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Old 02-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #121
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For posterity, the infamous battery tray in the way on a 2012 ( did I hear Dremel?):

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For posterity, the infamous battery tray in the way on a 2012 ( did I hear Dremel?):

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Yeah I saw that yesterday when I was poking around under my Jeep taking measurements and what not. It was a WTF moment for sure. Looks like it is the bottom of the battery tray?

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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...
It was pretty in assessable in my 13, although we all had bigger fingers. It was just easier to cut some of the plastic away on the passenger side.


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It was pretty in assessable in my 13, although we all had bigger fingers. It was just easier to cut some of the plastic away on the passenger side.

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It actually depends on the shock, too. My Fox shocks didn't require any cutting, but my buddy's Billsteins still needed a little since they require an Allen key in the tip of the bolt.
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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.
Did you leave the front spacers out? Lets see a pic
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:04 AM   #126
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I left them out and I still think my front end might be a little high even with a heavy bumper and winch. I'm going to let it settle a few days and them find a nice level place to measure. From my initial measurements the front end increased 3" instead of 2" on a JKU.

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Did you leave the front spacers out? Lets see a pic
I have not installed mine yet. There were a few other items I wanted to pick up before hand and install all at once. Probably on a week or two.

I did take measurements though and my front, measuring from the center of the wheel to the bottom center of the fender, is 19.75" and 21.5" on the rear. I really cannot wait to get it installed.

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I left them out and I still think my front end might be a little high even with a heavy bumper and winch. I'm going to let it settle a few days and them find a nice level place to measure. From my initial measurements the front end increased 3" instead of 2" on a JKU.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #128
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I have not installed mine yet. There were a few other items I wanted to pick up before hand and install all at once. Probably on a week or two.

I did take measurements though and my front, measuring from the center of the wheel to the bottom center of the fender, is 19.75" and 21.5" on the rear. I really cannot wait to get it installed.



So how does it ride?
The ride is great on the road so far. I had to drive 60 miles this AM to one of our offices at near 70 the whole way. Rode great. Front shocks are set at 4, rear 3. No wandering, smooth, takes road bumps very well. The train tracks I normally go over was not very bumpy at all.


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Old 02-08-2013, 05:03 PM   #130
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Well, I still haven't gone off road yet. That might be 2 weeks away, but I have about 300 miles with the suspension now. I really like the stance, although I will need some bigger tires now, and the right is very comfortable. Solid, but not harsh. There's a lot of bumps around here and it takes them well.

My wife now wants the same lift for her Jeep.


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Probably I know what were the tweaks in Rancho info.
Their 2012 online catalogue said the 2" sport lift (named RS66109BR9 for both 2-door and 4-door, now we know it should be RS66108BR9 for the 2-door) consists of 326 shock for the front and 330(!) shock for the rear, which was surprising, since the 330 shock is a 4" lift.
In their new 2013 version of the online catalogue the detailed parts section does not have a reference to the 2" sport lift at all, only 4" lifts are mentioned. As I understand, they hade to issue the catalogue on Feb 1 but decided to delay publishing this whole section until they sort the things out.
I just wish they did it faster.
By the way, their "picture" section still refers to RS66109BR9 kit as 2-d and 4-d, no mention of the 108 option for the 2-d.
That said, I find their web site quality best compared to TF, SJ, OEM etc.
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Since the kit only comes with front springs, if I want to add rear springs what size would I need?
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Since the kit only comes with front springs, if I want to add rear springs what size would I need?
Check out the Synergy springs I linked to earlier in the thread, or try to find another set of rear coils for 2" kits. That said, it's going to be really tough to mix and match coils to make it perfectly level.

The omission of matching rear springs is this kit's fatal flaw.
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I was the guinea pig to try out the lift on my 2013 Sahara and it's been a few months and I've gotta say I'm pretty impressed. It looks great imo and rides way better than stock.





and a clean pic right after it was installed...

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I was the guinea pig to try out the lift on my 2013 Sahara and it's been a few months and I've gotta say I'm pretty impressed. It looks great imo and rides way better than stock.





and a clean pic right after it was installed...

That's a nice looking rig. I've installed on my 2013 JKU Sport and really like the ride and stance as well. The proof for me is my wife likes the ride so much we are getting this lift for her 2DR Sahara as well. I run the XLs at 4 in the front and 3 in the rear and it s very smooth. I'm hoping to hit some trails this weekend and check the flex.


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Check out the Synergy springs I linked to earlier in the thread, or try to find another set of rear coils for 2" kits. That said, it's going to be really tough to mix and match coils to make it perfectly level.

The omission of matching rear springs is this kit's fatal flaw.
You know, you've been really harsh on this kit and your recommendations aren't overly helpful to those of us looking to get the most out of a sub $500 lift. All your recommendations usually push the $ to double. I got this lift for $375 and it's a good, functional lift that covers the basics well and in my opinion much better than a spacer only lift. Give it a rest.


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You know, you've been really harsh on this kit and your recommendations aren't overly helpful to those of us looking to get the most out of a sub $500 lift. All your recommendations usually push the $ to double. I got this lift for $375 and it's a good, functional lift that covers the basics well and in my opinion much better than a spacer only lift. Give it a rest.

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Fair enough. We were just trying to pressure Rancho into adding the rear springs, but I'm guessing they left the thread for good. I'll do as you ask...
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The only reason I might look into getting a set of rear springs is because, I'm looking into getting an off road rear bumper and tire carrier for my new set it 35" toyos, and I'm concerned the added weight my cause the rear to sag. Has anyone had experience with this happening?
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Rancho provided me with an update via PM on this kit. It seems they have included a taller spacer in the 2 door kits to compensate for the nose in the air attitude that some people are getting after their installation.

Hopefully they'll come back and give more details.

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Their 2012 online catalogue said the 2" sport lift (named RS66109BR9 for both 2-door and 4-door, now we know it should be RS66108BR9 for the 2-door) consists of 326 shock for the front and 330(!) shock for the rear, which was surprising, since the 330 shock is a 4" lift.
I noticed that as well. When I hung the rear shocks and let them extend to thier full length I was shocked at how far they travelled.

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Fair enough. We were just trying to pressure Rancho into adding the rear springs, but I'm guessing they left the thread for good. I'll do as you ask...
That is not going to happen for the price point. You are already getting 4 XL9000 shocks for cheaper then you can buy them individually and the front springs. Even at Quadratecs price of $449 you could not buy the 4 shocks and the front springs. I bought mine at $375 as well so this was a no brainer.

Don't get me wrong, I would love it if they had proper rear springs as well.
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Ouch.... They give you the short shocks for the front ?

I would want the 29's over rear coils if they were going to change anything.

-obviously rear coils but would not expect the price to remain the same.
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That is not going to happen for the price point. You are already getting 4 XL9000 shocks for cheaper then you can buy them individually and the front springs. Even at Quadratecs price of $449 you could not buy the 4 shocks and the front springs. I bought mine at $375 as well so this was a no brainer.

Don't get me wrong, I would love it if they had proper rear springs as well.
Yeah, the price would certainly be affected. The best possibility would be for them to offer matching rear springs separately. I'm sure that many (or most?) would elect to pay the added cost.

With matching rear springs, this kit would be THE perfect budget build, hands down. I love everything else about it...
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yeah, the price would certainly be affected. The best possibility would be for them to offer matching rear springs separately. I'm sure that many (or most?) would elect to pay the added cost.

With matching rear springs, this kit would be the perfect budget build, hands down. I love everything else about it...
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Ouch.... They give you the short shocks for the front ?

I would want the 29's over rear coils if they were going to change anything.

-obviously rear coils but would not expect the price to remain the same.
Shorter shocks up front = no need to mess with the exhaust system and add cost to this system.
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Rancho, great info, thank you!

Quick question: did you broach the subject of an OPTIONAL set of matching rear coils in lieu of spacers? What did your engineers have to say?

A lot of people love the kit, but it would be great to be able to "upgrade" it to a full coil kit. The problem is that no other vendor makes a set of rear coils that would match perfectly. Since you guys know the design specs of the front springs, you're uniquely qualified to make perfectly matching rears.

Thanks ahead of time!


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So I talked with both the engineers and the Director of Sales while out there. The engineers said they could do it, but the Director said that would start to encroach on the 3" SPORT and TRAIL on a cost side but not gaining what you gain from those other systems. It is kind of like I have a guy in Malaysia that sales a lot of Ford Rangers and wants a system from use. Unless he orders XXXX amount the foundry won't look at it. Hope that makes sense.



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Rancho, great info, thank you!

Quick question: did you broach the subject of an OPTIONAL set of matching rear coils in lieu of spacers? What did your engineers have to say?

A lot of people love the kit, but it would be great to be able to "upgrade" it to a full coil kit. The problem is that no other vendor makes a set of rear coils that would match perfectly. Since you guys know the design specs of the front springs, you're uniquely qualified to make perfectly matching rears.

Thanks ahead of time!


PS: Sorry SgtKersh, just trying one last time to make this kit perfect!
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So I talked with both the engineers and the Director of Sales while out there. The engineers said they could do it, but the Director said that would start to encroach on the 3" SPORT and TRAIL on a cost side but not gaining what you gain from those other systems. It is kind of like I have a guy in Malaysia that sales a lot of Ford Rangers and wants a system from use. Unless he orders XXXX amount the foundry won't look at it. Hope that makes sense.
It does make sense from the Director's volume business perspective. Thank you for trying!
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So, any recommendations on rear springs. I'm getting a new rear bumper with tire carrier, and I'm afraid of sag. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I thought of just getting the teraflex spring kit, if Rancho doesn't have anything.
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So, any recommendations on rear springs. I'm getting a new rear bumper with tire carrier, and I'm afraid of sag. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

I thought of just getting the teraflex spring kit, if Rancho doesn't have anything.
Just an FYI, we built this system with our tire carrier on our 4 door Rubicon. So I would try it first before you spend good $ on a new rear spring set.

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