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Old 04-12-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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Okay this is my first tj I had a yj prior to this. So can someone please explain why the Rancho 3.5" lift will except 35's but a 4" procomp will only accept 33's unless I do some modifying to the fenders and bumpstops?

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:10 PM   #2
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I have been told Rancho measures their lifts on the back axle while other companys measure theirs off the front. With the factory rake when you lift the front 4" the back comes up 2-3". If you raise the rear 3.5" the front comes up 4.5-5.5".

I have the Rancho 3.5 and thats what I was told but then again may be just bs. Someone on here probably knows for sure.

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:13 PM   #3
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How does your Rancho ride? Does anyone on here have the Procomp 4" with the mx6 shocks. A coworker of mine has a 4" lift and 33's but looks like he has enough room for bigger.
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Old 04-12-2014, 04:21 PM   #4
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I am happy with my Rancho but this is my first jeep so dont really have anything to compare it to.

Here it is with Nitto Trail Grappler 285/75R15's (34" and some change). I personally think 35's would be too big. My next tires will probably be 33's.

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Old 04-12-2014, 04:23 PM   #5
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Edit. Those tires are 285/75R17
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:29 PM   #6
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Well I'd like to see b if someone has the procomp system before I make my decision but I will probably end up going with the rancho system.
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Old 04-12-2014, 11:32 PM   #7
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How do you like your Nitto's? That's my other problem. I don't know if I want the Nitto trail or terra grappler or the procomp XT2
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Well I'd like to see b if someone has the procomp system before I make my decision but I will probably end up going with the rancho system.
My Jeep had pro comp on it when I bought it. It was one of the worst riding Jeeps I have ever been in. Their shocks are some of, if not the worst out there.
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Old 04-13-2014, 09:45 AM   #9
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I like the Nittos just fine but only have less than 10k on them. Here are pics of the tread pattern on the trail (on my jeep) and terra (on my truck)

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Old 04-13-2014, 10:28 AM   #10
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Do some more research before you buy anything. Procomp is regarded as a low quality lift and ranchos lifts are decent but usually over priced.
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:00 PM   #11
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I just can't see spending more than $2000, I really don't want to spend more than $1500. So if you can think of a better lift than the 3.5" Rancho please let me know.
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I just can't see spending more than $2000, I really don't want to spend more than $1500. So if you can think of a better lift than the 3.5" Rancho please let me know.
There are many other ways to go.

Rancho kits use a bushing in a fixed control arm, ie, less flex than stock arms. Plus these bushings are known to put stress on the ca mounts. Their higher end kit even has a drop pitman arm.

For a budget minded lift, I'd say zones 3"($460) or their 4.25" combo($530) if you want to go up to 35's.

Much less cost and more useful, then you have an extra grand to invest in other areas...brakes, steering, armor, front track bar, etc

I did their 4.25" combo on my girls jeep and it rides much better than stock. Just had to add a couple washers to the skid plate.

There are other cost effective options, but bang for the buck, I don't think one will beat the zone lifts. Great springs, decent shocks, and no other unnecessary items or downgraded parts
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Ultimate OME lift from DPG Off-road.
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:16 PM   #14
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I second the dpg ultimate !!!
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Old 04-13-2014, 06:42 PM   #16
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Ome are nice lifts, a little over priced imo, but why go over the base model? Just a bunch of Jks stuff: discos, adj track bar(new and unproven), mml, and bl.
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Old 04-13-2014, 08:15 PM   #17
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I would like to stay away from body spacers. I had them on my yj and hated them because I had to weld extensions on my shifters.
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A 1.25" bl on a tj is largest recommended. No need to weld extensions or anything crazy. Just have to shift console back 1/2" or so and unless done with a mml you also need to adjust fan shroud. Can't even tell console has moved
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Thanks for that info.
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A Novak tc shifter cable is a great option as well when doing a body lift. Stock linkage connects to the tub and then down to the tc, so any type of change to body and frame seperation causes a conflict. There are adapter plates, but a cable type linkage is what they should have installed from the factory

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