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Old 09-09-2010, 07:52 PM   #1
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suspension help plz

im getting ready for my bb and had a couple questions

1) rancho 9000 adj or pro comp mx6 adj?

2) does my 06 LJ (unlimited) need anything other then the springs and shocks for a 2in. ie: driveshaft adjustments or sye/cv thingy

3) whats a rear cam?

i was looking at a procomp 2" spring and shock lift for 32"s.

4wheelparts said i could upgrade to their adj mx6 instead if i wanted when i asked him about the adj ranchos.

another offroad store said i would need rear cams with my lift. idk what those are and 4wheelparts didnt mention those. what are they/do i need them

thank you all for the help. if everything checks out ill be $2100 poorer come the new year. its for 5 wheels and tires and the lift too

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:07 PM   #2
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Rancho's 9000 adjustable is an outstanding shock, the MX6 is an ok shock but between those two, I wouldn't even consider the ProComp. Yes, I have run both of those.

For 2" of lift, especially since you have the longer wheelbase of an Unlimited, you need nothing else besides the springs and shocks to prevent vibrations, you should not experience any vibrations which a SYE/CV "thingy" is installed to cure. So no, you will not need a SYE or CV driveshaft at all.

A rear cam allows the pinion angle to be changed but you don't need it since you don't need to install a SYE and CV driveshaft. That said, a rear cam is a bad choice of methods to change the rear pinion angle anyway. They are a PITA to install but worse, they have a history of not being able to hold their adjustment... they slip and cause problems.

By the way, 4WP is not exactly a great source for good solid tech advice. Most guys at the counter are just kids who let others build up their trucks. Generally speaking, most counter sales people have very little actual experience with what they sell. I know, I used to work for their parent company and I knew a LOT of counter sales guys. Only a few were competent on Jeeps.

If you're close to San Diego, come on down and I'll install it for you for way less than what ProComp would charge.

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Old 09-09-2010, 08:42 PM   #3
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yeah i double check anything a counter person tells me just cause all counter ppl are the same no matter what theyre selling.

thank you soooooo much for the info. i wanted to install the lift myself so i could learn more about how my jeep works and become more mechanically inclined for the future. and so i dont refer to parts as "thingys" lol.

im gonna wait til after christmas to buy everything so i dont run out of money for presents for my friends and family.

so if the offer still stands on assistance on the install i would be super stoked for the help. im about an 90min up the 215 so not a bad drive for me.

thanks again for the indepth answers to all my questions. WF ppl are the best!
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Yep, lemme know when you're ready... I'm right off the I-15 in north SD county, about 30 miles north of San Diego.
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