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troy b 06-11-2013 08:45 PM

Rancho 3" sport install
 
Ok guys, Thursday I am installing my 3" Rancho sport on my '12 JKU! I am wondering if there are any thing I should look out for, or different steps to help the install. I am installing it with the help of some guys in our local Jeep club and they install all the lifts so I anticipate a quick install but would like to be extra prepared.
Thanks guys!!

Rancho 06-11-2013 09:03 PM

Exhaust cross over pipe, driveshaft, or spacers? I am guessing yes.... just making sure.
Soak all bolts with PB Blaster, just in case....

Enjoy!

RhettS 06-11-2013 10:50 PM

I'm interested in this lift as well. Let me know what your total lift ends up being with a mostly stock JKU. I'm not sure I want to go more than 33's and am afraid this lift will make it look a bit too high for a smaller diameter tire and no heavy front/rear bumpers. Pics too please!

troy b 06-12-2013 05:42 AM

I have the cross over pipe waiting at the house and a paramount restyling bumper with tire carrier. Hopefully get the bumper on before the lift but I will surely take measurements between each step. Also many pics!

pantoot 06-13-2013 01:52 PM

My advice to you is to first go online and get the latest revision of the instructions and then follow the directions, especially the part where they say to make sure you check your parts very carefully.

I ordered my trail lift from amazon, paid for next day Saturday delivery for everything, started the project and got to the rear track bar bracket. Oops, I had the revision before they included that.

Called Rancho on Monday, very helpful friendly rep said they would express it out to me and I would have it Wednesday. Guess what, no part wednesday. Called today, "dunno what happened, it is being picked today, you will have it Monday."

Jeep is up on jackstands for another weekend, kind of takes the wind out of your sales. Thanks Rancho.

jakbak 06-13-2013 02:37 PM

There is another huge thread on this list. Look at that make sure you look at the front track bar. I just installed this lift pm me if you have any questions

Muddr1 06-13-2013 05:44 PM

Thats odd, I got extra parts with my lift kit. I am usually the one getting the short end, so it was a pleasant surprise.

rhetts, I got 4'' in the fron and 3'' in the rear. I am also running 33'' tires. I like the look of a lifted vehicle, so I like it. You will have to be the judge and decide for yourself.

This is before the flat fenders too.

http://im1.shutterfly.com/media/47a3...D720/ry%3D480/

troy b 06-17-2013 06:42 PM

After some searching and saying WTF, I decided to give it a go. Changed the brake lines and did the exhaust modification yesterday, to where I had help to bleed the lines. Installed the lift today and the springs were correct. Came out great, have pics but they are in my phone, will upload as soon as I can.
Question though, when I hit a speed bump, going very slow, there is a loud noise from the rear. Kind if like riding in a 1 ton truck with no weight in it and hitting a bump. Not sure what to check, everything I removed is tight, swat bar lowers, shocks and teach bar bracket.
Any ideas?

kjeeper10 06-17-2013 06:55 PM

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Originally Posted by troy b (Post 3870576)
After some searching and saying WTF, I decided to give it a go. Changed the brake lines and did the exhaust modification yesterday, to where I had help to bleed the lines. Installed the lift today and the springs were correct. Came out great, have pics but they are in my phone, will upload as soon as I can.
Question though, when I hit a speed bump, going very slow, there is a loud noise from the rear. Kind if like riding in a 1 ton truck with no weight in it and hitting a bump. Not sure what to check, everything I removed is tight, swat bar lowers, shocks and teach bar bracket.
Any ideas?

Something is hitting. Check the coils/track bar and shocks

Rancho 06-17-2013 08:47 PM

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Originally Posted by troy b (Post 3870576)
After some searching and saying WTF, I decided to give it a go. Changed the brake lines and did the exhaust modification yesterday, to where I had help to bleed the lines. Installed the lift today and the springs were correct. Came out great, have pics but they are in my phone, will upload as soon as I can.
Question though, when I hit a speed bump, going very slow, there is a loud noise from the rear. Kind if like riding in a 1 ton truck with no weight in it and hitting a bump. Not sure what to check, everything I removed is tight, swat bar lowers, shocks and teach bar bracket.
Any ideas?

I am glad they were the right springs first and foremost. Also I agree with kjeeper10, my guess is the spring maybe needed to be adjusted. That is an internet guess BTW.... :whistling:

troy b 06-18-2013 10:00 AM

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I absolutely live the result, I wanted to make sure it was tall enough, wanted a good gap between the tires and fenders.
Checked underneath and nothing is rubbing, playing with the settings on the shocks now, may be set too firm.
I will say though, in the instructions it says to do the front first, I did the rear first to make sure springs were correct. I know why it says do the front first, the rear spring will not fit in the front but the front will fit in the rear! My son handed me the spring and I slapped it in lol. Had to relict the rear and swap springs.

Rancho 06-18-2013 10:09 AM

That looks sharp!

Muddr1 06-18-2013 06:44 PM

Did you install the rancho 9000 shocks, if so set them around 3 and see if you like that. I have my front and rear on 3 and rides great.

kjeeper10 06-18-2013 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by rancho (Post 3872819)
that looks sharp!

x2

troy b 06-20-2013 11:04 AM

Will set the shocks to 3, still playing around. I think the noise I am getting is the exhaust hitting the driver rear upper spring perch. May have to loosen pipe I added and see if it goes back to where it was. Seems to be off a bit and when I hit certain bumps it bounces up.
Of course, getting the Dynomax that has the outlet before the rear axle will cure that all up lol

Rancho 06-20-2013 11:07 AM

That's me too! :dance: I am running the system that goes all the way out back (rock crawler) but I am putting on this system soon to showcase at a 4WP Truck/Jeep Fest and maybe SEMA this year.


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Originally Posted by troy b (Post 3881373)
Will set the shocks to 3, still playing around. I think the noise I am getting is the exhaust hitting the driver rear upper spring perch. May have to loosen pipe I added and see if it goes back to where it was. Seems to be off a bit and when I hit certain bumps it bounces up.
Of course, getting the Dynomax that has the outlet before the rear axle will cure that all up lol


troy b 06-22-2013 07:13 AM

I found out what my noise was. Thd rear track bar bolt on the frame side, I mounted towards the front if the vehicle. When I would hit a bump, the bolt was hitting the bump stop. I had the bump stop mounted with the angle towards the rear. Does it matter which way it is mounted? I swapped around the bump stop, figured that was easier than swapping track bar bolt. All quiet now!!!

troy b 06-23-2013 11:23 AM

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Found my Jeep's before lift twin. Love the difference!

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