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Old 01-18-2012, 08:58 PM   #1
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Pro Comp parts - worth buying?

I'll be getting my tax return soon, and plan on getting a sye kit and cv driveshaft. 4 Wheel Parts in OKC has told me they'll sell the parts for a little less than $600.

Are they decent quality? I've gotten their tires before, but nothing else.

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No. Procomp makes garbage. It's the bottom of the barrel.

Ask anyone who has a procomp lift.

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Old 01-18-2012, 09:22 PM   #3
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Is Rugged Ridge any better?
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:19 PM   #4
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Go Zone if you want a cheaper lift. I hear good things from them. I am told the 4.25 combo lift is pretty sweet. 3" of lift- 1.25 body. I hear springs and shocks are good. No adjustable control arms though...

I personally went Savvy/Currie. Anything worth doing is worth doing right.
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:34 PM   #5
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I have a 4" pro comp suspension lift and I personally don't like it only because of how stiff it is the coils are ok like I said stiff but the have held up great I will say pro comp shocks are absolutely TERRIBLE seriously its the worst ride I have ever experienced it's not "garbage" but it's not top of the line Offroad it's just fine does what it's designed to do the only reason I don't like it was because of the road manners I am actually taking mine off at the end of the month I went with a Dpg Offroad ultimate lift kit I have heard awesome reviews you should check it out
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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Wait are you talking about lift kits or the sye?
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Old 01-18-2012, 10:51 PM   #7
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sye, it's already got a 4" lift.
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i think procomp isnt all that great either
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #9
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I got a Stage two 4" suppression lift for my 03 Rubicon , stiff as hell compared to stock been told it pays off when you go trail riding but I drive my Ruby as a DD and it is almost to rigidef
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Old 01-18-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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There springs good. There shocks are actually good too, but other than the adjustable ones, they are all valved way to stiffly for a TJ and you should steer clear of them.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:26 AM   #11
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I put Pro Comp shocks on my truck and they SUCKED...rode rough as hell and started squeaking like crazy after just a month or two. Ended up replacing them with the cheapest Gabriels Autozone sold. Truck rode like a Cadillac with the Gabriels compared to the Pro Comps.

I do have Pro Comp front and rear bumpers though...bought em cuz they were super cheap and they're holding up just fine.

For an SYE...I'd go with something that's got higher reviews. At $600 for the SYE/driveshaft, I think you can find quite a few with good reviews in that neighborhood.

Here you go...$480 and these have excellent reviews.

Rustys Offroad: A/A SYE & Tom Wood CV Driveshaft
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:02 AM   #12
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that's a great price! i'm book marking that one. thanks!
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:12 AM   #13
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cant speak for the SYE, but i'll agree with their products.. i had a pro-comp "rock crawler" bumper.. the hitch receiver was welded on crooked.. other than that it did its job.. now would i want a vital piece like an SYE made by this company with this reputation? no.. i hope they offer a good warranty
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Advanced Adapters SYE and a Tom Woods drive shaft. Can't go wrong.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #15
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Thanks guys.
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Pro Junk. I had pro junk tires, they lasted about 3000 miles and there was nothing left to em.
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A SYE is not where you want to take a risk on quality. Get a JB Conversions tail housing and get a drive shaft made locally or by one of the several good vendors. If they use Spicer parts, that's a plus.
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I've owned ProComp:

Double cardan rear drive shaft - Just fine. Made from Spicer parts.
Series 98 wheels - Very nice and very popular.
ES9000 shocks - Way to rough of a ride.

So don't let people tell ya they suck. Just some of what they offer sucks.
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Old 01-19-2012, 10:01 AM   #19
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ProComp makes most of their junk in China, I wouldn't touch it. Cooper makes ProComp's tires and they wear out much faster than most people think is right.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:42 PM   #20
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I'm running Pro Comp Extreme MT's 33x12.5r15 right now. They are factory blems I got for $100 each at a local mom and pop tire store opening. Couldn't turn them down, the "blem" is that some of the white lettering was off. I ran that side in anyway, so really didn't care. I have nothing but good things to say about them. Still ride fine with tread left after 30,000+ miles. Great in mud and snow.
That's the only Cooper or ProComp product I've had, always hear bad things about PC lifts.
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Bringing this back to the top. a few months ago, I bought a jeep that had a procomp lift on it. The jeep was sitting too high for my taste, so I dropped it back down to stock height. The only part of the lift that stayed were the control arms, since they looked beefy! Well, I've been trying to track down a clunk when I hit the gas leaving a light... Tossed the GoPro under the jeep, and this is what I found! Check out where the control arm bolts to the frame:

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ProComp's arms with bushings like those don't have a good ruputation. They have so little flex, actually less than the factory arms do, that they have a nasty habit of tearing control arm mounts off where they are welded to the axle or frame. Tera's first-generation control arms have the same problem.

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