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Old 05-05-2013, 01:06 PM   #1
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Lift and Rancho shocks

I relativity new to the whole jeep thing. I bought a 2001 sport in December and now that summer is coming I would like to do a few upgrades.

I would like to do a lift to clear bigger tires and give it a better look. I'm not looking to do any off road as it is my daily, but since I do live in Denver I do plan on going into the mountains (dirt roads and such to get to so good fishing spots).

Anyways I noticed that mine came with Rancho shocks from the previous owner. RS5240, RS5128, and stabilizer RS5407. I know that they are intended for 0" lift but was wondering if it was possible to do even a 2.5" lift and still be safe (new coil kits, or even coil spacers), or if I need to buy a whole new suspension kit that included new shocks to do a proper lift.

I was looking specifically at the Rancho sport suspension lifts 2.5" or 3" and was hoping that I wouldn't have to spend the extra for the ones that included new shocks.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 05-05-2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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For that much lift I'd recommend new shocks too. You'll want the extra travel you'll get even just for driving down trails.

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Yeah, with 2.5" lift you'll need nee shocks. But if your replacing, might as well upgrade right?
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