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Old 04-27-2016, 07:16 PM
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Rancho Lift kit question

I have a stock 2015 willys 2 door which I will be having lifted in the next month or two.
I plan on running 35's and looking for an advertised "complete" kit found the rancho 4" short arm suspension lift model rs66104b with rancho 9000xl shocks.
I guess my question is: is this really a more or less complete kit? As in I wouldn't need a bunch of other added parts to make it work or handle/ be adjusted correctly?
My uses would be moderate off-road, but foremost a daily driver. Are new drive shafts needed with this lift or will my stock ones be fine? The kit seems to retail for 2269.99 minus a $300 mail in rebate.

Thanks for your guys help.http://www.gorancho.com/products/sus...-rs66104b.html

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I have the Rancho 3" lift with the XL9000 shocks and steering stabilizer. The shocks rusted in 4 months the steering stabilizer rusted over rust in 6 months now...This is all summer and fall driving. The front has 41" measurement on passenger and driver side, rear driver in 40" rear passenger is 39" hummm that's on an empty tank.

Now the good it rides dam smooth even at 85 on the highway, perfect.

But as we go the jeep was dropped off tonight for the new updated Mopar 4" lift and other goodies. I'll start a thread here after I get her back on the new lift.

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Go with a higher quality 3.5" lift like AEV, Rock Krawler, Metal Cloak or JKS just to name a few. At a 3.5" lift you will want to add a new front driveshaft (thinner diameter $380ish) or add an exhaust spacer ($60ish). And while you at it add a Teraflex front Monster track bar with AOR grade 8 bolts and don't forget you Teraflex hinge and tire carrier for th extra weight of the spare so you don't pop rivets or welds.
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:33 PM   #4
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At 4" advertised you may net 5" or more. You will be dealing with other issues.

I would research various lift kits, study the included parts and understand the best method for correcting lift issues. - you'll likely find better value and better tailored system by piecing a kit together.

For example: if you were JUST making steering correction, you likely would not choose a drop pitman as included in this kit.
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I have the Rancho 3" lift with the XL9000 shocks and steering stabilizer. The shocks rusted in 4 months the steering stabilizer rusted over rust in 6 months now...This is all summer and fall driving. The front has 41" measurement on passenger and driver side, rear driver in 40" rear passenger is 39" hummm that's on an empty tank. Now the good it rides dam smooth even at 85 on the highway, perfect. But as we go the jeep was dropped off tonight for the new updated Mopar 4" lift and other goodies. I'll start a thread here after I get her back on the new lift.
I'm interested to hear about the new 4 inch mopar lift. Please do share. Dealer installed or a local shop? Does the 4 inch kit work for a 2 door? The advertisements I've seen for that lift state 4 door only.

Due to everyone's advice I'll def stay away from rancho at least, that narrows it down some haha.
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I'm interested to hear about the new 4 inch mopar lift. Please do share. Dealer installed or a local shop? Does the 4 inch kit work for a 2 door? The advertisements I've seen for that lift state 4 door only.

Due to everyone's advice I'll def stay away from rancho at least, that narrows it down some haha.
Local 4X4 shop who does the lift installs for a few local jeep dealers. I should get her back by Saturday. Also having the low profile Bushwacker fenders and G2 Differential covers and Fox Dual steering stabilizers installed.
Ill give a full and true report.

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