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Merry Christmas !!!!
Are you staying with those tires ? A 285/75 converts to a 32.8x11.2 which is a narrow tire.
12.5 is most common and with that less back space is needed. Running a 11.2 might work with 5.5 BS. Take note of rear SWAY BAR clearance, at ride height, dropped and stuffed. Synergy makes drop blocks to be able to run stock links and maintain a level Swaybar.
Can you swing the flex kit w/ adjustable front lower control arms ?
|Today 06:25 PM|
Question on a lift for my new Jeep. Had another one with the Rancho 2" sport lift with 285/75R16 Duratracs on 16" Mb TKO wheels which are 8.5" wheels with 5.5" backspacing.
I swapped the wheels over to the new 2015 JK Unlimited and looking for a new lift. I really like the Rock Krawler 2.5 stock mod with 5100 Bilsteins here:
Question is I see most 2.5 kits show you need wheels with 4.5 backspacing or less. Is this kit pretty complete and would it work with my wheels.
On a side note, I currently have a stock bumper but plan on adding a LOD stubby and winch down the road in a few months.
Thanks for any help you can provide!
|Today 05:44 AM|
|wrath0r||RK has a fitment guide for shocks on each kit's page, too.|
|Today 04:44 AM|
The 31/32's are around 11" in travel and about 2" longer at their compresses length. They can be run at 2.5 with 2-3" bumpstop.
|Today 02:55 AM|
|Today 12:52 AM|
I'm wondering what specific Rancho RS9000XL shocks to use with a 2.5" lift on 07-15 Jeep JK Unlimited. All I seem to be able to find are ones listed for:
0" Part# RS999327
0-2" Part# RS999326
2" Part# RS999328
4" Part #: RS999329 / RS999330, RS999331 / RS999332
Do they not make a shock for 2.5" lifts for this model Jeep?
I'm looking to put together a 2.5" coil lift (RK's) and I really like what I have read about the RS9000XL adjustable shocks.
If they don't make them or none of these can be used, is there another comparable make/model? Recommendations for adjustables around the same price.
|Yesterday 03:12 PM|
|Yesterday 02:09 PM|
|grt1021||Exactly, not trying to reinvent the wheel or anything. They seem to have to willing to make things right. I'll let everyone know on Monday what direction this goes.|
|Yesterday 12:56 PM|
And trimming sliders there should be no issues......
|Yesterday 12:48 PM|
|grt1021||I agree That's why I am leaving it there until I get out of hospital. I have to see everything and understand what additional reasons they say will cause problem besides the sliders.|
|Yesterday 12:43 PM|
Maybe 4wparts didn't want to mess with.....hmmmm.
|Yesterday 12:14 PM|
Nope. I canceled the 35's when I went to the 37's. I had my sone go there today and look and take a few pics.
I also originally told them the I wanted a TF hinged carrier. Why I decided to go to the 37's I canceled that and ordered a AEV. Tire carrier.
They told me they would work with me on both the tires and the tire carrier.
They better stand behind it. Luckily I had them print new orders when I made the changes so they have no right to do what they did.
Jeep looks good though
|Yesterday 09:55 AM|
Did you agree to the 35's ? That's some BS.
|Yesterday 09:50 AM|
Thanks for the comments regarding the 37's on 2014 vs 4wd. I had outpatient surgery on Friday. When I heard the news from 4wd. I told them to stop and I would come down sat or Monday is possible. My surgery had issues and I got very sick and am now back in the hospital. Checked in on Tuesday.
On Monday and Tuesday I didn't even call check on the jeep. I call them from hospital today and they tell me the put the 35 on the rims and the jeep is ready.
I told them my Heath issues and I had not given up on 37's. Told them I would be there Friday of sat to give them additional instructions. I have to see the problems with my eyes to see what their point it.
|Yesterday 09:26 AM|
Edit: Good post btw ^^
We can do our best to make it work.
Can you post the kit you have ? Rc is not terrible, some of the ways geometry is corrected I don't prefer. Did it include control arms ?
|Yesterday 09:00 AM|
How much experience do you have Jeeping? The stock vehicle does a lot of cool stuff right off the showroom floor...
Have you talked to anyone running the lift you bought?
4" is a lot of lift for a JKU - what tire size are you targeting? why jump in to a 4" lift? Have you considered something a little less involved and less expensive? Such as. 2.5 (can fit 35 " tires with less expense or 37" with cut/flat fenders)
What kind of wheeling do you do/want to do?
RC is not renowned for their high end quality and often in Jeep lifts cheap initial costs end up costing a lot more in the long run.
What does the RC track bar bracket do? Is it a frame side or axles side- consider an axle side bracket to raise the roll center and make the Jeep drive better.
If you do intend to go forward with this consider some type of caster correction either control arms or control arm geo brackets in the front and keep an eye on your front drive shaft - it will eventually fail.
Depending on year, Watch the rear pinch seam - it can bite your tires. You can trim pretty easy.
What are you doing to relocate the exhaust so it does contact the driveshaft? exhaust spacers or replacement pipes are the standard approach but you can have someone fab something too
If you are going to wheel with big tires consider gusseting the front axle and start planning to replace ball joints.
Not busting your chops but seriously consider researching, planning, and building your Jeep in deliberate phases. This helps you shake out issues more easily without costly, diagnostic wild goose chases. Good luck
|Yesterday 08:41 AM|
|austinfaw||Ok so what's everyone opinion of the RC 4" lift with shocks for the 4dr JKs? Its springs, shocks, TB brackets , rear SB links, new PA, and rear spring correction playes. Ive here on here from a few people and I'm not to pleased cuz I've already bought the kit. It sounds like I'm going to need to get alot of stuff for it. my boss is an avid jeepers he says it would be fine but he hasn't messed with the JKs. I just wanna know if ill be able to drive with it for now, I plan on getting the alignment and track checked/adjusted after the install. I don't plan on doing any off reading until marchish due to the weather so it would give my ample times to replace CAs and or DSs|
|Yesterday 06:54 AM|
|mommymallcrawler||Looking good wrathor!|
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|12-23-2014 07:52 PM|
Got a picture of my new lift. Please excuse the crappy weather. This is a 2dr 2014 JK Sahara. The lift is a Rock Krawler 1.5" Expedition kit. The tires are 285/70R17 (33") Duratracs mounted on 17" wheels with a 4.5" backspace. The wheel / tire set weighs ~6lbs more than the stock 32" wheel / tire set, so this is very close to stock weight.
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