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Old 11-20-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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IMHO I would pass on this. Save up another $140 for TF 2.5" kit with shock extensions until you can afford good shocks. That's what I am currently doing. Just my .02. Haven't dealt with super lift in a long time because it was junk but haven't heard/ seen anything that changes my mind.

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Old 11-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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Id pass on BOTH super lift and teraflex and lay down another $170 and get OME. I don't run it, but will when it is time
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Id pass on BOTH super lift and teraflex and lay down another $170 and get OME. I don't run it, but will when it is time
OME is quality too. Which 2.5" kit can you get for under $500? My point is stay away from super lift, skycrapper, and rough country if you plan to do any wheelin and you want reasonable quality / value for your money.
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:55 PM   #5
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I would stick with Teraflex.
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Old 11-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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Its junk, its crappy, its not high quality blah blah blah. I've heard this all before about other things(e-auto grilles bumpers, ebay HID lights from china) and have had 0 issues with them.

What specifically is junky about this product? Are there any examples of it being junk( do the springs break, do the shocks snap in two?) Isn't it better than the factory suspension? So how bad can it be? I'm not running in the Camel Trophy, I just need an affordable lift kit for looks and occasional off-roading. Just saying its junk is not good enough for me without backing it up with examples.
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Old 11-20-2013, 10:19 PM   #7
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How well do you value your ride ? A cheap lift with junk springs and shocks is going to handle and ride like crapola. Do yourself a favor and do some more reading before you buy .
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:14 AM   #8
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Its junk, its crappy, its not high quality blah blah blah. I've heard this all before about other things(e-auto grilles bumpers, ebay HID lights from china) and have had 0 issues with them. What specifically is junky about this product? Are there any examples of it being junk( do the springs break, do the shocks snap in two?) Isn't it better than the factory suspension? So how bad can it be? I'm not running in the Camel Trophy, I just need an affordable lift kit for looks and occasional off-roading. Just saying its junk is not good enough for me without backing it up with examples.
You forgot "I love mine", "rides better than stock."
I mentioned OME because they have weight specific LINEAR coil springs and shocks that are tuned for them, instead of one rate- TF is over 200ft.lbs/inch. Factory average 120-135. OME keeps the rake.
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Its junk, its crappy, its not high quality blah blah blah. I've heard this all before about other things(e-auto grilles bumpers, ebay HID lights from china) and have had 0 issues with them. What specifically is junky about this product? Are there any examples of it being junk( do the springs break, do the shocks snap in two?) Isn't it better than the factory suspension? So how bad can it be? I'm not running in the Camel Trophy, I just need an affordable lift kit for looks and occasional off-roading. Just saying its junk is not good enough for me without backing it up with examples.
I've had super lift products in the past. Their shock are junk and started rusting in the first few weeks, then they started leaking/ fading and were done in a little over a year. Can't tell you about their coils cause I had leafs that rusted like crazy and the bands snapped the first time I took it off road. The bushings were pure junk and had to be replaced in less than a year too. The shackles they provided with my kit felt like matchbox cars and I threw them out and fabricated my own. Like I said this was a while ago but I haven't seen anything that says that they have improved. BTW their customer service at that time at least was nonexistent and couldn't get answers to calls, letters or emails. Good luck it was just my .02 cents.
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:43 PM   #10
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#1 you asked and you got opinions

Personally ... I would choose a company with known great customer service and/or support on the forums.
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:39 PM   #12
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I have a 4" superlift , well what's left of it all is left is the springs which I love and will never change

After 5 years and a whole lot of weight they still have not sag , now their shocks suck really really bad

Love the springs , hate the shocks
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Dont be attracted by the price. That kit is EXTREMELY incomplete.
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Its junk, its crappy, its not high quality blah blah blah. I've heard this all before about other things(e-auto grilles bumpers, ebay HID lights from china) and have had 0 issues with them.

What specifically is junky about this product? Are there any examples of it being junk( do the springs break, do the shocks snap in two?) Isn't it better than the factory suspension? So how bad can it be? I'm not running in the Camel Trophy, I just need an affordable lift kit for looks and occasional off-roading. Just saying its junk is not good enough for me without backing it up with examples.
Why are you asking if you are going to knock people's opinions? It's "junk" because its simply too cheap to be of any quality. The coils aren't engineered at all, just made to fit, so they will probably either sag like crazy or be as stiff as a steel pipe. The shocks aren't very good, you get zero correction hardware (trackbar, rear trackbar brackets, rear trackbar, sway links, etc) so its just a poorly put together kit with most likely subpar components. If you want a half ass incomplete lift, by all means, have at it, its your jeep and your money.

As for the bold part, what you need to understand is that its the most difficult part...keeping the jeep well behaved ON the road as well as being capable offroad..there is a reason why the AEV/Metalcloak lifts cost what they cost...it takes a decent amount of stuff to keep the jeep riding nicely ON the road. Rule #1 of jeep modding...buy cheap, buy twice. Save up for a proper quality lift. If you just want a little bit of lift to run slightly larger tires and have an improved stance, get the teraflex performance leveling kit and call it a day. The price of this lift should tell you something, when a teraflex leveling kit costs more than this entire lift.
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You forgot "I love mine", "rides better than stock."
I mentioned OME because they have weight specific LINEAR coil springs and shocks that are tuned for them, instead of one rate- TF is over 200ft.lbs/inch. Factory average 120-135. OME keeps the rake.
OME indeed makes quality lifts, but OME lifts are nowhere NEAR this price...
http://www.northridge4x4.com/shop/ol...mu-jk-lift-kit

Its $700 and requires another $400 in parts to be "right" in my opinion.

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OME indeed makes quality lifts, but OME lifts are nowhere NEAR this price... http://www.northridge4x4.com/shop/ol...mu-jk-lift-kit Its $700 and requires another $400 in parts to be "right" in my opinion. This is a better "OME lift" than OME.... JK Wrangler Dual-Rate Lift Kit, 2.5"/3.5", ARB Edition
I'll pass on the "multi rate" coil springs. They are nice in theory, but then again, EVERYTHING works in theory.
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This is a better "OME lift" than OME....

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I'll pass on the "multi rate" coil springs. They are nice in theory, but then again, EVERYTHING works in theory.
Uhhh no. They work and work well, the only reason you don't see them on most lifts is because they are expensive to engineer.
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Uhhh no. They work and work well, the only reason you don't see them on most lifts is because they are expensive to engineer.
I'm sure they do work well. I want the best ride possible without going to coil overs- which is why a weight specific linear spring is where the smart money is.

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