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This might be a noob question but I just installed the Rock Krawler Mid Arm 3.5" X Factor lift, put 35" tires on by lifting the axles. Now my question is if I ever want to put it on jack stands how much articulation does the axle have, because it seems it is unlimited. When I start jacking the car up it stretches so much to the point where the axle air valve is so tight to the point where it is about to come out. Just confused if there is something that stops the axle from dropping so low that it will break everything off.. :|
 

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I have done that when putting the bigger wheels after the lift install, but I just want to know if it is possible to accomplish a full droop without supporting the axles and not ripping any wires or tubes.
 

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You need to extend the wires and tubes. JK guys typically use the shocks as limiting straps so if you have shocks that let you droop that much everything connected to the axle needs to be able to extend that much.
 

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thanks for the explanation. I would think that the weight on the axle would destroy the shocks at full droop, I better put straps in there just to be safe...
still should extend your brake lines. ABS to but you should be able to just pull one of the ABS cable tie downs out to give some more extension.
 

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I got extended brake lines installed with the kit, tho only thing that needs to be done now is the bracket for the rear emergency brake lines and I have to extend the axle air hose. I know I will be getting a set of limiting straps in the near future, in the meantime is it ok to fully droop the suspension without the limiting straps and just rely on the shocks to limit the droop or is that going to damage the shock?
 

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As long as you're not dropping the axle with gravity, like off a sweet jump, it shouldn't be an issue using the shock to limit your articulation as long as full articulation isn't your modus operandi...(You'd have put straps on by now.)

Look at all the pics of wheels in the air. Rarely do you see limiting straps on a licensed vehicle but, if you're pushing your Jeep's limits, the shocks are holding all the weight hangin' on the end of the control arms, plus half the weight of each of the control arms, track bars and drag link.
It's a lot to be, repeatedly, asking of a "fastener". ;)
 
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