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Old 04-10-2011, 07:00 PM   #1
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Arrow RC 3.25" Lift Question

Okay, I have a 1999 Jeep Wrangler Sport and am looking to install a RC 3.25" Lift for clearance for the 33's that I am planning on getting as well. This is also my DD. Hopefully someone else with this lift can help me out. What all will I need for this kit so there are no vibes or death wobble?

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DW is caused by worn out steering components. if your steering, control arms, ball joints, unit bearings, etc are in good shape, you won't have DW problems.

vibes are caused by driveline angles. lots of people install a 1" BL and 1" MML with 2.5" of lift to get the clearance for 33s. many people correctly fix vibes with a CV shaft. Read this: http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/wh...nt-one-854790/

btw, the lift you list won't fit 33s with out some additions....you'll need 2" bumpstop extension front and rear. If you add a 1" BL, you'll only need 1" front and 1.25-1.5" rear....for tires alone. You might need even more bumpstop extension, depending how excessively long the shock length is that RC ships you. They're notorious for complete disregard of bumpstop length and proper shock length.

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The kit comes with a transfer case drop which will help with vibes until you get a SYE. To avoid death wobble, make sure the track bar is as tight as it can be. get an adjustable one if you can, otherwise you have to drill a hole in the track bar bracket to get the axle centered. I drilled mine, but an adjustable is on my short list of things I need along with an SYE. Also re-alignment is a must. There are many things you can get to help you with the install of this lift and many parts that make it work better but, when it comes down to it the only other thing you need is the help of a friend.

Yeah and bumpstops are a good idea too.
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btw, the lift you list won't fit 33s with out some additions....you'll need 2" bumpstop extension front and rear. If you add a 1" BL, you'll only need 1" front and 1.25-1.5" rear....for tires alone. You might need even more bumpstop extension, depending how excessively long the shock length is that RC ships you. They're notorious for complete disregard of bumpstop length and proper shock length.
are you sure that wont fit 33's? it says on the website the recommended tire size is 33x12.5.
also i kind of am on a budget since im 17 and play sports year around, and im doing stuff as i can lol. so should i save up and get a better suspension lift, such as a Zone or OME? or what would be the best?
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Old 04-10-2011, 07:19 PM   #5
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are you sure that wont fit 33's? it says on the website the recommended tire size is 33x12.5.
also i kind of am on a budget since im 17 and play sports year around, and im doing stuff as i can lol. so should i save up and get a better suspension lift, such as a Zone or OME? or what would be the best?
If you still want to go RC, the 3.75 combo is what I run and it fits 33's relatively well.
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If you still want to go RC, the 3.75 combo is what I run and it fits 33's relatively well.

Do you like the lift? Are there any negatives to it? I'm just asking, b/c im supposed to get a lift for my birthday and want to make sure its the right one.
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Do you like the lift? Are there any negatives to it? I'm just asking, b/c im supposed to get a lift for my birthday and want to make sure its the right one.
The shocks it comes with are terrible. I've got OME shocks on the way to replace them. other than that I'm completely satisfied. They're not so bad that you couldn't live with them for a bit while you save money up for some more.
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The shocks it comes with are terrible. I've got OME shocks on the way to replace them. other than that I'm completely satisfied. They're not so bad that you couldn't live with them for a bit while you save money up for some more.
Alright thanks alot. i think i might just have to go with what you have. also did you get a SYE, adjustable track bar, or bump stops?
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That lift will clear 33s easy I know cause i am running the very same lift with 33s. When i did mine i did use a drop pitman arm . dont know if i needed it or not but it made the steering linkage look better. I did not have any ill steering effects .after i had front end alignment. Hope this helps.
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If you still want to go RC, the 3.75 combo is what I run and it fits 33's relatively well.
I second the 3.75" lift. It's what I have. The shocks do suck, but I don't mind too much. Maybe in the future I'll get myself some OME shocks. While you're at it I would get the swaybar quick disconnects and the rear track bar relocation bracket. I clear 33" Duratracs just fine and the ride is actually better than stock. I still need to get the bumpstop extensions but I've been fine for now. I just need to get them before I hit the trails. The only issue I've had is the 4lo linkage. But it's not RC's fault, apparently the people that installed the lift kit for me can't read the directions.
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I second the 3.75" lift. It's what I have. The shocks do suck, but I don't mind too much. Maybe in the future I'll get myself some OME shocks. While you're at it I would get the swaybar quick disconnects and the rear track bar relocation bracket. I clear 33" Duratracs just fine and the ride is actually better than stock. I still need to get the bumpstop extensions but I've been fine for now. I just need to get them before I hit the trails. The only issue I've had is the 4lo linkage. But it's not RC's fault, apparently the people that installed the lift kit for me can't read the directions.
Since im pretty new to jeeps and everything, what exactly do the swaybar quick disconnects do? and where is the best place to order bump stops from, and what size would you get for that size lift?
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Alright thanks alot. i think i might just have to go with what you have. also did you get a SYE, adjustable track bar, or bump stops?
Just the bump stop extensions. Also, if you get the combo lift, I wouldn't drop your T-case. You shouldn't get any vibes and it also negates any extra clearance you get with the lift. I don't know why they even included the drop with mine.
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Since im pretty new to jeeps and everything, what exactly do the swaybar quick disconnects do?
Well first of all they're longer to fit with the 2.5" longer springs. The stock ones are too short. They are also able to be disconnected quickly. They have a little pin that you pull out, you swing the sway bar out of the way, then reattach it to an included bracket with the same pin. Normally you have to unscrew a Torx bolt in order to disconnect your sway bar.

As far a bumpstops go I don't know how much longer they need to be. I still need to get mine. But UnlimitedLJ04 said:
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you'll only need 1" front and 1.25-1.5" rear....for tires alone. You might need even more bumpstop extension, depending how excessively long the shock length is that RC ships you. They're notorious for complete disregard of bumpstop length and proper shock length.
Edit: The kit comes with a tcase drop, but I didn't need it. Not only did it make it impossible to shift into 2, 4, or R, but it seemed to be useless.
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are you sure that wont fit 33's? it says on the website the recommended tire size is 33x12.5.
also i kind of am on a budget since im 17 and play sports year around, and im doing stuff as i can lol. so should i save up and get a better suspension lift, such as a Zone or OME? or what would be the best?
yes i'm sure. read this: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

and yes you should save for OME. well worth the price difference...
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yes i'm sure. read this: http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

and yes you should save for OME. well worth the price difference...
Are you saying that lift wont accomodate 33 in tires ? Look at my post pic!

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