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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:05 AM   #16
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Go with the Rubicon Express. Nets more than 3.5" and is excellent quality. Tera Flex, Rock Krawler etc. are way too expensive and are over kill "unless" you plan on serious wheeling. I got the Rubicon Express 3.5" for $500 And only paid $148 for all 4 shocks, can't beat it
Why would he want more lift? That just creates more problems than necessary. And since when is rubicon express excellent quality? Never heard anyone say that before.

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Unread 05-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #17
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So guys I've got my JK now time for the lift, unfortunately I have no clue what I'm doing since I'm a CJ guy. But what's the best 3.5 lift for a good solid price or better yet top 5 lifts that are awesome and at a reasonable price!?
it would help tremendously if we knew a budget for lift. a 3.5' kit can be anywhere from 500-4,000. reasonable price will be different from person to person.

As far as rubicon express, i've heard lots of good things on all of their lifts,not so much their shocks. My cousin is running their 2.5 kit on his '12 jk
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Unread 05-04-2013, 03:56 PM   #18
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My budget is like 500-800 dollar budget for a lift. Im gonna put Bilstein 5100 shocks so I just need to know about the actuall lift.
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Unread 05-04-2013, 04:04 PM   #19
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My budget is like 500-800 dollar budget for a lift. Im gonna put Bilstein 5100 shocks so I just need to know about the actuall lift.
TeraFlex 2.5" spring lift with Bilsteins should fit your budget..
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Unread 05-04-2013, 06:04 PM   #20
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You should check out rock krawlers stock mod lift. Or a rough country series 2 lift. It comes with shocks but you could always sale them or work something out with whoever you get your lift through, to cut some $$$
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Unread 06-14-2013, 10:16 PM   #21
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What if I go with the Rancho lift and bilstein shocks? Does the actual springs vary from company to company?
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Unread 06-15-2013, 07:18 AM   #22
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What if I go with the Rancho lift and bilstein shocks? Does the actual springs vary from company to company?
Skip the Rancho LIFT. Their adjustable shocks are pretty comfortable from what I hear, however.

If you are worried about rust, seeing that you live in Florida, skip the Bilsteins, and get Fox or Rock Krawler shocks (both are aluminum).
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Unread 06-15-2013, 08:29 AM   #23
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Skip the Rancho LIFT. Their adjustable shocks are pretty comfortable from what I hear, however.

If you are worried about rust, seeing that you live in Florida, skip the Bilsteins, and get Fox or Rock Krawler shocks (both are aluminum).
Aluminum unfortunately doesn't do any better in salt conditions. The Rancho 9000 are very highly recommended.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 08:36 AM   #24
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Aluminum unfortunately doesn't do any better in salt conditions. The Rancho 9000 are very highly recommended.
Ima go with the bilstein cause my prior experience and I love them lol and yea you can't hide from the salt down here. But how's the Rancho Sport lift without shocks? Compared to terraflex and Rubicon?
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Unread 06-15-2013, 09:29 AM   #25
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I use all TeraFlex lifts and have had great results... They seem to be the most complete and great customer service. I have heard mixed reviews on Rancho lifts, however, the Rancho shocks have had great reviews.
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Unread 06-15-2013, 09:59 PM   #26
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currie 4" sitting in my garage waiting install. From my research its bomb proof for what I plan, but its not cheap.

You need shocks and front drive shaft, so it adds up quick.

Once its installed I'll post about it since its not a common kit on this forum.
I have this lift on my Unlimited, and it is the best out there. Hands down!
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Unread 06-16-2013, 02:07 AM   #27
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I went with the Old Man Emu spring and shock kit, JKS adj trackbar for the front, and teraflex HD trackbar bracket for the rear. Neted about 3", and its so much better than stock. And it definitely gets the job done wheeling
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Unread 06-16-2013, 12:08 PM   #28
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I went with the Old Man Emu spring and shock kit, JKS adj trackbar for the front, and teraflex HD trackbar bracket for the rear. Neted about 3", and its so much better than stock. And it definitely gets the job done wheeling
I did similar on the new Sport, OME springs/shocks, JKS track bars, and Currie Anti Rocks front and rear....waiting on the Duroflex control arms to show up.
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