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Old 05-08-2011, 08:21 AM   #1
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Currie tj/lj johnny joint® 4" suspension system w/ antirock ???

Anyone using this lift kit?? I am getting ready to bite the bullet it on it. Besides shocks and a new drive shaft what else do I need?? It will be going on a 05 Rubicon LJ.
So far Evergreen has given be the best price but I am still shopping for a better one.

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That's exactly the combination I'm running, Currie 4" suspension lift and Currie Antirock, and that particular combination is the Cadillac, Porsche, and Ford Mustang Carol Shelby GT of suspension lifts.

Combine that with either the Rancho R9000x or OME Nitrocharger shock as I'm running and you'll have an amazing (!) rig. Having had a loosey-goosey Rubicon Express long-arm suspension with RE Monotube gas-charged shocks before, I feel like I went from a boat that kept hanging up on the rocks to something I can nearly just point and shoot through the most difficult of obstacles with my Currie lift and Antirock with its OME Nitrocharger shocks.

Go for it, you'll have one of the best performing rigs on the trail and on the street too. I couldn't ask for a better performing rig now.

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Im gonna run the same setup here shortly but minus the anti-rock and gonna use rokmen arms.
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Why put on such a superb suspension without the Antirock?
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Why put on such a superb suspension without the Antirock?
Well i have jks discos and every time i go offroad i just disconect them and completly remove the sway bar. Takes me about 5 mins and can do it while im airing down my tires. To me its just as easy to do that then it is to tie it up after disconnecting. And on the anti rock i have never really had a real experience with it. I hear its softer than the factory sway bar and i happen tp like it a littler stiffer on the street so i just do it my way. Is the antirock better offroad then not having a swaybar at all?
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YES DEFINITELY the Antirock is MUCH better offroad than running without the front antiswaybar connected. Heck John Currie won the US National Rockcrawing Championship with front and rear Antirocks so they definitely work better than having a loosey-goosey disconnected front/rear suspension that doesn't have a good way to work together. Disconnected, the front and rear suspensions don't work together nearly as well.

With good non-mushy shocks, your Jeep will handle like it's on rails even with the Antirock on its loosest setting as mine has been on for years now. I'm running OME Nitrochargers and it moves through the mountains almost like a sportscar with good tight handling with the Antirock on it loosest setting.

Now if you were going to install a soft shock like a Skyjacker Hydro, I couldn't recommend the Antirock on anything but its stiffest setting which isn't as good offroad.

One nice additional benefit to the Antirock... no more messing with quick disconnects. I don't miss my factory antiswaybar and its quick disconnects in the least.
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Hey Ted.... that is the exact kit I have been eyeballing! I will give you what I found..... saves you like $200 at DPG!

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Hmmm, Maybe ill give the antirock a try then. and shocks will probally be Ome longtravels. It all should work preety good with a jks 1.25" boddy lift motor mount lift and a tummy tuck.
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One more source to try for discounted pricing on any of Currie's products... Savvy Offroad or directly, Gerald Lee at gman@savvyoffroad.com. Their Currie prices are pretty incredible.
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Thanks for the tip, Jerry!
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Hey Ted.... that is the exact kit I have been eyeballing! I will give you what I found..... saves you like $200 at DPG!

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Thanks but got that price beat shipped
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One more source to try for discounted pricing on any of Currie's products... Savvy Offroad or directly, Gerald Lee at gman@savvyoffroad.com. Their Currie prices are pretty incredible.

Thanks, I will contact them and see.
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Cool! The link you posted shows $200 more than DPG. Just trying to help save you cash.
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Cool! The link you posted shows $200 more than DPG. Just trying to help save you cash.
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Good deal! Can't wait to see the progress!
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Just a heads up, since you have an LJ you won't need an extended rear driveshaft. I have the Currie 4" lift on mine (with front antirock and Bilstein 5100s FWIW) and I have zero vibration issues.
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I am going to put a double Cardan shaft in
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did you ever get this on? How's it running for you? Pics?
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I am also interested in this kit. Anyone have any more information on it, how its installed, durability, if having an lj you dont need a sye?
Anyone have pics with 31s?
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What are you wanting to know? Currie makes some of the best, most durable suspension components available. You're sitting here waiting for someone to give you information that's already widely available and discussed on here and other forums. Go find it.
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Old thread but since there is new interest I thought I would jump in. I am running this set up with Rancho RS9000’s, the only difference is I purchased through Gerald at Savvy Offroad and chose Savvy’s Aluminum double adjustable arms (highly recommended). I installed the lift about a year ago and I am VERY happy with it, Currie/Savvy’s quality is undisputed. At the time I also purchased a rear Antirock however I have not installed it yet, sill running the factory rear sway bar.
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Well i did research the crap out of it despite me wanting more information.
Lots of people say it is one of the best but I just wanted people to chim in that are actually using it, not just saying its a good kit. What I am wanting to know is having an lj does the drive shaft need a sye and or new shaft?
I was also wanting some pictures of this kit with 31s and maybe another with 33s.
Can this kit be installed without it being a rubicon (d30/d44) and if I want to later install a d44 front does it just bolt on to the new axle?
I know from my research some of my questions were answered however I have also uncovered information that contradicks the answeres I have found, which is why I am asking is all.
Also awesome pics there scot86'. Why would you recommend the alum double adj arms? Why not just the single adj metal ones? Any side pics?
Ohh and do you recommend the rancho with this kit over the 5100s or the EMUs?
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Lots of people say it is one of the best
As I said, Currie makes some of the best (and in many categories, the best) suspension components around. Whether you buy them in kit form or purchase them separately for a more custom application, they're damn good parts.
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but I just wanted people to chim in that are actually using it, not just saying its a good kit.
I run Currie joints at all ends of my custom control arms, Currie steering, a front Currie track bar and Currie AntiRock sway bars at both ends. I've installed many Currie parts--control arms, track bars, springs, sway bars, etc--on TJ's, LJ's and JK's.
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What I am wanting to know is having an lj does the drive shaft need a sye and or new shaft?
As is the case regardless of the manufacturer of your suspension components, that's purely a function of driveline angle. If you're sticking with the stock belly pan you'll probably be OK with the stock slip yoke rear output and drive shaft. If you tuck the case, you'll probably need to swap to a fixed rear output yoke and double cardan drive shaft.
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I was also wanting some pictures of this kit with 31s and maybe another with 33s.
4" springs with 31's will look silly. Good luck finding that. 4" springs (Currie or not) with 33's is pretty common. You shouldn't have a problem finding that in the JeepForum picture section.
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Can this kit be installed without it being a rubicon (d30/d44) and if I want to later install a d44 front does it just bolt on to the new axle?
Yes.....TJ axles are TJ axles.

Just use your head, all of this is basic stuff.
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Imped pretty much answered your questions, 4” lift with 31’s looks ridicules (see below). After I installed the lift it took me a week to get the 33’s. Forgot to mention I also went with Currie front & rear track bars. As far as the Rancho RS9000’s are concerned I have them set on the softest setting but they ride a little stiff IMO. The double adjustable arms make initial installation and future adjustments very easy.
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Just use your head, all of this is basic stuff.

Thank you very much for the great information. All this basic stuff isnt so basic to those that are just starting to learn, hence asking questions. Using my head has nothing to do with knowledge that others have and might be willing to share. I am learning and have never worked on a vehicle, again this is why I am asking and researching.
Thanks again for taking your time to answer my questions and share your knowledge.
much appriciated.
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Imped pretty much answered your questions, 4” lift with 31’s looks ridicules (see below). After I installed the lift it took me a week to get the 33’s. Forgot to mention I also went with Currie front & rear track bars. As far as the Rancho RS9000’s are concerned I have them set on the softest setting but they ride a little stiff IMO. The double adjustable arms make initial installation and future adjustments very easy.
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Thanks for the picture. That is exactly what I wanted to see and know.
What are the track bars for that you installed? Again Im new to all the components that the jeep has. Great info.
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Trackbars are used to locate (prevent lateral movement) both the front and rear axles (1 front, 1 rear). The front one runs diagonally from the driverside frame to pass side of the front axle. The rear one runs opposite. Your factory trackbars are not adjustable, quality adjustable trackbars are well worth the money. Try the link below, this is the set up I went with. If I can offer one piece of advice, it's better to do the lift once then it is to spend your money on lesser quality and be disappointed. I am not saying there aren’t other quality parts out there but you will not be disappointed with this set up.



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Trackbars are used to locate (prevent lateral movement) both the front and rear axles (1 front, 1 rear). The front one runs diagonally from the driverside frame to pass side of the front axle. The rear one runs opposite. Your factory trackbars are not adjustable, quality adjustable trackbars are well worth the money. Try the link below, this is the set up I went with. If I can offer one piece of advice, it's better to do the lift once then it is to spend your money on lesser quality and be disappointed. I am not saying there aren’t other quality parts out there but you will not be disappointed with this set up.



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Thank you very much and that is great advice. This is why Im looking into things now. I wont be getting a lift until my jeep is paied off but I need to get the best I can and do it right the first time.
Now are the track bars a replacment for and the same thing as the .antiswaybar and its quick disconnects.
There was mention of a Antirock system. is that another thing aswell that ismdifferent?
Sorry Im trying to understand the terminology over these things...lol.
Basical these two kits.
This one has the Antirock
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...9&categoryId=2

and this one with the disconnects.
http://shop.savvyoffroad.com/product...0&categoryId=2

I am left wondering which one is better?

What was the kit that you got? I did click on the link however it went to an empty shopping cart ..lol.
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SS Adrenaline, I'm in your position. I've been researching and trying to learn about all these lifts. I decided when I get the right moment I will buy currie's lift but another route you may be interested in is this: I've been leaning towards Metal Cloak overline fenders (or arched fenders). They allow you to run up to 35 inch tires on a stock suspension though I doubt you'd get much flex out of it. So my build was to run 33's for a long time as I see no need for 35's for my purposes. 33's you can run stock axles (i believe) and with the fenders you'll get decent flex. Then after money allowed I was going to buy an OME 2.5 inch lift from DPG offroad. That will give a better ride and flex and I won't have to go through the troubles of a 4 inch kit (longer brake lines and bigger angles). Just another route to think about, at least the fenders would let you run your jeep with the tires you like then you can decide on a lift. The fenders of course cost as much as Currie's lift alone... Best of luck!

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