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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

I went out and double checked the height after the wife has put 15K miles on her GC. The bottom center of front fender is still at 35" and the rear is at 37 1/4 " wearing stock rims and OEM size Cooper ATR 265/60-18's. (the same measurements as posted above).

On another note, after 15K miles with the RRO kit, the vehicle still drives like factory and tires wearing great as long as rotated with LOF every 6 months.

The lift quoted by Rocky Road is what I gained, you will get 35" front & 37" rear with the Rocky Road Kit and the stock tire size. I have 285/70-17's on my Power Wagon and just cant see the vehicle being drive-able up front with 285/70-17's, maybe just rolling straight on the rear.
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

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I went out and double checked the height after the wife has put 15K miles on her GC. The bottom center of front fender is still at 35" and the rear is at 37 1/4 " wearing stock rims and OEM size Cooper ATR 265/60-18's. (the same measurements as posted above).

On another note, after 15K miles with the RRO kit, the vehicle still drives like factory and tires wearing great as long as rotated with LOF every 6 months.

The lift quoted by Rocky Road is what I gained, you will get 35" front & 37" rear with the Rocky Road Kit and the stock tire size. I have 285/70-17's on my Power Wagon and just cant see the vehicle being drive-able up front with 285/70-17's, maybe just rolling straight on the rear.
Looks Great I spoke with my local Dealer and he recommended +1 on the tires. He said the max he would recommend is 275/60/18. Mine came with the 265/60/18. They won't install the RRO lift though. They said they will not install kits they do not sell. They wont install leveling kit either. I think I'll get a friend to help and do it myself. Did you opt for the upper control arms? I'm thinking of doing the arms and the BWoody long sway bar links while I'm at it. I'd hate to go back in later on. Thanks.
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

We did not do the control arms. Just the complete RRO Kit. Seeing that it's the wife's daily driver I didn't think it needed larger tires. The slightly taller suspension and mildly aggressive tire tread have allowed this SUV to go anywhere it should be expected to. The roughest we've been on are prepared Forest Service roads. Especially in the winter with Blizzaks on, it's seen some impressive snow in WY and MT travel.

I also didn't want to alter the tire size without a re-calibration module being offered (at least when I checked a year ago). Speedo, transmission shift points, ABS sensors pulses are affected; just to name a few.
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

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I've got this kit installed too!

But instead of taking the boot of tripod mount apart, we just took the whole axle out of the gearbox. This is much easier!!!
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After all it took only 4.5 hours for whole kit.

Then, 275/65 R18 Cooper Discoverer ST were installed.

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Did you loose any fluid taking out the whole axle from the gear box?
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

I just installed my lift this weekend and now have the ABS, CEL, Traction Control and Brake light all on. The transmission will also not shift out of 2nd. Has anyone else run into this problem?
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

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I just installed my lift this weekend and now have the ABS, CEL, Traction Control and Brake light all on. The transmission will also not shift out of 2nd. Has anyone else run into this problem?
What was the solution to your problem?
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

There's a lot of terrific info in this thread from mhassler about the RRO lift installation.

I did this one myself about a week and half ago. There is some additional info in my thread some might find helpful, such as fastener sizes and other "gotchas" to watch for. This was a lot more tedious than when I put the 2" lift on my 98 XJ. Even with spring bolts that had 13 years of rust on them, it wasn't as difficult as doing the RRO lift. I'm not a novice. I grew up under the hoods of cars, typically do all of my own repairs/mods/maintenance short of trans and engine rebuilds, and have had several Jeeps over the years. This lift was difficult, and I was doing it by myself on top of that. Looking back on it, I would have gladly paid $400 for a shop to do it.

Decided to pull the trigger on most mods at once
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Lift Install

Now that it's been a whil, how are the lifts holding up longevity wise?
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Re: Rocky Road Outifitters 2.5" Coil Spacer Lift Install

I've had mine for at least 6 months and it's holding up well even after some off-roading.

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