I'm entertaining the idea of selling the Jeep as my automotive interests have shifted in another direction.
I'm located in North Chicagoland
12,241 miles (will go up slightly)
Granite Crystal Metallic
Black cloth interior
Manual 6-speed transmission
3 yr / 36K miles warranty
5 yr / 60K...
Adjustable control arms is definitely another option that I have considered. From what I read, in addition to helping with caster, geometry correction brackets lower the mounting point of control arms, which adds some benefits as well.
Modifying the Jeep for serious off-roading is not the highest priority for me. I did not measure before and after, but I seriously doubt the loss would be more than one inch. I hope I can still make it over Chicago potholes.
I chose Rancho over AEV because they the Rancho ones have 3 holes for different lift sizes. Interestingly enough, they recommend the top hole for a 2" lift, but using the middle hole put the caster where it should be.
I kept longer Mopar control arms as well.
I've been running the Dynatrac 2" lift on my '19 4-door Sahara for a while. The ride, the dampening, and the cornering have been fine, but the steering did not feel right. There was too much play around in the dead zone and too much adjustment needed when driving on a highway.
I started with...
Takeoff stock steering stabilizer
Removed at 340 miles (replaced with Falcon) from 2019 Sahara 4D, Hardtop, 3.6L
This is the version from February 2019 (serial number ends with AD)
Pickup in Glenview, IL, or I can ship for about $15.
JL 4-Door 1. 5" Performance Spacer Lift Kit corrects the factory nose-down rake
2" front, 1.5" rear
Clears larger tires
Compensates for extra equipment
Removed at 340 miles (replaced with Dynatrac kit)
Pickup in Glenview, IL, or I can ship for additional $10
Installed in about 5 min. Works well, it is easier to shift smoother now, and the Jeep feels more responsive, especially in 2nd and 3rd gears. Just a bit of more low-end torque from 1.5K RPM, and it would be perfect!
The standard canned response is laughable. Here's a very likely scenario: when disabling the remote start section of the UConnect menus for manual transmissions cars, software developers forgot that the settings related to heated seats are also located under that disabled section. Now, since...
Just remember: if you read forums, you will never buy any car. There not too many people who go on forums to say how great their car is (well, I see more people like this on Jeep forums). Most people come to forums for advice or to discuss an issue they've encountered. Just like any car these...