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post #1 of 15 Old 02-01-2014, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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Currie RockJock 4" vs. Rock Krawler 3.5" X Factor

So the title pretty much says it...I've been doing quite a bit of research into lifts for awhile now, and I've narrowed my search down to these two:

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je..._pn=CURCE-9807

http://www.4wd.com/Jeep-Lift-Kits-Je...t_pn=RKSJK3503

I've heard great things about both products, although more about Rock Krawler because they seem to be quite popular. I'd love input from anyone who has run either of these.

My Jeep is an 09 Wrangler X 2 door. Stock suspension, running 31s right now. It's pretty much a weekend warrior, except for winter when it's more of a DD. I plan to run 35" A/Ts with the lift.

Sorry in advance if this has already been posted...but I searched and couldn't find a head-to-head comparison of these two lifts.

Another quick question: 4wd lists both of these lifts as Short Arm, but the Rock Krawler is called a Mid Arm....thoughts?


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post #2 of 15 Old 02-01-2014, 07:50 PM
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Between the two, I would choose Currie hands down. Currie has the Johnny Joint and a 2 door specific coil spring instead of a 1 size fits all coil. I'm not impressed with the specs on Rock Krawlers new "Triple Rates" at all. They are short and their "firm" rate is rather high in my opinion.


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Another quick question: 4wd lists both of these lifts as Short Arm, but the Rock Krawler is called a Mid Arm....thoughts?

Both are Short arm or Mid arm how ever you want to look at it. "Mid arm" sounds good though doesn't it.

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I'm not going to call Rock Krawler "Junk", but I do believe they gained their popularity through marketing and forum presence more so than the quality of the product they are selling.

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I am, and I've explained why many times. Id rather run teraflex than RK

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OMG, I have total Currie love. I'd go Currie if I had my time back. Mmmmmmm.
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I have Currie CA's and Track-bars along with front and rear AntiRock. No problens with any of it in over four years. Just grease 'em and forget 'em, then grease 'em again when you think about it whenever that may be
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I know people have had issues with the RK truss. My kit didn't use one since it's not a 3 link. For all my other brackets I went with Poly anyways.

I am not a huge fan of the RK springs. I have some and are changing them out. Couldn't be happier with how stout my CAs and TBs are. No issues with the joints so far. If they fail I'll upgrade to JJs or the MC Duroflexs depending how they come out long term wise.

I personally think both kits need help as fas as components and I wouldn't run a drop pitman like the Currie kit.
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You might even throw a metal cloak kit into the mix.

I had a 4" currie kit on an '03 rubi and it was nice kit. Super flexy. Great quality parts and good customer service.

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You might even throw a metal cloak kit into the mix.

No doubt Id have a MetalCloak kit ahead of Rock Krawler, I would also consider Synergy.

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Thanks everyone. I was leaning a little more towards the RockJock and it looks like a good move. I also plan to run Bilstein 5100s with it as I've heard good things about them.
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Currie and some of the Synergy is what i am part by part replacing the total waist of money AEV. Ill keep the springs since its the only real part from them that is good.

Just ordered the front arms Currie lowers and synergy uppers. My franken lift....

I like Mc but I am not sold on the joints. i can replace the JJ for Mc flex latter down the road if one proves over time the better.

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Thanks everyone. I was leaning a little more towards the RockJock and it looks like a good move. I also plan to run Bilstein 5100s with it as I've heard good things about them.
Even if you aren't looking at the RK kit anymore check our their RRD shocks. I was so/so about getting them myself at first but now I am glad I got them. Good ride and built well. Plus I like that I can upgrade them to run res if I want.
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I read through that review and a good one too. How long have the duroflex joints been on vehicles compared to the JJs? I think thats what people are waiting to see. Sounds like they should work fine long term though.
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