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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-23-2015, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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Rough Country lift questions??

I recently got a 2006 jeep commander and i want to put a 2 inch rough country lift on. Im probably gonna change out the shocks when i put the lift on. Do i have to put on new shocks and what kind would you suggest that arent to expensive. Im thinking about putting on 265/70/17 terra grapplers how much rubbing would there be if i went with this set up. Also im thinking about putting on the lift at my house do i need to change anything or adjust anything else when i put the lift on. Sorry about all the questions and the grammar. Thanks in advance!!!
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You don't have to buy new shocks. If your shocks still have life left in them just keep them on and save up for a good set of shocks. Depending on the tire you might not clear the UCA bolt without spacers or cutting the bottom of the bolt off. Keep in mind though if the tire does clear even if only by hair your good.

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You will need an alignment immediately after the lift. You really don't want to wait. I would put the lift on then go get the new tires mounted, balanced and aligned. I recommend the firestone life time alignment about $180. Especially if your going to continue upgrade you XK. You might have to do the pinch weld mod as well but you won't know for sure until the tires on and see where they rub.
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I just finished the same lift last week in my driveway, super simple install. The rear was quick, I took the extra time to notch the gas tank skid to allow for more drop. The front took more time due to the limited space to work in when putting the spacers in. Just a tip, instead of removing the struts i put a 1\2 inch plate on the top of the strut so I wouldn't have to cut the studs plus it gives just a little extra room for tires. I also put 265/70/17 tires on. Another tip I don't know if u plan on new wheels or the spacer route but if you have the coin I put new wheels on mine 17x9 with a -12 offset. Totally cleared everything plus it gave it the bad ass wide stance. I did have to remove the pinch wield and move the rear air and heat lines further in the wheel well but all that was an easy mod. I suggest doing as many little things while you have everything apart to save from doing them later down the road. I did the whole thing myself in my driveway in 8hrs if you take your time it's pretty simple and a hell of a lot of fun. Totally worth it.
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I used Monroe quick struts in the front
And Monroe load levelers (for an f150 ) in the back
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I just finished the same lift last week in my driveway, super simple install. The rear was quick, I took the extra time to notch the gas tank skid to allow for more drop. The front took more time due to the limited space to work in when putting the spacers in. Just a tip, instead of removing the struts i put a 1\2 inch plate on the top of the strut so I wouldn't have to cut the studs plus it gives just a little extra room for tires. I also put 265/70/17 tires on. Another tip I don't know if u plan on new wheels or the spacer route but if you have the coin I put new wheels on mine 17x9 with a -12 offset. Totally cleared everything plus it gave it the bad ass wide stance. I did have to remove the pinch wield and move the rear air and heat lines further in the wheel well but all that was an easy mod. I suggest doing as many little things while you have everything apart to save from doing them later down the road. I did the whole thing myself in my driveway in 8hrs if you take your time it's pretty simple and a hell of a lot of fun. Totally worth it.
I was reading your post and not quite sure how you set your suspension up.

"instead of removing the struts i put a 1\2 inch plate on the top of the strut so I wouldn't have to cut the studs"

Could you explain what you mean? Are you saying you stacked a 1/2" plate on top of the RC front spacers...to gain about 1/2" more in addition to the RC lift kit...but to do this you didn't have to fully remove the top of the strut? Sorry, but I haven't added a RC or RR lift yet and wondering what you did.

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Its a good idea to replace the rear shocks with longer ones, but it is not a MUST have to complete the lift. Your droop will be limited in the rear with stock length shocks however
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