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Old 04-12-2016, 02:18 PM
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Stretched wires after leveling kit

I just brought my 2016 JKU in for an ABS light. They are telling me the wires were torn because my leveling kit is too high?? Anyone ever heard of this?

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If it was it just a leveling kit (spacers for the front), then the downward droop of your suspension is limited by the factory shocks and shouldn't be any different than it was from the factory.

If you installed a lift/level kit that included shock mount extensions or if you installed longer shocks, then you will get more droop and can run into trouble with wiring, axle breathers & brake lines.

I had to re-work my wiring, breathers and brake lines to get slack at full droop with my AEV 2" lift that included shock extensions.

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Who installed the kit? Did you/they take precaution when dropping the axles ? Possible the lines were damaged then.
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The dealer I bought the jeep from installed 1.5" rk springs and longer rancho 5000x's. It was installed in December, but the Abs light only just came on. I have yet to disconnect the sway bar, or do any real off roading, so I can't see how the axle would have drooped that much? I had the same set up on a 2007 and never had an issue.
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The dealer I bought the jeep from installed 1.5" rk springs and longer rancho 5000x's. It was installed in December, but the Abs light only just came on. I have yet to disconnect the sway bar, or do any real off roading, so I can't see how the axle would have drooped that much? I had the same set up on a 2007 and never had an issue.
No normal driving. Could just be a bad wire or hub , it happens.
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What are the numbers on your Ranchos? anything more than 26/28 and you will need to extend or reroute everything underneath. I don't think it matters that you stayed on the road or disconnect. I have 29/30 and I was shocked that totally connected I had to address sensor wires, brake lines, axle vent and e-brake front and back with Synergy 1" springs.
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After I installed my level kit I had the abs light come on also, what it ended up being was the steering wheel was just slightly off. You might take a look at that if your steering wheel isn't centered when the wheels are straight that will cause the abs light to come on. Very easy to fix, you just have to loosen the two bolts on the drag link and then adjust it till your wheel is centered. Hopefully this might help.
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The dealer I bought the jeep from installed 1.5" rk springs and longer rancho 5000x's. It was installed in December, but the Abs light only just came on. I have yet to disconnect the sway bar, or do any real off roading, so I can't see how the axle would have drooped that much? I had the same set up on a 2007 and never had an issue.
Just a question but don't RK coils result in higher than advertised lift especially for a two door? So the 1.5 could be 2-2.5 realistically. Kj will clarify.
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Just a question but don't RK coils result in higher than advertised lift especially for a two door? So the 1.5 could be 2-2.5 realistically. Kj will clarify.
RK list heights 2 and 4 door. Prior only 4 door so a 2 door would see +1"

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