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Old 02-16-2014, 12:48 PM   #661
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Correct, travel not a concern. Would the Rancho 0-2's be a longer shock? Or are they just made to handle up to 2" lift? And I should replace all 4, correct?

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For ride, def upgrade the sport shocks. I'm thinking travel is not really a concern of yours right (longer shock)
The Rancho 0-2's would make for a great upgrade and work well. I'm seeing March for the rebate.

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Probably a crazy question, but with a leveling kit, and this is the spacer kit, I am not losing travel over stock, just not gaining any, right?

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Haha!

If you buy a more compete kit. Pinion/caster angles are addressed. When people but a cheap 3-4" kit with just coils and shocks. There's going to be issues. If not soon -later.
Stock driveshafts are hit or miss. On road you should be ok. Off road/flexing puts a lot of stress on the rubber boots (CV joints)
There's front control arm drop brackets like in the AEV kits. These really make for a better ride. Just a option that can be added to any lift.

I like it how you are asking questions and trying to do the right thing. So many folks don't, and invite problems on themselves.
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Correct, travel not a concern. Would the Rancho 0-2's be a longer shock? Or are they just made to handle up to 2" lift? And I should replace all 4, correct? Thank you for the help and for the info on the Rebate!!
I think they are close to stock. Here's the specs.
You do lose travel yes. Not a lot with a leveling kit but you do.
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Well, the install is done! Very pleased with having done it with a few great friends. Everything went smooth and seems that all I will need is a drop bracket for the rear break line. Also threw on my club stickers things are starting to come together. Thank you all for the help so far.

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Well, the install is done! Very pleased with having done it with a few great friends. Everything went smooth and seems that all I will need is a drop bracket for the rear break line. Also threw on my club stickers things are starting to come together. Thank you all for the help so far.
Perfect... Looking great.
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Perfect... Looking great.
Thanks man now I just need some tires! Thank you especially man. Does the stance look right? Seems higher in front. I know it's supposed to level it but just asking to b sure.
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Thanks man now I just need some tires! Thank you especially man. Does the stance look right? Seems higher in front. I know it's supposed to level it but just asking to b sure.
A little, mine is like that too. Should settle some with the weight of the engine.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:26 AM   #669
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The most popular width for 35" is 12.5". Those tires will require spacers with the stock 10A wheels.
Thanks, just realized 35" is not good for 3.73 auto. Would 33" work and do I need spacers? Thanks!
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Thanks, just realized 35" is not good for 3.73 auto. Would 33" work and do I need spacers? Thanks!
3.8 or 3.6L and auto or manual. i wouldn't say it's not good for 3.73 gears, but it's not ideal. i ran 3.73 gears with a 3.8L auto for a while (almost 2 years) with 35s. it wasn't that bad, on the highway it was a little painful, but i drive slow anyways. if you've got a lead foot - yeah, you'll really notice it.

why the larger tires? looks, or wheeling? nothing wrong with either, but if you're buying 35s for the trail, chances are eventually you'll regear anyhow. so go for it.
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It's 3.6 auto and I don't think I go off road.
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It's 3.6 auto and I don't think I go off road.
I never thought I would go off road. But once I did well lets just say im addicted. My lift is on order and I have 33" tire with 3.73..that set up is good..but I am prepared to go 35" after my lift comes in.
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So I'm a 2 door Jk sport. If I buy the rc 2.5" ill probably gain about 3 or 3.25 lift in front and probably a full 3.5 in rear (bumper and winch). The kit is all I need? But I should keep shopping for driveshafts for the very near future?
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So I'm a 2 door Jk sport. If I buy the rc 2.5" ill probably gain about 3 or 3.25 lift in front and probably a full 3.5 in rear (bumper and winch). The kit is all I need? But I should keep shopping for driveshafts for the very near future?
Do you have a bumper and winch ?
What does the kit include (link) ?
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Ok so I have the Metal Cloak 3.5 game changer ARB lift ordered (complete kit with all control arms old man emu shocks) ..3 or 4 week delivery so I have some time to get everything I need. My Jeep is 2014 4 door 3.73 gears. I am on 33" DT,my wheels are 17x8 with zero offset = 4.5" of back spacing . I have bushwacker flat fenders. I want to make sure I have everything covered..I have terraflex exhaust spacer. I am going to order the OME steering stabilizer (any advice on this ?) Also have been watching the install videos and they use the stock bolts..do I need to upgrade or change this? If the 33's look terrible I will go with 35" DT or MTR/k (would love advice on which one). Shopping for drive shafts and this is where I need the most advice lol..yes I do go off road and disconnect so I know I will Need them..have I left out anything? Oh and I don't have aftermarket bumpers yet..so I am worried about having too much lift (appearance) I don't want to look stupid.
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Do you have a bumper and winch ? What does the kit include (link) ?
yes. My post said I have a bumper and winch

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https://www.google.com/search?q=roug...04531113886408
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yes. My post said I have a bumper and winch Heres a link to the kit https://www.google.com/search?q=roug...04531113886408
That's a very basic kit if I'm looking at the right one. I would guess a average of 2.5" with weight. That's a good thing. Most your kits (minimum) supply a rear track bar bracket and rear extended swaybar links. A front track bar is your choice and depending on handling, caster correction.
I don't see shock specs, def going to need bumpstop extensions.
Look at the basic TF 2.5". That will give you a good idea of what's needed.
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Ok so I have the Metal Cloak 3.5 game changer ARB lift ordered (complete kit with all control arms old man emu shocks) ..3 or 4 week delivery so I have some time to get everything I need. My Jeep is 2014 4 door 3.73 gears. I am on 33" DT,my wheels are 17x8 with zero offset = 4.5" of back spacing . I have bushwacker flat fenders. I want to make sure I have everything covered..I have terraflex exhaust spacer. I am going to order the OME steering stabilizer (any advice on this ?) Also have been watching the install videos and they use the stock bolts..do I need to upgrade or change this? If the 33's look terrible I will go with 35" DT or MTR/k (would love advice on which one). Shopping for drive shafts and this is where I need the most advice lol..yes I do go off road and disconnect so I know I will Need them..have I left out anything? Oh and I don't have aftermarket bumpers yet..so I am worried about having too much lift (appearance) I don't want to look stupid.

Are you looking to do everything up front ? I mean you can wait on the shafts. Just keep a eye on them. Having all 8 arms will have them operating at decent angles. 33" IMO will look small with that setup. I have 0 experience with either tire. Hopefully somebody else can chime in here.
Since you are removing the bolts for the arm install. I think it's a great idea to do the upgrade. At least the 2 track bars and lower arms. Northridge has the bolt kits

Awesome and very complete kit. Instructions look easy to follow too.
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Are you looking to do everything up front ? I mean you can wait on the shafts. Just keep a eye on them. Having all 8 arms will have them operating at decent angles. 33" IMO will look small with that setup. I have 0 experience with either tire. Hopefully somebody else can chime in here.
Since you are removing the bolts for the arm install. I think it's a great idea to do the upgrade. At least the 2 track bars and lower arms. Northridge has the bolt kits

Awesome and very complete kit. Instructions look easy to follow too.
Thanks for the response..I will definitely get the bolts. I am going to print the instructions today. I am with some help of course going to do the install myself. Will wait on drive shafts just want to be prepared..
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Thanks for the response..I will definitely get the bolts. I am going to print the instructions today. I am with some help of course going to do the install myself. Will wait on drive shafts just want to be prepared..
Nothing wrong with that.

I forgot about your SS. Does the MC kit relocate it above the tie rod?
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Nothing wrong with that.

I forgot about your SS. Does the MC kit relocate it above the tie rod?
I don't know but will find out..I forgot to order the kit when I ordered my lift..to excited and just forgot. MC didn't mention it but I assume I need it, they sell the old man emu kit with the relocation bracket. So I would guess yes to your ?.
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I don't know but will find out..I forgot to order the kit when I ordered my lift..to excited and just forgot. MC didn't mention it but I assume I need it, they sell the old man emu kit with the relocation bracket. So I would guess yes to your ?.
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Special thanks to you kjeeper10. I have been following your threads and advice since I joined this thread..it's because of you I know what I know lol.. I have referred all my Jeep friends looking at lifts to your stickies. very appreciated and useful.
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77 down here. oh - back on topic.


got the adjustable TF arms; throwing all 8 on this weekend. i cannot wait... i'm sure the alignment's going to be fun after that.
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77 down here. oh - back on topic. got the adjustable TF arms; throwing all 8 on this weekend. i cannot wait... i'm sure the alignment's going to be fun after that.
Good luck. Grab a big ass wrench for the jam nuts.
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bigger than the adjustment nut on the drag link or tie rod?
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Oh yea. Do you have a HF local ?
I bought this for my TF lowers at the time.
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