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post #1 of 12 Old 08-01-2009, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Kevin's off-road 2.5" BB

Anyone running this? What shocks did you opt for and how do they ride?


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post #2 of 12 Old 08-01-2009, 05:28 PM
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i would also like the above info.


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my friend is running it on his 99 wj, stock shocks, no trackbar, nothing else than the bb. drives just the same as it did with no lift on stock shocks with nothing else.

it's a great option to put bigger and more agressive tires ( up to a 31.8" tire WILL fit ) although you won't have much room to flex and articulate, and you will rub here and there up front .

if you're going to be doing mostly light trails, hills and mud it's a great and cheap lift.

if you're going to get into any advanced wheeling go with a coil lift .

he's running 265-75-16 bfg all terrains for reference. about 1 1/4" clearance up front on solid ground.....


not my ideal setup, a 31" tire is best.



also search " arlo suspension" on this forum, all your answere are in there. he's a highly experienced and educated wj savy fella. mr hyde though for sure as a moderator haha
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my friend is running it on his 99 wj, stock shocks, no trackbar, nothing else than the bb. drives just the same as it did with no lift on stock shocks with nothing else.

it's a great option to put bigger and more agressive tires ( up to a 31.8" tire WILL fit ) although you won't have much room to flex and articulate, and you will rub here and there up front .

if you're going to be doing mostly light trails, hills and mud it's a great and cheap lift.

if you're going to get into any advanced wheeling go with a coil lift .

he's running 265-75-16 bfg all terrains for reference. about 1 1/4" clearance up front on solid ground.....


not my ideal setup, a 31" tire is best.



also search " arlo suspension" on this forum, all your answere are in there. he's a highly experienced and educated wj savy fella. mr hyde though for sure as a moderator haha
Thanks for the response, I'm pretty well educated on lifts myself. I'm just wondering if anyone tried the combo with any of the shocks offered. One more big question I forgot is that the picture for these spacers look like multiple pieces??? Is this a stackable deal, some on bottom and some on top?
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http://www.kevinsoffroadmanufacturin..._image&pID=172

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That's just a shot with a variety of different spacers that he sells (.75", 2", 2.5").
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I run the 2.5" BB with MX-6 shocks that I got through Kolak. It rides pretty good except I got that ridiculous shock clunk in the rear. I'm running 245/70/17s.

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I run the 2.5" BB with MX-6 shocks that I got through Kolak. It rides pretty good except I got that ridiculous shock clunk in the rear. I'm running 245/70/17s.
How much did you pay?
I saw on Kevins off road site that he sells an adapter for that clunk, something that I will have to look into.

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That's just a shot with a variety of different spacers that he sells (.75", 2", 2.5").
Oh good. I was hoping it was a solid piece. I shot them an email but it will prol be Monday til he responds.

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I want to say I paid like $180-ish when I got them about 2 years ago. All the shocks cost about $350.

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its about $530 with the bilsteins, which I personally prefer to the pro comp mx6 adjuastable shocks which will run about $560 from kevins. both the 2.5 front / 2.5 rear and 2.5 front/ 2.0 rear lifts are $199 on their own.

you have the option of going with 2.0" in the rear to balance the factory "raked " stance, i'd recommend the 2.5/2.0 for aesthetics as it will not effect tire clearance or articulation in any serious way .

also you can shop around at other sites for cheap shocks, rustys offroad shocks are the basic run of the mill cheapies, so are the ones offered at iron rock offroad. you get a basic ride quality with that being said , for a small increase in price you can get doetsche tech shocks from iron rock offroad for $ 200 / full set. they're not to bad for the price but you'll then find that back diamond shocks ( 4wheelparts.com ) will cost about the same $200 range and will provide a more satisfying ride. rubicon express's aren't much better, they are on par with the black diamonds.

bilsteins and mx6's are the way to go if you want good on and offroad handling characteristics.
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FYI - I've got the MX6 shocks sale priced at $299.00 for JeepForum members. They've been an outstanding shock in terms of on and offroad handling, ride control and fade resistance. They've got a lifetime warranty as well, vs. only 90 days for the Bilstein 5100 series.

I also offer 5% off KOR's web site direct pricing for his products such as the 2.5" spacer lift.

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I have the 2.5/2.0 with OME shocks and 245 75 16's. It rides like stock and handles great on and off road.



It also flexes like crazy with the front sway bar disconnected.



My friends Grand Waggy has a four inch spring lift on 33's with the sway bar completely removed and couldn't get on the rock where I am.

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