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Old 02-04-2010, 09:16 PM   #1
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Explorer ProComp lift opinion?

Hi All,

Been looking for a 2" lift since the fall but haven't decided on one yet. I see some guys like the OME but I've been looking at the Explorer ProComp and was wondering if anyone has worked with these and if you have any opinion on it. It sounds good for the price but sometimes price isn't everything, I don't want to put junk on my TJ and have to replace it down the line. I do know that I definitely want to go with new springs and shocks.
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Old 02-04-2010, 09:45 PM   #2
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Procomp springs/coils are awesome; unfortunately, their shocks will give you an unpleasant ride.

I recommend the following 2" alternatives over a Procomp Kit:
  • OME
  • BDS
  • Rough Country
  • Skyjacker

I personally run the BDS kit and highly recommend it.

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Old 02-04-2010, 10:29 PM   #3
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I'll be a little more blunt... the ES-3000 shock absorbers included in ProComp's suspension lifts are the stiffest shocks known to all mankind. They are valved for much heavier trucks & will make a Jeep ride like a buckboard wagon. Yes, I have personal experience with them on my TJ & they were in the trash before too long to be replaced by better riding shocks.
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I have the Pro Comp 4" lilft with lower control arms, springs, track bar, etc. The quality of the kit is great, but I agree with the problems with the shocks. I went with Skyjacker hydro shocks simply because I got a steal on them, and I love the ride!
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:18 AM   #5
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I'll be a little more blunt... the ES-3000 shock absorbers included in ProComp's suspension lifts are the stiffest shocks known to all mankind. They are valved for much heavier trucks & will make a Jeep ride like a buckboard wagon. Yes, I have personal experience with them on my TJ & they were in the trash before too long to be replaced by better riding shocks.
A big X2 on that.

I had procomp es3000's on my Yj, and the shocks did indeed ride like a buckboard. Definitely THE stiffest shocks I've seen on a Jeep.
I went with the OME 2" lift and a 1.25 body and motor lift with my TJ, and I could not be happier. In fact, when my girlfriend got in it after I put the lift on, her comment was "Holy crap! This absolutely does not ride like a Jeep anymore.." and she is right, it rides more like a car.

It sure flexes like a Jeep though
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