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Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 AM   #91
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If starting from scratch, my PERSONAL scaled recommendations are always:

1. For appearances and 33's with stock performance: TF Leveling Kit.

2. For great on-road and easy/moderate trail riding: AEV Dualsport XT 2.5" w/geo correction brackets

3. For decent on-road and moderate rock crawling: TF 2.5" coil kit with LCAs, Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel, or MetalCloak 2.5" kits (depending on budget).

4. For more intense crawling: MetalCloak, Rock Krawler, Curry, or Poly 3.5" kits, or larger.

Any other random recommendations I'd make would simply be because I'm trying to work with what someone already has. Please also remember that these are my OPINIONS based on my own experience and research (I'm only on my third Jeep, though). I know there may be other decent options out there...

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If starting from scratch, my PERSONAL scaled recommendations are always:

1. For appearances and 33's with stock performance: TF Leveling Kit.

2. For great on-road and easy/moderate trail riding: AEV Dualsport XT 2.5" w/geo correction brackets

3. For decent on-road and moderate rock crawling: TF 2.5" coil kit with LCAs, Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel, or MetalCloak 2.5" kits (depending on budget).

4. For more intense crawling: MetalCloak, Rock Krawler, Curry, or Poly 3.5" kits, or larger.

Any other random recommendations I'd make would simply be because I'm trying to work with what someone already has. Please also remember that these are my OPINIONS based on my own experience and research (I'm only on my third Jeep, though). I know there may be other decent options out there...
So may i ask your personal comparison with ride quality and preference between teraflex performance leveling kit and AEV

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Old 01-27-2013, 03:56 PM   #93
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So may i ask your personal comparison with ride quality and preference between teraflex performance leveling kit and AEV
For just their leveling kits? Probably very little difference, if any. I'd just pick whichever of the two is cheaper and/or has more pieces...
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For just their leveling kits? Probably very little difference, if any. I'd just pick whichever of the two is cheaper and/or has more pieces...
Actually the performance leveling kit at teraflex with shocks to the aev xt kit 2.5 Thanks
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:14 PM   #95
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Actually the performance leveling kit at teraflex with shocks to the aev xt kit 2.5 Thanks
They're two different levels of kit. The AEV 2.5" is much taller and handles the caster changes much more thoroughly with drop brackets and relocation brackets, along with tuned Billsteins.

The AEV kit is much better suited for 34s or 35s, though.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:11 AM   #96
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Got the correct spacer that rancho sent me yesterday and had them installed this morning. Looks better still a little higher in the front. I'll take it.
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Got the correct spacer that rancho sent me yesterday and had them installed this morning. Looks better still a little higher in the front. I'll take it.
That looks great! How is your ride?
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Old 01-29-2013, 12:46 PM   #98
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Rides like a Jeep. Lol! No, it rides better than stock.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:08 PM   #99
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Now you have a good excuse to add a winch to the front.

Glad it worked out for you.

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Old 01-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #100
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Looks good dude. Measure from the pitch seem corners front and back. Betcha she's level or close.
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Old 01-30-2013, 05:54 AM   #101
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Now you have a good excuse to add a winch to the front.

Glad it worked out for you.

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On my ever growing list of mods. Think I need to get off this forum!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #102
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I really want to get the lift kit but worry about that front end height. That and the fact I cannot find the 2dr kit on Amazon.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:53 AM   #103
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Seginus,
You can always buy the 2 door kit from someplace other than Amazon and probably get close to the same price. However, Rancho has hinted at a revision to the kit to be announced on Feb 1. So I'd at least wait until after this weekend to see what it might be. Quadratec or others can get it for you. Just call them if you don't see it on their website.

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:02 PM   #104
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Delivery Estimate: Wednesday February 13, 2013 - Friday February 22, 2013 by 8:00pm
Rancho RS66109BR5 Suspension SystemSold by: Amazon.com LLC

  • Guessing I should cancel and wait to see what Feb 1st brings.
Cancelled.....
Ordered TF instead......
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:33 PM   #105
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I really want to get the lift kit but worry about that front end height. That and the fact I cannot find the 2dr kit on Amazon.
I wish that when I ordered on Amazon they had a distinction between the 2 door and 4 door kit. Ended up costing me another $100 in labor... Or at least I wish I would have waited until February when they worked the kinks out!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #106
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so todays Feb 1st...Any updates?..
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:32 PM   #107
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I ordered the RS66109BR9 for my JKU from Amazon today, will be here by Tuesday.

I guess that I should have reread this thread first to see what/if any changes will be made to the system, oh well, I’m sure Rancho will make any issues right. I’m not planning on installing it until towards the end of the month anyways.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:40 PM   #108
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well Rancho said they'd be back today with updates and the fact that they havnt updated yet leads me to believe there was either a problem or nothing significant to report back.

I really hope im wrong as i held out in ordering the kit to hear something today. i may have to just order and hope there isnt a significant change.
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/shrug.

Don't know, the wedsite does now show the kit minus the front spacers. I recall them being there a few weeks ago when I checked, but I could be wrong. Kind of a shame you can not get the kit with red springs.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:51 PM   #110
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I'm waiting too! Wish they'd hurry up and update.

Might just order the teraflex performance leveling kit!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:37 PM   #111
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Feb 4th update?...
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:46 PM   #112
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To those who said that with this lift the ride is better than with the stock shocks - how exactly better?
On pavement or ground?
Softer, firmer? Which settings do you use?
Cornering better?
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Rancho 2" Sport Lift Installed

Installed mine today. Review to follow over the next few days. So far it takes bumps on pavement much better.


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Old 02-06-2013, 04:58 PM   #114
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Well after sending a pm and waiting for info on this lift, I finally just ordered the TF performance leveling kit.
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:23 PM   #115
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So much for an update from Rancho, eh?

Lame...
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I really just think they changed the picture on the website.

That being said, I received mine on Tuesday. It is the "old" version that comes with the front spacers, what is funny though is the instruction make no reference to them and the picture on the instructions show the updated, no front spacer version. Pretty impressed with how beefy the shocks are when compared to the stock ones.
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so much for an update from rancho, eh?

Lame...
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Hardest part of the install is accessing the top shock mount for the front right shock. I managed to access the mounting nut by using an open ended wrench.

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Hardest part of the install is accessing the top shock mount for the front right shock. I managed to access the mounting nut by using an open ended wrench.

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I just trimmed some of the plastic away.


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The plastic preventing easy access to the passenger-side upper shock mount actually depends on the year of your JK. They made it slightly more accessible in the 2013...

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