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Old 08-11-2017, 02:09 AM
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Steering question after 3" lift

So i have a 2011 jku and i want to lift it about 3" im thinking 2.5" rock krawler springs with rancho shocks. Maybe 1" spacer up front and .5" spacer in back to help level, along with the additional things needed (brakeline brackets, etc.) But no higher than that. My question is regarding the safest steering options without spending thousands. I refuse to use any type of drop pitarm. And obviously want the draglink parallel so maybe the synergy track bar relocation kit. But what else needs to be done additionallywith that. Sorry for my lack of expertise and dumb questions

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Old 08-11-2017, 02:31 AM
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Sorry i forgot to mention this is my daily driver and ill most likely be running 35s. I currently have 33" duratracs on stock suspension with bushwhacker flat fenders, plenty of room (i can probably go 35s with a leveling kit to be honest). Also it wont be seeing any significant rock crawling. I live in the north east. New Jersey ,just outside Philadelphia. So the occasional dirt trail and such. We do get some bad winters/few feet of snow
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So i have a 2011 jku and i want to lift it about 3" im thinking 2.5" rock krawler springs with rancho shocks. Maybe 1" spacer up front and .5" spacer in back to help level, along with the additional things needed (brakeline brackets, etc.) But no higher than that. My question is regarding the safest steering options without spending thousands. I refuse to use any type of drop pitarm. And obviously want the draglink parallel so maybe the synergy track bar relocation kit. But what else needs to be done additionallywith that. Sorry for my lack of expertise and dumb questions
With a 2.5" lift you dont have to add a track bar bracket. I would suggest getting a new drag link and tie rod with at least one ton ends. It will improve your steering greatly. We suggest the Steer Smarts Tie Rod and Drag Link. We have great deals on them right now. Best upgrade I have done to my jeep by far. I run the RK 2.5" MaxTravel on my jeep with Steer Smarts Drag link with attenuator and Tie rod. It was 100% improvement for my jeep. I love my set up. Let us know if we can help out at all.

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So i have a 2011 jku and i want to lift it about 3" im thinking 2.5" rock krawler springs with rancho shocks. Maybe 1" spacer up front and .5" spacer in back to help level, along with the additional things needed (brakeline brackets, etc.) But no higher than that. My question is regarding the safest steering options without spending thousands. I refuse to use any type of drop pitarm. And obviously want the draglink parallel so maybe the synergy track bar relocation kit. But what else needs to be done additionallywith that. Sorry for my lack of expertise and dumb questions
No need for steering correction at that height. I run those exact springs and found that the rear was a little low to begin with. Don't try to pre order spacers for leveling, you won't get it right. I ended up adding the rear coil correction wedges and a small spacer in the rear.

More importantly is making sure you have the other bases covered, caster correction, brake line brackets, rear roll center correction, sway bar links and bump stops.
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No need for steering correction at that height. I run those exact springs and found that the rear was a little low to begin with. Don't try to pre order spacers for leveling, you won't get it right. I ended up adding the rear coil correction wedges and a small spacer in the rear.

More importantly is making sure you have the other bases covered, caster correction, brake line brackets, rear roll center correction, sway bar links and bump stops.
Thank you. I just don't want any bump steer or flighty steering on the highway.

ill be getting the rancho geometry brackets and not sure on rear roll bar brackets. There's tons of bump stops and brake line brackets to choose from. Any suggestions?

I have a decent deal on the on the springs and such (not yet purchased). But piecing all the extra together it may be cheaper to go with Tera flex 2.5 kit
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Thank you. I just don't want any bump steer or flighty steering on the highway.

ill be getting the rancho geometry brackets and not sure on rear roll bar brackets. There's tons of bump stops and brake line brackets to choose from. Any suggestions?

I have a decent deal on the on the springs and such (not yet purchased). But piecing all the extra together it may be cheaper to go with Tera flex 2.5 kit
Bump steer isn't really noticeable on the highway, more like when you go over railroad tracks, stuff like that. Flighty feel comes from low caster, but you have that covered with geo brackets.

Rear sway bar links, the RC-1134 is a super deal, move the stock rears to the front.

https://www.morris4x4center.com/roug...s-rc-1134.html

Teraflex rear brake line brackets:

https://www.morris4x4center.com/tera...f-4304400.html

Fronts you can remove from the stock bracket and use the new TF front:

https://www.morris4x4center.com/tera...nchor-kit.html

Rear track bar bracket has a few options... The best is an axle bracket, this RC is also very economical:

Rear Track Bar Bracket for 07-17 Jeep JK Wrangler [1167] | Rough Country Suspension Systems®

Bump stops depend on shock and tire/fender. So help me with what shocks you plan on, tire size and are you staying with stock fenders?
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Bump steer isn't really noticeable on the highway, more like when you go over railroad tracks, stuff like that. Flighty feel comes from low caster, but you have that covered with geo brackets.

Rear sway bar links, the RC-1134 is a super deal, move the stock rears to the front.

https://www.morris4x4center.com/roug...s-rc-1134.html

Teraflex rear brake line brackets:

https://www.morris4x4center.com/tera...f-4304400.html

Fronts you can remove from the stock bracket and use the new TF front:

https://www.morris4x4center.com/tera...nchor-kit.html

Rear track bar bracket has a few options... The best is an axle bracket, this RC is also very economical:

Rear Track Bar Bracket for 07-17 Jeep JK Wrangler [1167] | Rough Country Suspension Systems®

Bump stops depend on shock and tire/fender. So help me with what shocks you plan on, tire size and are you staying with stock fenders?

Youve been a big helpni really appreciate it. For shocks i was going to go rancho 5000x and i have 33" duratracs right now theyre new which sucks cause now i want 35 lol.

I just came across the allens off road wf package... seems like a good deal all together package and those shocks are on there but with 2 different model numbers. Not sure what one to choose
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Youve been a big helpni really appreciate it. For shocks i was going to go rancho 5000x and i have 33" duratracs right now theyre new which sucks cause now i want 35 lol.

I just came across the allens off road wf package... seems like a good deal all together package and those shocks are on there but with 2 different model numbers. Not sure what one to choose
With that package, choose the 29's, they are a better match for 33's and those springs. It's a really nice set up.

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