Hello, welcome to the GenRight Off Road Frequently Asked Questions page. Below is a list of the most commonly asked questions:
If I buy an aluminum product, do I have to leave it the raw, silver color?
Why is my GenRight Swing Out Tire Carrier hard to open?
Why do I need to stretch the wheelbase of my Jeep?
Do I need to change the Gas Tank to move my axle back?
What is the benefit to Coil Overs?
How much “Lift” does the GenRight Elite/Legend suspension equate to?
Do I have to run Hi-Fenders with GenRight suspension?
Does the GenRight suspension add ground clearance?
Do you offer a Double Triangulated rear 4-Link kit?
Will your Elite or Legend Suspension fit a CJ-7?
Why are Heim rod ends better than tie rod ends?
Can I run an in tank fuel pump?
How big of a V8 can I run on the stock Jeep fuel pump?
Can I order parts and pick them up at GenRight?
Do you offer fully welded roll cages?
Can I get a copy of instructions in advance?
Can I run an in-tank fuel pump?
Q: If I buy an aluminum product, do I have to leave it the raw, silver color?
A: No, you do not have to leave it silver. The aluminum is naturally corrosion-resistant, so we leave it raw. However, if you choose, you can paint or powdercoat the aluminum Jeep parts and accessories the color of your choice, just as you could with steel.
Q: My GenRight Swing Out Tire Carrier is harder to open and close, What's wrong with it?
A:Nothing is wrong with the jeep tire carrier. It is designed to be adjustable, it probably just needs to be adjusted properly, or re-adjusted. The upper hinge on the passenger side is slotted, so all you need to do is open the tire carrier just enough so it is out of the driver side hinge, grab a buddy and have him lift on the open end of the carrier while you loosen the upper passenger side bolt. Make sure he is lifting (with the tire in the carrier) and re-tighten the loosened passenger side bolt. If the carrier still won't close smoothly, repeat the process, and have your buddy lift slightly harder as you loosen and re-tighten the upper passenger side.
Q: Why do I need to stretch the wheelbase of my Jeep?
A: In very simple terms... you need to do it to maintain the same height to length ratio the Jeep came with from the factory. As we lift the vehicle and put on bigger tires, the Jeep becomes more unstable. GenRight makes all the necessary parts to restore the ratio (or improve upon it) increasing the street and trail worthiness To learn more about stretching your Jeep click here.
Q: Do I need to change the Gas Tank to move the axle back?
A: Yes, your axle is almost right up against the Jeep factory gas tank skid plate. So if you go with a bigger rear axle (like a Dana 60) or you want to move the rear axle back, then yes. This is actually how GenRight got started, Tony installed a bigger axle and it hit the gas tank! So, if you want to keep your back seat (or the cargo area) then YES. We make several different custom jeep gas tanks that are "reshaped" to fit around the rear axle (click here to see the tanks).This allows you to slide your axle backward and still keep the tank under the Jeep in the stock location.
Q: What is the benefit of going to a coil over shock on my Jeep?
A: There are several benefits: dual rate springs, adjustability (internally and externally) and serviceability are just a few. The main reason is because a coil over is a compact package. In our kits we can move the spring and dampening control directly out to the wheel (on the axle). This gives the vehicle the best stability and dampening control, making the Jeep feel much more stable and predictable. Besides the 2" KING coil over shocks we spec for our Jeep kits are better quality and provide 10x better dampening control than any regular shock that is mounted inboard on the axle.
Q: How much lift does the GenRight Elite or Legend Suspension kit have?
A: The GenRight Elite or Legend Jeep suspension kit is the equivalent to a 4" lift. However the installer can easily adjust that up or down to achieve the Jeep owner's preferred ride height.
Q: Will I have to run your Hi-Fender Kit if I put in this suspension?
A: No, in fact many of our GenRight Jeeps still run the standard height tube fenders. That being said, it does depend on the size tires you want to run and the height which you want the vehicle to sit. Call one of our techs for more detailed help that is specific to your vehicle.
Q: Does the GenRight kit provide more ground clearance?
A: Yes, we gain more ground clearance in many areas. First, our custom Jeep gas tanks have 1" more clearance. Second, all the lower control arm mounts are mounted flush with the bottom of the axles. Third, the lower shock mounts do not hang below the bottom of the axle tube.
Q: Do you guys offer a Double Triangulated 4 Link rear kit?
A: Yes, this is the same kit we run in our Red YJ for maximum off-road performance. But it is best for a Jeep that will be driven the majority of its life off-road. This type of rear suspension moves so freely it can be "very knife edgeish" on the highway. Therefore if you are doing the majority of your driving on the street (more of a Dual Sport rig), then buy our standard Triangulated 4 Link kit.
Q: Will your Elite or Legend Coil Over Suspension kit fit my CJ-7?
A: Yes, but it was designed for a TJ and a YJ. So there will be some necessary minor mods. You need to advise your salesperson when ordering so they can include the necessary brackets your particular Jeep build requires.
Q: Steering: Why Heim rod ends over Tie Rod ends?
A: We prefer the heims over tie rod ends for our Jeeps. Heims got a bad reputation a long time ago from people who bought cheap heims. We only use and only sell the FK brand CrMo heims. These are aircraft grade and far superior to standard or heavy duty tie rod ends.
Q: Can I run an in-tank fuel pump?
A: Yes, if your Jeep did not come with an in-tank pump, it is possible to convert over to an in-tank pump with all our tanks. We build each tank to use the factory YJ in-tank fuel module in all our CJ and YJ tanks.
Q: How big of a V8 can I run on the stock in-tank Jeep fuel pump?
A: You can run all the way up to a 5.7L engine with the correct pressure and volume. That being said, if your current in-tank fuel pump is over 5 years old - replace it with a fresh unit. Bigger engines require a new higher volume & higher pressure pump unit to be installed on the in-tank pump module for about $200.
Q: Can I order parts and pick them up at GenRight's shop?
A: Yes, but please call 805-584-8635 to place your order with one of our inside sales people so we can make sure the order is in the will call area when you arrive.
Q: Can I get the FULL Roll Cage Kit welded by GenRight at the factory?
A: Yes for an additional fee. Please call 805-584-8635 for more information.
Q: Can I get a copy of your instructions in advance?
A: Nope, that is something that comes with each product when purchased. If you lost your copy, call 805-584-8635 to get a new copy emailed to you.
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