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Old 01-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #1
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Rock Krawler 3.5" entry level kit

I've searched with every wording I could think of to find a review of this lift. So now I'm coming to you guys. There doesn't seem to be much out there on this. Is anyone running this kit? I've got an LJ and this seems like one of the best ways to go with a lift. It replaces the stock front track bar design with a double shear design instead. I know there are no control arms with it, but I plan to upgrade to some fully adjustable ones down the road so that is not a concern for now. Maybe their long arm system if I'm feeling rich.

Any info you guys have on this kit would be awesome. I'm planning on running 33's with it for now. Down the road I would like to put 35's under it with no more lift than this.

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If you are going to run the 35 inch tires down the road, and use it to the max then you will need more lift to accommodate those, as well as some other mods needed to make things right. Do some more research before you spend the $.

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:33 PM   #3
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Metal cloak overline's
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I've searched with every wording I could think of to find a review of this lift. So now I'm coming to you guys. There doesn't seem to be much out there on this. Is anyone running this kit? I've got an LJ and this seems like one of the best ways to go with a lift. It replaces the stock front track bar design with a double shear design instead. I know there are no control arms with it, but I plan to upgrade to some fully adjustable ones down the road so that is not a concern for now. Maybe their long arm system if I'm feeling rich.

Any info you guys have on this kit would be awesome. I'm planning on running 33's with it for now. Down the road I would like to put 35's under it with no more lift than this.
You'll be fine. The control arms would be a good idea but not needed right away. And as far as 35s you'll be fine with that amount of lift. May need flat fenders to get full use of the suspension. But as always there is more to 35s than lift and tires. Being that you have an lj you're fine as far as axles go. But brakes and steering will need to be addressed.
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Old 01-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input. I'm just looking at a lot of different options. Anything from stuffing 35's on a stock height ride to just putting a set of 31's on it to keep it interesting or lifting it up. Seriously mixed ideas of what I want to do.
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I'm just looking at a lot of different options. Anything from stuffing 35's on a stock height ride to just putting a set of 31's on it to keep it interesting or lifting it up.
You can't put 35s on stock height...
Heck, 35s would be stuffing 3.5" lift.

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31s max on stock
33s on at least 3" lift
35s on at least 4-6" lift
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:55 PM   #7
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Rock krawler 3.5" lift with 1" body lift and flat fenders

Plenty of room. Just the suspension lift would be fine but you would need longer bump stop extension to stop any rubbing
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #8
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You can't put 35s on stock height...
Heck, 35s would be stuffing 3.5" lift.

typically,
31s max on stock
33s on at least 3" lift
35s on at least 4-6" lift
You can. Metalcloak overline fenders and a little trimming in the rear with proper bumpstopping. Look up low cog jeeps.
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You can. Metalcloak overline fenders and a little trimming in the rear with proper bumpstopping. Look up low cog jeeps.
you are still making expensive modifications. You aren't just 'slapping on some 35's'
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You can't put 35s on stock height...
Heck, 35s would be stuffing 3.5" lift.

typically,
31s max on stock
33s on at least 3" lift
35s on at least 4-6" lift
I lifted my front fenders 3.5" and the rear about the same. That would allow a ~7" bigger tire at the same lift. I have tons of clearance for 35s with a 2.5" SL, 1" BL.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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So in otherwards you have 3.5" lift and you raised fenders 3.5"... I would say that puts it in the 4-6"+ range Jeep Looks good btw

and lift height does not equate tire height. it is not the vertical height that becomes a problem, but the wheel well width.
As somebody above posted about Metalcloaks, i am pretty sure metalcloak accounts for this by lengthening the wheel well?
Jeep Wrangler 1 3/4" Arched Tube Fender Comp Rail, TJ/LJ/YJ
looks like 6.5" farther back than stock

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