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Old 07-07-2015, 11:55 PM
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Bought the lift, shocks or...?

So as of yet I still don't have possession of the 10' JKU Rubicon (since dad is still driving it) but he said I'm free to buy parts and install them if he's not using it since it's his daily but he's gone for a week.

I bought the Teraflex Performance leveling kit ( the 1 inch cool springs) and an adjustable trackbar for the front. Now, it being a rubicon I assume the 1 inch lift would be fine with the stock shocks and I got the trackbar as just a precaution and if I decide to go higher in the future.

If not, I guess any shock that is good for a 0-2" lift would be perfect? I'm only going with some 33's on 16s for now if it means anything lol. I didn't get a rear trackbar because I didn't think I'd need it but I still can if needed.

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are you going to wheel? you will want longer shocks to regain the 1.5 inches of droop lost.

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The performance leveling kit will lift the front by about 2" and the rear by 1" netting 1.5". You can use the stock shocks, but there is room for improvement.

As Ken posted, you can get some additional performance by stepping up to the next length of shock. Depending on brand, they are usually about 1" longer collapsed length. This matches up well with 33's and uses a 1" bump stop added front and rear.

On a '10 this also means you will want to replace the front brake lines as they are too short for full droop with the longer shocks.
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Old 07-08-2015, 02:30 PM
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Alright cool, sounds like longer shocks are in my future and longer brake lines then too.

As for wheeling it most of which would be my own land and some trails here and there (hence the move to 33's and very mild lift, if the lift were for function and not just how great it makes them look, or road quality) there isn't really much to do here in Mid Missouri lol. Most of which involved mud pits.
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