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Old 03-23-2015, 10:41 PM
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Rancho progressive sport lift

I am looking at the Rancho sport 3" lift kit with progressive springs and was wondering if anyone is running this lift and if so what is your opinion of the ride on and off road. Thanks.

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If you go with the 3.5" lift kit make sure to get some adjustable front lower control arms to adjust the Caster angle, since there is no way to adjust it stock and it will decrease significantly with the lift kit.

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Hard to beat with the rebate. I believe the kit either comes with lowers or brackets ?
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Thanks for the replies, I will most likely stick with the 3" lift, I only plan to run with 35s in tire size so shouldn't need any more lift than that, I was really only looking at 2.5" but Rancho doesn't offer that size lift in that kit. I like the idea of the progressive springs, heard some good reports on other kits that offer the progressive springs so thought Rancho's kit might be a good choice with the rebate.
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I, too, looked for reviews on their progressive springs with no luck. I guess they are too new.
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I wonder if you could get them to substitute the progressive springs into one of their other 3" linear kits? I doubt it.
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I wonder if you could get them to substitute the progressive springs into one of their other 3" linear kits? I doubt it.
The progressive kit with a set of geo brackets would be a great lift.

If my equipment comes together, I am going to build their 4" crawler lift with the 3" progressive springs.
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The progressive kit with a set of geo brackets would be a great lift.

If my equipment comes together, I am going to build their 4" crawler lift with the 3" progressive springs.
Do you think they would substitute the progressive or will you buy them separately? Long arm or short arm?
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Do you think they would substitute the progressive or will you buy them separately? Long arm or short arm?
Short arm and I was going to buy them separately and sell the 4" springs with the drop pitman and front track bar bracket. That would make a decent upgrade kit for someone with a 2.5 or 3" that wanted to go up to a 4", only missing additional caster correction if needed. I am not running enough tire to use the 4" and I have clearance issues with my garage door...
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Did anyone on here end up installing this lift? I'm bouncing back and forth between the Sport 3" lift with the linear springs, and this one.
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What else do i need with this lift and rancho shocks on my 2008 jku?
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What else do i need with this lift and rancho shocks on my 2008 jku?
Here is the combination of stuff I would use...

RS66110B - Lift Kit
RS6250B - Geometry Brackets
RS55331 - Front Shocks
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i was missing the geo brackets so i will be good at that high? Should i be worry about driveshaft or something else? The jeep will be my DD probably never offroad (not flexing) and stay connect all time ?
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The jeep will be my DD probably never offroad (not flexing) and stay connect all time ?
Then why lift it?
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i was missing the geo brackets so i will be good at that high? Should i be worry about driveshaft or something else? The jeep will be my DD probably never offroad (not flexing) and stay connect all time ?
Every Jeep is a little different, but that should get you going without any other issues. No real driveshaft concern at 3". The geo brackets are important to keep caster in line and make it drive nice on the highway...
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Thanks for the asnwer Pressurized.. but remember the 3.5 lift will give u 4" total so i'm still good?q
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Thanks for the asnwer Pressurized.. but remember the 3.5 lift will give u 4" total so i'm still good?q
In many cases yes, but the free length on their progressive springs is quite a bit less than their regular 3" springs... I wouldn't expect a bunch of extra lift.
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Reviving an old thread:

Anyone has the Rancho progressive springs installed, whether the new 2", the 3", or the 3.5" ones?
Would like to see some feedback, there isn't much out there about 'em
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Reviving an old thread:

Anyone has the Rancho progressive springs installed, whether the new 2", the 3", or the 3.5" ones?
Would like to see some feedback, there isn't much out there about 'em
They just converted ALL of their kits, even the 4" kits to progressive springs. It's all new... And I can't answer any question on spring rate or ride quality.

They also massively upgraded their control arms to all adjustable with nice high misalignment joints.

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