Fits up to 35" tires. New forged pitman arm. Front adjustable track bar. High-articulation link and bushing design. Rear track bar relocation bracket. Front and rear heavy duty springs. No exhaust modifications required. Industry leading front sway bar disconnect design. Transfer case shifter relocation brackets and drop down spacers to allow use of factory drive-shafts. New brake lines for increased articulation. Available in red finish only. Shocks sold separately.
It took me over a month to install by myself in my garage. I highly recomend leaving the other 3 tires on for stability while raising the corner you are working on. I have about 200 miles on this lift. Hang tight when driving over 45 mph. Uncomanded lane changes and very top heavy with the hardtop on. I can't comment on the ride. It seems softer but I also installed new tires at the same time. The inside diameter of the front brake lines supplied where too small and caused my front brakes to drag after the pressure built up to a certin point in the calipers. I swapped them out with a new set of Rubicon front brake lines. The inside diameter is a little bigger, and so-far, so-good. I should have just went with the 2.5" lift. I think that would have suited me better. This lift makes it hard to get in, and now my Jeep is top heavy.
this is a great kit.Massive lower arms (pictures do not give a good size ratio) overall great ride and driveabilty. it has a 3 peice bushing design which are easy to grease(you have to use a vise or press to install bushings into arms).the hardest part of the kit was the shims for the control arm to frame backet bolts to take up space between bushing and bracket. i also upgraded my kit (RECOMMEND) with the RANCHO UDJUSTABLE UPPER ARM KIT,front lower arm bracket skid plates (protects grease zerk fittings on the arms) and 2 rear lower shock mount brackets to gain more room between shock body and rear spring peirce. you may also need a longer rear brake line ( i used a 3 peice stainless brake line kit i had already) this kit also DOES NOT come with shocks . (2000 TJ Wrangler Sport)
The kit is very complete (except for shocks) including extended brake lines, adjustable front track bar and rear track bar bracket. All components are heavy duty with grade 8 or better anodized hardware. The instructions are very good with pictures where needed and all hardware bags are labeled. Removing the existing components was harder than the installation since I live in the rust belt. The ride is good when combined with my new RS9000 shocks, no bump steer or other issues.
How does this product rate against other products out there? On a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, would I need any other parts to properly install this product?
Asked by jgon44 from San Antonio, TX on
Hello Jgon44, Thank you for asking. The Rancho 3.5 Inch Short Arm Lift Kit is a really good quality lift. Rancho is one of the top brands out there when it comes to lift kits. This kit is only the lift with no shocks, you will have to order http://jo.my/1ljimp to complete a full lift kit.
Answered by Robert from San Antonio, TX on
Will 35" tires really work with this 3.5 lift kit? What shocks do you recommend .
Asked by Tinker from on
Tinker- Thank you for your question. The Rancho 3.5 Inch Short Arm Lift Kit will accommodate a 35" tire with the proper back spacing. You will get some rubbing at full stuff. I would recommend a 33"x 12.50. Remember 35" tires will require drive line upgrades over stock as well, this means gears, axle shafts and steering upgrades.
Answered by Mike from on
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