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Yesterday 09:08 PM
Jetjocchris
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I would not at 3.5" of lift. Try swapping the front tires side to side. With tires off the ground. Check the ball joints too. Won't hurt to rule them out.
Copy. Will check and report back in a few days. Thanks.
Yesterday 07:10 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jetjocchris View Post
Tried cranking on the sway bar links but still got the knocking sound. Guess I will loosen everything and re-torque..... :-( Also still got the slight pull to the right. I still think it may be the tires. Anyone else getting a pull after the lift was installed...? Tires are Treadwright Guard Dogs (retreads) running 25psi, started at 30psi and went down from there... Lift is Metalcloak 3.5" with OME shocks, front and rear trac bars, lower control arms... Caster is between 4.2-4.5... Should I go more on the caster and see if that helps the pull...??
I would not at 3.5" of lift. Try swapping the front tires side to side.

With tires off the ground. Check the ball joints too. Won't hurt to rule them out.
Yesterday 07:03 PM
Jetjocchris Tried cranking on the sway bar links but still got the knocking sound. Guess I will loosen everything and re-torque..... :-(
Also still got the slight pull to the right. I still think it may be the tires. Anyone else getting a pull after the lift was installed...?
Tires are Treadwright Guard Dogs (retreads) running 25psi, started at 30psi and went down from there...
Lift is Metalcloak 3.5" with OME shocks, front and rear trac bars, lower control arms...
Caster is between 4.2-4.5... Should I go more on the caster and see if that helps the pull...??
07-28-2014 07:39 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Fr8dawg View Post
rancho 9k's, part# 29 front 30 rear
My guess .. 1" maybe 2" tops.
Cycle for min bump stop if you're looking for max travel.
07-28-2014 07:21 PM
Fr8dawg
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
That is not correct. What shocks/size are you running?
rancho 9k's, part# 29 front 30 rear
07-28-2014 03:48 PM
Jetjocchris I will try the sway bar links and everything else that I swapped out during the lift install.. Jeep only has 7500 miles so I'm ruling out any worn parts. Thanks guys. I'll let ya know how it works out.
07-28-2014 02:58 PM
kjeeper10 Yes, that can be anything. Shock, swaybar bolts are common. The flares can knock around.
Don't rule out ball joints or tie rod ends based on milage either.
07-28-2014 02:55 PM
RedBones Had the same problem on my 11.
It ended up being my front sway bar links not all the way tight.
I would try that.
Just my 02.
07-28-2014 02:41 PM
Jetjocchris Gotta track down a knocking sound appearing to come from the left side, can't tell if it's front or rear.. Happens when I am driving slowly, 25-40 mph and I drive over a road joint separation with any difference in elevation between the two sides.. Sounds like metal on metal contact.. Could it be the one of the stock bolts that I re-used with the lift...??? I am pretty sure I have everything torqued to spec... Thinking about taking everything loose and re-torquing... Or ordering the upgraded bolt kit and installing it... Thoughts...??
07-28-2014 01:50 PM
Jetjocchris
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I believe it does a little. Enough to cause issues.. Doubt it.
Copy that.. Thank you sir. I'm just trying to dial it in a bit more so I only went a couple of turns on the upper arms. Thanks again.
07-28-2014 01:21 PM
All Terrain JK With the JKs crossover tie rod toe should be unaffected. Steer center my move a minuscule amount but you shouldn't even notice it.
07-28-2014 12:30 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jetjocchris View Post
If I adjust caster does it effect my alignment/ toe..??
I believe it does a little. Enough to cause issues.. Doubt it.
07-28-2014 12:05 PM
All Terrain JK
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
Thanks, I do but may just get this to Dave the headache from going to the store and trying to match bolts etc.
It would've been more expensive for me to source my own hardware than order from Northridge with 10% discount and free shipping. I ordered 2 one for my JK and one for Mama's to get free shipping
07-28-2014 11:51 AM
Jetjocchris If I adjust caster does it effect my alignment/ toe..??
07-27-2014 05:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Johnny_D View Post
Just want to say thanks for all the help... lift went on great... tires clear everywhere i need to take it
Nice looks great
07-27-2014 03:25 PM
Dragmod
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
A track bar is a great upgrade. Do you have a local fastener store ? Shouldered grade 8 bolts are a nice complement along with a new track bar. Or the complete kit http://northridge4x4.com/shop/nr4x4-...k-hardware-kit
Thanks, I do but may just get this to Dave the headache from going to the store and trying to match bolts etc.
07-27-2014 03:25 PM
Dragmod
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Originally Posted by Johnny_D View Post
Just want to say thanks for all the help... lift went on great... tires clear everywhere i need to take it
looks good!
07-27-2014 02:15 PM
Johnny_D Just want to say thanks for all the help... lift went on great... tires clear everywhere i need to take it
07-27-2014 12:05 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
I was think king about adding this http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_9102_07.htm Is that what you are referring to?
A track bar is a great upgrade. Do you have a local fastener store ?
Shouldered grade 8 bolts are a nice complement along with a new track bar.

Or the complete kit
http://northridge4x4.com/shop/nr4x4-...k-hardware-kit
07-27-2014 12:03 PM
msubrave
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
I was think king about adding this http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_9102_07.htm
Is that what you are referring to?
If your jeep isn't having any issues I wouldn't mess with it but if you want to add a track bar that one seems like one of the best.
07-27-2014 11:59 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
Long time creeper on this thread first time poster! Haha! Ok, I got a smoking deal on the Mopar stage 3 kit for my 10a 2 door and am running 35x12.5x18 Mickey MTZ. From what I can find this is a pretty complete kit. I have loved it so far. Have had it on for six months. Is there anything I should consider doing to it still? I just can't find in over 100 pages suggestions with my setup! Thanks for the help!
Ha!!!

Id say rock on if you like performance and not having any issues.
07-27-2014 11:55 AM
Dragmod
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Originally Posted by msubrave View Post
How good of a deal? I don't think that kit includes a front track bar, but if you aren't having any issues I probably wouldn't touch it.
I was think king about adding this http://www.quadratec.com/products/16191_9102_07.htm
Is that what you are referring to?
07-27-2014 11:54 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Fr8dawg View Post
Hey Kjeeper, whats your thought on bumpstop size? I was going to go with 2" stops for my RK1.5's and 33"s, but my buddy who will be helping me install says that I should go with a 3" bumpstop. His though is: lift height+tire size increase should equal bumpstop height. What say you?
That is not correct. What shocks/size are you running?
07-27-2014 11:53 AM
msubrave
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
If you price out the teraflex kit with the dual reservoir fox shocks it comes out to be more. And I get a 1 year warranty with my kit!
Yea the shocks, speedbumps, and fixed control arms are what I like about the kit.
07-27-2014 11:41 AM
Fr8dawg Oh, didnt know it came with fox reservoir shocks... At any rate, still pricey. All the good suspension manufactures offer warranties on their products as well.
07-27-2014 11:34 AM
Dragmod
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Originally Posted by Fr8dawg View Post
Mopar lift kits are a RIP off! $2k?? Ouch!
If you price out the teraflex kit with the dual reservoir fox shocks it comes out to be more. And I get a 1 year warranty with my kit!
07-27-2014 11:32 AM
Dragmod I'm pretty sure that was a 1 time deal. But you should be able to get them down to $2,200 plus install.
07-27-2014 11:32 AM
Fr8dawg Mopar lift kits are a RIP off! $2k?? Ouch!
07-27-2014 11:31 AM
msubrave
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Originally Posted by Dragmod View Post
Well...the dealership up here was having a special so $2,000.
Thats pretty good. If/when I order my next jeep I was wanting to have this kit installed before I take it home. Just curious how low I could try to talk them down to.
07-27-2014 11:28 AM
Dragmod Well...the dealership up here was having a special so $2,000. Some coupon special that they were offering and gave me the discount on the kit then when I picked it up the parts manager said the coupon wasn't good for Mopar performance parts. I said that wasn't my concern as I already paid and there was no limitations printed. He wasn't very happy but I got my kit!
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