I have a 2010 kk and I have been wanting to put a lift on it but I am a broke college student and I don't see that kind of money coming in any time soon. I was wondering if a leveling kit for the kk was a possibility? Does anyone have anything good or bad to say about them?
You could do a 3/8" clevis lift, add 1/4" top plates from jba and 4 rear spring isolators (2 per side) for a small cheap lift. You'll get about 1.25" in the front and 1/2" in the rear.
Be forewarned though, once you do that you'll just want more.
Additionally, i do a decent amount of off roading and have my occasional bottom outs, which is why im looking for the extra bit of lift. Is this something that would be worth while, or will it end up bighting me in the a** down the road??
Bottoming out is due to the weak springs on the KK. Fronts are only rated at 310 lb and by the time you get 50-60,000 miles most have already sagged about 1/2 to an inch . So weak springs and shocks will cause it.
Doing a clevis and top plate will give you more height but will not stop the bottoming out completely. May help some but.........
Only real cure is of course a full springs / shock replacement
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies
It shouldn't bite you. Honestly I run the OME 927 front springs, and 731 rear springs with Bilstein shocks. I also added the 3/8" clevis lift, 1/4" top plate, and then 2 extra rear isos to get a total of 3.5" or so. I think I might be a little higher, but I'm also not as heavy as some of the other Libertys and I'm still breaking everything in with about 2k miles or so on the lift.
So when you save up the extra money you can always upgrade and add in the springs and shocks combined with what you're buying. Just make sure that if you do end up eventually getting the springs, that you buy al's a-arms. It's highly recommended, and even with them I'm having a hard time aligning my front end(my KK was always hard though).
2011 Deep Cherry Red KK - Skyslider - OME 927/731 - Bilstein Shocks - 1/4" Spacer Plate - 3/8" Clevis - Al's A-arms - 245/75-16 Duratracs