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Yesterday 10:26 PM
Jetjocchris Ok, checked the ball joints, they are fine. Loosened up everything on the lift and shook the hell out of it then re-torqued... Swapped the two front tires... Also un bolted one of my front upper control arms, measured the opposite arm length and shook again to try to get everything to settle then bolted it back up and torqued.
Just in case anyone is wondering, I'm trying to find a knocking sound coming from the right side and trying to figure out why it pulls to the right after the lift and tire install..
Alignment has been done and caster is within spec....

Will report back tomorrow with my findings...(fingers crossed) :-)
Yesterday 09:10 PM
Bbannongmu
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Originally Posted by Rexenator View Post
Factory 32's. It'll be on road only.
You'll be fine. The purpose of increasing the size of the bump stops after lifting is to limit your up travel in order to keep bigger tires out of the fender flares. With stock tires you'll be no where near the fender flares even under full flex.
Yesterday 06:49 AM
Rexenator Factory 32's. It'll be on road only.
07-30-2014 11:22 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Rexenator View Post
So I have everything I need for my lift, except my rear bump stops haven't shown up and they won't be delivered until Monday. I was hoping to get this lift installed this weekend since I'll be out of town for a bit starting mid next week. Is it ok to run without the bump stops over the weekend or should I just wait until the bump stops show up?
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Originally Posted by HunterTheBeagle View Post
I would say on the road yeah you'll be fine. If u flex it too far tho you'll probably tear a fender off lol.
Agree,
What size tires? Sorry if mentioned.
Be carful with a 35. No worries with a 33"
07-30-2014 11:12 PM
HunterTheBeagle
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Originally Posted by Rexenator View Post
So I have everything I need for my lift, except my rear bump stops haven't shown up and they won't be delivered until Monday. I was hoping to get this lift installed this weekend since I'll be out of town for a bit starting mid next week. Is it ok to run without the bump stops over the weekend or should I just wait until the bump stops show up?
I would say on the road yeah you'll be fine. If u flex it too far tho you'll probably tear a fender off lol.
07-30-2014 08:50 PM
Rexenator So I have everything I need for my lift, except my rear bump stops haven't shown up and they won't be delivered until Monday. I was hoping to get this lift installed this weekend since I'll be out of town for a bit starting mid next week. Is it ok to run without the bump stops over the weekend or should I just wait until the bump stops show up?
07-30-2014 01:47 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Earl Balentine View Post
Maybe I won't need a 2.5 lift just to be able to get bigger tires. My 2014 Wrangler Sport has stock 17X7.5 wheels and P255/75R17 OWL On/Off road tires. What size wheels and tires can I go to without a lift?
33" with wheel spacers or a wheel with 4.5 or less back spacing.
You can trim or run flat flares for increased up travel.
07-30-2014 12:51 PM
Earl Balentine Maybe I won't need a 2.5 lift just to be able to get bigger tires. My 2014 Wrangler Sport has stock 17X7.5 wheels and P255/75R17 OWL On/Off road tires. What size wheels and tires can I go to without a lift?
07-30-2014 12:29 PM
Ds650
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Originally Posted by Stosh1 View Post
Can you just cut some off the ends of the springs until you get the height you like best?
Removing coils from a spring increases its resistance. While you may drop your ride the desired amount, you would also proportionately increase the amount of force required to compress the spring, resulting in a rougher ride.

A spring with 10 coils which compresses with 500 lbs of force would require 600lbs for the same amount of compression after 2 coils are removed.(example does not take into consideration multi-rate springs)
07-29-2014 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.
07-29-2014 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.
07-29-2014 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.
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