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Old 03-27-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
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getting a lift..what else do i need?

I'm looking into a lift, at first i was going to do a 2.5inch suspension but i might do the rough country combo lift thats 2.5" suspension and 1 1/4 inch body lift for $390. Jeep TJ Suspension Lift

If i get this lift kit, will i need to get anything else such as any of the " recomended items underneath it on the page" or am i fine with just ordering it with what it comes with?

also will i need to do any regearing with this size lift? i have 31x10.5x15 tires. thanks

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Motor mount lift to correct any minimal driveline vibrations from the small lift I run this exact set up. RC 2.5 sl. jks 1.25. jks mml. 31x10.5x16. But mine Is a rubicon. Which handles negative caster better than other models. But I am rather positive you will be fine. Worst case scenario, you have to deal with an annoying tremmor till you can save up for something to fix it.

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Might need a 4wd shifter bracket corrector due to the body lift and 3.55 or 3.73 will give you good power and gas milage but for a lot of torque, don't be afraid to put 4.10 in it. I'd check in to brake line lengths as well. If you experience drive line vibration then you'll want a slip yoke eliminator and cv style driveshaft. Also with bigger tires and a Dana 35, take it easy on the skinny petal or you'll shred the ring and pinion and crack the carrier. I've done it with the same size tire lol. Got pics if you want to see. Hope I helped
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also will i need to do any regearing with this size lift? i have 31x10.5x15 tires. thanks
No, you dont need to regear because of a lift. You'll only need to regear when going larger tires.
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Old 03-27-2011, 04:13 PM   #5
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if i do either a 2.5" RC suspension lift kit ( Jeep TJ Suspension Lift ) or a 3" Zone suspension lift kit ( 3" TJ Suspension System ) , will i have to do a motor mount lift or adjust anything else? I'm tight on cash so i'm looking for something that i can mainly stick with just the kit it comes with. thanks
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I'll be straight with you and say. That it's not gonna be long after you do the 2.5 that your gonna wish it was taller. I can almost guarantee that, and the cheapest way to do that is a body lift. With a BL you need a mml. So why not buy all three in one package!?!
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I'll be straight with you and say. That it's not gonna be long after you do the 2.5 that your gonna wish it was taller. I can almost guarantee that, and the cheapest way to do that is a body lift. With a BL you need a mml. So why not buy all three in one package!?!
i want to go bigger than 2.5 but the thing thats keeping me with the 2.5 vs a 3 or the RC combo of 3.75 total b/w suspension and body is that i can't afford to do the other things other than what doesnt come in the kit like the motor mount lift and everything else people have said i will need to do with a bigger lift. I'm low on cash due to school so thats my only situation.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:30 PM   #8
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i think i'm settled on the Rough Country 3.25" Suspension lift - Jeep TJ Suspension Lift - now.. will i need the steering stabilizer they "recommend" you get with it? and am i going to need a motor mount lift with this size lift? thanks for all the help so far everyone
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My 2 cents would be to wait and save your money and then get something you will probably be happier with and can buy everything to get it done right the first time. Just my 2 cents.
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i think i'm settled on the Rough Country 3.25" Suspension lift - Jeep TJ Suspension Lift - now.. will i need the steering stabilizer they "recommend" you get with it? and am i going to need a motor mount lift with this size lift? thanks for all the help so far everyone
If you have the original stabilizer, get a new one. It will make a difference in your ride.
You shouldn't need the mml if you drop the TC. When you get the body lift and I know you eventually will, then do the mml and raise the TC back up.
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If you have the original stabilizer, get a new one. It will make a difference in your ride.
You shouldn't need the mml if you drop the TC. When you get the body lift and I know you eventually will, then do the mml and raise the TC back up.
thank you, so i'll be good with that RC 3.25" suspension kit, with just adding on the steering stabilizer?

eventually i will probably end up adding a bl but for now i dont have that much money and want to lift it while i do have some money.
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thank you, so i'll be good with that RC 3.25" suspension kit, with just adding on the steering stabilizer?

Thas what I did about 3 months ago......
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thank you, so i'll be good with that RC 3.25" suspension kit, with just adding on the steering stabilizer?
no, you'll also need to adjust your bumpstops. bumpstop extensions are cheap, but RC doesn't believe in including them cause they don't know what they're doing.

you'll need to extend your bumpstops to prevent the shocks from bottoming out, and eventually to help clear larger tires when you get there. If the shocks bottom out repeatedly, they will become damaged, will leak or possibly rip their mounts apart.
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Listen to LJ. He knows. Again. I would do the RC 2.5 save money. Buy the 1.25 body later. I literally did the same thing. School and being broke and all. Lol. Do it slow. Do it right. You just started your mods. You got PLENTY of time. And the slower you do you mods and can get to see your rig evolve. You will enjoy it more.
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Listen to LJ. He knows. Again. I would do the RC 2.5 save money. Buy the 1.25 body later. I literally did the same thing. School and being broke and all. Lol. Do it slow. Do it right. You just started your mods. You got PLENTY of time. And the slower you do you mods and can get to see your rig evolve. You will enjoy it more.

i like that idea. thanks for that. with the RC 2.5" i'm still going to need the steering stabilizer correct? and will i need bump stop extensions for this as well? thanks
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and will i need bump stop extensions for this as well? thanks
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you'll need to extend your bumpstops to prevent the shocks from bottoming out, and eventually to help clear larger tires when you get there. If the shocks bottom out repeatedly, they will become damaged, will leak or possibly rip their mounts apart.
Read here: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html
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thanks for all of that info. is there a way to find out how long the shocks from that RC 2.5 kit are? that way i can order the bumpstops ahead of time. all i see is that it comes with "Performance 2.2 Shocks" thanks
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is there a way to find out how long the shocks from that RC 2.5 kit are?
there sure is. use the phone and call them. ask for the compressed/collapsed shock length front and rear.
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there sure is. use the phone and call them. ask for the compressed/collapsed shock length front and rear.
they told me " 24/14 front and 23/12 rear" when i asked the compressed and collapsed
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I'd get the trackbar relocation kit and the new sway bars as well. I have the same set up but with 33" tires
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I'd get the trackbar relocation kit and the new sway bars as well. I have the same set up but with 33" tires
with a 2.5" RC lift on 31's you think im gonna need both of them?
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Yeah its the lift height that determines that you need them not tire size. The trackbar relocation kit will recenter your rear axle that gets shifted to the left after the lift, and the quick disconnects are longer to accommodate for the longer spring length.

Here is a pic of mine on 33" Duratracs

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With the 2.5 you will not NEED, anything. I recommend bump stop extensions. Recommend steering stabilizer. Recommend rear adjustable trac bar. But if your broke, wait. I still don't have a trac bar, I been lifted for a couple months on my 04
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Yeah its the lift height that determines that you need them not tire size. The trackbar relocation kit will recenter your rear axle that gets shifted to the left after the lift, and the quick disconnects are longer to accommodate for the longer spring length.

Here is a pic of mine on 33" Duratracs


is that the RC 2.5" lift? if it is, how long bumpstop extensions did u use? looking good too
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is that the RC 2.5" lift? if it is, how long bumpstop extensions did u use? looking good too
It's the 3.75" combo kit. I haven't done extensions yet, I'm not doing any flexing till I get them though or ill just be really careful. Thanks I love it
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Old 03-31-2011, 09:30 AM   #26
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It's the 3.75" combo kit. I haven't done extensions yet, I'm not doing any flexing till I get them though or ill just be really careful. Thanks I love it
so can i get away with no bumpstop extensions since i'm only doing the 2.5" kit for a while and i dont plan to be doing any flexing and same as you said, if i do any i will be careful.
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they told me " 24/14 front and 23/12 rear" when i asked the compressed and collapsed
they're morons- thats extended length, you need collapsed length.
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they're morons- thats extended length, you need collapsed length.
yeah..the guy i talked to didnt seem too bright. ill call back and make sure i get the collapsed.

also, could i get away with doing no bumpstop extensions for now since its just a 2.5"lift and i dont plan on doing any, or much, flexing? or should i do them to be safe
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Motor mount lift to correct any minimal driveline vibrations from the small lift I run this exact set up. RC 2.5 sl. jks 1.25. jks mml. 31x10.5x16. But mine Is a rubicon. Which handles negative caster better than other models. But I am rather positive you will be fine. Worst case scenario, you have to deal with an annoying tremmor till you can save up for something to fix it.
Is a motor mount lift the same thing as checking your blinker fluid? Or replacing your muffler bearings?

You don't raise the motor, you lower the tranny and if you only talking a 2.5 or a 3 for that matter, you won't need to do this
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