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Yesterday 09:09 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by m4j2t View Post
I used a hardwood stick cut straight on my table saw, and I place it carefully between lugs on the outward tire sidewalls and measure center wheel from the flare out to the stick; I'm careful to measure in exactly the same place on both sides. Left meaning drivers side, I'm and using bottom hole.
Ok, try going from the frame. Grasp the tape measurer in the square hole. My last tires had a mold line which made things easy. With these tires I try to eyeball a imaginary line in the treads.
You prob are offset a little. I just don't think as much as you say.
Yesterday 08:59 PM
m4j2t
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Which hole upper or lower ? Left side meaning driver ? That would mean the axle is over corrected. That seems like a lot though .. Where are you measuring from ?

Fwiw a perfectly centered axle with a bracket is luck. The height the TB Is raised would have to match lift height. My axle was about 3/8 over to the drivers side with 3" rear lift and using the upper 4" hole.
I used a hardwood stick cut straight on my table saw, and I place it carefully between lugs on the outward tire sidewalls and measure center wheel from the flare out to the stick; I'm careful to measure in exactly the same place on both sides.

Left meaning drivers side, I'm and using bottom hole.
Yesterday 08:24 PM
kjeeper10 Which hole upper or lower ? Left side meaning driver ? That would mean the axle is over corrected. That seems like a lot though .. Where are you measuring from ?

Fwiw a perfectly centered axle with a bracket is luck. The height the TB Is raised would have to match lift height. My axle was about 3/8 over to the drivers side with 3" rear lift and using the upper 4" hole.
Yesterday 08:21 PM
m4j2t I just installed the RK 1.5" springs and I'm netting 1.65" lift in the rear.

I installed the Teraflex Rear track Bar Relocation Bracket for 2" lift because another forum user is using is with the exact setup and I am, and his axle is perfectly centered. My axle is offset .375" to the left. That is to say that it sticks out .75" further on the left side. (I need to move it half that distance to the right to center it.

I verified with the other forum user, and we are using the same part number in the same configuration. Our net lift numbers are also exactly the same. Am I missing something?...
Yesterday 03:38 PM
wrath0r
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
33's require 0 lift at all. Don't let them say differently.
A simple leveling kit, budget boost or even 2.5" lift (coils) will look good with a 33" tire.
You may - MAY - experience some very mild rubbing against the air dam with 33s if you flex a bit. You can, but do not have to, trim your air dam a little bit to put an end to that rubbing if it bothers you.
Yesterday 02:21 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Pip View Post
Talking to shops, I plan on keeping my 33's but I'm new and unsure. I hear what you're saying.
33's require 0 lift at all. Don't let them say differently.
A simple leveling kit, budget boost or even 2.5" lift (coils) will look good with a 33" tire.
Yesterday 02:03 PM
Pip Talking to shops, I plan on keeping my 33's but I'm new and unsure. I hear what you're saying.
Yesterday 01:46 PM
mommymallcrawler
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Originally Posted by Pip View Post
Yesterday 01:19 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Pip View Post
Assuming the link defaulted to the 6.5 kit ?

The 3 kit is essentially coils and shocks. I highly recommend front lower control arms instead of cam bolts. also a rear axle side track bar bracket and front track bar. The 3" kit is incomplete for the height.
As far as the quality .. Not sure. 4x4 shops like to sell BDS/RC/Procomp to return the most profits.
Often they will try and up sell stuff you don't need .. Or even height you don't need.
Are you talking to a shop or looking on your own ? Will you be doing the install yourself ?
Last question .. Tire size planned on ?

Ken
Yesterday 12:50 PM
Pip 2012-2015 Jeep Wrangler JK 4 Door 6.5" lift kit 1409H | BDS Suspension

Would be the first mod, hard to find reviews
Yesterday 12:36 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Pip View Post
Have a Willys jku, any comments on 3" bds lift?
What's included , can you post a link ?
Yesterday 12:32 PM
Pip Have a Willys jku, any comments on 3" bds lift?
01-24-2015 10:21 PM
beefcake5000
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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK View Post
I doubt that it matters much. I've had rear TF spacers in since 2008 (190,000 klm) and they have held up fine. If you wheel that hard that you are concerned about spacer quality you probably shouldn't be using spacers.
Thanks all for the feedback. Never used them before and wasn't sure.
01-24-2015 10:03 PM
JTPhoto JK I doubt that it matters much. I've had rear TF spacers in since 2008 (190,000 klm) and they have held up fine. If you wheel that hard that you are concerned about spacer quality you probably shouldn't be using spacers.
01-24-2015 08:07 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by jadmt View Post
x2 on quality. I found that synergy spacers are much nicer then Teraflex spacers. I think Daystar and Synergy are the same material.
I like the guide part of the TF spacers but have seen quality issues. These things looked beat .. No idea what the conditions were or how long they were installed.
01-24-2015 07:48 PM
jadmt x2 on quality. I found that synergy spacers are much nicer then Teraflex spacers. I think Daystar and Synergy are the same material.
01-24-2015 07:33 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by beefcake5000 View Post
Quick question, I hope. Is there any significant difference between brands of spacers. They don't do anything so I guess one is mostly concerned with longevity. I'm just as well off with daystar vs. synergy or teraflex spacers? Thanks again.
Yep, matter of fact. I know Daystar makes bushings/spacers for other manufactures.
01-24-2015 07:31 PM
beefcake5000
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I would add 1" spacers up front to get the height back.
Quick question, I hope. Is there any significant difference between brands of spacers. They don't do anything so I guess one is mostly concerned with longevity. I'm just as well off with daystar vs. synergy or teraflex spacers?

Thanks again.
01-24-2015 04:29 PM
pazbich3
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post

The front coils are designed for weight. You will be a little taller up front without weight.
For the price, the rancho 2" kit is a perfect start with room to improve. (Longer front shocks, springs in the rear)
Figured I'd be a little nose high for a couple months before I buy my winch and bumper. Plans are for the Lod stubby and a zeon 10-s. Should bring it back to level.
01-24-2015 03:46 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by pazbich3 View Post
I know I posed some questions here already, but for whatever reason, second guessing myself. About to pull the trigger on the Rancho 2" sport lift (w/ 9000 shocks), Jks quick disconnects and possible additional 3/4" front daystar spacers. I can get this all for under $700. Any other "complete" kit out there for the same price? And ease of installation? Kept thinking of the RK, AEV or Teraflex kit, but they seem to run more for a complete kit with shocks/Springs. Granted, the Rancho only comes with 2 Springs. Should I just pull the trigger on the Rancho kit? Thinking down the road if I want to go with a bigger more complete kit, I'll at least have the shocks.
The front coils are designed for weight. You will be a little taller up front without weight.
For the price, the rancho 2" kit is a perfect start with room to improve. (Longer front shocks, springs in the rear)
01-24-2015 03:36 PM
pazbich3 I know I posed some questions here already, but for whatever reason, second guessing myself. About to pull the trigger on the Rancho 2" sport lift (w/ 9000 shocks), Jks quick disconnects and possible additional 3/4" front daystar spacers.

I can get this all for under $700. Any other "complete" kit out there for the same price? And ease of installation? Kept thinking of the RK, AEV or Teraflex kit, but they seem to run more for a complete kit with shocks/Springs. Granted, the Rancho only comes with 2 Springs.

Should I just pull the trigger on the Rancho kit? Thinking down the road if I want to go with a bigger more complete kit, I'll at least have the shocks.
01-24-2015 03:34 PM
wrath0r I honestly wouldn't know how to rebuild or replace a ball joint, but having a shop rebuild rather than replace seems like it would be significantly less expensive.
01-24-2015 03:02 PM
jadmt I think I will gamble on the Teraflex when the time comes. have 21000 miles on my stock ones and still tight but that can change quickly.
01-24-2015 01:53 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Jedi9 View Post
It looks like the ball joints can be replaced by the owner with proper tools. When it's time for mine I'll be welding in some C gussets.
Yep .. A good press and common hand tools.
You can rent a press from any auto parts stores for free.
01-24-2015 01:50 PM
Jedi9 It looks like the ball joints can be replaced by the owner with proper tools. When it's time for mine I'll be welding in some C gussets.
01-24-2015 01:36 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by wrath0r View Post
Thanks, I'll put some on my long term shopping list and buy them... eventually. I'd rather have them when I need them. What makes the Dynatracs so bullet proof that you never have to replace them again? Just that they can be rebuilt when bits and piece of them break or wear out?
Rebuildable without having to press in/out the body of the joint.
01-24-2015 01:28 PM
Mammoth919 Id gladly install some TF ball joints for my JK. If they sent me some. Haha so I can review them for them. Haha
01-24-2015 01:18 PM
wrath0r
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
SYNERGY being the most popular. Dynatrac prosteer's if you never want to replace again (fully rebuildable)
Other notable mentions
- Alloy
- Crown HD

I'd say TF but they're too new. Waiting for more reviews.
Thanks, I'll put some on my long term shopping list and buy them... eventually. I'd rather have them when I need them. What makes the Dynatracs so bullet proof that you never have to replace them again? Just that they can be rebuilt when bits and piece of them break or wear out?
01-24-2015 01:05 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by wrath0r View Post
Whose ball joints do you recommend wheen I eventually need to replace them?
SYNERGY being the most popular. Dynatrac prosteer's if you never want to replace again (fully rebuildable)
Other notable mentions
- Alloy
- Crown HD

I'd say TF but they're too new. Waiting for more reviews.
01-24-2015 01:00 PM
wrath0r
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Yep and yep. Just Plan on replacing them.
The stock ball joints are just that bad.
Whose ball joints do you recommend wheen I eventually need to replace them?
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