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Unread 01-25-2005, 11:25 AM   #1
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lift question

I am wanting to buy a 4" lift. I was wondering if anybody has the rock krawler or tomken lifts. Are they good quality, durable, and how do they handle the road and trails. I want to run 32's and want to know if the lifts will fit them easily. Or should i just go with the RE 4.5". I am on a budget and the rock krawler is the least expensive. Also i spend most of my time on the road so it needs to handle well. Thanks for any suggestions or comments.

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Unread 01-25-2005, 01:23 PM   #2
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Get a lift from http://www.kevinsjeepparts.com a fantastic business to do business with. great prices, wont try to over sell you on what you dont need. great customer service.
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Unread 01-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #3
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Please look elsewhere besides rock Krawler.

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Unread 01-25-2005, 05:58 PM   #4
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Hunter, I ain't tryin to start something but why are you always against rock krawler. I mean you did convince me to go with clayton, so I'm just wondering.
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Unread 01-25-2005, 06:26 PM   #5
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I try not to be biased. I try really hard. It is impossible not to tell you that Clayton uses RK springs. RK has had a ton of customer service problems. One jeeper was told that since he had the first version of the lift that any upgrades (in the future of that kit) would be sent to him free. Well, that didn't happen and he wasn't happy at all with the bushings. They wouldn't call him or answer his emails. I like to deal with people that will be there for you if you have questions.

Now, I know that we all have lives and do other things. Like Kevin, for example, he backs his stuff up with great customer service. He does go out of town and will let you know when he is leaving and the approximate date of his return. I've met Clayton, Kevin, Papromike, ChrisL, Beerman, and a plethora of guys a lot of jeepers have never heard of. The reason that you email, pm, or address threads to me or WVD is that we stand behind what we know. We get you the best info faster than if you can look up the number in a phone book usually.

I've trying to talk the wife into letting me get a WJ rather than a bigger vehicle when I retire the ZJ. Clayton's long arm kit is what I'm getting.

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Unread 01-25-2005, 06:50 PM   #6
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I hate comapanies that treat their customers like that. I'm glad you steered me in the right direction, its hard to mess up coil springs haha
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Unread 01-25-2005, 09:38 PM   #7
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I have never heard of clayton lifts, where do i find them (dealers,etc.) Are they a good lift. i think i will be going to kevins offroad for a kit, but i just wanted to see all my options since the Rock Krawler would be the cheapest, and i kinda wanted to stay around 4" because i do alot of road drivving and don't want to have to regear, and sacrifice all the road handling characteristics, but i guess theres not much difference between 4 and 4.5. I have a 3" now and it drives almost like stock and i m getting 16 mpg in my stock I6 which i don't want to decrease much more. I just want more lift because 3" just isn't enough and i would just like to have 1 more inch to get it looking alittle meaner.
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Unread 01-26-2005, 07:50 PM   #8
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Unread 01-26-2005, 08:13 PM   #9
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When I retire the ZJ. Clayton's long arm kit is what I'm getting.

Hunter
Just curios, Why are you waiting, The long arm can be driven on the street and I can't imagine you getting any more height from your ZJ. You all ready busted a driveshaft(would not have happened with a longarm) and man o man it's cool.

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Unread 01-26-2005, 11:59 PM   #10
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RK has always treated me very good I have had no problems whatsoever in the past with their customer service. Kevin is also a very good guy to work with and has great customer service. IMO either would be a great choice.
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Unread 01-27-2005, 03:12 PM   #11
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The long arm for the WJ (future tense) is because I get promoted this summer....maybe a new jeep....


The longarm for the ZJ doesn't really matter now. The driveshaft would still have been mangled on the rocks. The rock that you don't see is the one that always does you the most damage.


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