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Old 03-21-2013, 01:08 PM   #241
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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?
I've had my stockers on for 2 months

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #242
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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.
yep, stock rubicon 17's..

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Old 03-21-2013, 01:17 PM   #243
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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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yep, stock rubicon 17's..
So you felt like this lift and shocks were an improvement over the stock rubi suspension?
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So you felt like this lift and shocks were an improvement over the stock rubi suspension?
Mines not a rubicon, but I do have the rubicon wheels and the rubicon shocks. Springs are 17/58 so right in line with a rubicon as well... But don't have disconnects are anything like that of course.

My thoughts were that this would offer better adjustability with the 9000xl shocks, the slight lift for bigger tires is an added bonus... but please correct me if i'm wrong. Im not rock crawler, nor will I ever be.. I ride dirt bikes and a trials bike for that stuff, but do like light duty trails, forest roads with the family, etc. So assumed I wont need to go too big, but also wanted to add a bit more comfort which I hope to achieve with the adjustable shocks
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Mines not a rubicon, but I do have the rubicon wheels and the rubicon shocks. Springs are 17/58 so right in line with a rubicon as well... But don't have disconnects are anything like that of course.

My thoughts were that this would offer better adjustability with the 9000xl shocks, the slight lift for bigger tires is an added bonus... but please correct me if i'm wrong. Im not rock crawler, nor will I ever be.. I ride dirt bikes and a trials bike for that stuff, but do like light duty trails, forest roads with the family, etc. So assumed I wont need to go too big, but also wanted to add a bit more comfort which I hope to achieve with the adjustable shocks
So you did have rubicon shocks before replacing with the 9000xl? I think I've currently got 18/59 springs. I'll have to double check.
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So you did have rubicon shocks before replacing with the 9000xl? I think I've currently got 18/59 springs. I'll have to double check.
yep, i have the red rubicon shocks on now... but had to assume the 9000xl's are an upgrade since i've heard tremendous reviews about them..
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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...
can you even fit 35's on with this lift? Where the heck did you get just the tires for under 900?.. the under 900 has me stumped.. I just paid 375 for my rancho kit, so sans spacers you got tires for 525? 100 bucks a tire? Let me know where you got them and i'll order some up

Im likely sticking with 33's or whatever the equivelant is.. 285 I think
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can you even fit 35's on with this lift? Where the heck did you get just the tires for under 900?.. the under 900 has me stumped.. I just paid 375 for my rancho kit, so sans spacers you got tires for 525? 100 bucks a tire? Let me know where you got them and i'll order some up

Im likely sticking with 33's or whatever the equivelant is.. 285 I think
35's on this system.....

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35's on this system.....

great, you just costed me another 40-50 bucks a tire.. I thought I was cutting my budget on my tires by getting a 2" lift,..

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That made me giggle!!
And no worries, really liking this forum a lot.

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great, you just costed me another 40-50 bucks a tire.. I thought I was cutting my budget on my tires by getting a 2" lift,..

And THANKS for being here...
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Can you leave out the front spacers to give it a stock rake?

Got a 2-door JK with 13/55 springs currently. Could use new shocks and will be installing 33's very soon. Like a little higher in the back than front but need the lift and new set of shocks. I was planning to do the 18/59 with Rubi shocks swap, but want a good ride. What can I do with this Rancho sport kit to keep it "up in the back"?
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Can you leave out the front spacers to give it a stock rake?

Got a 2-door JK with 13/55 springs currently. Could use new shocks and will be installing 33's very soon. Like a little higher in the back than front but need the lift and new set of shocks. I was planning to do the 18/59 with Rubi shocks swap, but want a good ride. What can I do with this Rancho sport kit to keep it "up in the back"?

Im actually wondering the same thing. I ordered it, then started researching the kit more and it looks like a lot of guys end up with the front's too high until they install a heavy front bumper. I have 17/58 on it now, but with a stock bumper will this kit make my front end sit to high until I add the weight of an aftermarket bumper?
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can you even fit 35's on with this lift? Where the heck did you get just the tires for under 900?.. the under 900 has me stumped.. I just paid 375 for my rancho kit, so sans spacers you got tires for 525? 100 bucks a tire? Let me know where you got them and i'll order some up

Im likely sticking with 33's or whatever the equivelant is.. 285 I think
Craigslist my friend, found a guy who deals with upgrades and got some hummer take offs...the stock hummer tire is a 35" bfg all terrain with 17" wheels then i found spacers on this forum for about $125 a set of 4. Got the tires for $400 for a set of 5.

Mounting the tires on my stockers at a local shop and the lift kit cost me $375...
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Craigslist my friend, found a guy who deals with upgrades and got some hummer take offs...the stock hummer tire is a 35" bfg all terrain with 17" wheels then i found spacers on this forum for about $125 a set of 4. Got the tires for $400 for a set of 5.

Mounting the tires on my stockers at a local shop and the lift kit cost me $375...
gotcha.. I kinda miss my old H2..
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gotcha.. I kinda miss my old H2..
Blasphemy!...that kinda talk around here will get u flamed...lol
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Blasphemy!...that kinda talk around here will get u flamed...lol

it was the kid/dog/grocery hauler.. that's what I miss about it, HUGE.. great for what I used it for.. like my jeep better for my toy
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Sorry it took a week for the updates on my installation. The kit is on took 2 1/2 hours using air tools and a lift, cake work. Love the way it sits. The kit raised front and back along with leveling out the front. I'm running 285/70/17 Duratracks with back spacing on stock wheels. I like the look of the stockers on the black jeep. Plenty of space between the trans and the exhaust. I just found a set of 60 springs to swap out my rear 58's. I tow a dirt bike trailer and the 60's are the stock heavy duty rears and since the kit does not replace the backs why not swap out the 58's with 60's. I will let you know if this throws my leveling off after I get them in.
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Sorry it took a week for the updates on my installation. The kit is on took 2 1/2 hours using air tools and a lift, cake work. Love the way it sits. The kit raised front and back along with leveling out the front. I'm running 285/70/17 Duratracks with back spacing on stock wheels. I like the look of the stockers on the black jeep. Plenty of space between the trans and the exhaust. I just found a set of 60 springs to swap out my rear 58's. I tow a dirt bike trailer and the 60's are the stock heavy duty rears and since the kit does not replace the backs why not swap out the 58's with 60's. I will let you know if this throws my leveling off after I get them in.
great.. so you are saying it didn't bump the nose up too far? Are you running a stock front bumper?
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35's on this system.....

That look is perfect!!
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Rancho, when you put the 35's on this system, did you try it with the stock front bumper? im still running the stock front and wanted to know if i would rub?

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Ya on the stock bumper. The front and rear sit even. It's on a 2013 unlimited soft top with auto trans rag top. Old kit came with coil spacers for the front to be used with the coil springs. Rancho updated the kit with longer front coil springs for the front so no need for the spacers anymore. If you look on their site the direction call for front spacers to be used with the coil springs, this is not the case. The never up dated the directions. It will make ya think your missing something.
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Ya on the stock bumper. The front and rear sit even. It's on a 2013 unlimited soft top with auto trans rag top. Old kit came with coil spacers for the front to be used with the coil springs. Rancho updated the kit with longer front coil springs for the front so no need for the spacers anymore. If you look on their site the direction call for front spacers to be used with the coil springs, this is not the case. The never up dated the directions. It will make ya think your missing something.
I got spacers with my kit it only a month and a half old
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Your kit was probably on the shelf at the retailer. They did the update a little before Christmas. So there are probably a number of older kits floating around.

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I got a little question. Lets say I want to lift my 2 door with a TF lift kit with coils without shocks and get the shocks from Rancho XL. I only see that Rancho only offers them on 2" , 4". Will the 2" work with the coils? Or I have to look else where for Coils with 2"?
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Your kit was probably on the shelf at the retailer. They did the update a little before Christmas. So there are probably a number of older kits floating around.

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I got a little question. Lets say I want to lift my 2 door with a TF lift kit with coils without shocks and get the shocks from Rancho XL. I only see that Rancho only offers them on 2" , 4". Will the 2" work with the coils? Or I have to look else where for Coils with 2"?
Pretty sure they have a 2.5 to 3 in lift shock
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I've had my stockers on for 2 months
I just installed the kit and I will keep running my stock tires and wheels until they need replacement which will probably not happen for another 2 years or so. It looks great!!!
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I checked and the RS9000XL only comes 2 inches or 4
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I checked and the RS9000XL only comes 2 inches or 4
It's for lifts up to 2" and for lifts up to 4". Call rancho and they can give you the model numbers.

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