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post #1 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on Currie 4'' lift with Rancho RS9000XL

I have a 2000 TJ with a 3'' 0r 4'' body lift on it right now (I just bought jeep used recently) - I'm running 33's.
I went to 4 Wheel Parts & they quoted me $3,500 parts & install for Rubicon 3.5 lift with socks & a 1 inch body lift.

Looking at:
TJ/LJ JOHNNY JOINTŪ 4" SUSPENSION SYSTEM W/ ANTIROCKŪ & HEAVY REAR SPRINGS
I see the Currie kit getting great reviews all over the net in combo with the rancho adjustable shocks.

Do I need to modify anything else in conjunction - everything is stock to my knowledge.

Any thoughts would be great I'm new to the Jeep scene.

I can get Kit & Shocks for around $2,500 on amazon

Anyone done this install in SOCAL area?

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post #2 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 04:58 PM
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You will likely either need to drop the transfer case with spacers, or (preferred) go with an slip yoke eliminator and double cardan driveshaft. If the kit doesn't come with adjustable trackbars you may need those too. May need longer brake hoses. I have the Savvy 3" lift and the rancho shocks and no complaints.
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Thanks for the response - that helps a lot - Thank you.
Glad to hear the combo has worked well for you.
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I have a 2000 TJ with a 3'' 0r 4'' body lift on it right now (I just bought jeep used recently) - I'm running 33's.
I went to 4 Wheel Parts & they quoted me $3,500 parts & install for Rubicon 3.5 lift with socks & a 1 inch body lift.

Looking at:
TJ/LJ JOHNNY JOINTŪ 4" SUSPENSION SYSTEM W/ ANTIROCKŪ & HEAVY REAR SPRINGS
I see the Currie kit getting great reviews all over the net in combo with the rancho adjustable shocks.

Do I need to modify anything else in conjunction - everything is stock to my knowledge.

Any thoughts would be great I'm new to the Jeep scene.

I can get Kit & Shocks for around $2,500 on amazon

Anyone done this install in SOCAL area?
You will also need shocks and an SYE with CV shaft. Take a look at what is offered by Savvy Offroad. They offer a 10% discount to forum members and have multiple variations of that basic lift using currie johnny joints.
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I would look into upgrading to the Savvy spec Fox shocks. I have the Savvy/Currie 4" lift with front & rear trackbars and RS 9000's. All high quality components however I wish I would have spent a few dollars more for Fox shocks.
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You will also need shocks and an SYE with CV shaft. Take a look at what is offered by Savvy Offroad. They offer a 10% discount to forum members and have multiple variations of that basic lift using currie johnny joints.
That's the version of the kit I have and I like it. I haven't put the SYE or 4" springs in yet (still on 3" Savvy/Currie springs) but it rides well with the Rancho 9000 shocks. I'm waiting for a few days of better weather to tackle the SYE and toss in the springs. The Currie or Savvy combo kits are some of the most complete kits out there. If you do get the SYE, you'll need a different rear trackbar relocation bracket and may need shock extensions to keep your shocks off the coil buckets. I'll have the rear trackbar reinforcement bracket on my doorstep tomorrow along with some CA skids.
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I have a 2000 TJ with a 3'' 0r 4'' body lift on it right now (I just bought jeep used recently) - I'm running 33's.
I went to 4 Wheel Parts & they quoted me $3,500 parts & install for Rubicon 3.5 lift with socks & a 1 inch body lift.

Looking at:
TJ/LJ JOHNNY JOINTŪ 4" SUSPENSION SYSTEM W/ ANTIROCKŪ & HEAVY REAR SPRINGS
I see the Currie kit getting great reviews all over the net in combo with the rancho adjustable shocks.

Do I need to modify anything else in conjunction - everything is stock to my knowledge.

Any thoughts would be great I'm new to the Jeep scene.

I can get Kit & Shocks for around $2,500 on amazon

Anyone done this install in SOCAL area?
Living in Murietta, you're right next door to one of the premier Currie suspension experts who will install your suspension correctly & make sure you're happy with it. I wouldn't trust 4Wheel Parts to install such a system correctly. You can PM him at mrblaine & I will send (PM) you his cellphone #. He'll very likely charge less than 4Wheel Parts would too. Blaine is THE authority on this type of stuff, he has installed parts for me & he is thorough and exacting.

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post #8 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 PM
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I'm running currie springs and rancho 9000's. I like it alot.

But will be upgrading to fox's when money allows.

X2 on contacting MrBlaine he won't disappoint

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post #9 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 05:48 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Everyone for the feedback so far.
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post #10 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 06:42 PM
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I too am running a full Currie 4" Suspension, front Anti-Rock and Rancho 9000s. The rear shocks are out-boarded and the spring perches are relocated, as well. I am very, very pleased with my set up. It will be a far superior than that 3" body lift that the previous owner installed, for sure!!!

X2 or 3 on contacting Savvy to purchase the suspension components, Gerald will hook you up. And if you have Blaine do the installation, it will be done right!

It will perform like a totally different Jeep!

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post #11 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 07:22 PM
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This is the exact same setup I am running. I have an SYE (spend the money and get the Super Short version from JBConversions), shock relocators (are needed), track bar relocation bracket, and everything else needed. I can not say enough good things about it, just like everyone else. Do it right the first time...

However, Mr. Bransford hit the nail on the head! Talk to Blaine and have him do it if you are that close. I (well my father-in-law) was on the phone at least to Blaine asking questions and confirming our processes. Bottom line - CALL BLAINE!!!

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You can't go wrong with that kit your looking at. I have the Curry 3" on mine with the Rancho 9000's and I'm very happy with it. I ordered everything through Savvy and Gerald was super helpful making sure I ordered the correct parts and the post sales support was great. Like someone before me mentioned, do it right the first time with quality parts and you won't every have to do it again....
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post #13 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 09:59 PM
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Definitely a great kit. It's in the process of being installed on my dads jeep as we speak.well 3" coils But we went with bilstein shocks instead of ranchos. We were gonna get it but went with bilsteins 100$ cheaper. and you will want a SYE and cv shaft with that so look into that. I'm sure for 2500-2600 you will have everything you need plus labor. I'm in Ontario just 25-35 min north from you on the 15 and 60 fwy

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post #14 of 38 Old 02-21-2013, 10:05 PM
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I bought a Currie/Savvy 4 inch kit through savvyoffroad.com. I had a SYE already but I bought the upgraded rear track bar and bracket. I also ordered the fox shocks. coming from rough country and Rubicon Express, i can tell you my kit out performs all of them. heres the link http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...4&categoryId=2


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I have a 2000 TJ with a 3'' 0r 4'' body lift on it right now (I just bought jeep used recently) - I'm running 33's.
I went to 4 Wheel Parts & they quoted me $3,500 parts & install for Rubicon 3.5 lift with socks & a 1 inch body lift.

Looking at:
TJ/LJ JOHNNY JOINTŪ 4" SUSPENSION SYSTEM W/ ANTIROCKŪ & HEAVY REAR SPRINGS
I see the Currie kit getting great reviews all over the net in combo with the rancho adjustable shocks.

Do I need to modify anything else in conjunction - everything is stock to my knowledge.

Any thoughts would be great I'm new to the Jeep scene.

I can get Kit & Shocks for around $2,500 on amazon

Anyone done this install in SOCAL area?
Wow that's a lot cheaper than they quoted me for a 4" RE LA kit installed with all the goodies $8,500.00 installed

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