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09-15-2014 10:12 PM
Turchman Looks good, I can't wait to get mine!
09-15-2014 10:06 PM
mpb1335
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Originally Posted by gunmn74 View Post
Before: after: cool finished shot:
Looks great! I'm sure you're enjoying how it rides as well. Doing your own lift is incredibly rewarding, especially knowing how much $$ you saved and how much you learned about your Jeep.
09-15-2014 04:45 PM
gunmn74
Rancho 2" sport lift, before and after

Before:
Attachment 1488841

after:
Attachment 1488849

cool finished shot:
Attachment 1488857
09-13-2014 11:47 PM
gunmn74
Just installed my Ranch sport lift.

I love this lift. The ride is awesome. I measured from center of the wheel too bottom of fender and I was at 20-1/4" all the way around. After the lift I am at 23" front (2-3/4 gain) and 22-1/2 (2-1/4 gain).
I will add pics Monday.
09-10-2014 10:39 PM
12thman
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Originally Posted by jk8829 View Post
Did you guys have to buy anything else?
There have been a lot of good answers to this. If you are going with bigger tires, don't forget an AEV Procal to adjust tire size.
09-10-2014 10:26 PM
mpb1335 I still have stock bumpers and nothing added on, it probably gave me just a hair under 3" total. I only plan on going to a lightweight bumper and adding 33s. Factor in good tire placement and proper lines, it works for my application (AZ trails)
09-10-2014 10:25 PM
jk8829
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Originally Posted by mpb1335 View Post

Mandatory additional items: none

Optional additional items: well I'd like a bigger set of tires, some wheels and a new bumper.

Unless you're doing something out of the ordinary, the kit is good to go as is. I'd recommend having a pair of 3/4 wrenches so you can periodically tighten everything up.
Thank you! I have been going back and forth between this and the 2.5 half inch lift. But i do know i want the Rancho 9000 shocks lol.
09-10-2014 10:13 PM
Rancho Thank you for this. Nailed it.

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Originally Posted by mpb1335 View Post
Too easy:

1. Nope, you're just disconnecting the sway links and dropping the axle down. I did one at a time but you could drop it all at once, just support the pumpkin with a jack.

2. Coils I got were all black, as were the spacers and bump stops.

3. I did not use a torque wrench. I always check my bolts after wheeling anyhow so I'm under the jeep quite frequently.

4. Drilling/tapping the holes is quite easy, once you punch through the perch it goes right in. I'd recommend affixing your bump stop spacer with zip ties to the interior of the coil, get the coil aligned properly in the perch, cut the ziptie so the bump stop falls atop where you drilled the hole and then bolt it in. Attempting to place the coil on after affixing the bump stop will be a royal pain.

I set my shocks to 3 for around town, 5 on highway and 1 on the trails. The difference is extremely noticeable with the 9000s.

Hope this helps.
09-10-2014 08:27 PM
gunmn74
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpb1335 View Post
Too easy:

1. Nope, you're just disconnecting the sway links and dropping the axle down. I did one at a time but you could drop it all at once, just support the pumpkin with a jack.

2. Coils I got were all black, as were the spacers and bump stops.

3. I did not use a torque wrench. I always check my bolts after wheeling anyhow so I'm under the jeep quite frequently.

4. Drilling/tapping the holes is quite easy, once you punch through the perch it goes right in. I'd recommend affixing your bump stop spacer with zip ties to the interior of the coil, get the coil aligned properly in the perch, cut the ziptie so the bump stop falls atop where you drilled the hole and then bolt it in. Attempting to place the coil on after affixing the bump stop will be a royal pain.

I set my shocks to 3 for around town, 5 on highway and 1 on the trails. The difference is extremely noticeable with the 9000s.

Hope this helps.
Thanks I like the bump stop idea.
I got new 3 ton jack stands, 5/16 drill bit for hardened steel and 3/8-16 tap. I have an 18mm socket and end wrench and I think I am all ready to go just waiting on the truck.
09-10-2014 05:33 PM
mpb1335
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Originally Posted by gunmn74 View Post
Funny I do have a few questions though 1. Did you have to disconnect the front driveshaft? 2. Were the coils red or black? 3. Did you use a torque wrench? 4 How was drilling and tapping thw holes for the bump stops in the axle pad?
Too easy:

1. Nope, you're just disconnecting the sway links and dropping the axle down. I did one at a time but you could drop it all at once, just support the pumpkin with a jack.

2. Coils I got were all black, as were the spacers and bump stops.

3. I did not use a torque wrench. I always check my bolts after wheeling anyhow so I'm under the jeep quite frequently.

4. Drilling/tapping the holes is quite easy, once you punch through the perch it goes right in. I'd recommend affixing your bump stop spacer with zip ties to the interior of the coil, get the coil aligned properly in the perch, cut the ziptie so the bump stop falls atop where you drilled the hole and then bolt it in. Attempting to place the coil on after affixing the bump stop will be a royal pain.

I set my shocks to 3 for around town, 5 on highway and 1 on the trails. The difference is extremely noticeable with the 9000s.

Hope this helps.
09-10-2014 09:44 AM
gunmn74
Quote:
Originally Posted by mpb1335 View Post
Mandatory additional items: none

Optional additional items: well I'd like a bigger set of tires, some wheels and a new bumper.

Unless you're doing something out of the ordinary, the kit is good to go as is. I'd recommend having a pair of 3/4 wrenches so you can periodically tighten everything up.
Funny
I do have a few questions though
1. Did you have to disconnect the front driveshaft?
2. Were the coils red or black?
3. Did you use a torque wrench?
4 How was drilling and tapping thw holes for the bump stops in the axle pad?
09-10-2014 09:08 AM
mpb1335
Quote:
Originally Posted by jk8829 View Post
Did you guys have to buy anything else?
Mandatory additional items: none

Optional additional items: well I'd like a bigger set of tires, some wheels and a new bumper.

Unless you're doing something out of the ordinary, the kit is good to go as is. I'd recommend having a pair of 3/4 wrenches so you can periodically tighten everything up.
09-10-2014 09:04 AM
jk8829 Did you guys have to buy anything else?
09-08-2014 02:01 PM
Welder89 That sport lift is a great kit! Ride really is nicer than stock. I love mine! Just the right amount of lift for a good stance and better clearance
09-08-2014 11:17 AM
gunmn74 I am joining the club. I am ordering the 2 inch sport lift for a 2010 2 dr JK.
Oh yeah with 9000s shocks. P/N RS66108BR9. I have been saving and researching lifts for months. I don't know how I will spend my free time now.
09-08-2014 10:40 AM
AGNP2013 Ok, the mechanic said the heat of shock is not enough to melt the break line, it was rubbing... Anyway, they bent and adjusted the break line and now looks perfect. Thank you Rancho and Welder89! From the Rancho 2" sport lift kit with 9000XLs' standpoint, my wife is really impressed more than me with improvement in riding quality as well as appearance. (she hated to get on my JKU because of waggling and now positively thinks giving me new shoes!!!!)
09-07-2014 08:58 PM
AGNP2013 Thanks Rancho and Welder89. Yes, the brake line drop bracket looks correctly installed. I will call the mechanic who installed this kit and shocks tomorrow and will update.
09-07-2014 10:34 AM
Rancho That's my thought too, in the past I have seen them installed incorrectly.

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Originally Posted by Welder89 View Post
I have the same kit on my '12, but my lines don't come nearly as close as yours do. Did the the brake line drop brackets get installed?
09-07-2014 09:34 AM
Welder89 I have the same kit on my '12, but my lines don't come nearly as close as yours do. Did the the brake line drop brackets get installed?
09-07-2014 09:07 AM
Rancho Click this link:
Rancho Suspension: Install Instructions
Enter this P/N RS66108BR9
Go to page 7 look at illustration 3. Make sure that is correct.

You can also just adjust that brake line a bit, you are getting rubbing from the two rubbing together.

That should fix it.
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Originally Posted by AGNP2013 View Post
Hi Rancho and all.
I just installed Rancho 2" sport lift with 9000XLs 4 days ago but today I found the right rear break line is touching the 9000XL causing some melted traces on the shock and the break line as well. It is because of the heat of the shock while driving. I think the break line will eventually get a hole or melted out if I don't do anything. The other side is ok. I think right break line is a litter longer than the other. Anyway, any suggestion for me? I tried to put the pictures here but I couldn't figure it out, saying “enter the URL of your image”.
Thank you.
09-06-2014 12:24 PM
AGNP2013 see these pictures!! Now, I wrapped up the break line with makeshift aluminum foil.
thanks
09-06-2014 11:33 AM
AGNP2013 Hi Rancho and all.
I just installed Rancho 2" sport lift with 9000XLs 4 days ago but today I found the right rear break line is touching the 9000XL causing some melted traces on the shock and the break line as well. It is because of the heat of the shock while driving. I think the break line will eventually get a hole or melted out if I don't do anything. The other side is ok. I think right break line is a litter longer than the other. Anyway, any suggestion for me? I tried to put the pictures here but I couldn't figure it out, saying “enter the URL of your image”.
Thank you.
09-02-2014 09:14 AM
Rancho No need for sway bars or spacers, just make sure the backspacing is correct on the MB's. It was built around 33's.

Quote:
Originally Posted by AGNP2013 View Post
Hi
Today, my JKU is getting Rancho 2” sport lift with 9000XLs, exciting!!! but mechanic who is new to this kit mentioned the possibility of an installation of sway bar or wheel spacer because some lift kits need them. Can anyone who has this setting give me any info?
Also, later, I will put 33x12.5x15 with MB 15x8 on this lift. I will be okay with these rims and tires? No extra parts I need right?
Thank you.
09-02-2014 08:50 AM
AGNP2013 Hi
Today, my JKU is getting Rancho 2” sport lift with 9000XLs, exciting!!! but mechanic who is new to this kit mentioned the possibility of an installation of sway bar or wheel spacer because some lift kits need them. Can anyone who has this setting give me any info?
Also, later, I will put 33x12.5x15 with MB 15x8 on this lift. I will be okay with these rims and tires? No extra parts I need right?
Thank you.
09-01-2014 06:09 PM
4DoorCrush
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post

What are you running now?
35's with flat fenders on a 2.5 rock krawler.
09-01-2014 06:07 PM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by 4DoorCrush View Post
I ran 35's for a while but I don't recommend it
What are you running now?
09-01-2014 03:55 PM
4DoorCrush
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
What is the biggest tire anyone is running with the stock fenders and wheels?

Are you using spacers, and if so, how big are they?
I ran 35's for a while but I don't recommend it
09-01-2014 03:05 PM
the rock99 What is the biggest tire anyone is running with the stock fenders and wheels?

Are you using spacers, and if so, how big are they?
09-01-2014 01:58 AM
12thman
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Originally Posted by Mammoth919 View Post
Newb here, does the installation of this kit require either spacers for oem rims or rims with 4.5" back spacing?
It's not required for any lift. The need for more back spacing is due to taller/wider tires.
09-01-2014 12:28 AM
Mammoth919 Newb here, does the installation of this kit require either spacers for oem rims or rims with 4.5" back spacing?
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