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post #1 of 23 Old 07-16-2013, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
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Parting together a lift w/ OTK steering... thoughts?

So here's my list I've put together...

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- Rough Country Stainless Steel Rear Brakeline..........P# RCS89703
- Rough Country Stainless Steel Front Brakelines........P# RCS89702
- Daystar Front Extended Bumpstops, Black...............P# DAY-KJ09114-BLK
- Daystar Rear Extended Bumpstops, Black................P# DAY-KJ09122-BLK
- Rubicon Express Coil Spring Isolator......................P# RE1340
- Rubicon Express 4.5” Coil Spring............................P# RE1310
- Rough Country X-Series Long Arm Upgrade Kit.........P# RCS689U
- Rubicon Express U-Bolt, 3” x 9”..............................P# RE1225
- Rubicon Express 3.5” Rear Lead Spring....................P# RE1463
- JKS 1” Lift Boomerang Shackles..............................P# OG5651
- Rough Country Front Bar Pin Eliminator...................P# RCS1088
- Rough Country Rear Bar Pin Eliminator....................P# RCS1089
- Bilstein 5100 Series Front Shock, 4.5” – 5.5” Lift......P# BIL24-185934
- Bilstein 5100 Series Rear Shock, 4.5” – 5.5” Lift.......P# BIL33-151663

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- Over-The-Knuckle Steering Conversion.......P# RS-SC300-UV
- Heavy Duty Lower Control Arm Mounts.......P# RC-LMC1

Any suggestions on part(s) I should add or remove, and why?


I'm going to run 33x12.5 tires on 15x8, 3.75 BS wheels with this setup.

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post #2 of 23 Old 07-16-2013, 06:28 PM
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Have you researched enough about all these items? And searched enough for what you want to do and go with your rig? Piecing a lift together can get tricky at times.
Why do you need a RE isolator?
Are you sure you want RC's Long Arm upgrade? There are a lot of choices and all of them are built differently.
Is the 3.5 RE Leaf spring a full pack?
Boomerang shackles have been dangerous to some and I personally don't like the idea of them at all unless this is only a trail rig. Have you looked into RC's shackle relocators or any other relocators?
Since you will be getting Long Arms I would seriously wait until you put your lift on to wait and see what shocks you really need. Spending money on shocks then having them be your limiter on droop will suck. Just because it says that amount of lift don't mean that it will fit your needs.
Have you looked into a WJ knuckle swap to OTK to save some money?
Don't see a reason in the HD LCA mounts unless yours are all tore up and need replacing.

One thing you are forgetting is an SYE and driveshaft. Gonna need those if you are running boomerang shackles. Probably gonna need some leaf degree shims too.
Longer sway sway bar links?

Seems like you got most of the parts needed but left out a very important one(SYE) and one safety precaution item(sway bar links).

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I'd recommend the shackle relocation brackets as well.

Also look into a dodge Dakota rear brake line. That might save you a little money

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I'd recommend the shackle relocation brackets as well.

Also look into a dodge Dakota rear brake line. That might save you a little money
I'll drop the JKS boomrange and add the RC relocation kit.

I'll compare prices to see which is a better deal.

Thanks for the input.
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do WJ knuckles, better steering options and bigger brakes. i have em and love it! stops better than stock. and it works with stock steering so if your in a bind u can use it. i wouldnt go with RC long arms, if your going long arm do a long arm and not radius arm.


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do WJ knuckles, better steering options and bigger brakes. i have em and love it! stops better than stock. and it works with stock steering so if your in a bind u can use it. i wouldnt go with RC long arms, if your going long arm do a long arm and not radius arm.
I'm still researching the WJ swap.

Any suggestions for long arm setup? I've only really looked at radius since nearly everyone runs them.
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I'd recommend the shackle relocation brackets as well.

Also look into a dodge Dakota rear brake line. That might save you a little money
I used a YJ brake line in the rear for mine.

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Bds long arm kit. You get what you pay for.

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I used a YJ brake line in the rear for mine.
YJ parts on an XJ... now we're talkin'.

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Bds long arm kit. You get what you pay for.
For the cost of my parted together system, I'm thinking of saving up for a BDS 4.5" LA lift, adding the RC shackle relocation brackets and Rusty's WJ steering/brake conversion.

The benefits of buying exactly what I want out weigh the final buld cost, and I can live with that. Just need to locate a HPD30 to strip, sleeve and truss.

Thanks for the help y'all. I greatly appreciate it.
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It'll be cheaper in the long run to get exactly what you want the first time also.

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It'll be cheaper in the long run to get exactly what you want the first time also.
Agreed. Thanks for the help.
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I dont like the rough country long arm kit, mounts hang awfully low. For a radius arm I think TNT is the best (what I run as well). Stacked hokey pucks work as cheap and good front bumpstops. I welded a nut to the center of the spring pad to bolt them down.

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I dont like the rough country long arm kit, mounts hang awfully low. For a radius arm I think TNT is the best (what I run as well). Stacked hokey pucks work as cheap and good front bumpstops. I welded a nut to the center of the spring pad to bolt them down.
I'm gonna just save my pennies for a BDS lift. I've always wanted one, just never could justify the price until.
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Front brake lines from a 95 gm 1500 will work and give you about 5" more slack. Only have to gring the caliper steel line a bit to mount. You'll know what I mean when you go to do it, takes 5 minutes and the lines are only about $20. Easy to get new ones on the road if you tear it. My XJ has Rustys LCA with heim joints at one end. THey havn't let me down yet and i can flex like crazy with just the stock mount location. I'm talking tire under the body line and spring is unseated

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If your going long arm buy something Decent don't tarnish RE Sprinfs with RC Longarms.

Look into Rock Krawler, TNT Customs, Clayton Offroad, and Froleich Suspension Technologies.

As for steering Froleich Suspension Technologies, Teraflex, Currie Enterprises, Serious Offroad Products, JCR Offroad, Iron Rock Offroad all deserve a look Rustys Steering components are known for failing I've had it happen to me .

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