Apex--looking good man. I'm guessing the shocks are stopping you there.
Thanks, guess I need to do a taller shock mount in the front now too
Yeah as far as mortal builds Apex I dont' know enough to say what's limiting you but I do know that something hasto keep the axle underneath you lol that's doing work right there.
Imped when you say it's relatively easy to get rid of the track bar do you mean switching to a triangulated 4 link set up?
right now I'm trying to get up 3-4"s with or without a body lift for inexpensive but still improve trail ability.. I was/ am considering Rough Country's 3.75 Kit which includes a body lift. With that setup I could get the lift wheels and tires for 1700 and no need for SYE and Driveshaft.Then later down the line getting the Currie johnny joints.
Or RE superflex kit I can get for 1400 but that includes a RE SYE and Drive line..Which would allow me to switch over to Currie or Rockman at a later date.. it would just be much harder to get the rims and tires at the same time. Just make rims and tires a lot tougher to get right now but then the question begs at that point am I starting off with a better setup? Too many options imho so I'm not going to make a decision till my accounts are full and ready
Keep up with the Pics you guys are selling lifts right now lol Looking good.
If it is ANY help at all. I am very happy with my RE lift, but I do sort of want to try out clayton or currie arms with JJ at both ends to see what happens. I am very happy with my short arm lift to this point, but like Imped said...that 10% of obstacles makes me want a well engineered LA kit.
If you do go with the RE kit, get the 4.5" kit with 3.5" springs. The 4.5" kit is a much more complete kit than the 3.5" is. And also, the RE springs are made for a HEAVY Jeep. They will net you much more lift than advertised, then they will settle a little bit. This will leave you tinkering with your pinion angle a few times over the course of a year or so.
I see a lot of people are happy with currie/clayton lifts and a lot of people are swapping for progressive rate springs. Imped gives good advice and knows his stuff, I try to read what the advice he gives other people a few times and learn from it.
On another note...as far as $$$ goes. Spend more on a quality lift now and be happier for longer. You could always track down some used 33" tires anyday for cheap. That is how I am moving up to 35"s. So far I have peiced my tires together 1,2,1 at a time. Now I only need one to have a set of 5