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Old 05-22-2013, 04:19 PM   #421
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What size tire are you running? Looks sharp!

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What size tire are you running? Looks sharp!
295/70R17

Any idea on the squeak I mentioned? It is in the rear, started immediately after lift install. I thought it was a shock, but it sounds more like it is coming from the coil spacer area.
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Any idea on the squeak I mentioned? It is in the rear, started immediately after lift install. I thought it was a shock, but it sounds more like it is coming from the coil spacer area.
Is everything seated properly? You reuse the OE isolator? Those are my first two immediate thoughts.
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Is everything seated properly? You reuse the OE isolator? Those are my first two immediate thoughts.
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Shouldn't the isolator be agaist the coil with the puck above it? I'll be doing mine this weekend and am confused by the picture and instructions. I've never seen a spacer installed below an isolator.


It would seem the spacer needs to be in the upper mount with the isloator below it against the coil.

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Shouldn't the isolator be agaist the coil with the puck above it? I'll be doing mine this weekend and am confused by the picture and instructions. I've never seen a spacer installed below an isolator.


It would seem the spacer needs to be in the upper mount with the isloator below it against the coil.

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I put the OE isolator below the spacer, I wonder if that would cause the squeak. I really do not want to tear it all down and switch them unless I have too. I agree though, this is the first set up that swaps them that I have seen....
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I put the OE isolator below the spacer, I wonder if that would cause the squeak. I really do not want to tear it all down and switch them unless I have too. I agree though, this is the first set up that swaps them that I have seen....
The directions definitely say OE first, then spacer, than coil springs. That's how I did mine and no squeak.


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I put the OE isolator below the spacer, I wonder if that would cause the squeak. I really do not want to tear it all down and switch them unless I have too. I agree though, this is the first set up that swaps them that I have seen....
I bet that is the cause because the OE isolate is softer
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I bet that is the cause because the OE isolate is softer

That is my thought as well.
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I will reverse them this weekend and let you know.
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will i need to add any other items with this kit? swaybar links front/rear, camber correction, trackbar bracket, etc. seems like everyone that has this just bolts on and go. i'm t minus 2 weeks till i order and have a shop install/align since i have no down time.
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will i need to add any other items with this kit? swaybar links front/rear, camber correction, trackbar bracket, etc. seems like everyone that has this just bolts on and go. i'm t minus 2 weeks till i order and have a shop install/align since i have no down time.
I didn't get anything else. Anything 2 in and under doesn't really effect much
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thanks for the reassurance. Looking forward to join the rancho 2' sport club.
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thanks for the reassurance. Looking forward to join the rancho 2' sport club.
Love mine! Going to try and put my 35 on in a week or two
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This thread is still going strong

Anybody else try the 7000 series SS?
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I still need to install mine... maybe this week.


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Anybody else try the 7000 series SS?
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several more days (11 or 12) till i make my purchase. its really killing me now. its like choosing my wheels/tires all over again.
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I'm quite happy with how this turned out, especially considering the price. Jeeps sits almost exactly level now, initially gained 2.25 inches in front, 1.25 in back.
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Finished

I'm happy with mine too. Just finished this weekend. At first the front was 1.5" higher than the rear.
Then I added a steel bumper and skid plate plus a winch. This brought the front end down an inch so now it looks like it should.
The front springs were way too much with the plastic bumper.


I put the rear spacers below the OE Isolator too and there is no squeaking
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I'm happy with mine too. Just finished this weekend. At first the front was 1.5" higher than the rear.
Then I added a steel bumper and skid plate plus a winch. This brought the front end down an inch so now it looks like it should.
The front springs were way too much with the plastic bumper.

I put the rear spacers below the OE Isolator too and there is no squeaking
Are those 17" sport wheels? What size tires are you running?
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Are those 17" sport wheels? What size tires are you running?

Stock Rubicon wheels and tires. I think they're 255/75R17 so about 32".
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Stock Rubicon wheels and tires. I think they're 255/75R17 so about 32".

Looks great! I have the 17" 2013 sport wheels so I guess I could expect a similar look with 255/75R17 tires. Thanks
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I have been really looking into this lift because I only want 2 inches. Most of the 2.5in ones go higher then that, and this fits my budget perfectly . I have a 2dr sport with 55 springs in the rear and no aftermarket bumpers. I'm afraid that this will raise my front above my rear and ill have a reverse rake. Should I buy a 60 spring or just go with a larger rear spacer, and what size. Also, will I need new rear sway bars (ill move the OE rears to the front) and a new track bar? If anyone with a 2 door could tell me what they did or if rancho could help it would be greatly appreciated.
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I have been really looking into this lift because I only want 2 inches. Most of the 2.5in ones go higher then that, and this fits my budget perfectly . I have a 2dr sport with 55 springs in the rear and no aftermarket bumpers. I'm afraid that this will raise my front above my rear and ill have a reverse rake. Should I buy a 60 spring or just go with a larger rear spacer, and what size. Also, will I need new rear sway bars (ill move the OE rears to the front) and a new track bar? If anyone with a 2 door could tell me what they did or if rancho could help it would be greatly appreciated.
We did this lift on my wife's 2013 Sahara 2DR. We did the kit as is with the 1.75" rear spacer, remember don't use the front spacer, and upgraded to a 58 spring in the rear over 55s and she is perfectly level with stock bumpers. No other changes were necessary. She did get close to 2.5" lift total.

Remember to measure at the pinch seam and not just look at it. The front fender well as more space in it. I think she measures 21.25" front and rear at the bottom of the pinch seam.
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I have been really looking into this lift because I only want 2 inches. Most of the 2.5in ones go higher then that, and this fits my budget perfectly . I have a 2dr sport with 55 springs in the rear and no aftermarket bumpers. I'm afraid that this will raise my front above my rear and ill have a reverse rake. Should I buy a 60 spring or just go with a larger rear spacer, and what size. Also, will I need new rear sway bars (ill move the OE rears to the front) and a new track bar? If anyone with a 2 door could tell me what they did or if rancho could help it would be greatly appreciated.
We did this lift on my wife's 2013 Sahara 2DR. We did the kit as is with the 1.75" rear spacer, remember don't use the front spacer, and upgraded to a 58 spring in the rear over 55s and she is perfectly level with stock bumpers. No other changes were necessary. She did get close to 2.5" lift total.

Remember to measure at the pinch seam and not just look at it. The front fender well as more space in it. I think she measures 21.25" front and rear at the bottom of the pinch seam.
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We did this lift on my wife's 2013 Sahara 2DR. We did the kit as is with the 1.75" rear spacer, remember don't use the front spacer, and upgraded to a 58 spring in the rear over 55s and she is perfectly level with stock bumpers. No other changes were necessary. She did get close to 2.5" lift total.

Remember to measure at the pinch seam and not just look at it. The front fender well as more space in it. I think she measures 21.25" front and rear at the bottom of the pinch seam.
I thought it only came with a .75 in rear spacer?

@Rancho: what is the PN of the 2dr version of this lift or can I use either one?
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I thought it only came with a .75 in rear spacer?

@Rancho: what is the PN of the 2dr version of this lift or can I use either one?
The two door version requires a 1.75" rear spacer since they use the same front coil springs and you get more lift on the 2 door. The correct part number for the 2 door kit is RS66108BR9. TheRS66109BR9 is the 4 door kit.
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I thought it only came with a .75 in rear spacer?

@Rancho: what is the PN of the 2dr version of this lift or can I use either one?
4dr comes .75" spacer for rear.

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