2.5 plus lifts need caster correction

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I just switched from a rc 2.5 spacer lift to Rock Krawler adventure series 2.5 lift with lower control arms

Night and day difference

Mind blowing how much better the ride is
That being said
I know a lot of people are running 2.5 lifts without a correction bracket or aftermarket control arms.
Add fixed or adjustable lower control arms or even a bracket
Such a difference





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I just received my RK 2.5 lift. Do you have any pics installed ? How was the install?
 
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Install was good
No issues at all
Biggest pain was removing the metal brake line bracket that is connected to front lower control arms
Don’t have any specific instal pics
Once I start I just kinda go

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Awesome to hear! Hoping to install this weekend. Are those 37's? If so, have you flexed much?
 
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Awesome to hear! Hoping to install this weekend. Are those 37's? If so, have you flexed much?
Good luck! Yea 37 Milestar Patagonias
They ride awesome
Haven’t really flexed much hopefully soon
 

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Install was good
No issues at all
Biggest pain was removing the metal brake line bracket that is connected to front lower control arms
Don’t have any specific instal pics
Once I start I just kinda go

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What shocks are you using?
 

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Last question. How much lift do you net with the 2.5?
 

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I was wondering about this. I’m waiting for a rough country suspension lift to show up on Wednesday, but I haven’t been able to find relocation brackets for the lower control arms. Does anyone make them yet?
 

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Install was good
No issues at all
Biggest pain was removing the metal brake line bracket that is connected to front lower control arms
Don’t have any specific instal pics
Once I start I just kinda go

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Yea that sucked, I used a cutoff wheel on a Dremel.
 

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What's the difference in length center of eye to center of eye between a stock LCA and the longer ones you got with your 2.5" lift? Is it only 1/8" or so?
 

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I just switched from a rc 2.5 spacer lift to Rock Krawler adventure series 2.5 lift with lower control arms

Night and day difference

Mind blowing how much better the ride is
That being said
I know a lot of people are running 2.5 lifts without a correction bracket or aftermarket control arms.
Add fixed or adjustable lower control arms or even a bracket
Such a difference
I agree, I ran my lift as a "Stage 1" for about 3 weeks then installed the control arms as well as front control arm drop brackets. The front suspension really smoothed out.
 

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I checked my caster tonight with a digital angle finder. After subtracting out the slope of my driveway, it looks like my caster is somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5 degrees with the RC lift and stock control arms. I'm going to put the Jeep on the alignment rack Saturday anyhow, just to verify. If their numbers match mine I'm going to skip LCAs and spend my money elsewhere.
 

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I checked my caster tonight with a digital angle finder. After subtracting out the slope of my driveway, it looks like my caster is somewhere between 4.5 and 5.5 degrees with the RC lift and stock control arms. I'm going to put the Jeep on the alignment rack Saturday anyhow, just to verify. If their numbers match mine I'm going to skip LCAs and spend my money elsewhere.
That’s more than plenty caster. At 2.5 it’s a non issue unless you really just want new control arms.
 

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