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post #1 of 4 Old 03-17-2013, 08:24 AM Thread Starter
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Question for 2 door guys with 2.5"/3" Lifts

I have a 3" Rancho lift on the way. I'm undecided whether I should order some AEV geometry correciton brackets. Control arms out of the question at the moment due to lack of budget. Should I order the brackets? Will my Jeep be too flighty without them? Thought?

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I have a 3" Rancho lift on the way. I'm undecided whether I should order some AEV geometry correciton brackets. Control arms out of the question at the moment due to lack of budget. Should I order the brackets? Will my Jeep be too flighty without them? Thought?
I'd save up the money and do it right the first time. No sense in spending money twice. The AEV brackets DO keep you very close to stock for geometry.

However, they also hang down and become a rock-magnet. But, if you don't plan any hard-core rock crawling soon, the AEV brackets may be the way to go, for now.

At 3" of lift, on a 2-door, yes, the JK will be "flighty" and probably be not much fun to drive. If the Racho is anything like my RK 2.5" lift, you will likely end up with more than 3" (closer to 4"+) of lift on the front end. You may need to look at a high steer kit to correct the boat-like steering that ensues when you get over 3" of lift on the front end. I know I need a high steer kit! Read through this thread about flipped drag links (high steer kits): https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90420

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Being honest with myself, my Jeep doesn't see much offroad time. Not that I wouldn't like to, but because it's my daily driver and I can afford to be breaking things. I don't have much money between paychecks to play with. So for now, I use it as my fun-in-the-sun toy, mall crawler, whatever you want to call it. Once it's paid off, then things will be a little different. The brackets would do for now, but I'd much rather do it right and go with adjustable LCA.

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With 3" plus of lift your frond drive shaft might not last very long. If you do an aftermarket drive shaft, adjustable control arms is what you will need.
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