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wayoflife
09-25-2018, 11:50 PM
As some of you may know, Cindy and I were lucky enough to test out the all new Dynatrac EnduroSport 2" Lift a few months back and based on it, we were able to establish that it's a great kit. It offers a smooth ride, is super stable and while it may not be the tallest lift in the world, it really is a perfect daily driver setup for running 35" tires on a Sport or Sahara or a set of 37's on a Rubicon and for those of you who prefer a nice low center of gravity build. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see what all you get with this lift and just how easy it is to install.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-h2ALf6y_U&feature=youtu.be

If you haven't already seen it, click on the link below to watch the video we made of us testing out the Dynatrac EnduroSport. And if you haven't already entered to WIN the lift kit for your JL Wrangler, the time is NOW! The official GIVEAWAY date will be on Monday, October 1st. More information on how you can WIN can also be found on the link below:
VIDEO : JL JOURNAL - DYNATRAC EnduroSport JL Wrangler 2" Lift Kit TEST & REVIEW (https://wayalife.com/showthread.php/54266-WIN-a-DYNATRAC-JL-Wrangler-EnduroSport-Lift-Kit!)

Tools You'll Need 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24mm Sockets & Wrenches
1/2, 9/16" Sockets & Wrenches
5/16" or 8mm Allen Bit
Crescent Wrench
Ratchet
Ratchet Extension
Ft. Lb. Torque Wrench - 250 lb. Capacity
Floor Jack
Jack Stands
Wheel Chocks

Tools You May Want to BUYTEKTON 24340 1/2-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench (https://amzn.to/2MPLafU)
Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 FUEL 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench (https://amzn.to/2Mvv4bT)
Milwaukee 2457-21 3/8-in Cordless M12 Lithium-Ion Ratchet Kit (https://amzn.to/2DpaSog)
TEKTON 1/2-Inch Drive Deep Impact Socket Set - Metric (https://amzn.to/2PxiJBU)

NOTE: This video is just a highlight of what will need to be done in order to install the Dynatrac EnduroSport Lift on a Jeep JL Wrangler. It is important for you to reference the instructions that Dynatrac provides to ensure complete and proper installation.

jeeeep
09-26-2018, 12:27 AM
that install was too easy!!

where's the blood sweat and cussing! :icon_crazy:

My purchase trigger is itching bad to get into a JL.

The extra cost of the JL does seem to justify itself with easy installs like this to fit 37's and be functional, not just a road rig.

Of the kits you've tested so far, how would you rate them for performance level?

wayoflife
09-26-2018, 12:41 AM
that install was too easy!!

where's the blood sweat and cussing! :icon_crazy:

My purchase trigger is itching bad to get into a JL.

The extra cost of the JL does seem to justify itself with easy installs like this to fit 37's and be functional, not just a road rig.

Of the kits you've tested so far, how would you rate them for performance level?

LOL!! Surprisingly, this install went pretty well - there was sweat but little to no cussing and any blood that was draw was too minimal to make a note of :D

Of the kits we've tested so far, Dynatrac ranks pretty high up there in terms of ride comfort and quality and even in terms of flex. If all you were going to do is run 35's, it's the prefect kit especially if your JL is a daily driver and spends most of its time on pavement. You'll need a Rubicon to clear 37's but that'll give you a really nice low COG build.

benatc1
09-26-2018, 01:37 AM
Having seen this kit first hand it flexes really well, especially considering its only a 2 lift


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TrailHunter
09-26-2018, 02:08 AM
Jet Li's Lifts - 3 / Orion's Lifts - 0 :doh: Lol.... Looks like a solid kit... and the presentation... Lift in a bag! ... Nice! Can't wait to see the Rubicon Video. :yup:

WJCO
09-26-2018, 02:16 AM
Nice video. Looks like a really well-designed kit.

lembowski
09-26-2018, 02:20 AM
How would this kit compare to the Rancho 2 Sport kit with the 9000 shocks Eddie?

Ddays
09-26-2018, 02:25 AM
Great video as usual. This is the kit I'm leaning towards when we get our JL. :thumb:

Edwrds
09-26-2018, 11:37 AM
Great video this would be my first lift when I get my JL


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TLife
09-26-2018, 11:51 AM
Great video! Looks like a heck of a nice kit too.

Since the factory passenger coils were slightly longer than the driver side and the Dynatrac coils are the same length does Jet Li have a passenger side lean now?


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x7tristan
09-26-2018, 01:19 PM
Thanks for the great video!

What jack stands and floor jack can you recommend for a home garage lift install? Looking to see what max height and capacity will be needed.

wayoflife
09-26-2018, 03:38 PM
Having seen this kit first hand it flexes really well, especially considering its only a 2 lift

It really is awesome how much flex you get out of this lift especially being that it is only 2". :yup:


Jet Li's Lifts - 3 / Orion's Lifts - 0 :doh: Lol.... Looks like a solid kit... and the presentation... Lift in a bag! ... Nice! Can't wait to see the Rubicon Video. :yup:

:cheesy: We need to get you running on a set of bigger tires at the very least :yup:


Nice video. Looks like a really well-designed kit.

Thanks! I think Dynatrac did a great job of designing this kit.


How would this kit compare to the Rancho 2 Sport kit with the 9000 shocks Eddie?

Well, I haven't had a chance to test out the Rancho kit with 9000's so unfortunately, I couldn't tell you how it'd compares. What I can tell you is that the specially tuned Fox 2.0's that are made specifically for the Dynatrac coils that are rated for them, offers a better ride or at least, when compared to the Rancho kit running 5000's. Also, being that Dynatrac utilizes single rate coils and shocks that offer a bit more travel, you get more flex out of their kit as well. The Dyantrac lift really is a perfect daily driver kit for the person who just wants to run 35's or has a Rubicon and wants to run 37's on a low COG build and spends most of their time on pavement. Where the Rancho kit really wins is in its price, about half the cost. Also, for those who want a slightly taller lift, the Rancho kit will provide that and it'll do a better job of holding up more weight due to the progressive rate coils that come with the kit. Of course, if there is a down side to that, it'd be that they don't stuff as well at a full flex.

wayoflife
09-26-2018, 03:42 PM
Great video as usual. This is the kit I'm leaning towards when we get our JL. :thumb:

Glad our videos are helpful to you in your decision making process. :cool:


Great video this would be my first lift when I get my JL

Glad we could be of help :)


Great video! Looks like a heck of a nice kit too.

Since the factory passenger coils were slightly longer than the driver side and the Dynatrac coils are the same length does Jet Li have a passenger side lean now?


If there is a lean, it's not one that I can see. From the factory, our JL stock had a very visible driver side lean.


Thanks for the great video!

What jack stands and floor jack can you recommend for a home garage lift install? Looking to see what max height and capacity will be needed.

I would recommend that you get a floor jack that can lift at least up to 20". As far as jack stands go, I'd recommend Harbor Freight 6-ton as they can be set quite tall.

cozdude
09-26-2018, 05:22 PM
Great video! Looks like it performed very well on the rubicon!

Bear_JKU
09-26-2018, 05:57 PM
Very nice video and install. I like that Dynatrac gives you a pretty nice duffle as part of their packaging. Thats like the cherry on top. Lol


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frenchjk
09-26-2018, 09:24 PM
Great as usual, can't wait for the JL to get here!

Trail JK
09-27-2018, 05:10 AM
Man that looked so easy even I could do it! Errr... Ill still leave all the mechanical stuff up to Ray. [emoji16] Awesome video! I do have duffel bag envy. Lol [emoji38] Dynatrac sure knows out to stand out from the crowd, their line of goodies always screams quality on all fronts. [emoji1303]


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Andy5160
09-27-2018, 01:38 PM
Job well done indeed. I dig that duffle bag really cool [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]


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Bernard
09-28-2018, 12:35 AM
Great video. Thanks a lot.

Any thoughts regarding the same-length springs?
As I see it, this is the main difference between this kit and all the others, isn't it?

jesse3638
09-28-2018, 12:49 AM
Looks like a pretty straightforward install...:thumb:. Can't wait to see the Rubicon Vid. I also can't wait to see that the next step is. Maybe EVO plush rides and EVO spec King 2.5's...;)

pop2tu
09-28-2018, 07:04 AM
Great install video. The teaser shots look like its handling the Rubicon well!


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wayoflife
09-28-2018, 02:48 PM
Great video! Looks like it performed very well on the rubicon!

Yup, did great on the Rubicon. :yup:


Very nice video and install. I like that Dynatrac gives you a pretty nice duffle as part of their packaging. Thats like the cherry on top. Lol

The duffel bag really is a nice touch :thumb:


Great as usual, can't wait for the JL to get here!

Thank you. :)


Man that looked so easy even I could do it! Errr... Ill still leave all the mechanical stuff up to Ray. [emoji16] Awesome video! I do have duffel bag envy. Lol [emoji38] Dynatrac sure knows out to stand out from the crowd, their line of goodies always screams quality on all fronts. [emoji1303]

LOL!! As much as I think the crate the Mopar kit comes in is cool, I like that I can actually USE the duffel bag when wheeling. At most, the crate can serve as furniture in my home and while that's cool - I'd rather be out on the trail :cool:

wayoflife
09-28-2018, 02:52 PM
Job well done indeed. I dig that duffle bag really cool [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]

Thanks and yes, the duffel bag is really cool :yup:


Great video. Thanks a lot.

Any thoughts regarding the same-length springs?
As I see it, this is the main difference between this kit and all the others, isn't it?

With all the hype about corner specific coils that's out there, I initially had some reservations about same length springs. However, my JL leaned to the driver side from the showroom floor and if anything, I can't see any lean with the Dynatrac lift. If it's there, it's very minimal and not really visible or at least to me anyway.


Looks like a pretty straightforward install...:thumb:. Can't wait to see the Rubicon Vid. I also can't wait to see that the next step is. Maybe EVO plush rides and EVO spec King 2.5's...;)

Working on the video now but it may take a few weeks to finish. Trail run videos are always harder for us to make. As far as what's next goes, not really sure but I wouldn't doubt that's in the works sooner than later. :crazyeyes:


Great install video. The teaser shots look like its handling the Rubicon well!

Glad you liked the video :)

JK-JOHN-E
09-30-2018, 04:35 PM
Just watched, what a great video tutorial Eddie. Great job


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Zstairlessone
09-30-2018, 10:25 PM
Throw in a couple of pre-packed camping/wheeling bags and its off to the Rubicon. What a great place to live!!!


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longtab007
12-10-2019, 02:08 AM
Just installed this lift and wanted to say I relied on your help more then you know. Thanks!


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wayoflife
12-11-2019, 03:13 PM
Just installed this lift and wanted to say I relied on your help more then you know. Thanks!


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That's great to know!