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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:06 PM   #1
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KK Lift: Which is best?

HELP PLEASE! I want to lift my KK but I'm not sure which lift to go with. I'm looking for a 2.5-3" lift so that I can put 31" tires on it. The three kits I have found so far are Skyjacker, Rockfather/OME, and JBA. I have read a lot of bad things about all of them. Any advice????

http://www.quadratec.com/products/76117_805X_PG.htm
http://www.rocky-road.com/kkrockfather.html
http://jeeplibertyliftkits.com/jeep-...-package.html#

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Unread 01-14-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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That's what you want.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:03 PM   #3
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The jba kit is good stuff. So is ome, but not the one from rocky road. They have a kit that is 4 springs and 4 shocks. Using jba's a arms will help with alignment and spring contact. Also the ball joints are replacable where as the stockers are not. Just call/email Marlin or Brent at jba and they'll get you all set up.
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Unread 01-14-2013, 08:36 PM   #4
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Jba

I literally just installed the JBA silver kit 2.5 with JBAs upper A arms, and Im pretty happy with thride and Ive got duratrac 31s under it.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 02:12 AM   #5
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I know that JBA is good but it's also double the price. I don't plan on going off the beaten path too often (maybe a couple times a year), so it is worth an extra $1,000?
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Unread 01-15-2013, 05:12 AM   #6
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I know that JBA is good but it's also double the price. I don't plan on going off the beaten path too often (maybe a couple times a year), so it is worth an extra $1,000?
Short answer is YES!

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Unread 01-15-2013, 05:42 AM   #7
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I literally just installed the JBA silver kit 2.5 with JBAs upper A arms, and Im pretty happy with thride and Ive got duratrac 31s under it.
Did you get your updated parts installed? If so how did that go? Any latest and greatest photos with the front cranked up to a level stance on the KK?

Would love to see the photos if you have any more.

As for the difference in the Rock vs JBA, I understand that $1K difference. I guess you need to keep in mind that your dealing with the owner developer who has a reputation he has built and fully intends to protect. Questions or help is only a phone call away.

And it is fully adjustable as to height/ride in the front.

Still a $1K is a $1K and it is your choice where to put it.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #8
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JBA has kits in the 750 range also for 4 shocks and 4 springs
Some seem to forget that and only look at the premium kits
So for 750 plus the price of the UCAs you're there

PLUS to the OP
you don't have to go offroad to get the benefits of a lift kit
everyday driving will be 200% better as well
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Unread 01-15-2013, 06:47 AM   #9
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On the JBA Silver kit. Does this raise the rear an additional 2.5 inches also, or only supply stiffer ride springs, while maintaing the original ride height? With this same JBA kit installed, does the KK set level or is it still a raked butt high stance?

And lastly for everyday, not off the road driving is there any real benefit to the UCA addition? I know down the road it could make a diffence when it is ball joint replacement time, but up to that point is it worth the price?

I like to have all the facts up front and know what I'm looking at before laying out the cash.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 06:52 AM   #10
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JBA UCAs help in the alignment, without them you are pretty well maxed out so makes it harder to get it into alignment

Thats why the kit I put together for the KJs has them included
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Unread 01-15-2013, 11:00 AM   #11
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I know that JBA is good but it's also double the price. I don't plan on going off the beaten path too often (maybe a couple times a year), so it is worth an extra $1,000?
Yes,the customer service from JBA alone is worth twice that.
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Unread 01-15-2013, 01:13 PM   #12
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Yes,the customer service from JBA alone is worth twice that.
Just to a a tid bit.....I don't really care to much cause not buying just yet, but I have called and left two messages and have yet to get a call back.

Don't get me wrong, when I do purchase my OME, I will go through JBA because of the feedback I have gotten on here.

Just putting that fact out there!

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Well they do have one main salesperson and with the amount of calls they get for just general info and then also buying lifts they are busy all the time.
Just have to keep trying or send them an email

another lift option out now for the KK owners is this package deal
http://jeepinbyal.gostorego.com/jeep...ft-kit-kk.html
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I called them yesterday, answered the phone 1st time. They needed more info from me and emailed and tried calling back.
Just dial 3 in the phone options and Brent should answer.
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Well they do have one main salesperson and with the amount of calls they get for just general info and then also buying lifts they are busy all the time.
Just have to keep trying or send them an email

another lift option out now for the KK owners is this package deal
http://jeepinbyal.gostorego.com/jeep...ft-kit-kk.html
I gotta ask, is this simply a less expensive way to get a lift on the KK? Would you recommend it over the Silver edition package? Or is the Silver Pkg still the better route if the funds are available when it comes to over all ride, value, and performance off road...I don't mean to put you on the spot by any means.

I also noticed that the package with your name in the title does not offer an option for the front strut to be pre assembled, is this an option?

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