I've narrowed it down to 2 options for a lift setup, thought I would throw it to you guys. I have a 95 Cherokee AT 4.0L, and the thing feels like every bump is going to be its last. All I want is at least 3" to cram some 31" Hankook MT I have under it. Its a daily driver to and from downtown, maybe 20 miles round trip every day. I do some light forest trails and mudding ever so often. Ok here we go:
1) Rusty's 3" spring kit with full leaf packs, which doesn't look to include lower control arms (necessary?), but with Bilstein 5100 monotube shocks.
2) RE 3.5" SuperRide lift with full leaf packs, and skyjacker hydro 7000 shocks.
There is about a $20 difference between the two with the rusty's being the cheaper. If I want superior ride quality on road, which in your guy's all knowing opinions would it be? Rustys spring and leafs any good? Thanks!
Almost anyone will tell you RE over Rustys. Also if you do go RE, and plan on doing any wheeling, you SHOULD go with the Superflex over the Superride due to the new LCA's with Johnny (sp?) joints. They will allow for much greater flex and are a smarter overall choice
For what you are doing with it, the super ride will be a better choice. deff. not worth the extra $$, for the super flex if you are just wheeling a couple times a year.
'95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
I have the rustys lift which came with the jeep. I drove it around for close to a year without changing anything and it handled great on the road. It was a stiff ride for me, but im not sure what shocks were put on.
With that said, if I did it myself- I would have gone with the RE lift. Their stuff has a well earned reputation, and nobody ever really has problems them.
74 CJ-5, 304, 33" TSL's
XJ Daily driver, 3" Rustys lift + 2 inch coils spacers in front and shackles in back + bushwacker cutouts, 32x10.5 Super Swamper tsl radials, spidertrax wheel adapters/spacers to fit 5x5.5 rims. Rocksolid bumper by Protofab, Flowmaster super 44.
If this is a daily driver, don't cheap out on the shocks because they will determine your ride quality. I had Rusty's shocks before because my Jeep came with their lift and I replaced them with OME's and the ride quality improved noticably. I'd recommend the RE kit, probably the super-ride with full leaf packs, and a set of OME shocks. From what I hear, the ride quality will be better than stock.