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Thread: JL JOURNAL : BETTER BOOST for Your BUDGET - RANCHO JL WRANGLER Sport Lift Kit

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    JL JOURNAL : BETTER BOOST for Your BUDGET - RANCHO JL WRANGLER Sport Lift Kit

    It always amazes me that there are people out there who would completely cheap out and buy a set of $180 coil spacers and shock extensions to lift a $30,000 to $50,000 Jeep JL Wrangler. I mean, I get that these people might be on a budget especially after making an expensive purchase like that but to spend that much money on a Jeep and then ruin its ride just to get a bit of lift - it just makes no sense to me.

    Also known as a "budget boost", coil spacers will get your JL Wrangler sitting higher off the ground but they'll do so at the cost of your ride. Ultimately, you're still working with a set of really soft factory coils, ones that were never designed to carry the kind of weight you'd get from something like a heavy steel bumper and winch or a ton of gear packed in the back and with all of that weight sitting higher off the ground. Of course, shock extensions will allow you to keep your factory shocks but then, those shocks were designed to manage the weight of stock wheels and tires - NOT the significantly heavier weight of big off road tires and/or beadlock wheels and I would assume, that's the reason why most people are wanting to lift their JL in the first place.

    The Rancho 2" Sport Lift is a $640 lift kit... you hear that? Just SIX HUNDRED and FORTY DOLLARS and it comes complete with new progressive rate coils, new RS5000X shocks with DRS and a host of other components that'll not only help you lift your JL Wrangler but do so in a way that will offer a much better ride, both on and off road. Heck, if you're lucky enough to buy it while Rancho is running one of their great rebate programs, you'll even be able to save an additional $100! Sure, this kit costs a bit more but really, it's just a bit and if you ask me, it's a much better way to give your JL Wrangler a bit of a boost and on a budget.

    In this episode of the JL JOURNAL, you'll see all that you'll get with the Rancho Sport Lift and just how easy it is to install on a Jeep JL Wrangler. You'll also get to see our initial testing of it and hear our impressions of it. We hope you enjoy it, would be grateful if you could LIKE it and would love to hear what you think about it.




    What You will get with the Rancho Sport Lift
    • (1) RS865B Coil Spring - Left Front
    • (1) RS866B Coil Spring - Right Front
    • (1) RS867B Coil Spring - Left Rear
    • (1) RS868B Coil Spring - Right Rear
    • (2) RS55065 RS5000X Front Shocks
    • (2) RS55066 RS5000X Rear Shocks
    • (2) Front Bumpstop Extensions
    • (2) Rear Bumpstop Extensions
    • (2) Front Sway Bar Link Extension Brackets
    • (2) Rear Extended Sway Bar Links
    • (1) Emergency Brake Relocation Bracket
    • Installation Hardware

    What You Will Need
    • 10, 13, 15, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24mm Sockets & Wrenches
    • 1/2, 9/16" Sockets & Wrenches
    • Crescent Wrench
    • Ratchet
    • Ratchet Extension
    • Ft. Lb. Torque Wrench - 250 lb. Capacity
    • (2) Vicegrips
    • Floor Jack
    • Jack Stands
    • Wheel Chocks

    NOTE: This video is just a highlight of what will need to be done in order to install the Rancho Sport Lift on a Jeep JL Wrangler. It is important for you to reference the instructions that Rancho provides with this kit to ensure complete and proper installation.

    Tools You May Want to BUY
    TEKTON 24340 1/2-Inch Drive Click Torque Wrench
    Milwaukee 2767-20 M18 FUEL 1/2" High Torque Impact Wrench
    TEKTON 1/2-Inch Drive Deep Impact Socket Set - Metric

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    Better the EVO, wow!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubiman_JL View Post
    Better the EVO, wow!
    Umm, not exactly. EVO doesn't make the factory coils or shocks.

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    Thanks for the write up and video. Good to see more options out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSBattalion View Post
    Thanks for the write up and video. Good to see more options out there.
    Glad you liked the video and oh yeah, there are more options coming your way. This particular kit is just the best option for someone on a budget. Or, at least in my opinion.

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    Another great video. Great to see your impressions on the Rancho set up. Love there products. Ran there 2 inch on my JK, and have there RS5000x shocks on the JL.


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    Good to know itíll only take me 28 minutes to install this lift. That is 7days quicker than the last one I installed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WiscoHR View Post
    Another great video. Great to see your impressions on the Rancho set up. Love there products. Ran there 2 inch on my JK, and have there RS5000x shocks on the JL.
    Thanks! And yes, this kit really is so much nicer than coil spacers and shock extensions.

    Quote Originally Posted by OverlanderJL View Post
    Good to know itíll only take me 28 minutes to install this lift. That is 7days quicker than the last one I installed.

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    Great video!

    So Iím trying to keep up here.. you took off the evo 2.5Ē boost kit for the 2Ē rancho kit?


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    Nice video. Hard to believe the entire kit is only 640 bucks, especially for a USA made quality kit.

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