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10-10-2014 11:08 PM
gking Rancho 2" Sport kit with 9000s installed!! Great Fix for heavy bumper/ winch weight on stock wheel/tire setup IMHO :-)
10-08-2014 10:21 PM
Turchman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
One "negative" that comes to mind is flex. But also the shocks will limit this as well. We wouldn't release it if there were any serious issues.
Thank you for the replies Rancho dude. I feel better.
10-08-2014 09:26 PM
Rancho Correct! These are for a 3-4" system, I wasn't too sure in the original post.
Sorry if there was a confusion.
Quote:
Originally Posted by sstan View Post
I think Rancho misunderstood that you were looking for an adjustable sway bar link. He gave you a part number for a quick disconnect that is a fixed length. There are several adjustable ones available on Quadratec.

But you do not want the quick discos P/N RS6756B for the 2" lift. Here's a review of them:

They do not specifiy a lift height for these disconnects. They are most likely for a 4"-6" lift. The main tubes are actually not tubes at all but solid metal. I have a 2" leveling lift and had to cut and drill new holes for the kit to work with my little lift. I am very impressed with the solid construction of the kit and would recommend them to anybody.
10-08-2014 07:27 PM
Mclunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
We are trying to reach a certain price point, so that is one reason we don't add these to this system. We do offer them separately though.
I am going to be buying the 2" sport kit w/9000xl shocks soon and am curious, it sounds like it may not be "necessary" to replace the sway bar links, but would probably be better to do so. Are there any other parts that are technically ok but would benefit from being replaced/added?
10-08-2014 05:46 PM
sstan I think Rancho misunderstood that you were looking for an adjustable sway bar link. He gave you a part number for a quick disconnect that is a fixed length. There are several adjustable ones available on Quadratec.

But you do not want the quick discos P/N RS6756B for the 2" lift. Here's a review of them:

They do not specifiy a lift height for these disconnects. They are most likely for a 4"-6" lift. The main tubes are actually not tubes at all but solid metal. I have a 2" leveling lift and had to cut and drill new holes for the kit to work with my little lift. I am very impressed with the solid construction of the kit and would recommend them to anybody.
10-08-2014 04:14 PM
ljvsnyder I can't find them on your web site, but amazon shows them for the 4 inch system.
10-08-2014 01:56 PM
Rancho The P/N for the quick disconnects is P/N RS6756B
10-08-2014 01:05 PM
ljvsnyder What is the part number for the adjustable sway bar end links?
10-08-2014 12:19 PM
Rancho One "negative" that comes to mind is flex. But also the shocks will limit this as well. We wouldn't release it if there were any serious issues.


Quote:
Originally Posted by Turchman View Post
My question is, what are the negatives at this lift height of not replacing them? If there are any, it should be stated to the consumer (me). Not everyone spends the time researching on forums, etc., and may just buy this kit from the website.

If it does not adversely affect handling, then we are fine.
10-08-2014 11:59 AM
Turchman
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
We are trying to reach a certain price point, so that is one reason we don't add these to this system. We do offer them separately though.
My question is, what are the negatives at this lift height of not replacing them? If there are any, it should be stated to the consumer (me). Not everyone spends the time researching on forums, etc., and may just buy this kit from the website.

If it does not adversely affect handling, then we are fine.
10-08-2014 09:59 AM
Rancho We are trying to reach a certain price point, so that is one reason we don't add these to this system. We do offer them separately though.
10-07-2014 10:20 PM
Turchman
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakerJKU View Post
easy fix, but a set of rear sway bar end links from the local auto parts store, they are longer and will level out your sway bar or, now is the time to upgrade the front with adjustable sway bar disconnect links
The second option makes the most sense. It just seems like an oversight.
10-07-2014 09:08 PM
JakerJKU
Quote:
Originally Posted by Turchman View Post
So, I installed the 2" Sport lift with the 9000XL shocks this weekend. It took longer than expected, but the directions are very well written, so most of the blame goes to my lack of experience. One issue I have, is that it doesn't address the sway bar end links. I think it should come with longer links, the sway bar is now angled down, instead of parallel.
easy fix, but a set of rear sway bar end links from the local auto parts store, they are longer and will level out your sway bar or, now is the time to upgrade the front with adjustable sway bar disconnect links
10-06-2014 12:46 PM
Turchman So, I installed the 2" Sport lift with the 9000XL shocks this weekend. It took longer than expected, but the directions are very well written, so most of the blame goes to my lack of experience.

One issue I have, is that it doesn't address the sway bar end links. I think it should come with longer links, the sway bar is now angled down, instead of parallel.
10-06-2014 10:23 AM
Rancho It is CRAZY how popular this thread is, I also really like your other upgrade thread too..

Quote:
Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
MPB,
I've upgraded my Sport Kit lift with new rear coils and many other components. The details are in the link in my sig.

I'll jump to flat fenders and 35s in the spring. The lift has been well worth the money. Glad you are enjoying yours. It's stunned me on how long this thread has lived, but I'm glad to see people are enjoying the info.


Mike
10-05-2014 12:02 PM
12thman I run 35s on 16s. The only wheels people confirmed fit at 15 inched weren't wheels I wanted. I went with 16s to make sure.
10-05-2014 11:07 AM
onetraveller MPB,
I've upgraded my Sport Kit lift with new rear coils and many other components. The details are in the link in my sig.

I'll jump to flat fenders and 35s in the spring. The lift has been well worth the money. Glad you are enjoying yours. It's stunned me on how long this thread has lived, but I'm glad to see people are enjoying the info.


Mike
10-05-2014 10:01 AM
mpb1335 Gonna revive this thread, so any answers are greatly appreciated.

Looking to move up my tire size but don't want to end up with buyers remorse of getting only 33s. I've got a 2010 JKR, auto 3.8, 4.10, with the Rancho 2" installed on 9000s. Can I safely go to a 35 on 15" rim/has anyone done it? I plan on eventually upgrading my coils and don't want to temporarily run 33s just to end up getting 35s. I understand I'll lose some articulation but I'm willing to sacrifice it for the long term goal.

Thanks in advance! And of note, the 2" kit is still doing great here in AZ.
09-15-2014 10:12 PM
Turchman Looks good, I can't wait to get mine!
09-15-2014 10:06 PM
mpb1335
Quote:
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
Quote:
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
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.
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.

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.
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
Quote:
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.
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