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Thread: Going to install the Rancho 2” lift kit

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    Going to install the Rancho 2” lift kit

    Probably this weekend or next.

    Question to you that have done it, did you disconnect the drive shaft? The instructions says to for front springs.

    But looking at the videos I seen it looks like everyone skips that step.

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    Great.
    Thanks for your quick reply.

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    No need to. Eddies install videos and the rancho directions make it super easy. I installed mine in my driveway with basic tools.


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    Not sure if Rancho's instructions tell you this, but when you need to take off the sway bar links use a 6mm hex key in the threaded end of the bolts. Its not apparent and took me forever to look up.

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    So much for installing this weekend. I picked up the kits from a local vendor yesterday and when I unboxed last night it’s an old rev, level B. The current rev, level is E and come with four sway bar links instead of the crappy adapters plus an updated e-brake bracket to fit the 2.0.

    Needles to say I am pissed they sold me old and not current parts and it seems like a good idea to get the four new sway bar links so I will be returning this kit and order a kit from a vendor that can guarantee current stock. (Rev, level E)

    Not in a hurry so waiting another week or two is no big deal but I hate the hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    So much for installing this weekend. I picked up the kits from a local vendor yesterday and when I unboxed last night it’s an old rev, level B. The current rev, level is E and come with four sway bar links instead of the crappy adapters plus an updated e-brake bracket to fit the 2.0.

    Needles to say I am pissed they sold me old and not current parts and it seems like a good idea to get the four new sway bar links so I will be returning this kit and order a kit from a vendor that can guarantee current stock. (Rev, level E)

    Not in a hurry so waiting another week or two is no big deal but I hate the hassle.
    Well that sucks you didn't get the revision that you were wanting. Did they at least give you a break in price? If so, the adapters really aren't all that bad and I personally think the OE rear links that would get mounted up front are a good way to go. Also, for the amount of lift you will be installing, I personally wouldn't install the e-brake relocation bracket as it will make your e-brake feel really loose. Just some food for thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Well that sucks you didn't get the revision that you were wanting. Did they at least give you a break in price? If so, the adapters really aren't all that bad and I personally think the OE rear links that would get mounted up front are a good way to go. Also, for the amount of lift you will be installing, I personally wouldn't install the e-brake relocation bracket as it will make your e-brake feel really loose. Just some food for thought.
    Tanks Eddie that’s great info.
    Let me just check so I got it right.

    Are you saying the rear link will fit upfront and be the correct length without the cheese brackets / adapters? If so problem solved on that part. I will just start with the rear to get the links.

    I prefer a firm e-brake. I use it for steering in the snow. (X Swedish rally driver) so are you saying I can get away with not relocating the e-brake bracket? If yes then it seems I don’t have any issue from a technical standpoint anymore.

    I really appreciate the info and help. Thank you very much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camelot View Post
    Tanks Eddie that’s great info.
    Let me just check so I got it right.

    Are you saying the rear link will fit upfront and be the correct length without the cheese brackets / adapters? If so problem solved on that part. I will just start with the rear to get the links.

    I prefer a firm e-brake. I use it for steering in the snow. (X Swedish rally driver) so are you saying I can get away with not relocating the e-brake bracket? If yes then it seems I don’t have any issue from a technical standpoint anymore.

    I really appreciate the info and help. Thank you very much.
    Yes. If you got the same kit that I got back in the day, just install the OE rear links up front and there is no need to use the adapters. Use the links they include with the kit in the rear and all is good.

    Correct, the relocation bracket is NOT needed with this lift and using it will cause your e-brake to go all the way up and with little effect. For how you like to use yours, I would leave it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    Yes. If you got the same kit that I got back in the day, just install the OE rear links up front and there is no need to use the adapters. Use the links they include with the kit in the rear and all is good.

    Correct, the relocation bracket is NOT needed with this lift and using it will cause your e-brake to go all the way up and with little effect. For how you like to use yours, I would leave it off.
    Thanks Eddie. Very appreciated.

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