|06-30-2009, 03:48 PM
Pros: Install was easy
Cons: Not included items are the bracket for the transfer case linkage or steering linkage to adjust for the modified relationship between the body & frame
Comments: The kit is fine for what it is: "A Body Lift" It lifts the body fine, however, the kit doesn't include components to adjust for the difference in the steering or t-case linkage geometry. The steering bracket on the Tj (my 05 Tj-x anyway) is mounted on the frame while the rest of the steering components are mounted to the frame. Consequently, the geometry changes when you lift the body and the Currie kit doesn't deal with that. It's a P.I.T.A. fix with the bracket from M.O.R.E., but it solves the problem at additional cost and inconvenience...
The transfer case linkage is also subject to similar issues and also not dealt with the Currie kit. It would have been okay if Currie had just mentioned these potential issues in their instrcutions, but, they didn't. M.O.R.E. on the other hand speaks specifically to these issues AND their instructions are much more complete...
All of this is fine, because I suppose the body lift from Currie assumes the installer is aware of these other issues. But, for those of us a little naive to the mechanics & geometry we get a lesson and additional expense and it ends up being a bit of a disappointment. It would have been a better value all the way around to go with M.O.R.E. right off the bat.
At the end of the day, it's (Currie) an excellent product, but, I'd still encourage the purchase of the M.O.R.E. "kit" because they DO take those thing's into consideration and the naive buyer isn't left hanging. Would I reccomend Curtrie? Absolutely, but, only for those who are more informed from the get go, not the novice mechanic like myself.
Yes, I should have bought the M.O.R.E. but I didn't. Live and learn and share what you've learned, eh?