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Old 03-13-2013, 04:02 PM   #211
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Yes we do! We had it out in Moab last year to test them out and dialed them in over the year as well.

In this picture you can almost make out the valve we used to adjust the charge on our prototype.

Would you recommend the SS with the 2 inch lift you offer? My lift comes in today and I am was thinking about if I need a SS with it.

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Would you recommend the SS with the 2 inch lift you offer? My lift comes in today and I am was thinking about if I need a SS with it.
An aftermarket SS is a complete waste of money unless your stock SS is broken.

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An aftermarket SS is a complete waste of money unless your stock SS is broken.
But one with a relocation bracket makes since since the stock one can easily be broken.


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So would this system be a better option than a budget boost for a daily driver that wants to improve their suspension flex and handling for moderate off-roading? I'm thinking of going with 33's because of the DD aspect, but want a capable suspension system for wheeling too.

Or, do I really need to step up to a full blown 2.5" from AEV / MC/ RK / RE, etc.?

I like the price point of this and the shocks, but want a little more benefit that strictly lift to get bigger tires. I want to enhance performance too.

Thoughts?
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:27 PM   #215
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So would this system be a better option than a budget boost for a daily driver that wants to improve their suspension flex and handling for moderate off-roading? I'm thinking of going with 33's because of the DD aspect, but want a capable suspension system for wheeling too.

Or, do I really need to step up to a full blown 2.5" from AEV / MC/ RK / RE, etc.?

I like the price point of this and the shocks, but want a little more benefit that strictly lift to get bigger tires. I want to enhance performance too.

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If your looking to enhance "comfort" this is a great option. If your looking to enhance "performance" this might not do much when compared to ones of the 2.5" kits that replace all the springs and upping it with a set of shocks would make it even better.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:48 PM   #216
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If your looking to enhance "comfort" this is a great option. If your looking to enhance "performance" this might not do much when compared to ones of the 2.5" kits that replace all the springs and upping it with a set of shocks would make it even better.
But this set up comes with upgraded shocks I thought? Wouldn't this system improve off road capability somewhat? I guess I'm basing that assumption on it including new springs in the front and new shocks all around.

Since I'd be staying with a 33" tire, I was thinking a lot of the other items like control arms, etc. wouldn't be needed. Maybe I'm totally wrong. I for sure am a NOOB. LOL...and addicted to this darn forum and dreaming about Jeep modifications and a money tree.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 PM   #217
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An aftermarket SS is a complete waste of money unless your stock SS is broken.
I tend to agree with this on the "newer" SS on the JK up to a 35" or less tire.

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But one with a relocation bracket makes since since the stock one can easily be broken.


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BUT this is a good point as well......

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But this set up comes with upgraded shocks I thought? Wouldn't this system improve off road capability somewhat? I guess I'm basing that assumption on it including new springs in the front and new shocks all around.

Since I'd be staying with a 33" tire, I was thinking a lot of the other items like control arms, etc. wouldn't be needed. Maybe I'm totally wrong. I for sure am a NOOB. LOL...and addicted to this darn forum and dreaming about Jeep modifications and a money tree.
The shocks help a lot in both off/on road handling but if you decide to "push" your JK in this 2" system you are doing a disservice to your JK and you. When you start getting into 2.5ISH-3"+ systems, you start really needing springs front/rear, arms to address angle issues etc.....

So is this a great system/deal? YES!!!!! Amazing.... but if you are thinking about getting crazy... go another option..


This is our OLD SPORT 4" system (drop brackets NOT springs, like now...)

It blew me away what this system could do...

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But one with a relocation bracket makes since since the stock one can easily be broken.

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So why not just get a relocation bracket and call it a day?
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:31 PM   #219
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Got mine today and noticed that it only came with rear coil spring spacers and not any for the front. This is for a 4 door unlimited. I know Rancho made changes to the lift but when you go on their web site to look at the directions that were not included in the box, it clearly states that the lift includes front and rear coil spring spacers along with the front coil springs. I read through all posts and was able to pick out that Rancho may have lengthened the front coil springs to do away with the spacers up front, is this true? Even the supplier I ordered the kit from has it stated on their site description as front and back spacers. I tried calling Tech support with no luck due to high phone volume. Any info would be a big help, I'm going to start installing it tomorrow. Thanks guys.
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Old 03-15-2013, 10:11 PM   #220
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Install it as is. They no longer include the front spacers with the kit. Mine didn't come with them either so I called tech support to check.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:55 PM   #221
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Thanks for the info. I though I was loosing it. I looked at the directions on Rancho's site and they show them being installed and a part number. You think they would up date this to clear up any confusion. I was in panic mode. Got a shop with a lift ready for tomorrow out of the weather to get this on.
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I got front spacers with mine
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:42 AM   #223
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Any problems with the exhaust not clearing the trans? I was thinking that if all goes well today and clearance isn't a problem, installing 1" or 1.75" coil spacers in the front and replacing the spacers in the rear with the 1" or 1.75". Just a thought. This would give an added lift of .25" with the 1" spaces and 1" additional lift with the 1.75 spacers. Any thoughts?
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:27 PM   #224
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I think the lift supplied by the kit is the max I would go without needing additional parts.

The front shocks limit down travel so the driveshaft clears the exhaust. Adding front spacers would severely limit your available down travel.

Also the kit doesn't include front brake line extensions, rear bump stops, track bar adjustments, or extended sway bar links. You would need all of these for the added lift you are contemplating.

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Are you guys that are running this lift happy with the ride and does it give any flex over stock ?
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Are you guys that are running this lift happy with the ride and does it give any flex over stock ?
Love the ride the shocks help so much. Not really flexed it but its higher than stock so it will flex some
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Are you guys that are running this lift happy with the ride and does it give any flex over stock ?
i couldnt be happier with my decision. i have absolutley no extra parts other than this kit and rides better than stock. the adjustments on the shocks are night and day. if you go from the "1" setting to the "9" setting, you can tell the difference just from getting into the JKU. the "1" is a really cushy ride. too soft for my taste. I used to have a YJ so im running "6" all around and feel that its comfortable. I will not go past 33" tires until this thing is paid off and i have enough money for all the other parts needed when going to 35" and a regear so for the interim, this kit is a great choice.
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Are you guys that are running this lift happy with the ride and does it give any flex over stock ?
The ride is great, the lift height is good, and what flexing I've done is definitely better than stock. I also added Teraflex discos. I hit a trail a week ago I did stock in January and it was a breeze. Not too many obstacles, but a noticeable improvement in height getting over them and control.


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I just installed this kit today and I can tell you on the first drive I felt a difference from the shocks. I have all the shocks set on 3 for now and might adjust as time goes on, but for now its perfect. Install took me a little longer than I expected, but none of us doing the install had never done a lift on a JK before. I have some pics I'll be posting once I get them off my phone and get the rest of them from the other guys.
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I just installed this kit today and I can tell you on the first drive I felt a difference from the shocks. I have all the shocks set on 3 for now and might adjust as time goes on, but for now its perfect. Install took me a little longer than I expected, but none of us doing the install had never done a lift on a JK before. I have some pics I'll be posting once I get them off my phone and get the rest of them from the other guys.
Where you at? I woulds swung by if your close?
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I'm in Oakville.
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I also had the 2" lift kit with the 9000xl shocks installed. I love the ride and the fact that you can adjust the firmness. Still playing around with the settings to get the best ride. I currently run all 4 of them on 3.
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Old 03-21-2013, 09:03 AM   #233
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Do you need to run a certain back space on your wheels for this kit? I see most kits say to run a 35" tire you need 4.5 back space or less.
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I'd still go with 4.5 or less
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I'd still go with 4.5 or less
Well that sucks. The reason asked is because most lifts that I have seen say to run a 4.5 or less, but I did not see that for this kit.
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quick lame question i have stock 255/75 17's on my JKU, This kit will be here tomorrow shipped from Amazon, and I'm impatient and will have plenty of time on my hands this weekend. Think It would be a bad idea to put the lift on and roll with my stock tires for a week or so until my new tread gets here?
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Iv been rolling on my stock tires for weeks now...not bad at all. It just makes you want bigger tires more...
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quick lame question i have stock 255/75 17's on my JKU, This kit will be here tomorrow shipped from Amazon, and I'm impatient and will have plenty of time on my hands this weekend. Think It would be a bad idea to put the lift on and roll with my stock tires for a week or so until my new tread gets here?
Will you be running stock wheels with your kit? I am trying to figure if you "need" to run 4.5 bs or less or if you have to get spacers.
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Iv been rolling on my stock tires for weeks now...not bad at all. It just makes you want bigger tires more...
You running wheel spacers?
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Right now im on completely stock wheels/tires. I just picked up some 35"s that im going to mount on the stock wheels and use spacers. All in all-lift,tires and spacers cost me under $900...

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