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Yesterday 10:53 PM
pazbich3 So, I had the 2" sport lift on my previous unlimited and now just bought a new '15. Going back and forth as to what lift I want to get and keep coming back to this kit. I want a little more lift in the front since I'll be eventually adding a bumper and winch. Have two questions...

1. Am I able to safely add a 3/4" spacer to the front without any other mods?

2. Instead of the rear spacer what Springs cold I use instead. Was looking at the Rock Krawler 1.5" Springs. Any other mods if I would use something like that?
12-15-2014 04:21 PM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by Renegade007 View Post
Rancho website says that I can run a 33" tire with this lift. Is it possible to run up to a 34" tire using stock fenders (285-75-17)?
I'm running 255/85/16 (considered aeound a 34) with no issues on the rancho 2 inch kit. 4.5 back spacing on wheels.
12-15-2014 02:21 PM
Rancho Yes it is possible, just make sure the stops are the correct height.


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Originally Posted by Renegade007 View Post
Rancho website says that I can run a 33" tire with this lift. Is it possible to run up to a 34" tire using stock fenders (285-75-17)?
12-15-2014 01:26 PM
Renegade007 Rancho website says that I can run a 33" tire with this lift. Is it possible to run up to a 34" tire using stock fenders (285-75-17)?
12-15-2014 12:55 PM
Rancho Not needed at 2".

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Originally Posted by Mclunk View Post
So you don't need the exhaust spacer for the sport 2" lift with 9000 shocks? I keep seeing posts were people said it would be needed.
12-15-2014 12:47 PM
Mclunk
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Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
Also, you shouldn't need the exhaust kit unless you are changing to longer travel front shocks. The 326 shocks will work as a limiter and will keep your driveshaft away from the exhaust. That's why Rancho packages them with the 2" kit. Mike
So you don't need the exhaust spacer for the sport 2" lift with 9000 shocks? I keep seeing posts were people said it would be needed.
12-15-2014 11:54 AM
Rancho Mike rocks!!
12-14-2014 08:34 PM
onetraveller Sounds like a good mix except for maybe the rear JKS trackbar. Using just an adjustable track bar won't fix the roll center the way the bracket will. But it will let you bring the rear axle back to center. You could use both if you were so inclined.

You may also need rear bumpstops, although it'll depend on how much clearance the new trackbar requires or if you plan to run 35s. I know my rear bracket makes them necessary. And I plan to upgrade to 35s in the spring. I'll also be changing my fenders out this winter.

Also, you shouldn't need the exhaust kit unless you are changing to longer travel front shocks. The 326 shocks will work as a limiter and will keep your driveshaft away from the exhaust. That's why Rancho packages them with the 2" kit.

Let us know how you like it when you are done.

Mike
12-14-2014 10:40 AM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
I don't know that I had to replace a bunch of other stuff, but I did add several components.

Here's the link.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/re...ho-627602.html

Mike
Thanks, read your other post.

I already have the JKS adjustable sway bar links for the rear and the .75 spacer in the front, and I have front and rear Rancho brake line extensions, I am going to go with:

Rear Coil Springs-Old Man Emu-2620 instead of 2618 (I carry a lot of tools)
Exhaust Kit-Rancho-RS72003

Instead of the Rear Track Bar Bracket-Teraflex-1954777 I am going to try the JKS adjustable rear trackbar (JKS OGS159) (any comments of suggestions on that)

I think I will hold off on the front until I see what the back looks like.
12-14-2014 09:23 AM
BRJ Here is mine with 1 3/4 inch rear spacers.
12-14-2014 08:50 AM
onetraveller I don't know that I had to replace a bunch of other stuff, but I did add several components.

Here's the link.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f202/re...ho-627602.html

Mike
12-13-2014 07:15 PM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by onetraveller View Post
You could replace the rear spacer with a larger spacer, or go with a longer rear coil spring. I added Old Man Emu rear 2.25 inch springs (part no. 2618). There are details in the link in my sig. Mike
I was thinking of the springs, did you have to replace anything else?

Your signature is not showing up on my iPad so I can't find the details.
12-13-2014 07:13 PM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by 4DoorCrush View Post
Where are you measuring from
Not measuring, using a 48 inch level on level ground.
12-13-2014 07:01 PM
onetraveller
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
I know I could fix it by removing the spacer, but like I said I like the way it looks in front.
You could replace the rear spacer with a larger spacer, or go with a longer rear coil spring. I added Old Man Emu rear 2.25 inch springs (part no. 2618).

There are details in the link in my sig.

Mike
12-13-2014 12:55 PM
4DoorCrush
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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post

They are 58s, I looked at the tag this morning and it is 4458AA, I have the sport lift with the recommended (with aftermarket bumper and winch) extra spacer in front, I know I could fix it by removing the spacer, but like I said I like the way it looks in front.
Where are you measuring from
12-13-2014 11:56 AM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
The rear is usually in the 50's or a 60. The higher the # the "bigger" the lift.
They are 58s, I looked at the tag this morning and it is 4458AA, I have the sport lift with the recommended (with aftermarket bumper and winch) extra spacer in front, I know I could fix it by removing the spacer, but like I said I like the way it looks in front.
12-12-2014 11:56 AM
Rancho The rear is usually in the 50's or a 60.
The higher the # the "bigger" the lift.


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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
4 door and I believe it is a 19
12-11-2014 06:59 PM
the rock99
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Originally Posted by Rancho View Post
Do you know the spring # in the rear, by chance? Also 2 door or 4 door?
4 door and I believe it is a 19
12-11-2014 05:55 PM
Rancho Do you know the spring # in the rear, by chance?
Also 2 door or 4 door?


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Originally Posted by the rock99 View Post
Mine sits nose high, I have a warn elite bumper with zeon 10 winch on the front and an LOD rear bumper with tire carrier, any suggestions, I like the way the front looks and want to raise the rear up maybe 2 inches
12-11-2014 05:47 PM
the rock99 Mine sits nose high, I have a warn elite bumper with zeon 10 winch on the front and an LOD rear bumper with tire carrier, any suggestions, I like the way the front looks and want to raise the rear up maybe 2 inches
12-11-2014 11:32 AM
Rancho Nose high could be possible, FYI. We take into consideration a bumper/winch.

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Originally Posted by jk8829 View Post
Does the jeep set level or is it nose high? Looks level and really good. I have almost ordered this lift alot, just scared it will make the nose set higher than the rear.
Let me find out... my initial thoughts are no, the reason being is that, although we sell a lot of the 7000's, we sell a TON of 5000's and 9000's so easy to package and make this an affordable option.
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Originally Posted by H2os View Post
Hey Rancho, will you be offering the 2 inch sport lift with 7000 shocks?
There would most likely be rubbing. A spacer would fix this though.

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Originally Posted by H2os View Post
I have a bone stock 2008 JK 2 Door Rubicon. I am looking at finally putting on the Rancho 2 inch sport lift with either the 7000s or the 9000s. I want to keep my costs down, so I would like to keep the stock wheels and go with a new tire size. I was first thinking of going with the BFG M/T in a 255/80/17. However, I am now looking at the soon to be released, March 2015, BFG AT in the 34x10.5x17. I would appreciate any feedback on these two tire choices given this set up. Rubbing issues?

Thanks!
12-11-2014 10:48 AM
H2os
Another Question

I have a bone stock 2008 JK 2 Door Rubicon. I am looking at finally putting on the Rancho 2 inch sport lift with either the 7000s or the 9000s. I want to keep my costs down, so I would like to keep the stock wheels and go with a new tire size. I was first thinking of going with the BFG M/T in a 255/80/17. However, I am now looking at the soon to be released, March 2015, BFG AT in the 34x10.5x17. I would appreciate any feedback on these two tire choices given this set up. Rubbing issues?

Thanks!
12-10-2014 07:17 PM
H2os Hey Rancho, will you be offering the 2 inch sport lift with 7000 shocks?
12-09-2014 07:59 PM
vdog0531
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Originally Posted by jk8829 View Post
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post
Just installed mine this weekend. Here are a couple different abgles. Took my buddy and I three hours with hand tools and jack stands. Very easy to install. Tires are 255/85/16 and wheels have 4.5 in back spacing.
Does the jeep set level or is it nose high? Looks level and really good. I have almost ordered this lift alot, just scared it will make the nose set higher than the rear.

I think the front actually atill sits a touch lower (when going off the frame and the roof line, but overall, I'm happy. It rides nice and gives me what I needed... More tire clearance a better stance. The front wells are what give the image of the front high but my warn elite bumper will be installed soon enough.
12-09-2014 04:00 PM
jk8829
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Originally Posted by vdog0531 View Post
Just installed mine this weekend. Here are a couple different abgles. Took my buddy and I three hours with hand tools and jack stands. Very easy to install. Tires are 255/85/16 and wheels have 4.5 in back spacing.
Does the jeep set level or is it nose high? Looks level and really good. I have almost ordered this lift alot, just scared it will make the nose set higher than the rear.
12-09-2014 02:33 PM
vdog0531 Just installed mine this weekend. Here are a couple different abgles. Took my buddy and I three hours with hand tools and jack stands. Very easy to install. Tires are 255/85/16 and wheels have 4.5 in back spacing.
11-18-2014 10:15 PM
Rancho Yes.

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Originally Posted by Jacky_JK View Post
Hey Rancho, I have a cost related question:
My wonderful fiancé had her little brother trick me into telling him which lift I thought his buddy should get for his 2 dr JK (exactly the same as mine). I had been doing research and told him that the 66108BR9 2" Sport lift seemed like the best deal. Well it turns out she was trying to figure out what to get me for my birthday...

She went ahead and ordered the 66108BR5 (not knowing there was any difference between shocks. She doesn't even know what shocks are) and I graciously accepted the gift. Before I knew what hit me I was installing the lift. The trouble is, for only $150 more I could have had the 9000xl shocks.

Is it true that buying a set of four 9000xl shocks is going to cost me approximately the same as the 66108BR9 kit??

Sorry for the long story.
11-18-2014 09:31 PM
Jacky_JK
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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.
Hey Rancho, I have a cost related question:
My wonderful fiancé had her little brother trick me into telling him which lift I thought his buddy should get for his 2 dr JK (exactly the same as mine). I had been doing research and told him that the 66108BR9 2" Sport lift seemed like the best deal. Well it turns out she was trying to figure out what to get me for my birthday...

She went ahead and ordered the 66108BR5 (not knowing there was any difference between shocks. She doesn't even know what shocks are) and I graciously accepted the gift. Before I knew what hit me I was installing the lift. The trouble is, for only $150 more I could have had the 9000xl shocks.

Is it true that buying a set of four 9000xl shocks is going to cost me approximately the same as the 66108BR9 kit??

Sorry for the long story.
11-16-2014 05:51 PM
Turchman
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Originally Posted by NoGaBiker View Post
I can speak to the theoreticals of your question. But I honestly don't think there is a practical disadvantage that you would notice with just a 2" lift. The physics works like this (wish I had a pencil and a napkin so I could draw it): The swaybar is a thick piece of steel running from side to side between your axles, with two short ends that bend at 90deg and run backwards. Those ends are roughly 8-10" on the JK, iirc. They are attached to your suspension by means of a vertical endlink that can pivot. The main cross piece of the swaybar is attached to your Jeep's frame in a couple of bushings. So when the left front tire drops down in a pothole, it pulls the left side short swaybar arm down with it, since they're attached by the end-link. If both wheels have dropped down in the same hole, then both of the short ends of the swaybar drop down, causing the swaybar to harmlessly just rotate in its bushings -- it effectively does nothing. But if one side drops down in the hole while the other side stays up on the surface, you can see how only one side of the swaybar can rotate down. So it creates a torsion force in the bar, that actually twists the body of the steel bar in order to allow that suspension piece to drop down into the hole. So the bar is designed with a certain thickness, and the short arms are designed with a certain length, so they will apply an exact amount of twisting force into the bar, which impacts how much the suspension can move (relative to the other side). It is all engineered rather precisely. So, if you cant the bar down so that the arms are now pointing down instead of horizontal, they effectively become shorter. To understand that, picture that they pivoted all the way down to where they were pointing straight down. They would have zero leverage and impart zero torque into the swaybar. So if you are shortening them you are reducing the effectiveness of the swaybar, same as if you decreased the diameter of it. And the net effect to you, the driver, is that the swaybar becomes less effective, so when you go around a corner at speed on the road, you body will now sway more and the Jeep will feel more like it is going to tip over. All of this, though, will amount to a very small amount of difference with this kit. In fact, I installed the Rancho 2" one weekend, and discovered that JKS had shipped me the wrong set of adjustable swaybar disconnects (labelled properly, just the wrong set in the package.) It took about a week to get the new ones and install them, and I was unable to tell a difference one way or the other on the street. The swaybar is not labeled in this picture, but you can see it attached to the top of No. 5, which are the endlinks.
Thanks, that makes sense.
11-14-2014 06:28 AM
Treeturdy
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Originally Posted by 12thman View Post
sorry, didnt know if they made a size for a 2" lift or just a 0-2"..
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