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Shocks and suspension travel issue

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Hi guys, this is my first post here, but been an offroader for some time and on my 4th wrangler.

I have JK with RK 2.5 X-factor and Fox 2.0 shocks, running 37 BFG. The suspension was installed a couple of weeks ago and today I had the time to check for clearance on a RTi ramp from a friend of mine.

The issue can be seen on the pics. The shock body touches the frame and the shock rod bends a little.

I don't think this is a normal issue, and don't remember reading anything like this in forums. Is it something I should be concerned about? Will my shocks leak with time? Thanks in advance.

I'm sure this would have happened with any suspension so I don't think it is a RK problem.

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this is a very normal issue but a very bad one. you must either limit travel or move your shocks outboard a little. poly has a kit that i used for awhile until i got my tera 44. it will break your shock if you dont corect this im running the RK2.5 and fox 2.0 resi shocks. i feel your pain but they must be moved tward the wheel!
this was only a problem for me on the passenger side because the trac bar pulls the axle into the frame. you may check your axel center as well but you should still move the shocks
that sounds like a good bet the poly bracket is a tad expensive for what it is
lengthening the control arms would do nothing for this issue. just move it forward. it has been discused a little bit but its a one time fix unlike bump s that you revisit with each new set of tires-fenders-shocks and so on. hope we helped. have fun with the new lift. driving on it like this is not a big deal around town. but i would advise you not to flex untill its solved or you will break your shocks.
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