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06-13-2014 12:40 PM
Seabee99
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
Try taking the shift boot off
I'll give it a shot. Thanks
06-12-2014 08:37 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by Seabee99 View Post
Has anyone had problems getting the bottom gears after lifting? 2nd, 4th and Reverse are barely reachable. Top gears are fine but I have to hold the shifter all the down and keep holding or it will slip out. Help
Try taking the shift boot off
06-12-2014 08:31 PM
Seabee99
Shifting problem

Has anyone had problems getting the bottom gears after lifting? 2nd, 4th and Reverse are barely reachable. Top gears are fine but I have to hold the shifter all the down and keep holding or it will slip out. Help
03-30-2013 03:48 PM
FlyNash
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Originally Posted by UnlimitedLJ04 View Post

my response was nothing out of the ordinary.
Your response was fine and the link is very helpful. Thank you. I am having a hard time finding a picture of a similar setup that I can show the seller. I have searched all over and am having a hard time finding it. He thinks it's fine - his wife drives it and has only put 15,000 miles on it in 3.5 years. Just trying to show him how it is suppose to be.

He bought it with the lift already installed and he has no clue - like I would have had no clue but thankfully these forums came to the rescue!
03-30-2013 08:44 AM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
my response was nothing out of the ordinary.
03-30-2013 01:29 AM
Patrick H
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post
So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
That's what he's doing. The links he posted have plenty of info to help him. That, and their discussion on JF earlier today.
03-29-2013 11:47 PM
krisbman So rather than do what you typically do and just take the time and look up the link and pics why dont you just help the fella out?
03-29-2013 11:34 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by FlyNash View Post
Here is a picture of it. What do you think?
As already stated on jeepforum, get reading....
bumpstops, shock length, and tires size. help me iron out the fuzzy points.. - JeepForum.com
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

03-29-2013 09:19 PM
FlyNash
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Originally Posted by FlyNash View Post
Does anyone have a picture of how a rear shock is suppose to look when sitting on level ground? I am looking a 03 Rubicon and the shock looks too long with only a few inches of play. It appears that it would bottom out easily. Trying to negotiate with the seller and show him how it's suppose to look.
Here is a picture of it. What do you think?
03-29-2013 09:17 PM
FlyNash Does anyone have a picture of how a rear shock is suppose to look when sitting on level ground? I am looking a 03 Rubicon and the shock looks too long with only a few inches of play. It appears that it would bottom out easily. Trying to negotiate with the seller and show him how it's suppose to look.
03-14-2013 10:39 PM
hartleybiker Update, I have installed the rear shocks and it drives a LOT better. It is stiff, like many have complained about- however that stiffness allows me to run without any sway bars. I'm still satisfied, but if I had paid full price for this setup I would wish for softer rear shocks. Also, my front axle is off center and I am looking for an adjustable front Trac bar. Still, it seems durable.
03-12-2013 03:40 PM
DutchmansLJ Dont get it wore out in 9months shocks are terrible to, buy 2in coils or coil spacers and 1.25in body lift will do better than that crappy thing
03-11-2013 11:04 PM
hartleybiker
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Originally Posted by 2003 wrangler View Post
About the rear diff breather hose, I just installed a 4 inch currie lift and i didnt have to extend my rear breather hose. I just went behind the drivers side tire by the gas cap and under the tub there will be some plastic there by the corner you can pull to expose the fuel line to the gas tank and you will see the breather that comes up and you can pull it down to compensate for the lift. Good luck, Joey.
Thanks for the tip. I will look there tomorrow.
03-07-2013 10:57 PM
PStov98TJ Crappy pics but its the DPG ultimate kit (w/out bl and mml installed yet). I love it. Great ride. Sitting on 33x12.50 mtr's w/Kevlar
03-07-2013 10:44 PM
IMM PS and 2003, do you have any good pics of your jeeps? How do you guys like your lifts? Any info about them would be great!
Thanks,
Brian
03-07-2013 09:46 PM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by 2003 wrangler View Post
yeah i didnt know the tranny one would hit before because i have never seen where it is, thanks for the info man. And i dont think we had to mess with the front it probably pulled down itself from by the radiator.
Well I should say it's dependent upon your year, engine, and tranny. But most are at about the height of the bottom of the door.
03-07-2013 09:26 PM
2003 wrangler
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
Yeah. Wasn't saying its a huge issue (because the tranny breather will go under before it will) but its something to consider. And you will probably also have to lower the front as well.
yeah i didnt know the tranny one would hit before because i have never seen where it is, thanks for the info man. And i dont think we had to mess with the front it probably pulled down itself from by the radiator.
03-07-2013 09:22 PM
PStov98TJ
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Originally Posted by 2003 wrangler View Post
yeah thats true maybe one day i could extend it but im not too worried about it right now.
Yeah. Wasn't saying its a huge issue (because the tranny breather will go under before it will) but its something to consider. And you will probably also have to lower the front as well.
03-07-2013 09:21 PM
2003 wrangler
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Originally Posted by PStov98TJ View Post
Only problem wait that is if you wheel where there's lots of water and mud you just put your diff breather that much closer to the water and mud.
yeah thats true maybe one day i could extend it but im not too worried about it right now.
03-07-2013 09:11 PM
PStov98TJ Only problem wait that is if you wheel where there's lots of water and mud you just put your diff breather that much closer to the water and mud.
03-07-2013 09:09 PM
2003 wrangler
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Originally Posted by hartleybiker View Post
I put the RC 3.25" on my Jeep last week and I'm fairly pleased. I bought/bartered for it used on Craigslist so for $25 I can't really complain. I got an alignment done before I took it out on the road, but man it is REALLY SQUIRRELY. I'm sure that has something to do with not having a sway bar or rear shocks! (broke all the upper shock bolts, fixing that soon) As for the shocks (front), they seem to ride well and aren't as harsh as I'd read about and they are a LOT beefier looking than the stock ones. I cleared 33 x 12.5 Cooper STT's using 1.25" wheel spacers and no rubbing yet. Someone mentioned that the shock has those rubber bumpers that take the place of a bumpstop- that would mean all that force would be put on your shock mounts and I wouldn't advise that. I am going to get longer bumpstops before I wheel it. As for the brake lines, mine had slack at full droop, however my rear axle breather will need to be lengthened, so check that too. Also, I HAD to use a strut compressor to install all four coils during my install so have one handy. Good luck!!!
About the rear diff breather hose, I just installed a 4 inch currie lift and i didnt have to extend my rear breather hose. I just went behind the drivers side tire by the gas cap and under the tub there will be some plastic there by the corner you can pull to expose the fuel line to the gas tank and you will see the breather that comes up and you can pull it down to compensate for the lift. Good luck, Joey.
03-07-2013 03:35 PM
Patrick H Actually, the functional bump stop is soft, and will compress all the way into the bump stop cup. It's an active component of the suspension.
03-07-2013 12:57 PM
TXST8tj
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Originally Posted by cbush1885 View Post
i was under the impression that you did not need the bumpstops with the 2.2 shocks because the shocks act as bumpstops them selft... check on the bottom of the shock there is a rubber stop that will stop the uptravel of the wheel well before the factory bump stop would hit
Definitely not. The rubber bumpers (not bumpstops) do not function as bumpstops. They will not prevent overcompression of the shocks as rubber easily compresses under load.

A functional bumpstop is hard. Rubber just acts to slow the transfer of energy...before stopping at the hard bumpstops.
03-07-2013 12:41 PM
TILLER just installed mine yesterday and my winch. not sure if i was supposed to leave the original rubber spacers in the front but i did and the jeep sits level with my winch and aftermarket bumper

got some vibes even with the tc drop so i will need to address that
03-07-2013 09:22 AM
Patrick H
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i was under the impression that you did not need the bumpstops with the 2.2 shocks because the shocks act as bumpstops them selft... check on the bottom of the shock there is a rubber stop that will stop the uptravel of the wheel well before the factory bump stop would hit
It doesn't have anything to do with the shocks themselves. The factory shock mounts and shock absorber bar pins aren't designed to hold the weight of the Jeep....Which is what happens when you use the shock absorber as the compression-limiting device.
03-07-2013 08:50 AM
cbush1885
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Originally Posted by baker3 View Post
Im in the process of installing this kit and wanted to see if anyone has a winch mounted and if there was any sag.
Yes
4 inch lift but had to add spacers in thefront to sit level
03-07-2013 08:43 AM
baker3 Im in the process of installing this kit and wanted to see if anyone has a winch mounted and if there was any sag.
03-07-2013 08:37 AM
hartleybiker Here is how mine turned out.
03-07-2013 08:33 AM
hartleybiker I put the RC 3.25" on my Jeep last week and I'm fairly pleased. I bought/bartered for it used on Craigslist so for $25 I can't really complain. I got an alignment done before I took it out on the road, but man it is REALLY SQUIRRELY. I'm sure that has something to do with not having a sway bar or rear shocks! (broke all the upper shock bolts, fixing that soon) As for the shocks (front), they seem to ride well and aren't as harsh as I'd read about and they are a LOT beefier looking than the stock ones. I cleared 33 x 12.5 Cooper STT's using 1.25" wheel spacers and no rubbing yet. Someone mentioned that the shock has those rubber bumpers that take the place of a bumpstop- that would mean all that force would be put on your shock mounts and I wouldn't advise that. I am going to get longer bumpstops before I wheel it. As for the brake lines, mine had slack at full droop, however my rear axle breather will need to be lengthened, so check that too. Also, I HAD to use a strut compressor to install all four coils during my install so have one handy. Good luck!!!
03-06-2013 08:50 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by djjd76 View Post
How underpowered do you feel running the 33s? I have a 98 Jeep Wrangler with the 2.5, and I was told that Im going to need to re-gear when I add the 33s...
Im fine only have to shift down to fourth on the steep hills. I have the 4.0 but im not sure of my gear ratio yet.
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