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10-17-2014 10:49 AM
Rancho Ha!!! Don't PM KJjeeper, he will put even MORE thoughts in your head.

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Originally Posted by Edge1912 View Post
You know it is your fault I am even considering this, don't you!

I was all happy with the idea of the 2" sport kit until I started PM'ing you... You just HAD to point me in this direction, didn't ya...
10-17-2014 12:24 AM
Edge1912
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
If you are thinking about a 3" (from anyone) do that, and don't do it twice. That is my opinion.
You know it is your fault I am even considering this, don't you!

I was all happy with the idea of the 2" sport kit until I started PM'ing you... You just HAD to point me in this direction, didn't ya...
10-16-2014 08:34 PM
Rancho If you are thinking about a 3" (from anyone) do that, and don't do it twice. That is my opinion.

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Originally Posted by Edge1912 View Post
jmachnik - thanks for the update after having it installed for a year.

Any others having different results?

Did the OP get this kit, and if not, what did ya go with?

Did anyone with the Rancho 3" Sport lift install it after having the Rancho 2" Sport lift and is it worth it? I was leaning towards the Rancho 2" Sport lift, but may just have to go this route instead...
10-16-2014 07:29 PM
Edge1912 jmachnik - thanks for the update after having it installed for a year.

Any others having different results?

Did the OP get this kit, and if not, what did ya go with?

Did anyone with the Rancho 3" Sport lift install it after having the Rancho 2" Sport lift and is it worth it? I was leaning towards the Rancho 2" Sport lift, but may just have to go this route instead...
06-02-2014 07:50 AM
jmachnik
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Originally Posted by biggie332 View Post
I just bought this a couple of days ago. I know this post is old but they brought back the same deal rebate wise. I ended up getting the Rancho 3in sport with the 9000 rancho shocks and I purchased the rough country adjustable flex control arm set- I read a bunch of great reviews about them. Im really excited to get home and put it all on
I've been running this kit for a year now. I think I lost a little from the spring settling but still couldn't be happier with it. I've since replaced the AEV drop brackets with RK front LCAs. I also got mine from amazon with the 9000xl's. Still rides awesome. I also added a steel front bumper and winch so probably lost close to an inch in the front. No complaints tho.

One thing, make sure u use the correct, larger sleeved upper track bar bolt, on the frame side. I ovalized the hole and no matter how much you tighten, it still affects your front driveline (wheel shimmy, loose feeling over bumps) I just put on the Synergy upper track bar support bracket and it's like night and day now. So solid. Love it. Factory mount is way too weak.
Also bought the rough country stabilizer relocation bracket. Another good purchase, for little money.

Anyways... Congrats! You're gonna love it.
06-02-2014 07:16 AM
biggie332
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Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
FYI,
You can get the Rancho 3" sport kit without the shocks from Amazon.com for $515 with free shipping. That's only $215 after the $300 rebate. You have to buy the shocks at the same time to qualify for the rebate. It adds up to $891 to buy the lift and shocks from Amazon, then with the rebate, you are down to $591 shipped.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Rancho RS66106B Suspension System
I just bought this a couple of days ago. I know this post is old but they brought back the same deal rebate wise. I ended up getting the Rancho 3in sport with the 9000 rancho shocks and I purchased the rough country adjustable flex control arm set- I read a bunch of great reviews about them. Im really excited to get home and put it all on
06-19-2013 04:58 PM
J33P4M3 I'd buy it today if I could maintain the factory rake of my 10A. I absolutely HATE the look of jeeps that are nose high. There's a reason why they are nose low from the factory (other than it looks cool).
05-18-2013 05:15 PM
onyrd79
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Originally Posted by Jeep757 View Post
Looks great. How much lift did you end up with? any extra weight(bumpers etc)? I'm considering this lift for my stock 08 JKU
I got exactly 3" in the front. I'm not sure on the rear as I forgot to take initial measurements, but the factory rake is gone. I have a rugged ridge xhd front bumper with a winch. In the rear I have an aftermarket bumper with a tire carrier and the 35 tire. So I obviously have a little extra weight.
05-17-2013 09:51 PM
Muddr1
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Originally Posted by Jeep757 View Post
Looks great. How much lift did you end up with? any extra weight(bumpers etc)? I'm considering this lift for my stock 08 JKU
I ended up with 4 in the front and 3 in the rear. Took the rake out and sits nice and level. I have the stock front bumper. I think with an aftermarket bumper and winch, it would bring the front back down a little.

But you will not be dissapointed in the ride.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaOWjdqzbtnYQ
Before

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaOWjdqzbtncA

After

Sorry for the link, still working on a non clicky.
05-17-2013 09:50 PM
Muddr1
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Originally Posted by Jeep757 View Post
Looks great. How much lift did you end up with? any extra weight(bumpers etc)? I'm considering this lift for my stock 08 JKU
I ended up with 4 in the front and 3 in the rear. Took the rake out and site nice and level. I have the stock front bumper. I think with an aftermarket bumper and winch, it would bring the front back down a little.

But you will not be dissapointed in the ride.

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaOWjdqzbtnYQ
Before

http://share.shutterfly.com/action/w...0IaOWjdqzbtncA

After

Sorry for the link, still working on a non clicky.
05-17-2013 01:34 PM
nighthawkrsx55 pics as promised, before and after
05-16-2013 09:03 PM
Jeep757
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Originally Posted by onyrd79 View Post
I installed the kit last week. I'm loving it. I believe it rides much better than stock even with the 35's!
Looks great. How much lift did you end up with? any extra weight(bumpers etc)? I'm considering this lift for my stock 08 JKU
05-16-2013 01:25 AM
tontwins I'm so lazy I've been sleeping with shocks in my bed
05-15-2013 10:48 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by tontwins View Post
Just liner springs i wish I could drive an identical jeep same shocks only difference is springs and see if the difference was noticeable
Man this forum is fast, correct info.
05-15-2013 09:47 PM
tontwins I was leaning stock mod too but this is too good of deal to pass up rk springs are only progressive in the front after the rebate I'm in less than 600 with shocks
05-15-2013 09:42 PM
tontwins Just liner springs i wish I could drive an identical jeep same shocks only difference is springs and see if the difference was noticeable
05-15-2013 09:29 PM
Jeep757 this thread has me seriously considering going with the rancho 3" lift for my 08 JKU when it comes time to lift(before this i was looking at the RK 2.5 stock mod). what type of springs does it use? (progressive linear etc)
05-13-2013 03:59 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by nighthawkrsx55 View Post

I have read it, but I didnt see anything about the bolt holes in the frame being different sizes. is that typical?
Could be ovaled/worn out.

Cheap fix, weld 9/16 washers to the front and back and replace with a 9/16 shouldered bolt.
05-13-2013 03:31 PM
nighthawkrsx55
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
You guys read the 14mm ---> 9/16 sticky ?
I have read it, but I didnt see anything about the bolt holes in the frame being different sizes. is that typical?
05-13-2013 03:00 PM
Nello Rancho I'm about to buy my first lift ever. I was eyeballing the RS66103/B - 4-in. TRAIL SYSTEM
Is this going to be any issue or a 23 year old and his 55 year old father? My dad's had many lifted vehicles but we only have a two car garage to work out of so I'm just trying to find out what I'll be getting myself into to. Oh and Btw I own a 2012 Jku completely stock at the moment.
05-13-2013 02:42 PM
kjeeper10 You guys read the 14mm ---> 9/16 sticky ?
05-13-2013 02:21 PM
nighthawkrsx55
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Originally Posted by jakbak View Post
My bottom hole was larger not sure of the reason. The top bracket from the new track bat is large enough to fit a 9/16 maybe a 15mm so i will be drilling out my frame bracket to accommodate the larger bolt so everything is snug.
thanks for that, I'm curious if this is the case across the board. Can anyone else say whether or not this is the case?
05-13-2013 01:43 PM
jakbak My bottom hole was larger not sure of the reason. The top bracket from the new track bat is large enough to fit a 9/16 maybe a 15mm so i will be drilling out my frame bracket to accommodate the larger bolt so everything is snug.
05-13-2013 01:11 PM
nighthawkrsx55
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Originally Posted by jakbak View Post
It reuses stock. I replaced the lower with a 9/16. The top bracket hole needed drilled out to put in a 9/16 so i left the factory one in there
was the factory bolt top hole the same size as the one in the lower or was that for some other reason?
05-13-2013 12:45 PM
Rancho
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Originally Posted by nighthawkrsx55 View Post
can anyone tell me for sure if this kit comes with new front trackbar bolts or does it re-use the stock 14mm ones?

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Originally Posted by jakbak View Post
It reuses stock. I replaced the lower with a 9/16. The top bracket hole needed drilled out to put in a 9/16 so i left the factory one in there
Correct! Thanks for the info.

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Originally Posted by jakbak View Post
Ill measure the one i had a problem with when i get home and post it. If your bar is shorter you should be fine

Thank you!
05-13-2013 12:44 PM
jakbak
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Originally Posted by tontwins View Post
I just got the kit today! Is there anyway to tell if the track bar is the right length like a measurement before I install it? Thanks
Ill measure the one i had a problem with when i get home and post it. If your bar is shorter you should be fine
05-13-2013 12:42 PM
jakbak It reuses stock. I replaced the lower with a 9/16. The top bracket hole needed drilled out to put in a 9/16 so i left the factory one in there
05-13-2013 12:37 PM
nighthawkrsx55 can anyone tell me for sure if this kit comes with new front trackbar bolts or does it re-use the stock 14mm ones?
05-11-2013 12:59 AM
tontwins I just got the kit today! Is there anyway to tell if the track bar is the right length like a measurement before I install it? Thanks
05-09-2013 03:14 PM
jmachnik
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Originally Posted by onyrd79 View Post
I had similar issues as everyone else. I had to adjust the track bar as short as possible to get everything centered. The nut loosened up on me once, but I was not too concerned. It's impossible for the track bar to rotate in a way that would allow the adjustable end to come loose. Plus Rancho has been great as it only took 1 phone call to have a shorter bar sent out to me. I would not let this track bar issue hold you back from purchasing this system. With the rebate you won't find a better system for this price and quality.
It's not as much a worry about the track bar unscrewing but the jam nut is a critical piece that you don't want to run loose. This has the capability to strip the threaded end out of the bar from stress and cause some deadly outcomes. You don't want to run it with a loose jam nut. Look it up on some of the other threads. The rancho engineer even warned not to and that's why he recommended reinstalling the OE track bar until I was able to install the new bar.
But good to hear you also got a quick resolution from Rancho!
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