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Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:06 AM

Rancho 3" Sport Lift
 
Is anyone running the Rancho 3" Sport lift with the 9000xl shocks? I got my Quadratec mag and I see they are offering $300 off the kits (rebate/gift card) so it would end up going for $783.

Is this a good deal?

kjeeper10 04-03-2013 09:07 AM

Shocks alone make the lift.

You have a link ?

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3588557)
Shocks alone make the lift.

You have a link ?

Here is the link:

Rancho 3" Sport System for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec

kjeeper10 04-03-2013 09:21 AM

Nice kit. The price including the shocks is awesome.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3588613)
Nice kit. The price including the shocks is awesome.

I was thinking about pulling the trigger this weekend on it. But wanted to know if anyone else runs this kit. I have heard such great things about the 9000xl shocks, and now I'm torn between this kit, and getting a 2.5 TeraFlex coil kit minus shocks and adding in the XL9000's.

kjeeper10 04-03-2013 09:32 AM

Did you see the 2" thread ? They all seem to be happy. The 3" kit takes it a step further and adds the rear coils-taller obviously. The front track bar is a key component too. With the rebate just too good to pass up.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kjeeper10 (Post 3588654)
Did you see the 2" thread ? They all seem to be happy. The 3" kit takes it a step further and adds the rear coils-taller obviously. The front track bar is a key component too. With the rebate just too good to pass up.

Yes I read through all the pages on the 2" which is why it made my choice harder. I was just going to get the 2.5 TF kit with shocks and call it a day. But everyone is raving about the Rancho 9000's and their ride quality and adjustability. So now I am torn and need to make a decision...

ohioviper 04-03-2013 09:44 AM

I went with the TF 2.5 spring lift from Krawl offroad and got the Rancho 9000 xl29 and xl30 shocks off Amazon for $376 aftr the Rancho rebate my total for lift and shocks $755.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ohioviper (Post 3588689)
I went with the TF 2.5 spring lift from Krawl offroad and got the Rancho 9000 xl29 and xl30 shocks off Amazon for $376 aftr the Rancho rebate my total for lift and shocks $755.

OK, thanks. So the kits are within $30 of each other but I see the Rancho kit has a track bar and the TF kit does not. I am going to make my decision by Sat and pull the trigger on one of them!

ohioviper 04-03-2013 09:51 AM

Mines getting installed Friday.Everything I have read said no need for a trackbar with this lift as the springs are made for 2.5" of lift on a JK.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 09:54 AM

Ok, cool! Let me know how you like it and how it rides and post up some before and after pics! You going to run 33's or 35's?

onetraveller 04-03-2013 11:10 AM

FYI,
You can get the Rancho 3" sport kit without the shocks from Amazon.com for $515 with free shipping. That's only $215 after the $300 rebate. You have to buy the shocks at the same time to qualify for the rebate. It adds up to $891 to buy the lift and shocks from Amazon, then with the rebate, you are down to $591 shipped.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Rancho RS66106B Suspension System

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 11:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3589084)
FYI,
You can get the Rancho 3" sport kit without the shocks from Amazon.com for $515 with free shipping. That's only $215 after the $300 rebate. You have to buy the shocks at the same time to qualify for the rebate. It adds up to $891 to buy the lift and shocks from Amazon, then with the rebate, you are down to $591 shipped.

Amazon.com: Buying Choices: Rancho RS66106B Suspension System

WOW!! Thanks a bunch! That is one hell of a deal! That may have just pushed my decision to Rancho!!

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 12:11 PM

So what shocks do I get? Is it these?

Rancho RS999329 RS9000XL Series Shock
Rancho RS999330 RS9000XL Series Shock

Rancho 04-03-2013 12:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg_2012_JKU (Post 3589313)
So what shocks do I get? Is it these?

Rancho RS999329 RS9000XL Series Shock
Rancho RS999330 RS9000XL Series Shock

Correct over on JK-Forum there is a guy that goes by keithvegas that did a really good review on this system. He has had it for a bout a year too...

You have 12 hours to talk me out of this

Red, White and Blue in Tie Rod Canyon - YouTube

Greg_2012_JKU 04-03-2013 12:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rancho (Post 3589414)
Correct over on JK-Forum there is a guy that goes by keithvegas that did a really good review on this system. He has had it for a bout a year too...

You have 12 hours to talk me out of this

Red, White and Blue in Tie Rod Canyon - YouTube

Rancho, thank you for the follow up! :thumb:

Greg__Berger 04-08-2013 12:36 PM

Oh man, what a DEAL! Wish I could find a way to talk the wife into letting me get it :)

dawhitesJKU 04-08-2013 12:45 PM

how long will it take to get reimbursed?

jwann01 04-08-2013 12:48 PM

If you are planning on running 35 in tires or bigger, you will want a more heavy duty track bar. I was amazed how much the stock track bar flexed when turning the wheel with large tires. TF has a video demonstrating this. Worth taking a look.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-08-2013 01:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3609560)
how long will it take to get reimbursed?

I've heard a few people on here say they got their gift cards in about 30 days after submitting them.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-08-2013 01:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jwann01 (Post 3609571)
If you are planning on running 35 in tires or bigger, you will want a more heavy duty track bar. I was amazed how much the stock track bar flexed when turning the wheel with large tires. TF has a video demonstrating this. Worth taking a look.

It comes with an adjustable track bar:

The new 100% bolt on 3" Sport System from Rancho fits up to a 35" tall tire using the included front and rear coil springs. Features also include a front adjustable track bar and rear track bar bracket to perfectly locate your axle under the frame. Front sway bar links are included along with front and rear bump stop spacers, front stainless steel brake lines and rear brake line brackets.

jwann01 04-08-2013 02:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg_2012_JKU (Post 3609771)

It comes with an adjustable track bar:

The new 100% bolt on 3" Sport System from Rancho fits up to a 35" tall tire using the included front and rear coil springs. Features also include a front adjustable track bar and rear track bar bracket to perfectly locate your axle under the frame. Front sway bar links are included along with front and rear bump stop spacers, front stainless steel brake lines and rear brake line brackets.

Yeah, I just saw that. That's good. One other question, maybe the Rancho person ca answer. Why no rear sway bar links? Are the stock links long enough for this lift?

onetraveller 04-08-2013 03:09 PM

Interesting, per the install instructions they have you drill a new hole in the axle shock mount for the rear sway bar link.

See pages 9 & 10.

http://www.gorancho.com/assets/instr...d_RS66106B.pdf

Mike

Greg_2012_JKU 04-08-2013 03:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3610127)
Interesting, per the install instructions they have you drill a new hole in the axle shock mount for the rear sway bar link.

See pages 9 & 10.

http://www.gorancho.com/assets/instr...d_RS66106B.pdf

Mike

I just now seen that. It's got me a little worried now. When I hear the words "100% Bolt On" I take it as there is not drilling or grinding, but guess I am wrong.

Looks like once again, my decision is up in the air about what kit to get... :nonono:

onetraveller 04-08-2013 03:37 PM

Even the 2" kit wasn't 100% bolt on. You had to drill and tap mounting holes for the front bump stops.

Don't sweat it. Look at it as an excuse to buy new tools. :dance:

Mike

jwann01 04-08-2013 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by onetraveller (Post 3610257)
Even the 2" kit wasn't 100% bolt on. You had to drill and tap mounting holes for the front bump stops.

Don't sweat it. Look at it as an excuse to buy new tools. :dance:

Mike

I like the way you think!

BuLLitz 04-08-2013 09:02 PM

I am also on the fence between the Rancho and the Teraflex...
I will not be doing the install myself. I am sure my mechanic is going to charge more to install the Rancho than he would the Teraflex so I have to weigh that in the cost.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-09-2013 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BuLLitz (Post 3611614)
I am also on the fence between the Rancho and the Teraflex...
I will not be doing the install myself. I am sure my mechanic is going to charge more to install the Rancho than he would the Teraflex so I have to weigh that in the cost.

I am in the same boat. But the more I think about it, you really can't beat that price!! The $300 off sale last till June 30th.

Rancho 04-09-2013 10:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU (Post 3609560)
how long will it take to get reimbursed?

Usually around 6-8 weeks.
The closer we get to the end of the rebate time frame, the longer it takes.

Greg_2012_JKU 04-09-2013 12:21 PM

Will the 3" kit require drive shaft replacement?


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