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New Member, Returning to Jeep World after 25 years

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Hi All,

My name is Dave and I live in northern IN. I am in the middle pf purchasing a 2016 Rocky Ridge K2 Sahara unlimted with 13,000 miles. My last jeep was a Jeep Scrambler in the mid 80’s and I look forward to learning about them all over again.

Any insight on the Rocky Ridge K2 that anyone would like to share? I am going to go see the Jeep in person Sunday, it looks really great in the pictures. In addition to the K2 package the owner had his local dealer install 4:11 gears front and rear. (Automatic transmission, 35″ wheels) I am coming from two decades of Ford F150’s so I know I am going to be in for a bit of a culture shift but looking forward to it!

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Swapping Lift springs

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Hi all,
I’ve done some searching, but want to verify my thinking. I am working to slightly de-mod my recently purchased 2013 JKU. It has 37’s and a 4.5+ lift on it, just a bit too much for decent road manners. I’m doing several things, but want to replace the springs and drop it a bit. So, does this sound like it will work in my driveway?

1. disconnect swaybar, brake line/speed sensor mounts, shock.
2. jack one corner from the axle a few inches
3. Place jackstand under frame
4. Remove wheel/tire
5. Lower jack under axle and let it droop
6. remove bumpstop
7. Replace spring
8. reverse order of operations and move to next corner
9. Profit!

I’m planning on using the metal cloak dual rate 3.5 springs which I know are long, but I’m optimistic I can get enough droop to make it work. I am thinking the one corner at a time just for safety reasons. Am I crazy thinking this will work?


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Rock Krawler Lift Question

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I am looking to lift my 2016 Unlimited Sport and think I have narrowed down the brand to Rock Krawler. I am now deciding between the 2.5 Flex System or the 3.5 Flex System. I like the height of the 3.5 but not sure if I want to spend the money right now to lift it “correctly”. Rock Krawler states that all their lifts are upgradeable but how easily can I go from the 2.5 to the 3.5 flex system? It looks like the differences from these kits by just looking on the website is the 3.5 has an extra set of extended brake lines, taller springs and another pair of sway bar links. Would it be as easy as swapping out the 2.5 springs for the 3.5 springs and adding the other two parts that were not included in the 2.5 kit? I know that once you lift above a 2.5″ lift you have to start spending some extra money to keep the stock ride quality. I plan to run 35’s now as its my DD but eventually I want to run 37’s. I am new to the jeep world so be easy on me!

Any advice is appreciated.

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Gas Can Rant

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North Carolina Bartact Seat Covers, Bestop Lock Boxes, Tuffy Cover For Sale

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I have the following for sale: All items are six months old. All prices listed are shipped prices to the lower 48 states only. I am located in Mooresville, North Carolina. Thanks Ray

2007-2010 2011-2018 Bestop Lock Boxes for center console, under driver seat and under passenger seat all keyed to same key. I have 2 keys. Boxes are in excellent condition and all function as intended. $165.00

2011-2018 Tuffy Cubby Locking Cover. All hardware to install in included as are two keys. $145.00

2011-2018 Springtail solution folding table. No molle bags only the table and install hardware. $165.00

2013-2018 Bartact seat covers and console cover for JKU. Black with graphite center. Covers are in excellent shape. Rear passenger side bottom cover has a small black dot on the graphite. I have not tried to wash the cover to see if it will come off. Other covers and center console cover are excellent. $500.00

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Dana/Spicer 35C c-clip removal

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New Jeep owner here…however, I’ve been working on this Jeep so much that I don’t consider myself new at fixing it. I am replacing the pinion bearing/seal, rear wheel bearings/seals, and U-joint. Also, this Jeep has an air actuated ox locker. I have the left axle removed. But the right axle will not slide inward enough to remove the c-clip. I’ve seen numerous threads on this but none with a result or fix. Does anybody have any info they can pass along?

If I’ve left out any pertinent info, I apologize.

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School me on CB Radios…..

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Here’s the links to everything you’ll need, you can use it all or none of it.

Amazon Links:
Uniden PRO520XL 40-Channel CB Radio by Uniden…_Oyd3tb1RRY4PC
Firestik SS-3H Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Antenna Spring by FireStick…_jHUXtb07C8VET FireStik K-1A Push-n-Twist quick disconnect by FireStick…_4HUXtb0D3V671 FireStik FL3-B Three Foot FireFly Antenna With Tuneable Tip (Black) by FireStik…_xIUXtb1V2YMCR Firestik K-4A Stud with Screw-On Coaxial Termination for Antenna Mirror Mounts by FireS……_1IUXtb12HBKSQ 18′ RG-58A/U Coaxial Cable With Pl-259 Connectors by TRUCKSPEC…_rJUXtb0Z7V05R The follow works great when doors top are down so you can actually hear each other on the road. Just plugs in… RoadPro RPSP-15 Universal CB Extension Speaker with Swivel Bracket, 2-3/4 x 4-1/2″ by R……_fKUXtb1GKP4HX
SWR METER for CB Radio Antennas with 3′ Jumper cable – Workman SWR2T CX-3-PL-PL by wo……_1wd3tb0EEFXT1
If you have Amazon Prime it’s all Free shipping and here in 2 days. Let me know if you have any questions. Hope the above helps. It is what I run…works, tunes easy.

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PO520 Code

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Better to be hated for who you are than to be
loved for who your not……


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Is this a fair price? – 1997 TJ

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Hello, I just joined the forum today and am seeking advice if this is a good deal or not. The Jeep is local but I’ve not yet gotten to go look at it. It is a 1-owner 1997 TJ 4.0L with 125,000 miles, manual trans, new tires, seller says its in great shape and only has the soft top. He only posted two pics with the cover on so you can’t see the roll cage/pass compartment. The asking price is $6500.

Assuming it is totally stock and in “great condition” (CL ad says “excellent”), what would be a fair, realistic CL market sales price in southern Arizona? I see several 1997-2000 year models around Tucson/Phoenix, highly modified with 150-200k miles asking anywhere from $4500-14000. lists Private Party price as $5200-5600. I plan on using it as a weekend toy to take my wife and kids out exploring the desert or to school, not gonna build it for hardcore wheeling/crawling – just maybe a lift in the future.

Thanks for any input.

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Easy entry steps?

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