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Old November 28th, 2009, 07:09 PM   #1
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well this is rideraa's TJ. 2000. 4.0, auto, and i guess you could call it loaded.

hmmmmm what do we have here.....


why would you pull the axles to install a lift....


what the..... 2 sets of axles?.... indeed.


now we are getting somewhere.





what it was


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the lift wasnt soo bad to do. we took the axles out the night before. tore into it the next day, and limped it home around 2am.
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rough country 4" long arm
rough country 1.25" body lift
33" kumho MT's
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Old November 28th, 2009, 07:13 PM   #2
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looks good, what shocks did ya go with?
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Old November 28th, 2009, 07:17 PM   #3
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he got the expensive set with the kit. i've got no idea.
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Old November 28th, 2009, 07:40 PM   #4
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rc 2.2 shocks

Caveman fyi rubi axles are 03 & up..... think the po said 05 year

and it was 11:45 ... not 2:00 :)

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Old November 28th, 2009, 09:34 PM   #5
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The steps are GAY
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Old December 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #6
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there is nothing cooler than traction at the flip of a switch. amazing


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Old December 18th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #7
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Why so much lift for 33s?

Even with 35s, you could have left off the body lift. Nice rig, it just looks tall, especially with those tires. Put some 37s on it, and it'll blend nice with the height.
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Why so much lift for 33s?

Even with 35s, you could have left off the body lift. Nice rig, it just looks tall, especially with those tires. Put some 37s on it, and it'll blend nice with the height.
he's working on new tires. just using what he has at the moment. but 35's are the plan
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Old December 19th, 2009, 01:00 AM   #9
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he's working on new tires. just using what he has at the moment. but 35's are the plan
when I had a rubicon express 4.5" short arm lift with a 1.25 bl on my TJ I had 36" Iroks and flexed like no other. 36's or 37's are a must with what you have.
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Old December 19th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #10
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How are you liking the lift? Thinking about getting one for my 97.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #12
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How are you liking the lift? Thinking about getting one for my 97.
he likes the lift alot. just took it to rocks and valleys and tires were our main problem. he just got some 35 km2s last night tho.
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Old January 8th, 2010, 03:58 PM   #13
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do the uppers and lowers in the rear share a common bolt?
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do the uppers and lowers in the rear share a common bolt?
yeah, that's about the only problem design wise he don't like about it, although it works damn good. he's a CAD weenie and is going to change that with a a triangulated 4 link sometime.
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How does it ride on the road with the RC lift ? m cherokee rides hard as
sh** .....
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How does it ride on the road with the RC lift ? m cherokee rides hard as
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the ride is great. he has the upgraded shocks. i've driven it plenty of times both stock and lifted and i can't tell a difference. i goes down the road smoother than my truck does.
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Hey ... I wanted to come on here and say thanks for the tire recommendations ...

the woman is 5' - 1.75" ... I need those steps for now ... lol ... (i'm also broke as in slider cash for now) besides I need a spare tire carrier next ...


and the shocks ... this kit comes with the 2.2 shocks which are their upgrade model.
the "std" ones i belive are hydros?. Rough Country did have some issues with shock lengths in some kits where they were too long and when installed leave a small amount of up travel and bottom out ( = rough ride). They replaced them when requested, the ones I know of were TJ kits.

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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:51 PM   #18
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do the uppers and lowers in the rear share a common bolt?
I just noticed that tooo! I quess RC isn't to keen on geometry.
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Old January 10th, 2010, 08:55 PM   #19
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Old January 10th, 2010, 09:09 PM   #20
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there is nothing cooler than traction at the flip of a switch. amazing


am a non-techie, please explain what 'flip of the switch' refers to. thx
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