Don't take this the wrong way, but does it really climb that much better? was it the ability to climb better your number one reason behind this overhaul? what other benefits does this setup have over the short arm setup you had originally? I know the shocks alone would have been a nice improvement but i have never seen much improvement in longer links. I'll admit that i havent seen a build as thought out with good reasoning behind it, but i have seen alot of guys lengthen their links in order to achieve results that dont seem to make a big difference. apples to oranges i know, but im curious.
The Currie SA lift that I had on this and my other Jeep were perfectly fine. There was nothing inherently wrong with it. I believe it's the best bolt on lift on the market. It is what it is, though.
Blaine has got this suspension figured out. His custom lift is nothing short of amazing. It does everything better. Climbing is a joke with this set up. If you read back a page or two you will see where Blaine and Andrew talk about climbing a hill in 2hi, that was steep and pretty rutted out, and did not even slip a tire. Blaine gets it and the suspension, with their attention to detail and all of their hard work, just gets it.
I'm kind of pressed for time, as I've been since I picked it up, so I have to make this short. Your question deserves a detailed answer and I'll provide one as soon as I get some time. I plan on getting some detailed pics up to hi light some of the work done.
You don't live that far from me. I'd be willing to meet you half way and let you drive it so you can see for yourself how it handles.