Interesting Mopar Lift Info

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    So long story short, I was on allmoparparts.com, great site and service BTW, and decided to see what would happen if I pieced together the JL 2 inch Mopar lift. I found the parts listing in the instructions that someone had posted online. I entered each part number and correct quantity minus the shocks, they do not seem to be available outside the lift kit. The total price came to just under $400. I am currently in shock at the price difference between simply ordering the parts individually vs as a kit. This is telling me that the buyer is paying on average over $1000 for 4 fox shocks and a wooden box. That being said, this is possibly great news for someone wanting to piece together their own lift kit, like I will now be doing. I would love for any info, insight, or shown that I'm wrong because to me this almost seems too good to be true.
     
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    I did the same thing 1.5 weeks ago from Moparparts.com... They notified me the part #'s did not match my vin, but I took the part #'s from Mopar Instruction sheet (2 door Rubicon). They wanted to sell me the lift kit, but refused and told them to just send the parts that I ordered and I would be responsible if I have a fitment issue. This conversation was yesterday. My total was about $420.00 and included shipping. I'm hoping to use the fox shocks from the 3+" suggested lift. Know more after getting the springs on and measuring. If I'm close (sure I will be) I'll add a small bump shim.
     
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    I mean... ive been saying it a lot here, its a pretty overpriced kit for what you get. Also considering the fox shocks have limited travel by several inches....
     
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    Moparparts.com let you order just the springs?
     
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    Keep us updated please, especially if you find any differences between what’s in the kit vs ordering by part number. I’m about to pull the trigger on this as well.
     
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    Springs, bump stops, lower control arms (they were like $30+ each and I'll use on my daughters stock Moab) bolts, etc.

    Go to Quadratec... Search for Mopar lift and check out Instructions It will give you parts #'s that are applicable for 2/4 door & 2.0/3.6

    They did challenge me stating the parts didn't match my VIN, but I stated that I would deal with fitment issues, if there was a problem.
     
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    Kind of related to this, how much longer are the lift kit front lower control arms than the stock ones?
     
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    This is actually my main reason for not wanting the complete mopar kit. I’ve found others on this forum showing measured mopar lift LCA at 24 1/4 inch which is still causing caster issues for some. Teraflex makes a none adjustable sport LCA that they claim measures 24 5/8th. Which I believe should fix the caster issues. I’m hoping anyways because that’s what I’m going with.
     
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    Just noticed I didn’t really answer your question. lol. My bad. Some members on here reporting about 1/4 inch between stock and mopar kit.
     
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    FWIW, 4 the Fox shocks will cost you around $600 ($150 each), so you'll be a lot closer to that $1,400 sticker price. Still a $400 savings, so I'm certainly not saying it's a bad idea. Just saying, it's not going to be a $400, it'll be closer to $1K.

    As for the LCA's. Mine were slightly longer than stock (different kit though). I didn't measure them, but if you really need it I can crawl under the Jeep and measure them.
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    It's not a huge difference, but enough that you can see it when they're laid side by side. I'd guess at least 1/4" longer.
     
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    Can't remember exactly... Read it someplace on this forum, but believe under 1/2"..... 3/8 maybe 7/16.

    I had wandering issues with my Daughters Moab that had 300 miles on it. Using the LCA to add to caster.

    Dealer replaced steering gear yesterday... HUGE improvement. 1 finger or no hands at 65mph. Haven't had an opportunity to drive extended stretches of highway at high speeds, but a couple of 4 or 5 mile stretches at 60 or 65. Control arms should be icing on the cake. After install caster was at 5.0 and 4.9 LCA should put me at around 6.0
     
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    I have the Dynatrac 2” lift that doesn’t include longer lower arms. I am considering longer adjustable arms to correct caster. Was considering Teraflex, Synergy, and Metalcloak. I was curious about whether the much cheaper Mopar option would work but your earlier post that you said didn’t answer my question did exactly that. Thanks.
     
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    You can also use a correction bracket. Rancho makes a set (RS62118B) that can be set for various lift heights. They're $175 on Amazon and Quadratec.
     
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    My reason for ordering the springs minus the shocks is to try and improve upon the lift by gaining a little more travel from the "kits" shocks. From what's been reported the travel is limited in the shocks...... Just experimenting and maybe save a few $'s. Most probably wouldn't bother, but always enjoy a project.
     
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    You'll have to order shocks of some kind, or extension brackets. I assume you're looking at different shocks than Fox? If I understand the concern correctly anyway.
     
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