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Old 12-23-2013, 11:27 PM   #1
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Rock Krawler 1.5 lift

Has anyone installed this yet? Looking to see if it nets 2.5 on a 2 door. Pics are very welcome!

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Old 12-23-2013, 11:43 PM   #2
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As long as you don't have armor I read it will net 1" over advertised.

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Old 12-24-2013, 12:06 AM   #3
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So if I plan to add armor it will not work? Thought that was with a bb mainly. Bummer
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From what I've read it'll be 1.5 after armor. I may have gotten that confused with the spring kits though. Email them, they're very nice and super quick in responding.
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any idea why the 1.5 lift is more $ than its 2.5 inch equivalent? looks like the 1.5 will clear the 35s
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The 1.5 kit has the new triple rate springs while I have to see pricing on he 2.5 or 3.5 kit with the new springs.
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Old 01-13-2014, 11:58 PM   #7
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oh, is that still a progressive spring? If not what is the difference? Im looking at this or the AEV 2.5 lift and trying to determine which to choose.
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The triple rate has 3 different spring rates that are activated as a bigger load is applied to the spring. The progressive coils spring rate (stiffer) increases constantly as the load increases.
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The triple rate has 3 different spring rates that are activated as a bigger load is applied to the spring. The progressive coils spring rate (stiffer) increases constantly as the load increases.
So does that explain or mean the triple rate will be better ride on road? less effective off?
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In theory it means that the AEV will have a continuously smoother ride and better handling since it adjusts continuously to driving conditions.

In practice it depends on how both coils are tuned: performance vs ride. AEV does a great job of balancing both and IMO it will be very challenging to beat their road handling. I've never ridden on a Jeep with RK triple rate coils but their products in general are some of the best.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:19 AM   #11
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Good info man thank you. I'm really stuck between aev and rk now. The new 1.5 lifts look amazing with rk. Gotta decide soon the end of month and I'm pulling the trigger
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Don't forget Northridge (I believe) has the RK on sale. This is tempting but I just don't think I am ready to start voiding my warranty yet.
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Don't forget Northridge (I believe) has the RK on sale. This is tempting but I just don't think I am ready to start voiding my warranty yet.
what would void your warranty?
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Bout two weeks away from my lift purchase and the 1.5 rk expedition lift kit sold by north ridge with shocks and aev dual sport 2.5 are my finalists. PLEASE help me decide which is the best option. I want great on and off road performance as well as firing 35s. I want this to be as complete a lift as i can get and also would like to avoid paying for unneeded stuff. Thanks again for any feedback.
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Just Empty Every Pocket. Good luck, I'm just as crazy as you with lift choices.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:57 AM   #16
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Call RK and speak with their service Rep Jason. Hopefully he is still there to inquire more with this lift. I can't speak to this lift but with the 3.5 inch x factor there was initially more lift than advertised. This was explained by the rep stating they put more lift into the system so when the bumpers, skids etc are added and the suspension settles you get the advertised lift height. But please call them and verify that is true with this lift.
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Don't forget Northridge (I believe) has the RK on sale. This is tempting but I just don't think I am ready to start voiding my warranty yet.

Jeep has to prove beyond a shadow of a doubt, in court that the lift or anything you have done to the vehicle caused the warranty failure.

We have the lifetime warranty on the vehicle and have had it back for several things not related to the lift/suspension and have had no trouble with our local Jeep service. Now, if I was to tear up an axle, there might be some issues as nothing IN or ON the axles are stock but I wouldn't take it back to them for that. I more so got the lifetime for the trans (which is manufacturer included for 09) transfer case, motor and onboard electronics. So far its been back for the transfer case linkage broken, and the clock spring with no problems from the dealer.
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Call RK and speak with their service Rep Jason. Hopefully he is still there to inquire more with this lift. I can't speak to this lift but with the 3.5 inch x factor there was initially more lift than advertised. This was explained by the rep stating they put more lift into the system so when the bumpers, skids etc are added and the suspension settles you get the advertised lift height. But please call them and verify that is true with this lift.
I didn't speak to Jason but Shaun was very helpful and answered my questions. according to him this lift will give me 2.5" of actual lift and would work with a 35 just right he also said due to the triple rate coils both the road ride and sagging due to weight would not be an issue. Now if I can just justify spending all that $$$$.
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Correct me if am wrong but doesn't the RK 1.5 kit come with adjustable control arms as well. Thought I saw that on their site.
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Correct me if am wrong but doesn't the RK 1.5 kit come with adjustable control arms as well. Thought I saw that on their site.
Yes it does
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what would void your warranty?
A lift kit! I just got my Jeep new in October. Maybe after the 3/36 I will do a lift. Dealers tend to find a way for your issues to be attributed to the lift. This is just the price to play of which I don't have that coin to play right now .
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My experience is that the lift will most likely not affect the warranty
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Find a good dealership. Obviously the lift components aren't covered. Nor are damages while off-roading. But I had a little wobble when hitting a bump on either side of the front end. I took the Jeep to the dealership and they looked at everything and discovered a blown out steering stabilizer. They offered to replace it under warranty but I declined and purchased a little heavier duty stabilizer since I am running 35s (per the advice of my service manager). The dealership would have to prove without a doubt that your lift caused whatever failed. Any good reputable dealership knows this.
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By the way, I am running a 2.5" RK lift and netted about 3.5-4" of lift up front on a 2 door if that helps with your decision making.
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That RK 1.5 looks interesting. It would probably just about clear 35s, and maybe not while disconnected and in some situations. I may try it eventually.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #26
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Im really into the rk lift now the more I research I find myself unsure of the 1.5 or 2.5 inch kits. It seems the average is an additional inch for a 2 door but it seems hard to have faith in that. I want the right height for a 35 to have the room it needs to move and flex all that it needs to without going so high that entry is made more difficult as well as driveline and exhaust issues becoming much of a concern, my understanding is that 2.5 inches will provide that anymore will cause issues and any less will limit flex. I really wish there was more info about the 1.5 kit and some pics. Anyone have one installed yet?
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Anyone got this lift yet?
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Are you concerned about looks or quality? RK quality is solid and they have great customer support. Ditto for AEV if you are still undecided at all.

The RK website specifically states that you will get 1" more with the 2Dr and the what it takes to run 33" and 35" tires.

For pics just search the internet.
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Are you concerned about looks or quality? RK quality is solid and they have great customer support. Ditto for AEV if you are still undecided at all. The RK website specifically states that you will get 1" more with the 2Dr and the what it takes to run 33" and 35" tires. For pics just search the internet.
Absolutely concerned about quality that's why I am looking at these lifts! Lol yea only one pic with the 1.5 kit I can find is on the rk site. Just not much out there for this lift specifically yet. Only been out since December. Thanks for your input. :-)
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Just ordered the 1.5 expedition lift so whoo hoo!

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