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post #1 of 10 Old 06-13-2015, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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I just purchased my 1st Wrangler 2104 unlimited Oscar Mike. I have been doing lots research and decided to go with the RK 3.5 X-factor. I will be running 35's at 1st. Down the road 37's after I have done gears and shafts. I believe I will need to get exhaust spacer or Y-pipe, bump stops and shocks. Is there anything else I will need to get rolling?

I have read many post here and I'm very impressed with all the knowledgeable replies.

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post #2 of 10 Old 06-13-2015, 08:03 PM
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skip the exhaust spacers and just get a new driveshaft.
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If you are not going to wheel it then you will be fine without spacers or new driveshafts.

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Vendors like River city off-road put together lift packages for you. Shocks, bump stops, etc.

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There are some good vendors that help a lot for sure. Welcome to the RK family.

Dirtman is right, if you are not going to go off-road you do not have to do anything. Otherwise, we just did a few of the Magnaflow loop delete kits and they worked really well...

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As others have said, you have a couple of options with the exhaust/driveshaft situation. On my 12 JKU I had a local muffler shop move the cross over pipe down and back a bit ($100) and it still has the stock driveshafts in it to this day on 37s and a 3.5" X-Factor.

If you have any questions I'm happy to help and we have some fantastic pricing on what you're looking for under our Package Deals section online.

Thanks for the mention KJeeper!

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Yes, thanks KJeeper!! River City has the best prices I have seen.

I will not need a lot of articulation just want to have in case I go up North. I will be wheelin in the Everglades and its mostly flat.

Thanks all!!

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One more question the wheels I plan on putting on has a 5" backspacing is that enough or will I need wheel spacers? Thanks!!!
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One more question the wheels I plan on putting on has a 5" backspacing is that enough or will I need wheel spacers? Thanks!!!
Do yourself a favor and find a wheel with 4.5" or LESS back spacing. You don't want to be rubbing when you turn.


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If you don't plan on off roading Just do springs, do good spacers to get the minimum back spacing needed. You won't even need to do bump stops. Can go with just about any shock too. I sold my stock rim/tires on eBay to help cover the cost of the new rims/tires and went with 15/8 steel rims with 3.75 backspacing. can upgrade later for 37's but did not have the money as i just put on the same lift. Went with the RK remote reservoir shocks to go with it. waiting to get gears/truss done and will finally be able to take it off road.
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