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post #91 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 05:14 PM
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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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post #92 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #93 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 05:34 PM
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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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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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post #95 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 05:55 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #96 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 08:58 PM
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id go rock krawler if i had to get a kit

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Alright, ordered the Rock Krawler kit! Thanks guys!
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post #98 of 139 Old 11-01-2013, 09:31 PM
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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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Now I get to go find a jack and some jack stands for this monster. Any recommendations there?
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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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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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post #102 of 139 Old 11-02-2013, 04:44 PM
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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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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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post #104 of 139 Old 11-03-2013, 06:20 AM
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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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post #105 of 139 Old 11-03-2013, 06:40 AM
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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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