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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:14 PM   #91
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Going down is easier on the Jeep than going up in lift kit size (had to clarify that before someone's mind goes into the gutter, lol).

I think you do not need to replace anything else if you are lowering it a little. Your sway bar links look like they are still stock.

May want to let others chime in with any other ideas before you buy just the springs and find out more is required, though.

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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:19 PM   #92
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Alright, thanks again!

So far, based on what you've said, I think it's between these two?

http://www.quadratec.com/products/16189_2001.htm
http://www.quadratec.com/products/16190_2512_07.htm

Still pricey, but at least it's better than before.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:34 PM   #93
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Yep.

Both kits are upgradeable. You can add more components in the future without having to replace anything in the original kit (if you stay with 2.5" lift). TF or RK, you can't go wrong with either one.

The RK kit includes an adjustable front track bar for only $70 more, so that's a win.

The TF kit includes bumpstops, but you can do that with hockey pucks (should be plentiful in Canada, eh?).

I did the hockey puck route. $1 per 1" thick puck. Add about 2" of bumpstops front and rear (total cost about $8). Just buy long enough bolts to go through them and some washers and lock nuts (total cost now about $12). Voila!
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:39 PM   #94
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The TF kit includes bumpstops, but you can do that with hockey pucks (should be plentiful in Canada, eh?).
I honestly probably have about 100 at my house...
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Unread 11-01-2013, 06:55 PM   #95
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So the RK kit looks like the best value, so far. Just waiting on a couple others to chime in before I buy.

Sorry for being so difficult. Now that it's winter I can't afford to have the vehicle off the road in the event of a purchase mistake.
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Unread 11-01-2013, 09:58 PM   #96
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id go rock krawler if i had to get a kit
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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:16 PM   #97
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Alright, ordered the Rock Krawler kit! Thanks guys!
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Unread 11-01-2013, 10:31 PM   #98
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Cool! Shouldn't take long to put that on. I think you'll probably like the ride better, esp with those Rancho 9000 shocks.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:26 PM   #99
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Now I get to go find a jack and some jack stands for this monster. Any recommendations there?
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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:36 PM   #100
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Harbor freight. The 6 or 12 ton ones dont recall wich) were 45 bucks and plenty big. Also wouldnt about them breaking as the jeep is nowhere near that limit
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Unread 11-02-2013, 12:39 PM   #101
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Harbor freight. The 6 or 12 ton ones dont recall wich) were 45 bucks and plenty big. Also wouldnt about them breaking as the jeep is nowhere near that limit
Unfortunately the nearest harbour freight is 2hours and a border away. I'd prefer something I can pick up locally.

Just wondering if there's a preferred type/size/height of jack and jack stands. I looked at the dinky jack that came with my Jeep and there's no chance that thing will get the job done. Maybe I'll just get some wooden blocks.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 05:44 PM   #102
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Not sure on capacity either, but you can get them at any auto parts store. Sears, pep boys, whatever you have in your area.
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Unread 11-02-2013, 07:11 PM   #103
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Not sure on capacity either, but you can get them at any auto parts store. Sears, pep boys, whatever you have in your area.
I'll take a look. I've walked by a few that seem decent, just wasn't sure if there's a preferred jack or minimum height.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 07:20 AM   #104
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Look at your driver's side door jamb. There should be a label that tells you the vehicle's weight (GVWR?).
Anyways, simple answer is that a 2-dr weighs about 5000lbs (2267Kg). You only need to jack up one end of it at a time.
So, get a jack & jack stands that can lift at least half of that (i.e. 2 tons/4000lbs/1800Kg) and you'll be safe.
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Unread 11-03-2013, 07:40 AM   #105
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I like the "high lift" / SUV floor jacks. The extra lift height comes in handy. 2 to 4 ton is plenty.

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