I want to lift my 2006 Rubicon Unlimited 4 to 4-1/2" with 33" tires.
I believe this will give me great flex without alot of drivetrain changes. Maybe just rear drive shaft and SYE. But it sounds like some of you don't think the Rubicons need a SYE? SYE sounds better than dropping the transfer case though.
So far I like 3 that I've looked at and here's why
1) Love the high clearance of the Nth Degree.
But, its seems very expensive and complicated.
2) The Rockkrawler X-factor
sounds like it performs real well but, will it break? Independendt 3 link front end with track bar and a triangulated 4 link rear end. (Rockkrawler states the radius front arm system, used in the RE for example, will have the torque plain of the axle over constrained. - but I don't know what that means exactly - sounds bad though.)
3) The 3rd choice has the benefit of being installable by 4WheelParts and I can buy a full drivetrain warranty. [Since, I give up trying to wrench my own rig, this is important:o ] The Rubicon Express Long Arm
kit seems strong. It has the same steel thicknesses as the Clayton. But, then the offer 3-link
rear ends and the price starts approaching the nth degree.
I know there are many of you that love the Clayton lift
but, dealers aren't local to Orange County, CA and I'm worried about tech support. And spec-wise, its .25 metal is the same as everyone else's isn't it?
I know its a long post and I appreciated your consideration.
Thanks so much