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Old 11-19-2008, 10:53 PM   #1
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Ok...I'm not getting a Rough Country lift!

I get the message..

I have an stock 04 Rubi. I'm looking to put no more then a 4" lift. It’s a DD and will be 90% of the time on the road. However do want to run the Rubicon next year.

I was looking at the Currie 4" lift

Parts listed as:Part #: CE-9801H
Our Price:$1,899.95

Description: The Currie Johnny Joint® suspension system kit is a complete package that replaces all eight stock control arms and provides a 4" lift. It is engineered to provide unrivaled articulating flexibility and performance in the most adverse off-road conditions. The Johnny Joint® system keeps the tires in contact with the terrain for maximum traction. Kit includes 8 Johnny Joint® control arms, 4 4" lift coil springs, Johnny Joint® adjustable front trac bar, rear trac bar relocation bracket, Currie Antirock® front sway bar, rear sway bar extended links, and the Currie front and rear poly urethane bump stop kits. Rancho RS9000 adjustable shocks sold separately.

What I'm asking is for your guys and gals opinion. Now I know that if I as 100 people I'll get 105 different opinions. All I know it everytime I look at all the different lift kits out there I get a headache I'll be putting 33" on it as well, just have no idea which ones as of yet.

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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what are your skills? whos installing you the kit? how much are you willing to pay for a kit (whats the price range)? for that amount of money seems like you are going for the big boys.

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Old 11-19-2008, 10:57 PM   #3
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I am in your same boat. I am not really going to run mine hard, to most of you the trails i can get on are how you guys and gals made your drive way. I am personally looking at the terra flex 4in. It will let me get 33's on it and handle what i am going to toss at her. Just a thought. (I do not have much money either)
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:00 PM   #4
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Now you're on the right track. I have no experience with Curries SA lift but if it's anything like everything else they build then it should be of great quality. I've been highly impressed with the few Currie products I've had and my dealings with Currie directly have been superb.

Try matching that kit up with some Old Man Emu shocks and a JKS adjustable rear trac bar (instead of the bracket) and you should be set.
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:03 PM   #5
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I know which end of the wrench is the box end I'm capable enough to do the work myself but also smart enough to get help from someone who has installed one before. I have the local club in town Welcome to the Gear Grinders Website! they love any excuse to tinker on anything that says JEEP on it. The price... I want to keep it as low as I can of course, but I don't want junk.

Of course I'm sure if I showed up @ Jerry's with the parts in a box, holding the direction upside down scratching my head I could talk him into assisting
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I know which end of the wrench is the box end I'm capable enough to do the work myself but also smart enough to get help from someone who has installed one before. I have the local club in town Welcome to the Gear Grinders Website! they love any excuse to tinker on anything that says JEEP on it. The price... I want to keep it as low as I can of course, but I don't want junk.

Of course I'm sure if I showed up @ Jerry's with the parts in a box, holding the direction upside down scratching my head I could talk him into assisting
I bet you talk him into doing if you keep handing him the wrong things along with undoing the wrong bolts!
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Old 11-19-2008, 11:34 PM   #7
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I bet you talk him into doing if you keep handing him the wrong things along with undoing the wrong bolts!
hehe..you have a point there... I could get out of turning a wrench altogether... good idea!!
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:01 AM   #8
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I have that set up on my 97 TJ
you will be very happy with it I have no complaints about there products what so ever
The Johnny Joints do not squeak or creek like so many of the other on the market and if you do have any problems they are rebuild-able
and the ANTIROCK Sway bar is the greatest
I have other CURRIE products that I am very happy with also

Heavy Duty Tie rod system
Steering box brace
Tailshaft conversion kit
and there new ....V...Front bumper
great bunch of guys at there shop very helpful
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:19 AM   #9
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hehe..you have a point there... I could get out of turning a wrench altogether... good idea!!
hey people be quiet, he is going to see this thread

Duckit whats the difference between the antirock sway bar and the stock one?
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hey people be quiet, he is going to see this thread

Duckit whats the difference between the antirock sway bar and the stock one?
It Keeps the body of your Jeep more level as you go over obstacles, rocks / ruts
..... Its adjustable for stiffness and for the height of your lift , has Heim joints, No Rubber bushing....... and the "BEST PART" ....you never have to disconnect again when you go off road and you still get great articulation
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:34 AM   #11
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I have a follow-on question. What else do I need to make this lift complete. I know shocks are needed. But what else is needed that isn't listed. I've turned enough wrenched to know that no "kit" has everything that is needed!

Would I have to replace brakelines with longer ones? etc
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Old 12-08-2008, 01:21 AM   #12
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Currie is right down the street from me. for almost 2k for a short arm kit it should come with shocks. currie makes some great stuff but damn thats pricey.
im running the 3.5 RE kit and it flexes just as good for half that price and the kit came complete. yea theres more upgrades i need but ive been wheeling like this for a for almost 3 years with no issues and it rides great.
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Price is too much $$$ for what your getting. Good Stuff, but price is out of wack to say RE 4.5" superflex which last time I looked was well under that.
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Old 12-08-2008, 09:54 AM   #14
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It sounds like you want to do it right the first time, so get an SYE and CV driveshaft also.
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Old 12-08-2008, 10:43 AM   #15
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Currie's stuff is world-class. If the $$$ is not a problem, you can't go wrong with it.

If you want to save a little $$$, RE's 3 1/2" Superflex kit is first-class stuff and it will perform very well offroad. And while Currie's is 4", RE's 3.5" lift is at least 4" in reality too. It could actually be closer to 4.5" as RE's kits generally ride about an inch taller than their advertised height.

For either kit, I agree that you should really also install a SYE kit and CV driveshaft.
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Old 12-09-2008, 08:02 PM   #16
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You could also try out Rockkrawler, very beefy control arms, but doesn't come with shocks, a little cheaper than Currie, but not by much

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