
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What do you think about Teraflex VSS Gas Front Shock for 3-4 in. Lift (07-17 Wrangler JK)?

Im not a fan of the 9550 series if thats what you are talking about?


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Old 03-20-2017, 06:47 PM   #2156
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What do you think about Teraflex VSS Gas Front Shock for 3-4 in. Lift (07-17 Wrangler JK)?
X2 You would be better off with Bilstein 5100.
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What do you think about Teraflex VSS Gas Front Shock for 3-4 in. Lift (07-17 Wrangler JK)?
Right now, for just a few bucks more, you can step up to the Rancho 9000XL's with the rebate going on right now. For the price, we feel like this is the best bang for your buck right now in the shock world. Let us know if we can help.

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Anyone have a comparison between the rancho9000 shocks, fox and OME shocks? I ended up going with MC's 2.5 elite list with extenders for my rubishocks and I plan on getting a quality upgrade eventually. Which one performs better onroad?
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OME



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Anyone have a comparison between the rancho9000 shocks, fox and OME shocks? I ended up going with MC's 2.5 elite list with extenders for my rubishocks and I plan on getting a quality upgrade eventually. Which one performs better onroad?
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Anyone have a comparison between the rancho9000 shocks, fox and OME shocks? I ended up going with MC's 2.5 elite list with extenders for my rubishocks and I plan on getting a quality upgrade eventually. Which one performs better onroad?
I put the Rancho 9000s in our '17 JKU. Haven't done anything extreme offroad yet, but the on road rode is great. It's wife's DD, and she's noticed an improvement from the stock setup. Better damping, less roll diving into corners.

I bought online and one of the shocks was missing bushing/hardware set. One call to Rancho was all it took and they sent me a parts kit. Top notch job supporting their product.

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