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Old 03-03-2011, 09:14 PM   #1
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Question Lift kit? which is best?

I have been trying to search the web to find out what are the list of top 5 or 10 lift kits. Which name brands are the best to get to maintain ride quality for daily driving and have the durablity for bogging and off roading. I am looking for a 3.5" lift kit and to put on 35 inch tires on 2011 Jeep wrangler unlimited (4 door) Sport. I seen a skyjacker kit for $488.00 and free shipping with the following :


Maximum Tire/Wheel Back Spacing 285/75R16 BS 4" 1 SKY-JK25F Front Coil Springs pr. 1 SKY-JK25R Rear Coil Springs pr. 1 SKY-JK250B Component Box 2 SKY-N8035 Front Nitro Shock with Red Boot 2 SKY-N8037 Rear Nitro Shock with Red Boot
Would this be a good sound buy or should i look to another brand?

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:25 AM   #2
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I have 35" tires and I really wouldn't recommend going that route to anyone unless you know what you're getting into first.

Look for a kit with an adjustable trac bar. Without it, your front axle is going to be off center with a 3-4" lift. No lift in that height range is really going to give you the stock feel at highway speeds unless you address your caster angle too. From the factory the castor is set at 4.2* and after the lift it should drop around 2* and give you "flighty" steering.

I noticed in an earlier post you wanted to upgrade your gears from 3.21 to 3.73. If you're going to spend the money, I would go with a lower gear than that to make it worthwhile. I had 4.88s installed.

Teraflex makes a good lift kit. I have a Zone lift that I'm happy with after I dialed it in. Rough Country has an X series 4" lift that's complete with an adj trac bar and adj control arms for only $1200.

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Old 03-04-2011, 06:50 AM   #3
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Like Zomb1e said. If you plan on any offroad you want to try to get a kit with a little more than just a boost. I put the AEV 4.5" premium on my JKU and like it. I have also put JKS adjustable front and rear trac bars on an am getting ready to buy Rock Krawler adjustable control arms front and rear.
Long story short, any kit you buy you will find yourself adding to it to suit your needs. There are some kits that cost 3-4k dollars that are supposed to be perfect, but that's not really in my budget.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:16 AM   #4
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Rock Krawler is a great kit. The Zone 4.25" combo kit is a great choice as well (no SYE kit necessary). Currie is also a very good kit. All depends on your budget and what you want out of it. As ZOMB1E says, go with at least 4.88s on the 35s, if not 5.13s. <<< this issue has been beaten to death and depends on your driving type and preferences.

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I just had a Currie 4" installed. So far I really like it. Hopefully this weekend I'll get to do some flexing.

FYI for the OP, my kit included coil springs, all adj. control arms, front adj. track bar, shocks, rear relocation bracket for track bar, front sway bar quick disconnects, bump stops, rear sway bar extended links. I also added a SYE kit and new CV drive shaft.
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Old 03-04-2011, 10:38 AM   #6
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And just a plug for AOR, he has about the best price on RK that I have been able to find.
Just waitin on the 11th.
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And just a plug for AOR, he has about the best price on RK that I have been able to find.
Just waitin on the 11th.
Thanks boss! I appreciate that and your business.

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Old 03-04-2011, 02:50 PM   #8
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Most people will say theirs is the best kit. I have TF and really like it. RK I really like too. Both good ways to go. Skyjacker, not so much
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have 2013 4 door sahara dealer put sweet black rims and mickey tires no off road necessary ! slight rub when turn sharp. was told to get a leveling kit to raise the front equal to the rear ht'' true/false if true what should i buy. wife's jeep ! help
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have 2013 4 door sahara dealer put sweet black rims and mickey tires no off road necessary ! slight rub when turn sharp. was told to get a leveling kit to raise the front equal to the rear ht'' true/false if true what should i buy. wife's jeep ! help
This is a old thread but I will help.

If its only while turning sharp you can add a couple washers to the steer stops. Where is it rubbing-the air dam? You could always trim or remove that as well.
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What Ken said. Depends on where it is rubbing. You can put wheels spacers, trim air dam, add washers to steer stops or turn the sway bar links to the inside. Again depending what is making contact.

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