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Old 10-01-2013, 10:44 AM   #601
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I purchased and installed the 2" sport lift with 9000xl shocks in mid July.

I originally bought the lift from 4wheelparts.com and they sent me the wrong kit (5000 shocks instead of the 9000xl). I contacted their customer service and and told them my issue. They wanted me to pay for shipping to ship it back for a replacement kit (laughable). I had to get a manager on the phone and explain that they made the mistake and I was not going to pay for shipping when they screwed up by sending the wrong kit. After some finagling they paid for shipping. They promptly sent me the new kit and I installed it.

Much to my dismay they sent the 4 door model, I have a 2 door. As discussed earlier in the thread the difference in the two kits are the spacers. There is significant rake to my Jeep now. I will never order from 4wheelparts again.



I have a question:

I absolutely love the shocks and want to keep them as I upgrade my suspension. Night and day between stock and these shocks. You can definitely tell that the ride is much smoother than stock. Also, I love the adjustability. Very nice shock set up.

I'm already thinking of going bigger. The 2" sport lift comes with two different shocks: 2" (front) and 4" (rear). Im interested in adding the 2" synergy starter suspension kit or the rock krawler 2.5" stock mod.

Can I add front shock extensions and use either system? or would you recommend getting a new set of 4" shocks for the front?

There are many arguments throughout the site about using shock extensions. Many people say not to, but there are also many people who are using them on their rigs with no problems. My Jeep is my DD and Im a weekend warrior who likes to tear S**T up. Any comments or suggestions?

OK, sorry about 4WP, first off, hopefully they get your correct spacers for you.
Secondly, you are on the right track, you could get spacers, or just get two new shocks, the RS999329XL (for the front) And keep the rears OR you could get new shocks RS999329XL (front) RS999ssoXL (Rear) with a 2.5" system.

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Old 10-01-2013, 01:07 PM   #602
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Thanks for the quick response.

So if I go with the 2.5" lift the rear shocks supplied with the 2" sport lift will or will not work?

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Thanks for the quick response.

So if I go with the 2.5" lift the rear shocks supplied with the 2" sport lift will or will not work?
They will work.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:01 PM   #604
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So does RS66109BR9 still work for both 2 and 4 doors now that the optional front spacers were replaced with stiffer coils?

I've got a 2-door that I'm looking to level out after adding a winch and front bumper. If this kit works, it looks like an amazing deal with the shocks included.
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I have an e-mail into our engineers on that right now. I will update this when I know the answer.
Did your engineers ever come back with an answer? I have the same question since I have a heavy bumper/winch on our 2012 JK and the 109 kit is cheaper than the 108 kit from Amazon- Thanks!
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Did your engineers ever come back with an answer? I have the same question since I have a heavy bumper/winch on our 2012 JK and the 109 kit is cheaper than the 108 kit from Amazon- Thanks!
109 is for the 4 door smaller spacer
108 is for the 2 door larger spacer.
If you get the 4 door for the 2 door the rear will sit low.
The spacer on the 2 door is 1.75"
The spacer on the 4 door is .75"

If it makes sense as a consumer to get the less expensive one and BUY the correct spacer, go for it.
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:17 PM   #606
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Thanks for the quick answer To add to the discussion, what if I already have JKU
(4 door) springs on my JK?
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Old 11-14-2013, 12:46 PM   #607
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Thanks for the quick answer To add to the discussion, what if I already have JKU
(4 door) springs on my JK?
No worries, another thing I will add.

Different springs between a 2 and 4 door.
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What type of warranty is there on the 9000 shocks against rust? Mine were just installed this year and on my back shocks it looks like the silver paint is coming off and there might be rust underneath? I will take a closer look in case it is just dirt, but I don't think it was.
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What type of warranty is there on the 9000 shocks against rust? Mine were just installed this year and on my back shocks it looks like the silver paint is coming off and there might be rust underneath? I will take a closer look in case it is just dirt, but I don't think it was.
Finish is not covered. Rust can be there, my guess it is surface rust. A lot of salt where you live, by chance? If people live in an area with salt or mag chloride being applied to the road, I suggest washing the vehicle ASAP after the stuff is applied. I also know guys will hit the shock body with a clear paint for added protection.
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So will this work on the 2014?
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So will this work on the 2014?
Yes, no major changes from a 13 to a 14.
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I just picked up this system for my 2013 JKU. When I ordered it from 4WheelParts, I specifically asked "This is the 4 Door System, right?" To which they responded "Yes".

Now, I've got the front installed, but haven't done the rear yet.... and it's perfectly level...

I pulled out my invoice and it says RS66108BR9. Based on your email above, that means I have the 2 Door System, right?

If so, are you saying that it is only the back spacers that are different? And that if I use the one they provided I will end up having forward rake again? (back end higher than the front)

If so, would I be able to just skip out on the back spacers altogether and just install the shocks?
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I just picked up this system for my 2013 JKU. When I ordered it from 4WheelParts, I specifically asked "This is the 4 Door System, right?" To which they responded "Yes".

Now, I've got the front installed, but haven't done the rear yet.... and it's perfectly level...

I pulled out my invoice and it says RS66108BR9. Based on your email above, that means I have the 2 Door System, right?

If so, are you saying that it is only the back spacers that are different? And that if I use the one they provided I will end up having forward rake again? (back end higher than the front)

If so, would I be able to just skip out on the back spacers altogether and just install the shocks?
109 is a 4 door. Where are you measuring?
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Yep, I saw that on Rancho's post above. Mine is the 108. Wasn't sure if you saw the BR9 on the end and thought I was saying 109?

So far I've measured 2 ways.
1. Visually - it looks level
2. Bubble Level - measured it using the window seals as my line. These were perfectly level. Measured side steps and the rear was slightly higher. Couldn't find a flat spot on the roofline to measure.

I'll take some pictures once the sun is up and post them to see if that helps.
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Yep, I saw that on Rancho's post above. Mine is the 108. Wasn't sure if you saw the BR9 on the end and thought I was saying 109?

So far I've measured 2 ways.
1. Visually - it looks level
2. Bubble Level - measured it using the window seals as my line. These were perfectly level. Measured side steps and the rear was slightly higher. Couldn't find a flat spot on the roofline to measure.

I'll take some pictures once the sun is up and post them to see if that helps.

If you are happy with the set up DON'T add the 1.75" spacer that is meant for the 2 door system. You are correct, if level right now that spacer in the rear will reverse rack you.
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Rancho, so just to clarify once and for all... Are you saying the springs are the same part number regardless of which kit you get? The only difference in the 2 kits is the height of the rear spacer?

Secondly, can I still install the rear shocks without using the spacer?

Here is a picture I took this morning. I used the sidewalk, curb, and brickline on my house as level points of reference.

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Unfortunately, I didn't measure the height prior to installing the front suspension. But I do know that I had pretty bad forward leaning rake prior to the install.

Here's a shot before the install so you can get an idea of the difference the lift made:

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See below:

Edit looking at those pics. It looks great, but a (tad??) short for a 4 door?

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Rancho, so just to clarify once and for all... Are you saying the springs are the same part number regardless of which kit you get? Different springs from a 2 door/4door. The only difference in the 2 kits is the height of the rear spacer?

Secondly, can I still install the rear shocks without using the spacer? Yes you could

Here is a picture I took this morning. I used the sidewalk, curb, and brickline on my house as level points of reference.

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Unfortunately, I didn't measure the height prior to installing the front suspension. But I do know that I had pretty bad forward leaning rake prior to the install.

Here's a shot before the install so you can get an idea of the difference the lift made:

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If I had the correct springs for the 4 four door, would it increase my front lift height? ( I'm assuming yes)
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Great info on a reasonably priced system. Looks like a good deal for those of us that want to change the stance.

Thanks, (and very nice to see Vendor support!)
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If I had the correct springs for the 4 four door, would it increase my front lift height? ( I'm assuming yes)
Yep just a tad more up front.
Here is a 4 door on 33's, FYI.



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Great info on a reasonably priced system. Looks like a good deal for those of us that want to change the stance.

Thanks, (and very nice to see Vendor support!)
I feel that I am am fortunate to be in a position of where I DON'T sell (we sell to shops and the like) so I can just answer questions to the best that I can, and I am fortunate that my engineers are right there to answer the questions I don't know the answer to.
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The Rancho discounts are back. This lift is currently $380 on Amazon with free shipping. The $50 rebate brings this down to $330 for a hybrid spring/spacer lift with 9000 series shocks.

Bump for a great deal.

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Nice to see this thread up again. This deal is hard to pass up.

Just to give y'all a idea. The 9000 shocks are normally the price of this kit at a discount.
Essentially getting the front coils and rear spacers for free.

Make sure you choose 2 door/4 door.
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The Rancho discounts are back. This lift is currently $380 on Amazon with free shipping. The $50 rebate brings this down to $330 for a hybrid spring/spacer lift with 9000 series shocks.

Bump for a great deal.

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Mike - What $50 rebate?
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Rancho has a $50 mail in rebate for this kit that runs from March 1 to June. Final price from Amazon would be $330 shipped for the 4 door. I think the 2 door kit is a little more.

Check gorancho.com for the rebate flyer.

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Mike - What $50 rebate?
Rancho Suspension: SPRING PROMOTION
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Absolutely a great deal for anyone that is just wanting to level it out and get a bit of a lift and go 33's on a DD. No doubt at all this is the deal to get.
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Here ya go...Rancho Suspension: SPRING PROMOTION

Thanks Mike.

Btw - Taking my mods slow, one at a time. This would be my first mod per the suspension. Not ready to upgrade wheels just yet. Okay I install this kit, tires & rims later? Pics appreciated. Thanks yall.
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Hah, there 20 pages of pics in this thread, starting with mine on page 1.

But seriously, I've been running this lift for a year and have no complaints.

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Here ya go...Rancho Suspension: SPRING PROMOTION Thanks Mike. Btw - Taking my mods slow, one at a time. This would be my first mod per the suspension. Not ready to upgrade wheels just yet. Okay I install this kit, tires & rims later? Pics appreciated. Thanks yall.
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Your jeep looks great. Good job
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So.. If standard JK springs and shocks fit on a TJ, any reason this kit wouldnt fit too ?

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