I've got the RRO kit installed and don't have any complaints at all. Fortunate to have gotten their 2nd gen control arms in the rear (fully adjustable and more robust). Took the opportunity to swap all 4 of my leaking struts, new sway links, control arm bushings, and inner/outer tie rods at the same time. All said and done, it felt better than new! Not like this is the first round of suspension work needed...
After about 1,000 KM my driver's side half shaft was shot. Angles were not out of tolerance, but the vehicle had spent 165, 000 KM at a specific angle which I altered. I imagine it was just time to go.
My co-worker has Stu's Coils and similar tires. Hasn't had a problem either. Install was about as painless.
They both handle differently. Stu's is more truck like and much more responsive. If I were doing it all over again, I'd probably have gone with Stu's as I needed struts anyway, and besides yellow just screams 'off-road' :P
In terms of longevity? I can't see a solid block of metal failing anytime soon, but I didn't engineer it. And at this point I don't really care, if this thing makes it to 250, 000 KM it'll just be a bonus
Well comparing a cheaply, poorly built spacer lift by RRO to a well built and designed lift by Stu is a no brainer.
Not only would you have way better ride but would also last longer as well
How? please explain this. Last time I looked they were made out of steel. It's been on ther since 2009 and NO problems but go ahead and tell me so's I'll understand. Your ride changed no doubt due to the spring rate change, but you still used the same strut and limiting your upward strut travel by ~2 inches.
I see nothing wrong with either lift but I guess I'm not as opinionated as the the "STU" guys. RRO was the only option when I did the lift so why all the hateraid in the post? Did either of you offroad and /or have a Patriot or Compass lifted 4 years ago?
2002 Wrangler Sahara, 2008 Patriot FDI
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You can't even compare a cheaply made spacer lift to a full spring lift which gives way better ride, better handling, lasts a long time and less issues
Plus RRO , well they are great at BSing thats for sure
But I guess if thats all you've ever had then you'll never know how well it could of been
and to iamrone
the spacer lift from RRO of course doesn't fail, its the UBJs, etc on yours that will fail. Its harder on the suspension parts going with a spacer style lift than a full spring lift
I've had a RRO spacer lift laying at my garage since 2005 , won't even sell it or install it. The previous owner went through 2 right side and one left side UBJs in less than 20,000 miles. Finally gave up and sold everything to me that he had aftermarket
04 Liberty, Kilimanjaro Edition, Rock Lizard RockRails/Roof Rack/Front-Rear bumper,32 inch Goodyear Duratracs,Moabs,4.10s/ 4.25 inch JBA Coilover lift /other goodies