OK JK owners, I'm wanting everyones opinion on the best liftkit (3-4in) for an unlimited. I'll be running 35's and moderate offroading. I was looking at comparing the Skyjacker, Rancho, and TeraFlex kits. I had a Skyjacker kit on my TJ and never had any problems with 6 years of use. I saw in another post where someone was bashing Skyjacker and was wanting to know if there was any validity behind this. If anyone has any of these kits installed on their JK or has any expertise please post.
Man, a local shop to me which will remain nameless swears by Rubicon Express. They have a few LJs on 37s and what used to be Full Traction lifts and they couldn't keep them straight on the highway so they changed to the RE stuff and they haven't had any problems since. RE is also releasing LONG arm kits BUT they're going to be over $3k. That suxorz.
this is a Ford vs. Chevrolet vs. Chrysler question.... Everyone has their opinion. I'm willing to bet if you get anything from a known maker of kits and not one made by Jethro's Backard Lift Kits, you will be fine.
they are all fundamentally the same for a boost that small. the completeness of the kit, and difference in shocks is really what you are going to be looking for. like they said, everybody has a preference. i like the RE monotube and OME's shocks, and will probably peicemeal together a 4" kit with OME's shocks for my 37's when i get back to america.
if you are only doing moderate wheeling on 35's, why not just get a BB with some really good shocks?
Originally Posted by Hank Venture
It's like someone with a fever is yelling at my pants!
Over the last 33 years, I've used my own creations, Rough Country, Rancho, Superlift, Skyjacker and Rubicon Express. They all served their purpose, albeit on a wide variety of 4x4's. You get what you pay for. Simplicity also counts for alot in terms of operation and maintenance. My JK Rubicon Unlimited was loaded on the train today. I won't see it until January 26. In any case it stays stock for a few months, while the TJ Rubicon does the heavy duty work. I'm going to watch and wait to see what pops up on the aftermarket scene. One thing for sure...DC has made the new JK much easier to modify than the TJ. Building my TJ was way too challenging! Almost as hard as my '67 CJ5. I want to see and hear what you all experfience.
why you ask...no not because of the upgraded shocks, well the main thing is the electronic sway bar disconect. With an RTI score of like 832...stock, how could you need to upgrade the suspension even more, alot of lifted vehicals cant do that. Just for a comparo a D90 has an RTI score of 580 stock. other things that will help you get further then most other things are the locker upfront. But im willing to bet aslong as you put larger tires on there, you could pretty much tackle anything in your path, you might hear the skid plates a little, but thats it.
I really dont think you will utileze anything over 1000 RTI on a regular basis, you really dont need that much travel, but the ground clearance and bigger tires are a must
yeah, ground clearance was my main concern especially with the extended base of the unlimited. i'll probably go with a 4 inch lift. been looking at RE and maybe some OME shocks...anyways thanks for the info everybody