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post #181 of 504 Old 02-01-2013, 03:44 PM
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So let me get this straight.... If I get this lift kit and I decide its not big enough for me I can just put in 6" coils or I could even add BB on top of the RC springs and it will work? I'm sure adding the coils is a better route if your out wheel'N. I just want to make sure if I drop $1500 I won't be stuck with a 4" lift.

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I ordered mine this morning. I can't wait for it to get here Weds so I can get it installed on Sat!
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So let me get this straight.... If I get this lift kit and I decide its not big enough for me I can just put in 6" coils or I could even add BB on top of the RC springs and it will work? I'm sure adding the coils is a better route if your out wheel'N. I just want to make sure if I drop $1500 I won't be stuck with a 4" lift.
I think you would need new shocks as well.
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I think you would need new shocks as well.
I would need new shocks if I put 6" springs in.. Can anyone confirm this? What are the shocks that come with the RC 4" lifted rated for? Only a max of a 4" lift? If I did a BB I would sacrifice not being able to flex without the springs coming out but on the plus side I would not need new shocks. Hrmmm.....
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You'll need new shocks. The RC ones are for 4.5 lift, and if you top them out you'll blow them.

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I would need new shocks if I put 6" springs in.. Can anyone confirm this? What are the shocks that come with the RC 4" lifted rated for? Only a max of a 4" lift? If I did a BB I would sacrifice not being able to flex without the springs coming out but on the plus side I would not need new shocks. Hrmmm.....
Shocks dont exactly have a wide range they can be run at. The RC shocks are designed for their 4" lift. Any deviation from that will destroy them fairly quickly. You will most definitely need shocks designed for a 6" lift if you go with 6" coils. Everything else in the RC will work just fine after being properly adjusted.

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Shocks dont exactly have a wide range they can be run at. The RC shocks are designed for their 4" lift. Any deviation from that will destroy them fairly quickly. You will most definitely need shocks designed for a 6" lift if you go with 6" coils. Everything else in the RC will work just fine after being properly adjusted.

Okay any input is welcome. Instead of buying the RC 4" long arm suspension kit. I'm just going to buy the RC 4" long arm upgrade kit. Then add 6" inch coils along with bilstien 5100 shocks made for a 6" lift along with a adjustable track bar? Will I need anything else? The upgrade kits looks complete just its missing shocks, springs, and track bar. Is this correct?

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-wj-...rm-upgrade.php

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Okay any input is welcome. Instead of buying the RC 4" long arm suspension kit. I'm just going to buy the RC 4" long arm upgrade kit. Then add 6" inch coils along with bilstien 5100 shocks made for a 6" lift along with a adjustable track bar? Will I need anything else? The upgrade kits looks complete just its missing shocks, springs, and track bar. Is this correct?

http://www.roughcountry.com/jeep-wj-...rm-upgrade.php

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No rear shock relocation brackets. I am pretty sure that's it. You wanting to run 33's?
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No rear shock relocation brackets. I am pretty sure that's it. You wanting to run 33's?
Yes I want to run 33's.
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rear shock relocation is not require if you are running aftermarket wheels with less back spacing...

extended brake lines are not required, only recomended...

you will want longer front and rear sway bar links...those for the 4" will do but the anti-sway bars wont be at their optimal angle...

you will need longer shocks to complement your 6" lift...

You will want longer bump stops so you wont tear apart your fenders every time your wheel gets stuffed, that is if you disconnect.

Front and rear driveshafts...

OH, BY THE WAY...did you read this....http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/attac...iftchartv2.jpg
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Just talked to Darrell over at RC and he says that the 2.2 shocks ARE compatible with 6" of lift.
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Just talked to Darrell over at RC and he says that the 2.2 shocks ARE compatible with 6" of lift.
I had those 2.2 on my prevoius 4" lift, they are not long enough.
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Shocks dont exactly have a wide range they can be run at. The RC shocks are designed for their 4" lift. Any deviation from that will destroy them fairly quickly. You will most definitely need shocks designed for a 6" lift if you go with 6" coils. Everything else in the RC will work just fine after being properly adjusted.
Do you happen to know what you are running for alignment specs? I am doing the same kit but I am going to put 3/4" spacers up front as well. Do you know what your caster is set at by chance? Thank you.
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Just talked to Darrell over at RC and he says that the 2.2 shocks ARE compatible with 6" of lift.
Darrell is kind of an idiot. Ive talked to him a few times and now I ask for someone else when I call haha.

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Do you happen to know what you are running for alignment specs? I am doing the same kit but I am going to put 3/4" spacers up front as well. Do you know what your caster is set at by chance? Thank you.
My caster is set at 4.1 right now, but im going to raise it to 5 - 5.5. Steering is just a little bit sloppy right now. Before I got my alignment right after install it was at like 9 and was super tight, just had lots of driveline vibes.

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