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Old 04-18-2016, 05:14 PM
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LHD vs RHD lift kit question

Hi All

Looking at a lift kit that doesnt list LHD or RHD but some kits via dealers do list RHD and LHD being different. If its a 4" kit - whats gonna be parts that wont work in my RHD truck vs American LHD?

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The main part that won't work is the raised trackbar/panhard bracket. Need one for RHD as the trackbar mounts on the opposite side to our RHD vehicles. Some LHD trackbars will work on RHD.

Use a stock LHD under the knuckle draglink to do a over the knuckle RHD high steer flip.
All other parts should fit either LHD or RHD.

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Old 04-20-2016, 04:37 PM
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Thanks man - Ill look into the high steer option for JK's first though as I remember people warning me away from high steer in my previous TJ - cant remember why though. Shit is just so expensive with crap exchange rates down here in NZ eg got quoted 3k to do a re gear! and 4k for a 2.5" teraflex kit imported and installed..... its nuts.
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The steering is slightly different with the TJ.
Drop pitman arm and TB bracket was the manufacturers way to fix bumpsteer.
With the JK all thats required is a raised bracket and drag link flip.
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Hey All,

I have a RHD 2006 Wrangler TJ, 65th anniversary edition. I am planning on buying kit below to send to NZ, so I can put on some 265/75R16 tyres. Will I need anything else or do you recommend anything else? Will this work with RHD, can't find anything on site. I imagine shocks and coils would be same RHD or LHD, but don't want to ship here to find out they don't work. Cheers.

Rough Country 2.5in Jeep Suspension Lift Kit 97-06 TJ Wrangler w-N2.0 Shocks 6Cyl
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has anyone used 4x4groupbuy.com?

This is site I am buying from, none of the Amazon dealers will ship to NZ.

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Hey All, I have a RHD 2006 Wrangler TJ, 65th anniversary edition. I am planning on buying kit below to send to NZ, so I can put on some 265/75R16 tyres. Will I need anything else or do you recommend anything else? Will this work with RHD, can't find anything on site. I imagine shocks and coils would be same RHD or LHD, but don't want to ship here to find out they don't work. Cheers. Rough Country 2.5in Jeep Suspension Lift Kit 97-06 TJ Wrangler w-N2.0 Shocks 6Cyl
As mentioned everything is interchangeable at that height.
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It might be worth checking out ARB/Old Man Emu lift kits instead as they are designed and manufactured in Australia (if a Kiwi can cope with having Aussie parts on his Jeep haha).

Springs and shocks are all the same. JKS do RHD trackbars (I'm looking at those right now for my RHD JK).

I'm in the UK so I feel your pain with the price of Jeep parts and RHD specific differences. I look at parts prices on Quadratec and have to pretty much double it by the time it's been shipped and import duty/VAT added....
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Would you recommend a 1 inch transfer case drop after installing the 2.5 inch lift? Thanks for your advice.
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Would you recommend a 1 inch transfer case drop after installing the 2.5 inch lift? Thanks for your advice.
I ran a skyjacker 2.5 with no vibes or TC drop.
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Would you recommend a 1 inch transfer case drop after installing the 2.5 inch lift? Thanks for your advice.
I had the Old Man Emu 2" kit on my TJ, and I didn't need to do a TC drop.
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I am considering purchasing a 2008 JK RHD. I live in Utah. Am I going to regret going RHD? Thinking it would be fun, any downside I'm not thinking of?
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So far I haven't had any issues down in South Carolina. The only problem I've run into is the Superchips Traildash 2 didn't work.
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Old 02-20-2017, 04:17 PM   #15
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Mailman using a RHD now for years, haven't driven a LHD vehicle in a few years now.
You have to be sure when you replace parts to specify that it is a RHD. Some parts are the same, while tons of parts are different. A few engine and suspension parts are mostly the different ones. Had a cherokee that needed a custom radiator, neck was on opposite side, and couldn't find a new one. Same with smaller heater core.
Mostly interior and exterior parts are the same, unless you get a A pillar switches, which won't work, since you're on the other side of Jeep.
People will stop and ask, is that factory or did you make it yourself?
No more drive through windows, drive up ATM'S or toll booth stops either, unless you have a very, very long arm.

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