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post #1 of 9 Old 10-04-2013, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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Bumping up the Rough Country lift to 3+ inches??

Hey guys,

So I have the Rough Country 2" spacer lift. I am thinking of getting the Bilstein 5100 adjustables in the front and setting them to .85" ... then getting Monroe load levelers for the rear. From everything I understand that should put me at about 3-3.5" of lift but still within spec to not have to deal with alignment and steering rack issues.

Does anyone know if I will be looking at other problems or issues in running this setup? Anyone running a similar setup? Pics are DEFINTELY welcome!

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post #2 of 9 Old 10-04-2013, 06:29 PM
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All about measurements bro. Just don't exceed 22.5" up front and you're solid. In fact I even have a brand new set of Bilstein 5100 front struts I'm selling. If you decide to go this route I'll let them go for cheap.

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post #3 of 9 Old 10-05-2013, 06:49 AM
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This is exactly the setup I want to run I hope we see some pics
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post #4 of 9 Old 10-05-2013, 09:27 AM
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All about measurements bro. Just don't exceed 22.5" up front and you're solid. In fact I even have a brand new set of Bilstein 5100 front struts I'm selling. If you decide to go this route I'll let them go for cheap.

How much do you want for your struts
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post #5 of 9 Old 10-05-2013, 12:11 PM
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$175 shipped. Sounds fair to me since shipping them is $50 just by itself.

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post #6 of 9 Old 10-07-2013, 01:49 AM
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i have the RC lift as well. i already have OME shocks installed. i just picked up some Rustys rear shocks which extend to like 29", a Rustys adjustable rear track bar, and a set of Rustys .25" spacers for the front. i plan on getting some OME MD springs in the near future, keeping my front OME shocks, putting a .25" spacer in front and leaving the rear RC spacer on, installing the rear track bar, and getting some brake line extensions. if it has too much rake (which im afraid of) im going to either get some 1" rear spacers fabbed up. an eventual RRO UCA up front is going to be coming as well.

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post #7 of 9 Old 10-18-2013, 09:49 AM
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Hey guys,

So I have the Rough Country 2" spacer lift. I am thinking of getting the Bilstein 5100 adjustables in the front and setting them to .85" ... then getting Monroe load levelers for the rear. From everything I understand that should put me at about 3-3.5" of lift but still within spec to not have to deal with alignment and steering rack issues.

Does anyone know if I will be looking at other problems or issues in running this setup? Anyone running a similar setup? Pics are DEFINTELY welcome!
I am planning to use the 5100's with the RC lift. Stock I was at 18.5" front, 20" rear. I welded a 2" conduit coupling to the rear RC spacer to extend the bump stop 2". I made a poly spacer from a JK rear one I had to put the rear at 3.5" lift. I expect to have to cut the spacer down, it's 2" thick right now. My main concern is down travel in front with the longer 5100's and RC spacer. I ordered the JBA control arms to take care of the ball joint issues. I may look into limiting straps if it appears to be an issue. I am shooting for a ride height of about 22" in front with just a little rake.
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post #8 of 9 Old 10-18-2013, 11:06 AM
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All about measurements bro. Just don't exceed 22.5" up front and you're solid. In fact I even have a brand new set of Bilstein 5100 front struts I'm selling. If you decide to go this route I'll let them go for cheap.
Stupid question, but where is this measurement taken? Fender lip to center of hub? or elsewhere?

Struggling with the same decisions now for mine.
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post #9 of 9 Old 10-18-2013, 11:09 AM
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Stupid question, but where is this measurement taken? Fender lip to center of hub? or elsewhere?

Struggling with the same decisions now for mine.
You are correct! Center of hub straight up to fender lip. By using this measurement it eliminates a lot of variables such as tires.
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