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Old 06-12-2011, 03:47 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Just installed RC 2.5" lift and 33's. What Next?

So yesterday i finally got my tires . My uncle decided to just give them to me since he's upgrading to 35's. I like the way it looks with only 2.5" of lift. But i am planning on adding the 1.25" BL as soon as i get the time.

This is what i started with.


Then with just lift.


And this is how it sits as of now.



What else do you guys/girls think i should add? Also this is my DD and i do sometimes take it off-roading as well. So nothing too outrageous haha

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Old 06-12-2011, 04:47 PM   #2
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That's quite an improvement! I love the chili pepper/ black color combo.
Here's my suggestion, Daystar dash tray. I use it everyday and it's great for keeping sunglasses, phone, iPod... Plus they won't fall out while your on the trails. Best of all it's $25, not bad for a add-on that you can use everyday. I don't know what you had in mind for suggestions but at least I came up with something that's not outrageous...or you could just do a 6.1L Hemi swap .
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If you are doing a BL then do a tummy tuck (if you require a longer drive shaft then control arms from currie or rokmen, SYE, and do a motor mount lift to help tilt everything downward.

Lockers will make a huge difference in traction.
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Haha Anything someone had to offer was good enough for me. But actually i've been looking at the dash tray to get but just havent gotten around to it. And as far as the hemi swap.. thats a possibility, my uncle owns a large autobody shop so that could happen!
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If you are doing a BL then do a tummy tuck (if you require a longer drive shaft then control arms from currie or rokmen, SYE, and do a motor mount lift to help tilt everything downward.

Lockers will make a huge difference in traction.
Thanks for the ideas
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Smoke guards....44$ and they reduce drag at hwy speeds!
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Smoke guards....44$ and they reduce drag at hwy speeds!
ive noticed you callin them this lol you know their called Rain Guards right? lol
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What else do you guys/girls think i should add? Also this is my DD and i do sometimes take it off-roading as well. So nothing too outrageous haha
proper bumpstop extensions since RC doesn't include them.

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Looks super nice! Get some different bumpers and a tire carrier/bumper for the rear. Just my opinion. What wheels/tires you running?

How do you like the lift as far as the ride goes?
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Looks super nice! Get some different bumpers and a tire carrier/bumper for the rear. Just my opinion. What wheels/tires you running?

How do you like the lift as far as the ride goes?
Im running 33" Bridgestone Baja mt's and 15" American racing rims. I'm not too sure about what style rims, my uncle just said I could have them haha but the lift rides good actually. I might upgrade to OME shocks in the future, but I'm satisfied for right now. Way better than stock!
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I thought about that but didn't know the correct length per right raised.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:06 PM   #12
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BIG improvement! Looks like a jeep now! thats the first thing I recommend is lift and tires.. now maybe bumpers if you have the cash. If not then a set of offroad lights gives it a good look also, or black grille inserts, or body armor front kit, or...... and the list goes on lol
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I was going to say he most likely will not really need the extensions, but after thinking. Today I was on the trail at full stuff and droop and the limiting factor before I got into my fenders were the stock LCA's. He has 33's so he would be in the fender most likely.

OP you can get daystar bumpstops and cut them to desired length as well and they are available on the cheap.
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Nice. I have the same setup with the body lift too. Your tires look bigger than nine though! I think it might be because you have completely black wheels and a brighter body color.
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I thought about that but didn't know the correct length per right raised.
Bumpstop extension requirement is a function of compressed shock length, major suspension interferences and tire size last. He'll need to know the compressed shock length to determine the required bumpstop extension. I don't remember RC's shock length but I do remember they're overly long for the lift height which leads to other issues.

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OP you can get daystar bumpstops and cut them to desired length as well and they are available on the cheap.
The Daystar longer jounce bumpers are flat out useless. The jounce bumper will fully compress into the bumpstop cup. When you extend the bumpstops you do it by closing the gap between the spring pad and the bumpstop cup. You extend the fronts by bolting something like aluminum or a high density plastic with a 3" OD to the spring pad. You extend the rears by pushing the bumpstop cup down from the frame in the rear, by using something with 2" OD.

I used Performance Accessories "Big Block" body lift pucks in front and fabricated my own in the rear, total cost less than $6.
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Would you mind telling me about the regearing you did for this set up and how much it cost you?
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Would you mind telling me about the regearing you did for this set up and how much it cost you?
Not OP but I may be able to help. I regeared mine to 4.56 about 2 months ago which is perfect for 33s, 4.0L, and 5 speed. It was about $1200 in the end. What other questions do you have?
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Bumpstop extension requirement is a function of compressed shock length, major suspension interferences and tire size last. He'll need to know the compressed shock length to determine the required bumpstop extension. I don't remember RC's shock length but I do remember they're overly long for the lift height which leads to other issues.



The Daystar longer jounce bumpers are flat out useless. The jounce bumper will fully compress into the bumpstop cup. When you extend the bumpstops you do it by closing the gap between the spring pad and the bumpstop cup. You extend the fronts by bolting something like aluminum or a high density plastic with a 3" OD to the spring pad. You extend the rears by pushing the bumpstop cup down from the frame in the rear, by using something with 2" OD.

I used Performance Accessories "Big Block" body lift pucks in front and fabricated my own in the rear, total cost less than $6.
Yea, I was saying as you lift it the shocks get longer and springs therefore bump stops would need to be changed per what you do.
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Bumpstop extension requirement is a function of compressed shock length, major suspension interferences and tire size last. He'll need to know the compressed shock length to determine the required bumpstop extension. I don't remember RC's shock length but I do remember they're overly long for the lift height which leads to other issues.



The Daystar longer jounce bumpers are flat out useless. The jounce bumper will fully compress into the bumpstop cup. When you extend the bumpstops you do it by closing the gap between the spring pad and the bumpstop cup. You extend the fronts by bolting something like aluminum or a high density plastic with a 3" OD to the spring pad. You extend the rears by pushing the bumpstop cup down from the frame in the rear, by using something with 2" OD.

I used Performance Accessories "Big Block" body lift pucks in front and fabricated my own in the rear, total cost less than $6.
As long as you aren't running ridiculously flexy springs with huge tires, anything that stops the uptravel is better then nothing!

Like I said, I bought some, they were for like a 4" lift cut them, and I can't even use them because the LCA's are the limiting factor.. Rokmen arms here I come!
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Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I'm considering all of them.

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Nice. I have the same setup with the body lift too. Your tires look bigger than nine though! I think it might be because you have completely black wheels and a brighter body color.
I'm actually thinking about painting my Jeep, maybe a gun metal or the color of yours.

Oh and did you ever get your bump stop extensions? If so what size? I just thought I'd ask you since we're running the same setup.
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Thanks for all the ideas everyone! I'm considering all of them.

I'm actually thinking about painting my Jeep, maybe a gun metal or the color of yours.

Oh and did you ever get your bump stop extensions? If so what size? I just thought I'd ask you since we're running the same setup.
I'm a slacker and have yet to get them. I need to figure out what size to get. I haven't found a definitive answer yet though.
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I'm a slacker and have yet to get them. I need to figure out what size to get. I haven't found a definitive answer yet though.
Okay cool man. I think I might just order the ones from RC and put those in.
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Okay cool man. I think I might just order the ones from RC and put those in.
Alright let me know what you find out.
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ive noticed you callin them this lol you know their called Rain Guards right? lol
No way dude! I use'EM as smoke guards! Dual purpose.....plus less drag......bargain'S! lol

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