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Old 03-10-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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Mopar 2" lift kit

Anyone have it? Is it worth the large price tag? Seems nice since it's a 2" lift but gives the articulation of a 4" lift. (at least that is the claim) Also the fact it's OEM is always good in a way. I searched and didn't see anything, so I figured I'd just ask if anyone had one.

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Old 03-14-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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I test drove a 2010 Rubicon unlimited with the Mopar 2" kit yesterday, (right before I bought my new 2010 Rubicon) and was impressed with the way the rig handled. So after some negotiations I worked it as part of the deal on the sale price of my new jeep. It gets installed tomorrow so I will have better info in a few days. I was talking with the used car appraiser at the dealership who owns an 09 with a 4" rubicon express kit and he felt the 2" Mopar kit was a better system. We'll see.
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:51 PM   #3
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Mine came with the 2" lift. I have not had it offroad yet, but it drives like a normal jeep on the road. I test drove an unlimited right before I drove mine. I drove a used lifted unlimited from another dealer and it seemed to wonder around on the road.

I have 35's on mine.

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Old 03-15-2010, 07:39 PM   #4
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I just got a 2.5" teraflex installed by my Jeep dealer today. I asked him about the Mopar lift he said it was the same as the teraflex spring lift, just more money. He told me that if they installed the teraflex it would be covered under the factory waranty.
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If I'm not mistaken I believe the mopar kit is made by Rubicon Express. Personally I wouldnt go with the mopar lift because of the quality of aftermarket lifts for jeeps on the market. You can get so much more for the money if you go aftermarket.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:30 PM   #6
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Just got home from the dealer and am pleased with the ride of the "Mopar" kit. With the Bilstien shocks the ride is just a bit firmer than stock but not harsh. Spring rate seems comparable to factory kit. With the new adjustable front track bar and steering stabilizer I have no steering wander at this time sporting stock tires. I have not, nor do I have plans to increase the tire size much. Maybe a 255/80/17 BFG after the stock rubber wears out. At 7000ft above sea level the 3.8 is anemic enough. I'm looking into the AFE throttle body spacer, CAI and CBE to help in the power dept. I did run the Teraflex 3" suspension with the 5100 bilstiens on my 06 Unlimited and was very happy with the performance of that setup. It was very smooth and wheel travel was exceptional for a 3" kit, but it only yeilded 2" of lift on my Rubicon. As the mopar kit was included in the sticker price of the 2010, (And I didn't have to install it for a change) I felt I couldn't pass up the deal. I ran 2" Old Man Emu kits on all 6 Land Rovers I owned, but I don't feel they had the articulation the Tereflex gear had. If you can swing the Tereflex 2.5 as White Rubi mentioned for less cash that may be worth looking into. If you walked into the dealer here and wanted the "Mopar" kit installed it would run about $2400. That's not very affordable IMHO. Parts for a 2" kit sold aftermarket can't be much above $800-$1000, (4-coils, 4-5100 shocks, adjustable front track bar, Steering stabilizer, rear trackbar relocation bracket, and a steering alignment.)
I haven't taken the R.U. off road yet so the real testing has to yet be proven.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:37 PM   #7
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PS.
Cruser Bruiser is correct the Mopar kit is a Rubicon Express/Skyjacker hy-brid w/Bilstien Shocks
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Lots of stabs at this one...

The 2" Mopar lift is a Superlift.
In any event, the warranty on it is from the manufacturer, LKI Enterprises... ...which has the same address as Superlift for some reason...

They're in Chapter 11, btw.

http://site.justforjeeps.com/guide/liftkit.pdf

Mailing Address:
Superlift Suspension Systems
300 Huey Lenard Loop
West Monroe, LA 71292

Superlift Suspensions - L.K.I. ENTERPRISES, INC., 4 Wheel Parts Performance Centers Complaints - DEFECTIVE PARTS--BAD SERVICE
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If I'm not mistaken I believe the mopar kit is made by Rubicon Express. Personally I wouldnt go with the mopar lift because of the quality of aftermarket lifts for jeeps on the market. You can get so much more for the money if you go aftermarket.
Rubicon Express is an aftermarket company.
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Rubicon Express is an aftermarket company.
So is Superlift. So is Mopar Performance, technically speaking.
Rubicon Express makes the larger Mopar lift for the JK.
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Thanks for the info guys. So a teraflex 2.5" spring lft would be comparable but a lot cheaper then?
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Thanks for info on who makes which kit for the "Mopar" lift Hilldweller. The parts guy at my local dealership didn't explain the two kits were from two different manufacturers. The link was helpful also.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:03 AM   #13
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Thanks for the info guys. So a teraflex 2.5" spring lft would be comparable but a lot cheaper then?
Well, you know what opinions are like....
But I think the TF is a better lift. My dealership will honor my lifetime drivetrain warranty with the TF lift installed ---- it's always wise to see how your dealer looks at things if warranties are important to you.
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Old 03-17-2010, 08:16 AM   #14
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This is what the service manager at my dealership wrote to me a few days ago when I asked him about lifts, warranty, etc.

"My thoughts: as far as warranty goes-any modification that causes the failure of a stock part will void the warranty on the part that is directly affected. If it is questionable, since you bought the jeep from us, we will give the benefit of doubt in favor of our customer. I had the Spidertrax spacers and 33” tires on my JK with 3” lift, but If I were to do it again I would go the way you are talking. The OEM lift is made by Superlift anyway and I think terra flex is a better lift. Actually I would go with the budget 2.5 with spacers and shock extenders, that way if on the road and had a shock problem, factory shocks are readily available. I know whatever you do will look great!"

As with any stealership you have to take it with a grain of salt, but its not often you have a person working there tell you to buy a product outside of them. Thought this was interesting. BTW definitely going TF coil with shocks, not BB without. So there is my 2 cents.
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2" lift

I have a 2dr 09 rubicon, my skyjacker 2" coil spacer lift works just fine, another $70 or so and I will have shock extensions less that $250 in all in materials, since the rubi came with gas tuned shocks. Had it aligned drives like first day off lot, but if you feel you need new shocks and springs, pay up.
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The stock shocks turn into Nazi torture devices after 50,000 miles of abuse, btw...
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plus i have a sahara, not a rubi. so i think they need to be upgraded. might as well do it right the first time i figure.
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The stock shocks turn into Nazi torture devices after 50,000 miles of abuse, btw...
But the average driver will take 5 years to hit that mark assuming it's a new jeep. And if u do have a rubi, especially the unlimited with heavier duty springs/shocks, than a BB might make the most sense. As of today, this is what I would be leaning towards. I want a small lift(2.5") without having to worry about regear, driveshafts etc. I think some 33's would be fine with me once the stock bfgs wear out.
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But the average driver will take 5 years to hit that mark assuming it's a new jeep.
My Sahara will turn 2 in a little over a month from now and I've got 53,000 on it.

New TF shocks went on yesterday and a TF 2.5" puck lift.
Sweet ride. Wow. Like butter.
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Now that is some serious miles Must be a long commute and/or sales job?
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Now that is some serious miles Must be a long commute and/or sales job?
Nope.
One road trip and a bunch of weekend wheeling. A whole bunch...

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