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post #1 of 11 Old 09-23-2010, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Rough country 2.5in bb lift ???'s

well I think I have made my mind up to get the rough country 2.5in BB supreme kit (comes with shocks, rear track bar braket and brake line relocators) Should I get a adj. front track bar? if so how do you adjust it and how do I figure out how much to move it??? Also same questions about the drag link and centering the steering wheel? or should I just install the lift myself and take it and get it aligned? thanks guys!

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-23-2010, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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never mind guys i dug around a little more and found my answers...I knew it would be on here I just couldnt seem to find it at first!
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post #3 of 11 Old 09-24-2010, 05:56 AM
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post what you found please
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post #4 of 11 Old 09-24-2010, 07:49 PM Thread Starter
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Ummm how does one do that...sorry not very good with a computer, but all I did was go to the search function and search for anything related to jk drag links and track bars!
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I would recommend keeping your factory shocks and go with the shock relocation brackets in their standard kit. Save you some dough and it will ride better. Plus, throw the front brake line relocation brackets in the trash, they don't work for sh#t.

Definatly do the adjustable track bar, makes a world of difference.
My write up http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/j...ended-1035306/

I also put adjustable lower front control arms on as well. Now it drives like a stock JK.

Good luck.

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post #6 of 11 Old 09-24-2010, 09:16 PM
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Your JK will drive like stock without all that extra stuff. Just do the Series II kit with shock relocation brackets, rear track bar bracket, and rear sway bar links. Done deal.

If you want to do an adjustable front track bar, go ahead, but drive it around for awhile and then make the decision. Adjustable lower front control arms would be overkill for a 2.5" budget boost.

Call up RC and tell them you're a JF member. You'll get a 10% discount. Mine was $162.

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ok will do...dumb question when adj the drag link to move the steering wheel back to center do I do this with the front end on the ground or jack it up?
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Your JK will drive like stock without all that extra stuff. Just do the Series II kit with shock relocation brackets, rear track bar bracket, and rear sway bar links. Done deal.

If you want to do an adjustable front track bar, go ahead, but drive it around for awhile and then make the decision. Adjustable lower front control arms would be overkill for a 2.5" budget boost.

Call up RC and tell them you're a JF member. You'll get a 10% discount. Mine was $162.
bad *** info right there, thank you sir!
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post #9 of 11 Old 09-25-2010, 12:56 PM
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Installed mine on Thursday. Pretty straight forward. Don't forget to move the oem sway links to the front. Instructions omit that tidbit

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ok will do...dumb question when adj the drag link to move the steering wheel back to center do I do this with the front end on the ground or jack it up?
You can do it on the ground. I didn't bother. The steering wheel was off maybe 5-10 degrees. It's kind of on my short list to do, but it's barely noticeable at the moment.

Also, like someone else said, the original rear sway bar links get moved to the front. The brake line relocation brackets are not required on the front either. Those were the only things not so clear in the instructions. Lift took about 2.5 hours.

Here's my Jeep before the lift:


And after:

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post #11 of 11 Old 09-25-2010, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet that is just the look im going for wheel spacers and all thanks for sharing and thanks for the tip on the sway bar links the instructions didnt say a word about that! That tip should save me from saying a few choice words!

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