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Old 06-14-2010, 05:39 PM   #1
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I installed the rough country 3.25" lift kit a few weeks ago. So far I'm happy with the quality. The kit consists of 2.5" springs and .75" spacers. It also has the 2.2 shocks a TC drop and sway bar end links.

When I installed it, I did not use the rear spacers because I wanted it to sit closer to level. It still sits a little over 1" higher in the rear.
I was thinking about replacing the front .75" spacers with 2" spacers that I have laying around, and putting the .75" spacers in the rear.
What would be the best way to make sure my shocks will be long enough?
I called rough country but the only answer I got was that the shocks that come with the kit that I have are shorter then the shocks that come with the 4" kit.
That should be my only concern right?

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You may also face driveline issues with that much lift

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Old 06-14-2010, 06:01 PM   #3
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With the 2.5" lift I have in the back there was hardly any drive line vibes. I drove it for a week before installing the TC drop. Now that the TC drop is in there is absolutely no vibes. And Im only increasing the lift in the read from 2.5" to 3.25". I will also be putting a 1.5"MMl in sometime in the next few weeks in hopes of reducing if not eliminating the transfer case drop until I have the money for a SYE and CV shaft.
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Sorry I read it wrong. I thought you had a 3.25 inch lift and were going to put 2.5 inch spacers up front and .75 spacers in the rear. It all depends on the Jeep though when it comes to driveline vibes. Some jeeps get them, others do not...so its kind of a hit or miss.

Out of curiousity, do they sell 1.5" MML? I have only seen them in 1"
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Old 06-14-2010, 06:51 PM   #5
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Im in the process of making the 1.5" MML. I found a write up a while back from a guy that used heavy wall 3" x 1.5" tubing. I have the tubing Im just to lazy to get out into the shop and get it setup on the milling machine.
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Did you ever put the 2" spacers in with that 2.5" coil?

I had the same 2" spacers in there when I got it, and just bought the 3.25 RC lift. I was looking at it and feel like I'm wasting 1.25" by not using those 2" spacers.

Did you have any problems, or know if I probably would, if I use the supplied 2.5" coils, my old 2" spacers, and the 1" t-case drops supplied?
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I think that other thread I just started because I didn't have any luck with the search, then thought about it and tried some different words and found this one, so I asked here, too. But in either case, in neither thread (unless I'm not seeing what you were talking about) is the question answered.

The front is only slightly finished, still have the rear to do, and was hoping for a quick-draw-McGraw to bust an answer so I didn't have to redo this entire thing later. Sorry for the double postings though..
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I think that other thread I just started because I didn't have any luck with the search, then thought about it and tried some different words and found this one, so I asked here, too. But in either case, in neither thread (unless I'm not seeing what you were talking about) is the question answered.

The front is only slightly finished, still have the rear to do, and was hoping for a quick-draw-McGraw to bust an answer so I didn't have to redo this entire thing later. Sorry for the double postings though..
I deleted my post...I am an idiot.
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haha nah, just gung-ho about keeping this place neat and orderly


the real question is ... do you know if I can do the 2.5 springs with 2" spacers with the 1" tc drop and be fine?
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Its not the best thing in the world but will work. If it were my rig, I'd drop the extra $100 and get a 4" Kit.

With regards to the TC drop, all wranglers are different, it may vibe, it may not.
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welp, already have this one so i'm trying to make the most out of it. sounds like the 2.5"+2" will be on the upper limits of the shocks (maybe?) and just chance if I get vibes.

Guess I can try it and just have to be prepared to do it all over again, which would suck, to put the .75" spacers in that came with it
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You are going to want new shocks. They are not too expensive, get Skyjacker Hydros.
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I thought about putting my 2" spacers up front but I was afraid the the shocks would not be long enough. I called rough country and they confirmed that that shocks that come with the 3.25 kit are shorter then the shocks that come with the 4" kit.
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I just realized this is my thread.lol I never put the 2" spacers in. I did install my 1.5" MML though and now I only have a 1/4" TC drop and no vibes at all.
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Did they mention how much shorter they are? I highly, highly doubt this jeep'll ever get flexed to it's max to have a little shorter shock be much of a problem.. unless I'm completely wrong about how the shock will be put to work in a daily situation and how much more is needed for the extra 1.25" height.

I really hate not knowing, and want all the lift I can support without throwing drive shafts and SYEs in there but don't want to have to do this job twice to switch out some spacer pucks. Or having other problems than drive shafts with the extra 1.25" making tracking arms and junk mix and jingle around.

I need a fortune telling Jeep guru!
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Old 08-29-2010, 02:19 AM   #16
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If you not doing any serious offroading I think you will be okay. I would use the 3/4 spacers in the rear and the 2" up front. Mine flexed pretty good. with the 2.5" springs and 3/4 spacers up front.
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