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Unread 08-19-2011, 07:56 PM   #3751
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Your supposed to get an alignment afterwards, but I'd chalk the tires and see where your at after the lift
right after i install the spacers and shocks im going to take it down to the tire shop to have the new rubber put on. i'l just have them aline it rite away. so, i should not have any issues with the 2.25" spacers? rubbing, trackbar, ect...?

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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:00 PM   #3752
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I'm about to get the RC 3.5 lift for my 96 and the I'm loving the budget end of it
I would not get the RC 3.5 lift.

I bought mine 1.5 years ago and the bushings are trash and the springs sagged so low its lower then a friends rig with a 2'' spacer lift.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 08:34 PM   #3753
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this is what me and some buddies did with our jeeps today.......





and a video of mine going up a rutted hill...

http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/x...=VIDEO0007.mp4
http://s745.photobucket.com/albums/x...=VIDEO0003.mp4
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Unread 08-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #3754
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Unread 08-19-2011, 11:53 PM   #3755
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ok, so, what does everybody think? should i run the 31x10.50x15 mud t/a or am i safer going with the 30x9.5x15 rubber with that 2.25" spacer kit??? i need some good input here! thanks boys.
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Unread 08-19-2011, 11:54 PM   #3756
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right after i install the spacers and shocks im going to take it down to the tire shop to have the new rubber put on. i'l just have them aline it rite away. so, i should not have any issues with the 2.25" spacers? rubbing, trackbar, ect...?
honestly dont buy shocks if your going 2" it will be a waste of money becuase you will want to go higher. I got the 3.5" iro kit and i daily drive my car. I got the dt8000 shocks and i think it rides good and it can flex very good. Unless you are sure you dont want to go higher than 2" dont buy new shocks bc i bet you will want to go higher... the bug WILL GET YOU and it does hurt
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Unread 08-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #3757
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ok, so, what does everybody think? should i run the 31x10.50x15 mud t/a or am i safer going with the 30x9.5x15 rubber with that 2.25" spacer kit??? i need some good input here! thanks boys.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 09:49 AM   #3758
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Ordered some replacement wheel studs.... it was getting pretty sketchy driving around with just 3
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Unread 08-20-2011, 09:52 AM   #3759
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right after i install the spacers and shocks im going to take it down to the tire shop to have the new rubber put on. i'l just have them aline it rite away. so, i should not have any issues with the 2.25" spacers? rubbing, trackbar, ect...?
You'll probably want to extend the bump stops all around 2" or so. I learned that the hard way after putting my 2.5" bb and new tires on and shredded one to pieces my first time out wheeling

Rear end on mine (2.5" spacers, stock trackbar for now) is to the passenger side more than I'd like, and the rear passenger side is the one I tore up. Front end is off center a hair too obviously, but it hasn't given me any problems.

To do it correctly, you need front and rear adjustable track bars, no one will suggest brackets. As well as extended bump stops, sway bar end links, and shocks. And IMO, if you're dropping that much cash to do a proper bb, your only a set of front 3.5" coils away from a f>r (which isn't much more considering bb's are like $50, and coils are about $120. So $70 more). You'll use the rest of the parts I just listed, and get another 1.5-2"
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Unread 08-20-2011, 01:58 PM   #3760
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I ordered my JKS Quicker Discos for the ZJ today! Honestly, I don't know how much I'll use them. I know they'll get used for sure once I get around to doing my control arm bushings and wheel bearings. I also ordered a black D ring recovery shackle for the rear hitch.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 04:30 PM   #3761
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Picked up a kayak my mom got at a yardsale for $5


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Unread 08-20-2011, 05:08 PM   #3762
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Picked up a kayak my mom got at a yardsale for $5


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Unread 08-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #3763
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Unread 08-20-2011, 05:22 PM   #3764
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Washed it, then took it for a ride since I hardly drive it... I almost crapped myself when 20 mins into the ride I hit the brake to slow down & the Jeep quickly shot over to the left. Right front caliper seized up on me . What a fun ride home that was... Luckily Advanced Auto had both front calipers in stock for $22 each, so I replaced them both.
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Unread 08-20-2011, 07:14 PM   #3765
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took some pics with the new lift.













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