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Old 05-16-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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Sky Jacker or Rough Country

I have a 2010 with about 2800 miles on it. I am in the market for wheels tires and a lift. I am considering 35's or 33's either Toyo MT's or Nitto Trail Grapplers. Which tire will last longer? Not sure if I should get the 2" Sky Jacker or the 2.5" Rough Country lift . I am stuck between XD Spy or American Racing Crawl 18". Wondering if anyone out there has been able to fit 35's with either of these lifts or if it will rub. What to do?!?

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Old 05-17-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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Read my reviews on the Rough Country lift- their stuff is garbage for the JK. It rusts, the coils sag, the shocks blow (literally, and figuratively), and they do nothing to fix these issues.

Skyjacker is alright.
Next up, why do you want 18" wheels? They're more expensive, and the tires will be MUCH more expensive. Look into 16's or at most, 17's- they'll flex better off-road (more sidewall), and again, save you some coin- Mark W.

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Old 06-26-2010, 03:53 AM   #3
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w/e kit get the long arm...bought mine w/a lift on it (short arm) guy had 2 inch spacers also w/38's now rides like sh*t...
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^ WHAT?!
The guy is looking at a 2 or 2.5" budget boost- why would you recommend a long arm?? That's a lot more than a little bit of overkill for this guy's needs! Mark W.
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Old 06-27-2010, 10:03 AM   #5
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My RC 2.5" kit is fine-cost me $99 bucks, it is JUST the STEEL spacers


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I have a 2010 with about 2800 miles on it. I am in the market for wheels tires and a lift. I am considering 35's or 33's either Toyo MT's or Nitto Trail Grapplers. Which tire will last longer? Not sure if I should get the 2" Sky Jacker or the 2.5" Rough Country lift . I am stuck between XD Spy or American Racing Crawl 18". Wondering if anyone out there has been able to fit 35's with either of these lifts or if it will rub. What to do?!?
I already have the Rubi springs and aftermkt fenders, the jeep handles/ flex's/tracks/pulls trailer--peachykeen

I didn't change LCAs or trackbars, but each jeep comes off line a little different, most will need an adj trackbar and some new LCAs because after the lift most jeeps CASTOR is a little high--depends on the jeep, mine is fine

Duke MAY BE correct about the RC lifts/w shocks-I don't know I have diff. mfg, RS9000XL (adj) shocks and they are SUPER--batteries not included !!

If you do ANY rock crawling, you're probably going to need extended bumpstops if you keep your stock fenders-it's a learning experiment !!



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Old 06-27-2010, 11:38 AM   #6
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How about teraflex. They have a really complete kit and they also get great reviews from customers. I just did a Teraflex kit on my jeep yesterday. Came with spring spacers, 2.5 front and 2 inch for rear, bumpstops front and rear, brakeline extensions, rear trac bar bracket, rear swaybar links.
And then its your choice whether you want to keep your existing shocks and use extensions for them, or get brand new shocks.

TeraFlex • Jeep Suspensions, Body Protection, Low Range Gearing and HD Axles

After researching about shocks Ive read that both Rough Country shocks and Skyjacker ride like crap.
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Jim did you notice they put the roll bar on the outside of your jeep?
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:54 AM   #8
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---Damn, I'm going back to the dealer


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Jim did you notice they put the roll bar on the outside of your jeep?

It's OK, that one just protects the outside-

This one protects the inside





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