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post #1 of 10 Old 02-27-2012, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone understand daystar lift kits or know aything about them?

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post #2 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 05:46 AM
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What do you want to know exactly?

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post #3 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 05:49 AM
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All I know is that they are awesome, and they save you $$$$.

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post #4 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 08:16 AM
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This is a daystar lift with flat fenders.
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post #5 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 08:24 AM
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I have done a lot of hard wheeling on it and it has handled very well. Please look at some of my posts for pictures of some of my wheelin trips. After two years of hard wheeling my shocks and springs have seen better days. But if you are not so hard on stuff like I am. I do not see why the kit will not last longer. The pucks are in great shape. It is the fact that you are running on mostly stock parts. we all know if stock was great for hard wheeling. The aftermarket company would be out of work. Hit me with some ??? and I will try and answer them. It is a great kit for the price and it does take a beating...
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Here are a few wheeling pics
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post #7 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 10:06 AM
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I had Daystar's 1" body lift on my TJ and the quality was awesome. If I was going to buy another body lift, it would be from Daystar.

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post #8 of 10 Old 02-28-2012, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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First off...beautiful jeep! Well i just had some particular questions such as, is it possible for the pucks to come out at long stretch of flexabilty? And does the ride over time become uncomfortable or does it stay so what the same?
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post #9 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 05:17 AM
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The only way you'll lose the lift pucks is if you lose the springs first. The spacers sit on top of the spring, so there's no preload on the spring, and slide over the bumpstop. So, there's really nowhere for the puck to go.

Polyurethane won't break down over time like rubber will. It's resistant to dry-rot, chemicals, and other factors that cause rubber to fail. The puck sits in place under constant pressure and will likely be as good as new if you ever remove it down the road.

I've seen some of Rough Country's 3/4" spacers get destroyed from wheeling 40"s, but never any Daystar products.

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post #10 of 10 Old 02-29-2012, 08:43 AM
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First off...beautiful jeep! Well i just had some particular questions such as, is it possible for the pucks to come out at long stretch of flexabilty? And does the ride over time become uncomfortable or does it stay so what the same?
Thank you very much!

I guess anything is possible, But from my experience with this kit. I have never been able to flex a spring out or the puck. The main thing to remember and watch for is the kit most be installed correctly. The bump stops and shock should not allow springs or the puck to come out. Some might disagree but this is my belief.

Over time the only thing that changed for me was the stock springs sagged out and the shocks are blown. When the kit was new I thought the ride was fine. It handled the road well and could handle well in the desert. I would say to get better shocks then that come with the kit because I am a big fan of Bilsteins and I like the rebuildable ones the most. A good shock shop can make a Bilstein run unbelievably well.

All and all, the kit was great for the hard wheeling I have done and the price is excellent. I have had no issues and all the naysayers I run with have stopped the talk. I have gotten my money’s worth tenfold.
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