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post #1 of 11 Old 04-12-2015, 10:00 PM Thread Starter
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3-4" Lift kit that will provide the most "comfortable" ride on the street?

I'll be purchasing a lift kit for my 06 LJ to fit some 33's. My Jeep is not a rock crawler that can go on the street, it's a daily driver that can and has gone on some rocks. So I want the nicest street ride a Jeep could possibly be expected to give.

I was pretty set on getting the Metalcloak Long Travel, Short Arm, Suspension, 3.5", Aluminum, ARB Edition, and I'm not necessarily not going to get that now. I just want to make sure there isn't anything comparable/better I haven't considered like Teraflex, Savvy, or something?

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post #2 of 11 Old 04-12-2015, 11:59 PM
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I'd be happy to assist you in putting together a nice "hybrid" setup for your LJ where we select components from various manuufacturers and thus taylor the lift setup precisely to your requirements. Send me a PM or email me at [email protected] and we'll chat.

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post #3 of 11 Old 04-13-2015, 04:29 AM
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I have tera flex 3" springs OME shocks and my ride is smooth. I currently am running super swampers and they aren't the smoothest tires. The tires you choose will also affect your ride.

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I had the 3" Teraflex 3T kit with Rancho 9000X shocks for about 5 years and had no complaints. Back then it was between the 2.5" OME kit and the Teraflex kit. The OME lifts have been getting ptetty told reviews for all these years. Check out Sam's Offroad for Tera, they used to have pretty good pricing with Shock combos, or that guy Kolak up above, people seem to be pretty happy with his pricing. Whatever you do, research control arm joints and track bars before buying those items.
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I had the 3" Teraflex 3T kit with Rancho 9000X shocks for about 5 years and had no complaints. Back then it was between the 2.5" OME kit and the Teraflex kit. The OME lifts have been getting ptetty told reviews for all these years. Check out Sam's Offroad for Tera, they used to have pretty good pricing with Shock combos, or that guy Kolak up above, people seem to be pretty happy with his pricing. Whatever you do, research control arm joints and track bars before buying those items.
exactly, do not buy tera arms unless they have changed very recently

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I tried the Quadratec 2.5 coil lift, and it's coming back off. The ride is terrible and I need neck surgery after a short ride down the interstate. It's near dangerous when it starts throwing the Jeep around. I'm sure it has something to do with the Hydro Shocks not being high quality as well. I took gas charged off. I'm not sure if they were original, but they may be the better shock.
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I tried the Quadratec 2.5 coil lift, and it's coming back off. The ride is terrible and I need neck surgery after a short ride down the interstate. It's near dangerous when it starts throwing the Jeep around.
yeah....I'm pretty sure there were some other issues going on.
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yeah....I'm pretty sure there were some other issues going on.
Ya, like I should have invested in a better lift. Spring rate must be comparable to 200 lbs plus in the back on these.
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post #9 of 11 Old 04-13-2015, 06:24 PM
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3"front and 2" rear BDS springs, Bilstein 5100s , JKS 1.25 bl ,MC track bar , Savvy dbl adj lower front control arm(JJs) , Metal cloak Duroflex bushings on all of the rest of the Savvy arms . Rides really good on and off road.
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Do not buy RC springs like I did. It's just plain uncomfortable to drive on the road.


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post #11 of 11 Old 04-13-2015, 07:45 PM
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Do not buy RC springs like I did. It's just plain uncomfortable to drive on the road.
I'm more happy with my rear RC 2.5" springs than I was with my rear BDS springs.

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