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post #1 of 20 Old 12-30-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Brainstorming for a lift kit

Anybody had any experience with the rockfather lift kit ?(standard one, around $460)
The ome full suspension kit claims only gives you 1.5" is that true?

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post #2 of 20 Old 12-30-2012, 04:18 PM
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Anybody had any experience with the rockfather lift kit ?(standard one, around $460)
Noooo. Too many people have had bad experiences with them. That kit comes with ome front springs rear spacers and sub par shocks with a daystar copy top plate which shouldn't be run without an internal spacer like the frankenlift. Not enough preload on the spring.
The ome full suspension kit claims only gives you 1.5" is that true?
No. The 927 front springs and 731 rears will give about 2.5"-3" of lift. Def go that route and buy from jeepinbyal.com you'll need extended front and rear bumpstops too with any lift.
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Yes thats definitely the way to go! My search is over.. I ll order my kit soon.. Thanks for the help!!
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Make sure you get the N132L rear shocks too and not the N132 as they are stock length.
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post #5 of 20 Old 12-30-2012, 06:17 PM
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I just ordered the JBA 2.5 for my KK and Im stoked with thier cust. service. I also dealt with rocky road, I got super sliders and roof rails from them thier stuff is bomb proof and went on great, but there shipping is a bit slow, JBA was a bit more but Its on its way.

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I just ordered the JBA 2.5 for my KK and Im stoked with thier cust. service. I also dealt with rocky road, I got super sliders and roof rails from them thier stuff is bomb proof and went on great, but there shipping is a bit slow, JBA was a bit more but Its on its way.
Sorry their stuff is far from bombproof. Don't mean to put you down or anything but their sliders are a joke.
Guess which one is made by rro.

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post #7 of 20 Old 12-30-2012, 06:51 PM
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Rocky Road just copies what everyone else makes, ONLY difference is they make it much cheaper and prone to fail no matter what it is
You only deal with them once if you're smart

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post #8 of 20 Old 12-30-2012, 09:05 PM
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Two questions,

1. Are these the bumpstops that would go with the kit? http://jeepinbyal.com/prod-TeraFlex_Bump_Stop-653.aspx and am I assuming that I would need four?

2. Does it make sense and what would it do to include Al's A-arms (option when picking the kit)?

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Two questions,

1. Are these the bumpstops that would go with the kit? http://jeepinbyal.com/prod-TeraFlex_Bump_Stop-653.aspx and am I assuming that I would need four?

2. Does it make sense and what would it do to include Al's A-arms (option when picking the kit)?
You need two, those are for the front only
Does make sense to go ahead and do the UCAs at the same time. Upgrade and makes it easier to align

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ok, cool. Do I need a set for the rears too?

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ok, cool. Do I need a set for the rears too?
Yes, the rears are also on JBA's site, they are for the 4" lift but they are cut to fit. It's self explanatory where to cut them when you see them. Some people have had luck using two hockey pucks stacked and bolted to each side.

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post #12 of 20 Old 12-31-2012, 06:54 AM
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Yes, the rears are also on JBA's site, they are for the 4" lift but they are cut to fit. It's self explanatory where to cut them when you see them. Some people have had luck using two hockey pucks stacked and bolted to each side.
Might as well use the pucks since the NHL is not using them.

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post #13 of 20 Old 01-01-2013, 08:58 AM
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Sorry their stuff is far from bombproof. Don't mean to put you down or anything but their sliders are a joke.
Guess which one is made by rro.

hopefully, I wil have better luck with my new front bumper.

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hopefully, I wil have better luck with my new front bumper.
Have someone double up or reinforce those 1x1 support legs and you might be ok. Show the welder the pic of the bent part.
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post #15 of 20 Old 01-01-2013, 09:10 AM
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Well firstly living in Ma. 4x4 parts are few far between as are wheelers. I did buy RRO sliders and roof rails and agian They went on well serve my purpose(for now) and it was before I found this forum. Also I was getting the Rockfather?ome set up, till I found JBA. Im well on my way.

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