I searched and read and most folks say they ride great. But sometimes it is hard to judge their perspective since many that go with the kits that have JJ's are more offroad oriented.
I just want a top quality lift kit that will last. Currie and Savvy kits come to mind. But I remember some of the rides from the old days that used heim joints and the rides were super stiff and you felt everything.
Since I dont know a thing about Johnny Joints and have never seen one in person, can you tell me are they similar to heim joints as far as what they transmit to the vehicle?
Any other comments about using these style kits on a DD would be appreciated.
I only have them on the front lowers. I noticed no excessive road harshness, but have noticed a much more responsive feel when cornering and a tighter feel at the steering wheel. I drive mine every day to work. I can't wait to get the rest of the CA's! I highly reccommend the JJ!
If you just want the joints there are tons of places to get them
Savvy, Currie, Rokmen all use JJ's on both ends. Or you can build your own if your requirements don't fit the stock bill. If sticking with stock mounts, I'd recommend just going with one of the above vendors--when you add up the costs, the markup on those arms is hardly worth complaining about. I got very cheap DOM tube and discounts on the tube adapters, jam nuts, and joints and still hardly came out under the cost of pre-fab arms. I've installed arms from all of them and while Rokmen uses the biggest tubing, the others hold up just as well. The Savvy double adjustable aluminum arms are very, very nice.
I've got Rokmen arms, and they are nice. A downside is the lowers don't adjust shorter than stock, which is advantagous in the rear. They are overkill beef to the max, far heavier and stronger than they need to be, even for crazy people.
Then order springs, shocks, and track bars of your choice and there you go.....'full kit.' Currie makes the best bolt-on track bars for TJ's as well. No need for a pre-packaged kit, I'm sure you can handle that yourself.
I have been looking at short arm lift kits for a few months for my 98 sahara 4.0. I only plan on running 33" tires. I have narrowed it down the the Savvy/Currie kit with Antirock (thanks to this forum). What I can"t decide on is the 3" or 4" lift. I am leaning towards the 3" because I would like to do the low profile skid plate(tummy tuck) which I beleive requires a 1" body lift which would put me at 4".
I would appreciate any input on deciding 3" vs 4" Savvy/Currie lift. Thanks in advance for your input.