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I don't find a single kit that has all the parts I have determined I need for my entry level lift. I have a 3" rake and would like to end up close to level. I suspect I should just let the springs settle in a bit and get spacers to do the final leveling after that. I think I'm going to start with the Rock Krawler lift, its almost complete and then I'll fill in the "missing" components. Any input or recommendations regarding additional components I should consider adding would be appreciated.

Also, any thoughts on my choice for the base kit?

Front Track Bar Adjustable*
Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket*
Front Springs 5" lift (approx)*
Rear Springs 3" Lift (approx)*
Cam Bolts for Caster and Pinion Angle
Front Bump Stop Spacer
Rear Bump Stop Spacer
Front Sway Bar Link*
Rear Sway Bar Link*
Break Relocate Brackets*
Rancho RS9000 Shocks with in cab adjust.
(New Wheels and Tires later)
*= included in Kit

Thanks for any advice/comments

Added adjustable Rear Track Bar (thanks StubEXrube good idea, I'll look at Poly Performance)

2008 Rubicon, 4 door Detonator yellow, 3.5" lift, Motech LS 6L engine conversion, RR Skids.

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I would also get a Poly Performance rear adjustable track-bar with the relocation bracket.

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You might want to consider front adj LCA's.

With my 2.5" the cam bolts did the trick. After I went pas 3" the front
wanders a bit like it did before.

Just a thought. (mine is a 2dr, the 4drs may not as bad)
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You might want to consider front adj LCA's.

With my 2.5" the cam bolts did the trick. After I went pas 3" the front
wanders a bit like it did before.

Just a thought. (mine is a 2dr, the 4drs may not as bad)
I don't want to sound like a total idiot, but I'll give it my best shot here. Does LCS stand for Lower Control Arms? If so, how does that help? or should I ask what is the problem if I don't. Thanks for this input, I know I have a lot to learn here.

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I don't want to sound like a total idiot, but I'll give it my best shot here. Does LCS stand for Lower Control Arms? If so, how does that help? or should I ask what is the problem if I don't. Thanks for this input, I know I have a lot to learn here.
Yes - Lower Control Ams instead of the cam bolts, to dial in the the desired amount of positive caster.
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Yes - Lower Control Ams instead of the cam bolts, to dial in the the desired amount of positive caster.
Got it. Cam bolts have limited capacity to correct geometry issue that occur with lifts over 2" or so. I should consider dropping the cam bolt addition and look into LCAs. That helps, thanks again.

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As far as "Kits" are concerned your list contains all the right pieces, but I would make my own kit
starting with Poly Performance springs.

You can get better quality stuff and save a few bucks.
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Looks like Poly Performance has everything I need. I assumed I needed to get a kit so all the parts would be coordinated and work well together. I also assumed getting a kit would save money. Looks like I should do some more shopping.

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Front Track Bar Adjustable*
Rear Track Bar Relocation Bracket* Good as long as it mounts to the frame
Front Springs 5" lift (approx)*
Rear Springs 3" Lift (approx)*
Cam Bolts for Caster and Pinion Angle Garbage don't use these, they don't stay tight and if you go to adjustable control arms you'll have to have the control arm mounts welded backing into stork form.
Front Bump Stop Spacer
Rear Bump Stop Spacer
Front Sway Bar Link* Get a set of quick disconects
Rear Sway Bar Link*
Break Relocate Brackets*
Rancho RS9000 Shocks with in cab adjust.
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