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post #1 of 13 Old 01-07-2019, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Savvy vs Currie 4" lift

Hello all,

I have a 2004 lj auto that I plan to lift. I have decided on either the Currie or Savvy lift, but I can't find any definitive information on what the difference is between the two.

Lots of searching has told me the Savvy lift is basically the Currie lift with refinements. What are they? Why should I choose one over the other?

Both look to need additional parts to complete the installs, specifically shocks and shock relocation brackets. Any other parts required? Not counting a sye.

Do I need the correctlync? What exactly is its purpose? Just to beef up the stock parts, or is it fixing an issue?

I plan to use the rancho rs5000x shocks, unless there is a better option out there I haven't found. The rs9000 series is a no go, as I do not want adjustable shocks. Been there, done that, suffered.

My goal for the jeep will be light to medium off road as a weekend toy. Some of the areas I want to visit can be hundreds of miles away, so freeway manners are a must. Currently 33's are the plan with 4.88's.

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AFAIK, Savvy offers a few different spring options and Fox shocks with a special tune in them. Beyond that I think same as Currie.

What shock relocation brackets are you thinking to use? Why?

Correcctlync is upgraded steering links. Good upgrade. The OEM tie rod in particular is not super durable.
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Sorry, I meant extension, not relocation brackets.

These, the Currie extension brackets, part number CE-9601

My understanding they are needed to prevent crushing the body of the shock when you adjust the pinion angle.
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Sorry, I meant extension, not relocation brackets.

These, the Currie extension brackets, part number CE-9601

My understanding they are needed to prevent crushing the body of the shock when you adjust the pinion angle.
Grinding down the rear of the spring perches is a cheaper and better solution.
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Do I need the correctlync? What exactly is its purpose? Just to beef up the stock parts, or is it fixing an issue?
Strength. Bigger rod ends. If you are bending the OEM drag link (under stress not impact) upgrade to the Currie steering.
If you haven't yet, try the grand cherokee tie rod. It is enough for a lot of people on 33s.
In either case, consider flipping the driver side above the knuckle.


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I have the Savvy 3" lift. So, not exactly.

I do have some comments. I went with the RS9000 at first. Did not like. Not to easy to adjust. Adjusters need maintenance. Then the cans were dented. I replaced the ranchos with the Savvy Fox. These I like.

Also, I did the extension brackets.

Good or bad debates aside. They did the job, trail to the supermarket isn't that tough. The deal with those is to read the directions carefully.

You need to swap the sleeves in you shocks with the set provided. They are not the same and they expect you to use the stock ones to mount the bracket and the ones provided to be in the shock.
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Savvy has extremely poor and unprofessional customer service. Consider yourself warned.
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Savvy has extremely poor and unprofessional customer service. Consider yourself warned.
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Savvy has extremely poor and unprofessional customer service. Consider yourself warned.
Really, this again? How many threads have you now found to post this comment?

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its like a ****ty yelp reviewer, minimal issues that were reasonably addressed, blast the business as many times as possible. sorry Karen, you're not getting your justification here


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Holy ****. Again? I swear I'm going to go buy something from Savvy just to piss you off.
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Since this popped up, I ended up with the currie lift. I couldn't figure out the exact difference and I got a great deal on the currie lift. Works great, no issues. Upgraded the steering components to ZJ hardware. Ended up with 5.13 instead of 4.88. No regrets. Only bummer was I spent a bunch of time fixing the nutserts for the transmission skid plate. Which I didn't realize wouldn't fit anymore.

However I did buy a engine skid plate from Savvy. I had absolutely no issues with the skid or the ordering process.
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i have the currie lift on my ljr, with the zj steering.
5.38s and 35s. works well.
enjoy!

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