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wayoflife
02-27-2019, 12:58 AM
Literally days before Cindy and I needed to head out to SEMA 2018, we desperately scrambled to make a series of last minute upgrades to our JL Wrangler and specifically, because we were planning to attend the 1st Annual JLX, immediately after the show. Of course, based on past experience, we knew that we'd be needing a bit more lift if only to improve our break over angles and we decided to make that possible with a set of Rancho 3.5" coils and all new RS9000XL long travel shocks. In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll get to see what it took for us to install everything but without going too much into detail as we have in the past. As a reference, I have included a host of links that highlight our previous installations and if needed, they should be able to help you along. We hope you enjoy the video and find the information in it to be useful.


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Reference Videos & Useful LinksRancho 2.5" Sport Lift Installation : https://youtu.be/0x1wR2m5sKs
Dynatrac EnduroSport 2" Lift Installation : https://youtu.be/5-h2ALf6y_U
EVO 2.5" Lift Kit w/Adjustable Control Arms Installation : https://youtu.be/woO2gzZ-2PU
Driveshaft Installation : https://youtu.be/IzIaxvDLIiU
Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket Installation : https://youtu.be/sRFna7dgFHA
Torque Specs : https://jlwrangler.com/showthread.php?1167-JL-WRANGLER-TORQUE-SETTINGS-Quick-Reference-Guide

Things to BuyRancho 3.5 Inch JL Wrangler Lift Kit - https://amzn.to/2EucFGV
Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 1/2-Inch Impact Wrench - https://amzn.to/2Gr6ogM
Milwaukee 2457-21 M12 3/8-Inch Ratchet - https://amzn.to/2TzLlMz
TEKTON 24340 1/2-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench - https://amzn.to/2Ev9XAY
Basic Socket Set - https://amzn.to/2RWJPqn
Basic Wrench Set - https://amzn.to/2MpfkUG
Ratchet - https://amzn.to/2S6wtYq
Short & Long Ratchet Extensions - https://amzn.to/2S1vKb4

What You'll Need• 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24mm Sockets & Wrenches
• 1/2, 9/16" Sockets & Wrenches
• Crescent Wrench
• Ratchet
• Ratchet Extension
• Ft. Lb. Torque Wrench - 250 lb. Capacity
• (2) Vicegrips
• Floor Jack
• Jack Stands
• Wheel Chocks
• Spring Compressors

Please let me know if you have any questions. :cool:

Ddays
02-27-2019, 01:05 AM
Awesome - this is great timing. I'm researching lifts & lift heights after last weekend. Want to do this once this time :rolleyes2:

deezus
02-27-2019, 01:37 AM
Eddie, this is what my rear tire area looks like with a comparable lift. I'm going to install my Currie ACAs this weekend. Do you think I'd be safe to move rear wheel a little back to make it look better? I mean it makes 37s look like a Prius spare tire. Can you post a Pic of your rear tire?
Thanks. 321904

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notnalc68
02-27-2019, 01:40 AM
Nice video. Did it take you long to get the shocks set they way you wanted them?


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wayoflife
02-27-2019, 01:50 AM
Awesome - this is great timing. I'm researching lifts & lift heights after last weekend. Want to do this once this time :rolleyes2:

LOL!! If you really want to do a lift once, I would wait at least another 4 years. It always takes about half way through the life span of a Jeep model to get things figured out. Certainly, that was the case with the JK and the TJ before. Ask me how I know. That being said, I would encourage you to do what I've done in the past and start of with something affordable like a Rancho 2" Sport Lift. That'll buy you time and keep you happy until what you really want is available. :yup:


Eddie, this is what my rear tire area looks like with a comparable lift. I'm going to install my Currie ACAs this weekend. Do you think I'd be safe to move rear wheel a little back to make it look better? I mean it makes 37s look like a Prius spare tire. Can you post a Pic of your rear tire?
Thanks.

You need to remember that your axle will travel in an arc. It only "looks" off because you're sitting so tall. Moving your axle back to make it "look" better at ride height will cause your coils to no longer be aligned with their perches and this will cause them to bow and possibly make contact with other components such as your track bar. Also, as your tire cycle up, they will most likely make even more contact with your fender liners and possibly pinch seam.

With all that said, I would recommend that you adjust your rear lowers as little as possible - maybe 1/2" at most and then use your uppers to set the pinion. If you go too much further than that just to get the look you want at ride height, you will have issues to deal with.

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 01:52 AM
Nice video. Did it take you long to get the shocks set they way you wanted them?


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Thanks Clay. I've run 9000's in the past and so I had an idea of where I wanted them to be or there about. Initially, I had the front set to 5 and the rears to 3 just for daily driving but I've since bumped it up to 6 and 4 which seems to do much better off road (less bottoming out) but still comfortable for an all around ride.

Andy5160
02-27-2019, 01:54 AM
Been waiting for this video to come out for some time
Great job and those fingers took some beating [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
Did you measure each side to adjust front track bar or you had starting hole to hole distance figured out to make axel some what centered ?


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jeeeep
02-27-2019, 01:56 AM
good timing!

i feel drunk from all the lift research I'm doing.

Can't decide decide 2, 2.5 or 3.5 :doh:

Want to make sure I have everything i need and after seeing this it looks like front and rear driveshafts are also must at 3+ ?

Ddays
02-27-2019, 02:05 AM
LOL!! If you really want to do a lift once, I would wait at least another 4 years. It always takes about half way through the life span of a Jeep model to get things figured out. Certainly, that was the case with the JK and the TJ before. Ask me how I know. That being said, I would encourage you to do what I've done in the past and start of with something affordable like a Rancho 2" Sport Lift. That'll buy you time and keep you happy until what you really want is available. :yup:

Hah! Truth there. Ya, the 2" kits are probably a good start for me right now. The 3.5" requires so much more than just the lift to run properly.


good timing!

i feel drunk from all the lift research I'm doing.

Can't decide decide 2, 2.5 or 3.5 :doh:

Want to make sure I have everything i need and after seeing this it looks like front and rear driveshafts are also must at 3+ ?

I feel your pain brother. :doh:

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 02:07 AM
Been waiting for this video to come out for some time
Great job and those fingers took some beating [emoji106][emoji106][emoji106]
Did you measure each side to adjust front track bar or you had starting hole to hole distance figured out to make axel some what centered ?

LOL!! The problem with working fast is that it's hard not to beat your hands up in the process.

Regarding the front track bar, I just measured the way I did on the rear with the track bar relocation bracket. Basically a level and a tape measure. From there, I find what the difference is and then add it to the total length of the track bar. Always measure eye to eye.


good timing!

i feel drunk from all the lift research I'm doing.

Can't decide decide 2, 2.5 or 3.5 :doh:

Want to make sure I have everything i need and after seeing this it looks like front and rear driveshafts are also must at 3+ ?

What size tire are you hoping to run? If you go 37's, you really don't need as much lift as this. However, if you want greater break over angles, this is the kit for you and yes, I would highly recommend front and rear shaft as well as a rear track bar relocation bracket. Without it, you will still have your rear pinion make contact with your gas tank at a full stuff.

jimmiceman
02-27-2019, 02:25 AM
You make the installation so easy. Excellent install video. Love the garage.

deezus
02-27-2019, 02:26 AM
LOL!! The problem with working fast is that it's hard not to beat your hands up in the process.

Regarding the front track bar, I just measured the way I did on the rear with the track bar relocation bracket. Basically a level and a tape measure. From there, I find what the difference is and then add it to the total length of the track bar. Always measure eye to eye.



What size tire are you hoping to run? If you go 37's, you really don't need as much lift as this. However, if you want greater break over angles, this is the kit for you and yes, I would highly recommend front and rear shaft as well as a rear track bar relocation bracket. Without it, you will still have your rear pinion make contact with your gas tank at a full stuff.Thanks Eddie, nice video as usual.

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jeeeep
02-27-2019, 02:30 AM
LOL!! The problem with working fast is that it's hard not to beat your hands up in the process.

Regarding the front track bar, I just measured the way I did on the rear with the track bar relocation bracket. Basically a level and a tape measure. From there, I find what the difference is and then add it to the total length of the track bar. Always measure eye to eye.

What size tire are you hoping to run? If you go 37's, you really don't need as much lift as this. However, if you want greater break over angles, this is the kit for you and yes, I would highly recommend front and rear shaft as well as a rear track bar relocation bracket. Without it, you will still have your rear pinion make contact with your gas tank at a full stuff.

I was thinking 315's but I still have the 37 BFG KO2's on Chamber Pros that i was thinking about putting back on the JK and run the Coopers on the JL but either way I'll need wheels with 4.5-4.75 backspace (thinking non-beadlock).... so much for this being easy :cheesy::cheesy:

Have the Rancho coils settled any?

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 02:30 AM
You make the installation so easy. Excellent install video. Love the garage.

LOL!! It's just because I'm old now and have been doing this for a very long time. Thank you though :crazyeyes: :cool:


Thanks Eddie, nice video as usual.

No problem, let me know if you have any other questions.

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 02:32 AM
I was thinking 315's but I still have the 37 BFG KO2's on Chamber Pros that i was thinking about putting back on the JK and run the Coopers on the JL but either way I'll need wheels with 4.5-4.75 backspace (thinking non-beadlock).... so much for this being easy :cheesy::cheesy:

Have the Rancho coils settled any?

With 315's, I really wouldn't recommend this lift as it will yield way too much lift. If anything, their 2" Sport Lift is what I would recommend as it'll give you more like 3" of lift anyway. These coils have settled a bit but we still have over 4" of lift.

jeeeep
02-27-2019, 02:47 AM
With 315's, I really wouldn't recommend this lift as it will yield way too much lift. If anything, their 2" Sport Lift is what I would recommend as it'll give you more like 3" of lift anyway. These coils have settled a bit but we still have over 4" of lift.

I have a bad feeling if i put 315's on the JL i'm going to want 37's

damn, I wish the KMC Machete had more backspace on them.

I'd put the 37 BFG/Chamber on the JK and the 37 Cooper/Machete on the JL ...wheels :doh:

DDays, you need to buy another set of wheels :cheesy:

Ddays
02-27-2019, 02:49 AM
I have a bad feeling if i put 315's on the JL i'm going to want 37's

damn, I wish the KMC Machete had more backspace on them.

I'd put the 37 BFG/Chamber on the JK and the 37 Cooper/Machete on the JL ...wheels :doh:

DDays, you need to buy another set of wheels :cheesy:

Haha, I have a set of 37" Coopers on Slabs that are tempting the shit outta me!

jeeeep
02-27-2019, 02:53 AM
Haha, I have a set of 37" Coopers on Slabs that are tempting the shit outta me!

you know the inevitable

TrailHunter
02-27-2019, 02:59 AM
Cool Video!... I need taller jack stands to install my 3” lift, but now I’m questioning what height.. and if it will even be enough.... Also, did you end up removing the boots off your 9000’s? (I kinda want to remove mine)

MericaMade
02-27-2019, 03:27 AM
Cool Video!... I need taller jack stands to install my 3” lift, but now I’m questioning what height.. and if it will even be enough.... Also, did you end up removing the boots off your 9000’s? (I kinda want to remove mine)

Harbor Fright had a good deal on a set of high jack stands. Heck if you live close you can borrow or come over and I can help you lift that bad boy. They worked perfect when I put a EVO 3.5 on my buddies JL a few weeks ago.


Eddie's what your overall thoughts of the Rancho kit? Do you like? Is there room for improvement?

USMC Wrangler
02-27-2019, 04:48 AM
I don’t have a JL and have nothing against them. BUT! I watched anyway to drool over your shop/garage...mostly the lift.


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Overall "build thread"
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?26097-I-guess-it-s-the-quot-Super-Stocker-quot-build

DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 04:58 AM
Cool Video!... I need taller jack stands to install my 3” lift, but now I’m questioning what height.. and if it will even be enough.... Also, did you end up removing the boots off your 9000’s? (I kinda want to remove mine)

Before we had our garage, I used to use a set of 6-ton Harbor Freight jack stands. They were able to get the job done for me.

Regarding shock boots, yeah, I cut them off soon after installing them. In fact, we didn't have them on for the kick off run. Not a fan of boots :)


Eddie's what your overall thoughts of the Rancho kit? Do you like? Is there room for improvement?

Honestly, I actually like it a lot. I mean, it's no DTD but for what it is and for how affordable it is, it's maybe one of the nicer coil and shock lift I've tested.

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 04:59 AM
I don’t have a JL and have nothing against them. BUT! I watched anyway to drool over your shop/garage...mostly the lift.


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Overall "build thread"
http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?26097-I-guess-it-s-the-quot-Super-Stocker-quot-build

DIY trail/tube door build http://wayalife.com/showthread.php?24449-My-DIY-Doors

LOL!! It's taken 20 years to finally have a garage like this and I love it!

Bear_JKU
02-27-2019, 06:58 AM
Great video! Good idea on the spring compressors. I bet they saved a lot of time.


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frenchjk
02-27-2019, 10:10 AM
Hi Eddie, are you going to keep all the bracketry (i-e brake line relocation, axle brackets for swaybar links etc) or will you switch out for longer more durable solutions? (Longer swaybar links and longer lines?)

cozdude
02-27-2019, 11:16 AM
Nice video Cindy and Eddie! I gotta ask tho, did the coils settle down? If so where about is jet sitting now?

Discount Tire
02-27-2019, 02:57 PM
Fantastic job. I love watching a detailed how-to video when I am planning upgrades and yours are always the best. :clap2:

blacker1
02-27-2019, 03:07 PM
Thanks for sharing, that new rig is one beauty of a BEAST!!!!!

RESURECTIONJK
02-27-2019, 03:39 PM
Great video as always. After seeing you guys at the NY kick off run I’d have to say I like the overall stance for sure. Clearly enough room for 40’s lol.

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 04:10 PM
Great video! Good idea on the spring compressors. I bet they saved a lot of time.

LOL!! Truth be told, I don't really like spring compressors but they did speed things along :)


Hi Eddie, are you going to keep all the bracketry (i-e brake line relocation, axle brackets for swaybar links etc) or will you switch out for longer more durable solutions? (Longer swaybar links and longer lines?)

As of now, I see no need to replace the factory brake lines with extensions so for now, the relocation bracket will stay. Also, I like how the factory brake lines are secured in place and kept out of the way of other things. The sway bar link risers, I would rather run longer links but will have to do some looking around for something I like.


Nice video Cindy and Eddie! I gotta ask tho, did the coils settle down? If so where about is jet sitting now?

They did but we're still sitting at a little more than 4" of lift.


Fantastic job. I love watching a detailed how-to video when I am planning upgrades and yours are always the best. :clap2:

Thank you, we really do appreciate it and glad you liked it :)


Thanks for sharing, that new rig is one beauty of a BEAST!!!!!

Thank you :)

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 04:11 PM
Great video as always. After seeing you guys at the NY kick off run I’d have to say I like the overall stance for sure. Clearly enough room for 40’s lol.

LOL!! Man, I really want to make the bump to 40's but with the Gladiator coming out, I gotta hold off for a bit. :rolleyes2:

RESURECTIONJK
02-27-2019, 05:20 PM
LOL!! Man, I really want to make the bump to 40's but with the Gladiator coming out, I gotta hold off for a bit. :rolleyes2:

That a big reason we haven’t gone nuts on suspension upgrades for our JK. We want a JL next spring and would rather build it up a bit right off the bat.

Rancho
02-27-2019, 05:36 PM
I am trying to think on a personal level, sell the JK and F250 for the Gladiator?
:doh:


LOL!! Man, I really want to make the bump to 40's but with the Gladiator coming out, I gotta hold off for a bit. :rolleyes2:

WJCO
02-27-2019, 05:39 PM
I am trying to think on a personal level, sell the JK and F250 for the Gladiator?
:doh:

Do you even use that F250? I think you should indeed do the Gladiator. :beer:

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 05:40 PM
That a big reason we haven’t gone nuts on suspension upgrades for our JK. We want a JL next spring and would rather build it up a bit right off the bat.

I don't know if there's ever a "right" but there are definitely ways to do things wrong. :crazyeyes:

The nice thing about Rancho kits is that they are affordable and surprisingly nice for what you get. I always feel they make a good intermediate step to get you out and having fun with your Jeep and without breaking the bank. For most, this is all they will ever need. For others, it won't kill them to upgrade later.

wayoflife
02-27-2019, 05:41 PM
I am trying to think on a personal level, sell the JK and F250 for the Gladiator?
:doh:

That's a tough one. I hardly ever use my Duramax but can't get myself to sell it being that it's nice to have when I do need it. Granted, if you sell both, you won't have anything to tow :yup:

Rancho
02-27-2019, 05:58 PM
To and from the mountains. That turbo diesel just goes A LOT faster heading up there


Do you even use that F250? I think you should indeed do the Gladiator. :beer:

That is my thinking. I use the bed of the truck a lot...
And getting rid of both... Hmmm.
:icon_crazy:


That's a tough one. I hardly ever use my Duramax but can't get myself to sell it being that it's nice to have when I do need it. Granted, if you sell both, you won't have anything to tow :yup:

WJCO
02-27-2019, 06:02 PM
To and from the mountains. That turbo diesel just goes A LOT faster heading up there



That is my thinking. I use the bed of the truck a lot...
And getting rid of both... Hmmm.
:icon_crazy:

Is yours a longbed? That's what I miss the most when we sold ours. The pro is parking is easier in the People's Republic Of Boulder without it.

Rancho
02-27-2019, 06:14 PM
Short bed crew cab, still a PITA to park anywhere. LOL



Is yours a longbed? That's what I miss the most when we sold ours. The pro is parking is easier in the People's Republic Of Boulder without it.

Fionayeti
02-27-2019, 08:03 PM
I love the Trump/Pence sign on the wall under the American flag in your garage. Keep up the good work on your videos, especially your travel ones with the knowledge/history of the area. Love those videos.

Clifford33
02-27-2019, 11:57 PM
Wow jet li looks really good.


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OverlanderJK
02-28-2019, 02:42 AM
I fell asleep during this last night to no fault of the video. Was just tired. Lol

I will watch the rest tonight with the other video.


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wayoflife
02-28-2019, 03:01 AM
I fell asleep during this last night to no fault of the video. Was just tired. Lol

I will watch the rest tonight with the other video.


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:cheesy: At least you're honest. I hope I don't put you to sleep this time :)

benatc1
03-01-2019, 04:04 AM
Been a long 2 weeks with not much end in sight, but catching up on some stuff. Jet Li was super tall coming off the rack but appears to have settled a bit, but still pretty tall. Does appear to be a pretty nice set up, especially for the price. I always liked how my 2" sport lift rode on my old 2 door

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deezus
03-01-2019, 05:00 AM
The funniest part of this video is when Eddie was looking at his jeep saying it looked high and the Cindy said forties and Eddie was like really???
Haha

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wayoflife
03-01-2019, 05:08 AM
Been a long 2 weeks with not much end in sight, but catching up on some stuff. Jet Li was super tall coming off the rack but appears to have settled a bit, but still pretty tall. Does appear to be a pretty nice set up, especially for the price. I always liked how my 2" sport lift rode on my old 2 door

I'm not gonna lie, this is actually a really nice kit and one that rides surprisingly well. I've literally tested out kits that were 2-3x the cost on my JK that weren't as nice.


The funniest part of this video is when Eddie was looking at his jeep saying it looked high and the Cindy said forties and Eddie was like really???
Haha

LOL!! You have no idea how bad of an influence Cindy is. She is the reason why Rubicat had DTD's even though we already had them on Moby and she is the reason why Moby has an LS. :rolleyes2:

jesse3638
03-01-2019, 05:11 AM
LOL!! You have no idea how bad of an influence Cindy is. She is the reason why Rubicat had DTD's even though we already had them on Moby and she is the reason why Moby has an LS. :rolleyes2:

For every one finger you point there are three pointing back at you...haha. However the after wanderlust run Lisa wanted better shocks, we now have Kings..haha

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benatc1
03-01-2019, 05:17 AM
I'm not gonna lie, this is actually a really nice kit and one that rides surprisingly well. I've literally tested out kits that were 2-3x the cost on my JK that weren't as nice.


LOL!! You have no idea how bad of an influence Cindy is. She is the reason why Rubicat had DTD's even though we already had them on Moby and she is the reason why Moby has an LS. :rolleyes2:


Still not sure when, but might be eyeing a shorter kit of theirs to buy time till a much more advanced set up. Or maybe the dynatrac. Both seem like great options

Just think, if the JL wasn't a thing you'd probably have 2 JKs with DTD and LS by now lol.

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wayoflife
03-01-2019, 05:20 AM
For every one finger you point there are three pointing back at you...haha. However the after wanderlust run Lisa wanted better shocks, we now have Kings..haha

:cheesy: Indeed.


Still not sure when, but might be eyeing a shorter kit of theirs to buy time till a much more advanced set up. Or maybe the dynatrac. Both seem like great options

Just think, if the JL wasn't a thing you'd probably have 2 JKs with DTD and LS by now lol.

LOL - so much truth in that statement. :crazyeyes:

JAGS
03-01-2019, 07:22 AM
This looks like a great vid. Did front sway bar relocation not come with the 3.5 kit? This install vid was one of the marathon installs you did before SEMA, right. Curious if that why you kept saying how exhausting it was. More difficult to install than other lifts?

Lol, realized I hit you with a barrage of questions. Great video and li looks awesome. I like the look with a little extra height and 37s. [emoji41][emoji106]

TheGrendel
03-01-2019, 02:31 PM
i'm usually not a fan of sway bar extensions. but, those look pretty nifty. :thumb:

wayoflife
03-01-2019, 02:53 PM
This looks like a great vid. Did front sway bar relocation not come with the 3.5 kit? This install vid was one of the marathon installs you did before SEMA, right. Curious if that why you kept saying how exhausting it was. More difficult to install than other lifts?

Lol, realized I hit you with a barrage of questions. Great video and li looks awesome. I like the look with a little extra height and 37s. [emoji41][emoji106]

LOL!! Yes, this was one of the many things we installed 2 days before heading out to SEMA. I apologize for being a lesser man but truth be told, I was beat. :crazyeyes:

Regarding the kit, we just got the springs and shocks being that the rest of the kit wasn't available at the time. I do believe the complete kit comes with replacement links.


i'm usually not a fan of sway bar extensions. but, those look pretty nifty. :thumb:

Yeah, I'm not either but they are pretty stout and got the job done.

dpetersen1988
03-03-2019, 06:44 PM
Nice video how is the front track bar holding up as it is a rough country, and what about the Rancho shucks? I'm holding out for the gladiator in the diesel version, I wont ever get rid of my jk that jeep has been the best and quite frankly I like the style of it.

wayoflife
03-03-2019, 06:59 PM
Nice video how is the front track bar holding up as it is a rough country, and what about the Rancho shucks? I'm holding out for the gladiator in the diesel version, I wont ever get rid of my jk that jeep has been the best and quite frankly I like the style of it.

The track bar is holding up fine but I'd really like to get rid of it. Not really a fan of chinese made parts but I was in a pinch and needed something. The RS9000XL's are proving themselves to be surprisingly nice. I actually like them a lot. Oh, and they're made in the USA :usa-flag:

dpetersen1988
03-03-2019, 07:15 PM
The track bar is holding up fine but I'd really like to get rid of it. Not really a fan of chinese made parts but I was in a pinch and needed something. The RS9000XL's are proving themselves to be surprisingly nice. I actually like them a lot. Oh, and they're made in the USA :usa-flag:

I will put those shocks on my list for my build they are really proving to be a good shock and the fact that they are made in the USA is even better.

Jkratt
03-07-2019, 03:34 AM
Love the look. Waiting to order a new JLUR and trying to make sure whatever I do the baby fits in garage. I hate to ask, but can you tell me the overall height of your jeep?

I know there was a link to tire height, maybe we should have one for overall height. Like me, I only have a standard garage and thieves run amuck so the baby must be locked up at night or somebody gets a 45 between the eyes.

wayoflife
03-07-2019, 02:54 PM
Love the look. Waiting to order a new JLUR and trying to make sure whatever I do the baby fits in garage. I hate to ask, but can you tell me the overall height of your jeep?

I know there was a link to tire height, maybe we should have one for overall height. Like me, I only have a standard garage and thieves run amuck so the baby must be locked up at night or somebody gets a 45 between the eyes.

I'll have to take a new measurement now that our springs have settled but I too have a standard garage up front with a 7' header and even right after installing the lift, I still I fit in just fine even with the soft top on.

danford.lau
03-07-2019, 05:13 PM
I run 3” evo plush rides with 0.5” spacers all around and should be pretty close to 3.5”. Running 37s With front and rear bumpers, skids, sliders, and accessories / light tools and a hard top — I squeak into a 6’5” garage . 1 inch clearance tops .


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TrailHunter
03-08-2019, 12:55 AM
I run 3” evo plush rides with 0.5” spacers all around and should be pretty close to 3.5”. Running 37s With front and rear bumpers, skids, sliders, and accessories / light tools and a hard top — I squeak into a 6’5” garage . 1 inch clearance tops .


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Off topic: Did that kit perfectly level the Jeep? Do you sag in the rear when loaded?

Jkratt
03-08-2019, 05:14 AM
I'll have to take a new measurement now that our springs have settled but I too have a standard garage up front with a 7' header and even right after installing the lift, I still I fit in just fine even with the soft top on.

Thank you very much for the info.

danford.lau
03-09-2019, 01:40 AM
Off topic: Did that kit perfectly level the Jeep? Do you sag in the rear when loaded?

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Seems pretty level . This is without additional weight for trips and camping gear but does include tools etc .

I actually run 3 0.5” spacers and a 2” spacer in the back passenger . That was only way I found to level out the JK lean .

Have only put 15k on the evo springs but I bought them used and previous owner also put 15-20k on them . So far so good


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