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    Quote Originally Posted by Rancho Shocks View Post
    Soon for the 2 door.
    The 4 door system would sit higher than the stated height on a 2 door.
    Any idea on how soon?


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    I just put on the AEV 2" and while it was a pain in the ass, it is super high quality and it comes with their Procal so you can reset the tire size. Their instructions suck and you need to cobble together stuff from a bunch of other sources.

    At 2 inches on 33s my drive quality has gone WAY down. Above 60mph its noticeable, about 75mph sketchy. I just ordered a set of the Mopar control arms that come from their 2" lift (68322798AA $70bucks shipped) to increase my caster and will likely be adding a rancho front track bar depending on how the control arms help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    I just put on the AEV 2" and while it was a pain in the ass, it is super high quality and it comes with their Procal so you can reset the tire size. Their instructions suck and you need to cobble together stuff from a bunch of other sources.

    At 2 inches on 33s my drive quality has gone WAY down. Above 60mph its noticeable, about 75mph sketchy. I just ordered a set of the Mopar control arms that come from their 2" lift (68322798AA $70bucks shipped) to increase my caster and will likely be adding a rancho front track bar depending on how the control arms help.
    What did you have to source? I installed the same kit for a friend and had everything I needed. AEVís instructions have always been geared towards a shop or person with lift install experience.


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    Which of these budget boosts is better?

    Spacers are the way to go on a tight budget. For the more expensive spacer kits that have sway bars, shock extension brackets etc, youíll be better off spending a little bit more for a rancho kit. Do it right the first time or youíll be like some of us who installed coil lifts months after installing our spacer lifts. Will you be doing the install yourself?


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    Quote Originally Posted by scoobycarolanNC View Post
    I just put on the AEV 2" and while it was a pain in the ass, it is super high quality and it comes with their Procal so you can reset the tire size. Their instructions suck and you need to cobble together stuff from a bunch of other sources.

    At 2 inches on 33s my drive quality has gone WAY down. Above 60mph its noticeable, about 75mph sketchy. I just ordered a set of the Mopar control arms that come from their 2" lift (68322798AA $70bucks shipped) to increase my caster and will likely be adding a rancho front track bar depending on how the control arms help.
    What do u mean by sketchy? Looseness in steering, wandering what do u mean man??? If there was no play in the trackbar prior to the lift, there is no reason a new trackbar will help. 2Ē lifts shouldnít cause anything crazy and I would go back and check the torque on all your bolts.


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    Sketchy = caster, toe and psi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JP223/3USA View Post
    What do u mean by sketchy? Looseness in steering, wandering what do u mean man??? If there was no play in the trackbar prior to the lift, there is no reason a new trackbar will help. 2Ē lifts shouldnít cause anything crazy and I would go back and check the torque on all your bolts.
    Sorry, yeah she wanders a ton and it gets worse as you go faster. I've got no dead spot in my steering and around 40-50 on a new road she's a dream. I tagged a paint line on the nuts/bolts and checked em a couple of times now. Everything looks fine. Literally anyone that's replaced their trackbar reports an improvement and the trackbar has a revised p/n so they've changed the design since. My Jeep was a Jan18 build so I'm sure I've got the earlier parts number on it.

    Quote Originally Posted by doubletapdaddy View Post
    Sketchy = caster, toe and psi.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Ding Ding Ding! So I had an alignment before I lifted and went up on tires and was at 4.5 caster. I'm going to put the arms on tonight or tomorrow then do. driveway alignment to see what happens. I bet I need to adjust my tie rod a hair with the KM3s and with the added caster she'll be tight again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncb View Post
    What did you have to source? I installed the same kit for a friend and had everything I needed. AEVís instructions have always been geared towards a shop or person with lift install experience.
    So the front bumpstop screws were really short and hard to thread. The bolts aren't flagged like Dynatracs or Evos so they SUCKED to install. Like wasted hours trying different things and finding a special wrench. All the times I told myself "almost there"...... I should have just went an bought longer bolts right away. Thats all I had to "source", but I feel like they could have done a better job on the instructions on a kit they advertise as a 3hr install in your driveway with common hand tools.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JP223/3USA View Post
    Spacers are the way to go on a tight budget. For the more expensive spacer kits that have sway bars, shock extension brackets etc, youíll be better off spending a little bit more for a rancho kit. Do it right the first time or youíll be like some of us who installed coil lifts months after installing our spacer lifts. Will you be doing the install yourself?


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    Iíll be getting one of the mechanics at the dealership I work to install it on a lift.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cornhohleo View Post
    Iíll be getting one of the mechanics at the dealership I work to install it on a lift.
    That's cool. I wish I'd had a lift and an air impact gun to make life easier. Keep in mind that after 100 miles you need to review all the bolts to make sure they're torqued to spec and that you'll need to recenter your steering wheel (see if you can get a free alignment as job perk!). But, both you can do yourself pretty easily.

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