It ended up being just over 4.5" front and 4.25" rear, but that's including going up to 35's. It's closer to 4" just from the springs, since I'm about as light as a JK/LK can get- base model, manual trans, softtop- only lighter is mine with half doors (sniff- if only!) Mark W.
Thanks dude- and you bet your butt! Went on a light trail ride yesterday through some mud and light rocks- the KM2's are insane! Stopped in the middle of a fairly deep mud puddle to test them, in 2WD, and just drove out like nothing! The RK kit flexes nicely, and still handles BETTER than stock ever could. So very pleased and impressed! (Damn well better be after I dropped way more $$ than I should have )
2 side notes on the kit:
1. If you run the RK extended brake lines (NECESSARY with this kit- trust me!), wrap some electrical tape around them, especially on the rears where they hit the swaybar or frame- this will get rid of an annoying clinking sound.
2. Speaking of clinking sounds, if you get a strange one from the front at random times, it's very likely your swaybar disco's- you CAN run a 1/2" washer in there in addition to the provided shims to quiet this down, or just deal with it Either way, rock on Mark W.
So, an update- the front driveshaft has let out its magic smoke. The t-case angle was rather huge, and with no way to adjust it, I pulled the trigger on a Tom Woods driveshaft. My measurement was 37.1-2", for reference. I spoke to Tom directly- he seems like a straight shooter. It should be on its way to me by Tuesday. Goodbye sanity, and budget
Also, an update. Bilstein 5100's are crack. They make me speed more than I should. EVIL! BUT AWESOME! Amazing handling, great ride. This is what God's JK rolls on Still very pleased with everything I've installed.
On the downside, found out that the softtop that I got a "deal" on when I bought the JK that I put on for this summer is for an '07-08, not an '09. So it leaks like a seive when it rains. YAAY! Going to be selling it soon, and just pulled the trigger on a Bestop bikini top, wrap-around windjammer, and duster cover. Reports to follow. Also going to Herculine this beast Mark W.
Yep^ Just installed mine- easy install, and they have good tech support for my newbie questions on driveshaft installs No extra NVH from the shaft, although it's a bit heavier, so a little worse fuel economy again Mark W.