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Old 04-15-2019, 06:34 AM
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Is the Mopar 2" lift complete or are other parts needed?

I am not going to be lifting this year, but maybe next year. I am curious if the Mopar lift is complete or are there other parts that should be replaced that don't come with it?

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Should have added I want to do overlanding type offroading, not rock crawling.

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I added an HD adj front track bar, Rancho geo brackets, cam bolt delete and grade 8 bolt upgrade. Absolutely luv the ride and zero issues..


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I am not going to be lifting this year, but maybe next year. I am curious if the Mopar lift is complete or are there other parts that should be replaced that don't come with it?

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Should have added I want to do overlanding type offroading, not rock crawling.
Complete is a relative term. The Mopar kit is consider "complete" by Mopar. But it uses cam bolts for caster correction. Many people prefer to use better methods of caster correction, like geometry brackets or adjustable lower front control arms. The geometry brackets are probably the best option for most people as they correct caster and improve the angle of the front control arms for a better ride quality.
Plus, there are always other parts you can add ranging from quick disconnects for the front sway bar to HD adjustable track bars.
There is a exhaustive thread on the Mopar lift. You may want to read it as any question you have about the Mopar lift has likely already been answered in that thread.
But the Mopar lift and a set of Rancho geometry brackets is a great lift.
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I can tell you that a set of TF sport fixed lower control arms give near perfect caster with the mopar 2"coils.
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I agree with Guzzimoto, that "complete" is a relative term. If you're only going to lift, then it's pretty well complete. The fact of the matter is the purpose of lifting is to add larger tires and when you add larger tires then the lift could benefit from additional items. This is not isolated to the Mopar 2in lift, that's most lifts out there in general.

When adding larger tires you will need a programmer to program the larger tire size, so your shift points and speedo are correct.

When adding larger tires your stock steering in regards to Track bar, Tie rod, and Drag link are now under sized and will flex due to the weight of the larger tires leading to non firm steering and possible death wobble.

When adding a lift, it will shift your front axle over towards the driver's side, leading to needing an adjustable track bar to re-center it.

When adding larger tires, the weight of the tires will require extra brake pedal and reduced braking distance, leading to the benefits of adding a big brake kit.

When adding larger tires the increased size will lead to reduced power on low end torque, leading to the need for a gear change.

When adding a lift and larger tires, this will lead to your headlights being aimed higher up, leading to the need to add horizontal adjustment screws so you can aim your headlights down to prevent from blinding on coming traffic.

So yeah, if you don't plan on adding larger tires then the Mopar 2in lift is pretty complete but who does that?

Are all these additional items needed after adding the larger tires? Some will minimize the associated problems and say no but if these things matter to you, then you address them by replacing the additional components. I've added larger tires with my Mopar 2in lift and I added all the additional items mentioned aside from regearing which is high on my tudo list but aside from knowing I could benefit from the regear, I'm very happy with the Mopar 2in lift....with the additional components.
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Thanks for the answers. They were what I was afraid of. Will have to do more research and compile a parts list.
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Oh...I forgot a couple of the more important ones.

When adding larger tires, this will cause you tires to rub inside your fenders when you turn and possibly even rub against your sway bar links, causing the need for pushing the tires outwards further by getting new wheels with less back spacing to mount those tires on, or adding wheel.
spacers to push them out further.

Then when you add larger tires and push them out further, this will cause extra stress on your stock ball joints, causing you to replace the stock ball joints with HD ball joints.

P.S. The larger the tires you decide to go with....the more components need to be replaced. Most target 35s since that's a happy balance of performance vs. costs and the Mopar 2in lift will accommodate 35s. If you decide to go with 37s or larger....then I can provide some more things to think about replacing.

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No rubbing flexed or at full lock and perfect tracking down the highway. Can do pretty hardcore wheeling and makes a great overlander. no front adjustable track bar and front is within 1/8" of being centered. I use a TF rear track bar bracket but it is essentially the same as the Mopar one and rear is nearly centered as well. I am using Falcon shocks but again that is just preference vs the fox shocks that the mopar lift comes with.

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No rubbing flexed or at full lock and perfect tracking down the highway. Can do pretty hardcore wheeling and makes a great overlander. no front adjustable track bar and front is within 1/8" of being centered. I use a TF rear track bar bracket but it is essentially the same as the Mopar one and rear is nearly centered as well. I am using Falcon shocks but again that is just preference vs the fox shocks that the mopar lift comes with.

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It's a good lift... But you could add lots to it if you wanted.

I wouldn't build it with the cam bolts, probably either Rancho Geo Brackets or Core 4x4 Tier 3 front lowers control arms.

Then at some point I would add a front adjustable track bar and quick disconnects if not a Rubicon.

It fits 35's nicely with the appropriate wheel backspacing between 5.2" and 4.5".
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I can tell you that a set of TF sport fixed lower control arms give near perfect caster with the mopar 2"coils.
I added the front lower ones and rear upper arms when I did the Mopar 2" - it drives very well like this, obviously didn't have them do the cam bolts at all to begin with.

While you can certainly update the track bars and tie rods, this kit gets you started easily. I figured I would wait until I broke mine first, well, it's that time now, they just are wearing out on the ends at 135k miles...
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