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Old 03-17-2014, 02:16 PM   #1
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Rancho lift kits?

Does anybody on here run the Rancho 4" Crawler lift w/ RS9000XL shocks? (RS66104/B)

I just found out that a local shop that I get great deals at sells Rancho lifts! I don't know much about their lifts but the 4" crawler kit with the extra brackets seems like what I am looking for.

I'm pretty sure I want 37s. Rancho uses the same kit for 2 and 4 door JKs so wouldn't that give my 2 door ~5" lift because it is lighter? Would the 3" trail system be better because ~5" may be too much lift for 37s on a 2 door.

Also, is there any other part I should get to add on with this kit? If I am going to put the money into lifting my Jeep I might as well add some extra parts and make it ride nice!

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Rancho may be the oldest lift maker in the game. They've been around since the 50's and probably have more lift kits running around then most of the other vendors combined.

They also have a direct line into Jeep suspension engineering. Rancho is owned by Tenneco who supplies the factory Jeep shocks. Tenneco also owns Monroe shocks. So they know engineering and manufacturing, including quality control.

What they are not is a direct competitor in the hard core rock crawling competitions, like the smaller dedicated firms. That doesn't mean their stuff isn't good quality, it just has a more general off-road focus.
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I have rancho 3" trail with drop brackets and the ride is excellent (much improved over stock). I went with the rancho 9000xl shocks as well and I love them. So far no complaints at all. IMO Rancho doesn't get the cred they deserve sometimes.
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Rancho may be the oldest lift maker in the game. They've been around since the 50's and probably have more lift kits running around then most of the other vendors combined.

They also have a direct line into Jeep suspension engineering. Rancho is owned by Tenneco who supplies the factory Jeep shocks. Tenneco also owns Monroe shocks. So they know engineering and manufacturing, including quality control.

What they are not is a direct competitor in the hard core rock crawling competitions, like the smaller dedicated firms. That doesn't mean their stuff isn't good quality, it just has a more general off-road focus.
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Another option a lot of guys are going with is 3" SPORT with all 8 control arms.

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I don't know about the 4 inch lift, but I got the 2.5 inch on my 4 door, and it came out to about 3/4 inch higher. It was listed as compatible with 2 or 4 door as well. By no means am I complaining however, very happy with the way it came out!
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Hey, All- read this whole thread and now need advice: I have the sport lift coming in from Amazon in a couple days and want to know: I have a 2010 Unlimited Islander with tow package. I know I had the Rubicon shocks, but are the springs the standards from the Sport or are they upgraded for the tow package?

I'll be putting the MOPAR offroad bumpers on at the same time and want as much lift out of this as possible but absolutely DO NOT want the front higher than the back as some of the ones posted on this thread look like (even some that are supposedly right). What should I be looking to do when installing this kit? Front springs and just rear spacer? Both spacers?

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Thanks guys! I always think it is cool when companies have accounts on here! I am now thinking the 3" trail. What about doing that with the extra front control arm brackets?
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Thanks guys! I always think it is cool when companies have accounts on here! I am now thinking the 3" trail. What about doing that with the extra front control arm brackets?
I would definitely do the drop brackets. Straight beef and they have improved braking and tightened steering.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:09 PM   #10
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Alright thank you guys! I am sold on the 3" trail w/ RS9000XL and front CA brackets!

Will order as soon as the funds come in!
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It's tough the best bet is to install and hope that it is the level you like. You may need a spacer though.

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Hey, All- read this whole thread and now need advice: I have the sport lift coming in from Amazon in a couple days and want to know: I have a 2010 Unlimited Islander with tow package. I know I had the Rubicon shocks, but are the springs the standards from the Sport or are they upgraded for the tow package?

I'll be putting the MOPAR offroad bumpers on at the same time and want as much lift out of this as possible but absolutely DO NOT want the front higher than the back as some of the ones posted on this thread look like (even some that are supposedly right). What should I be looking to do when installing this kit? Front springs and just rear spacer? Both spacers?

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Rancho, I'm gonna wait to see how things look with the aftermarket bumpers' extra weight, but if I decide I want to raise the back a bit (installed sport lift), what would I do?
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Totally happy with my 4" sport lift. It did end up being almost 3/4" higher than the 4" I thought I was getting on my JKU. Rides great with the RS7000MT shocks.
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Rancho, I'm gonna wait to see how things look with the aftermarket bumpers' extra weight, but if I decide I want to raise the back a bit (installed sport lift), what would I do?
You can get a larger spacer easily.

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Totally happy with my 4" sport lift. It did end up being almost 3/4" higher than the 4" I thought I was getting on my JKU. Rides great with the RS7000MT shocks.
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You can get a larger spacer easily.

Can you provide more info? Sizes, price, etc. And can I send this one back for a credit if so? Thanks!
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I don't sell direct so I can't offer credit, unfortunately.
I know guys like Daystar, Teraflex make various sizes spacers that run around $40 or so. Hope this gives you a direction if you need them.



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Can you provide more info? Sizes, price, etc. And can I send this one back for a credit if so? Thanks!
Im with you, I can't stand the front being up higher than the rear! If that's an issue once I install the 3" Trail then I plan on installing the Teraflex 1" spacers in the rear to bring it up. Other option ( and much more expensive) would be to swap out the rear springs for a 4" set.
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I don't sell direct so I can't offer credit, unfortunately.
I know guys like Daystar, Teraflex make various sizes spacers that run around $40 or so. Hope this gives you a direction if you need them.
Do I run two spacers together or just buy a 2" spacer to replace the Rancho 1"?
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Do I run two spacers together or just buy a 2" spacer to replace the Rancho 1"?
I would look to a 1.5-2" spacer since the 4 door comes with a .75" spacer actually.
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I would look to a 1.5-2" spacer since the 4 door comes with a .75" spacer actually.
So I would take out the Rancho spacer and use a new 1.5-2" with the stock isolating ring thing? I'm going to wait until I get the MOPAR bumpers on and see what it looks like.
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I would look to a 1.5-2" spacer since the 4 door comes with a .75" spacer actually.
Rancho, are you saying the rear spacer that comes with the JKU sport lift is only .75"?
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Rancho, are you saying the rear spacer that comes with the JKU sport lift is only .75"?
Correct 2 door 1.75"
4 door .75"

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