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Old 08-17-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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jeep newb question: rc 2.5 springs with JK shocks

Picked up my first jeep last week. 97 2.5 manual, all stock, with 80,000 miles. I slapped a set of 31 bfg mudders on it and some 15x8 wheels with 3.75 backspacing. Looks much better but i would like to lift it a touch. To be honest, this thing will be pavement pounder and DD. It will see some dirt roads but i have no plans to do any "real" wheelin (i'm sure that bug will bite inventually). I have access to JK shocks and springs (18 front and 59 rears). I know the front springs will give minimum lift and the rears will raise it too far (for what i'm after). I was looking at the rough country lifts (kits and reviews). It looks like the shocks are garbage but they do sell the springs separately. So, i was curious if anyone has ran the 2.5 rc springs with a set of jk shocks (since the jk shocks are 2.5 to 3 inches longer than the stock tj AND they appear to have great reviews concerning the ride quality on a tj). I'm aware that some small shocks mods are needed to make the jk shocks fit on a tj. and if i'm really being honest, i would love to raise the front 2 inches and back 1 to 1.5 inches (to get rid of the rake), but it appears the only way to do that is with spacers, and with the age of my springs (1997), i would rather replace them when i have it all apart. let me know your thoughts! thanks!

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Here is a pic of my new toy. I re sprayed the fender flares with spray on bed liner, which really helped the looks of it. The fades flares look terrible.

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I put a set of RC 2.5" springs on my 97 last year. I used a set of cheep Zone shocks that I had in the shed so I don't know if the JK shocks would work or not. Here is what it looked like with the 2.5" springs and 33" tires before I put flat fenders on it.

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Old 08-18-2014, 08:28 AM   #4
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I put a set of RC 2.5" springs on my 97 last year. I used a set of cheep Zone shocks that I had in the shed so I don't know if the JK shocks would work or not. Here is what it looked like with the 2.5" springs and 33" tires before I put flat fenders on it.

Thanks, that looks great. Looks like 2.5 inch lift would be way too large for 31's.
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Here is a shot of the 2.5 kit with 31's I am not sure how well the JK shocks would work for you, but I have the 2.0 RC shocks on my Tj with our 6in x series lift and they have worked great for me.
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