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Unread 03-08-2014, 04:22 AM   #1
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Considering Lift Kit with Struts and Shocks

I'm seriously considering a lift kit on my 2009 WK and I'm new at this and would like suggestions and opinions on what others think is the best way to go. I've done some research and here are the choices I have come up with:

Lift Kits, Struts, Shocks for 2009 GC Overland

Advance Auto Parts - Monroe Quick Strut - Front - Pair - $304.38
Monroe Sensi-Trak shocks - Rear - Pair - $130.00
Rough country 2" Lift Kit $150.00
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Total $584.36 plus tax and installation

Shock Warehouse - Bilstein 4600 HD shocks and Struts - kit - complete price - $346.60
Rough country 2" Lift Kit $150.00
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Total $496.60 plus tax and installation

Bilstein 5100 Off Road Shocks and Struts - Kit - Complete Price - $403.40
Rough country 2" Lift Kit $150.00
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Total $553.40 plus tax and installation

Rocky Road - 2.25 Lift Kit with rear shocks - $280.00
OME Struts x2 $315.74
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Total $595.74 plus tax and installation

OMU WK Lift Kits 1 1/2 inch- complete Medium Kit F/R OME Springs, Front OME Struts, Rear OME Shocks - $789.00 plus tax and installation

I am trying to stay with in the range where I can use stock parts without effecting my driveline and differentials.

Would appreciate those who have used the above products on their WK's to give best advice on what direction to go.

Currently looking at General Grabber 2 255/60R18 or possibly 265/60R18 tires down the road. Just going to take a while for the $$$ to complete the project.

Thanks n advance ..

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Last edited by Ariont; 03-08-2014 at 12:13 PM.. Reason: Correct price on Monroe Shocks. Thanks Eric
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Unread 03-08-2014, 07:12 AM   #2
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First question is: Did you PM or email Kolak to see what prices he can get you?
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Unread 03-08-2014, 10:53 AM   #3
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First question is: Did you PM or email Kolak to see what prices he can get you?
I'm sort of new here and don't know who Kolak is.. A pointer in that direction would be appreciated.

I've done a lot of research on this and these are the available lifts, suspensions that are available for a small lift to give it more clearance and help somewhat with a larger tire. <-- This after I was looking for an AT type tread instead of Michelin All Season or other highway treads.

I have the 18" stock rims and my choices are limited. I either raise the vehicle enough to go with a 265/60R18 or I replace all my rims and go with 17" to get a larger variety of tread patterns available (still maybe have to do a lift). My thoughts are its a cheaper method to lift the vehicle enough to go with the 255 or 265 tire.

The lifts listed give a 1 1/2 in lift, a 2 in, and a 2.25 in lift and all say, I believe, that it won't necessitate my reworking my front end and needing to reprogram my computer with the new tire size. I'm not even sure that is true and is one of the things I am hoping to learn from people here before I actually start looking for the lowest prices. I only listed them because I had them and they might play a part in how some people rated a particular set up.

Appreciate your response and hoping to also learn who Kolak is.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:03 PM   #4
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Monroe Sensi-Trak shocks - Rear - Pair - $259.98 ..
Advance Auto sells these shocks as a pair for around $130. I found out by ordering them online from Advance last week, I ordered a qty of 2 thinking I was getting 2 shocks but they sent me 2 boxes each having 2 shocks (4 total). So I ended up returning one box. Just wanted to give you a heads up, you should only be looking at about $130, not $260...
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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:11 PM   #5
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Thanks Eric... I remember reading that and still did it wrong
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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:20 PM   #6
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Thanks Eric... I remember reading that and still did it wrong
No problem. Also, if you go that route they usually offer discounts to order online instead of in the store. I got 25% off last week which made them like around $100 for the pair...

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Unread 03-08-2014, 12:31 PM   #7
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Just get OME to begin with. Almost everyone with a Budget Boost upgrades to it anyhow. Also order it from KOLAK. He was just having a special on it. Maybe he still is.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 02:25 PM   #8
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Just get OME to begin with. Almost everyone with a Budget Boost upgrades to it anyhow. Also order it from KOLAK. He was just having a special on it. Maybe he still is.
Thanks for the suggestion. I just located KOLAK's information and have emailed him for advice.
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Unread 03-08-2014, 08:20 PM   #9
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I got the OME from Kolak for mine. Got it installed locally. Love the ride now!
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Unread 03-08-2014, 08:33 PM   #10
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I got the OME from Kolak for mine. Got it installed locally. Love the ride now!
I was initially thinking about the Rough County 2" lift and then the more I thought about it OME kept sounding better. Emailed Kolak this afternoon and got a prompt response. I'm going to call and talk with him early next week and see what his recommendations are.

Sure appreciate everyone's help with this
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Unread 03-09-2014, 07:18 AM   #11
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You wont be disappointed dealing with kolak, i just ordered the hd kit from him for a great price! Let me know how you do with the general grabbers ive been trying to figure out what tire to go with as well
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Unread 03-09-2014, 01:12 PM   #12
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You wont be disappointed dealing with kolak, i just ordered the hd kit from him for a great price! Let me know how you do with the general grabbers ive been trying to figure out what tire to go with as well
I initially got a response from Kolak within 5 or 10 minutes.... Needs me to call so he can get more information regarding my jeeper so he can offer me the best solution for my jeeper.

I got the general grabber 2's for the wife's 2004 GC 4x2 and she claims I have tire envy. Wife is right as always
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Unread 03-09-2014, 02:23 PM   #13
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Haha the wifes usually right
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