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Old 11-19-2012, 11:10 PM   #1
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Skyjacker

Anyone have an opinion about the skyjacker rock ready lift kits? Looking into purchasing the 4" kit. Thanks

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:50 AM   #3
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x20 the suspension is like the bones in you're body save up and get something that will last so in the long run you don't spend an arm and a leg I'm not saying go out and dump 2500 on a lift but don't go dirt cheap
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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trash. IMO is a much better idea to build your own kit out of the best parts you can. High quality arms should be the basis then work from there.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:44 AM   #5
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I have a 4" skyjacker lift and its horrible. The control arms being the weakest points. I had to replace the bushings in mine less than a year after owning the lift and they still continue to move around and make noise. There are many lifts on the market within similar price range that are far superior to skyjacker. Zone has very positive reviews from what I've read here on WF.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #6
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I have a 4" skyjacker lift and its horrible. The control arms being the weakest points. I had to replace the bushings in mine less than a year after owning the lift and they still continue to move around and make noise. There are many lifts on the market within similar price range that are far superior to skyjacker. Zone has very positive reviews from what I've read here on WF.
Iv heard zone is good too for a budget
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:16 AM   #7
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Check the stick "TJ lift reviews". Tons of info and the good and bad on many lift options
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Old 11-20-2012, 12:39 PM   #8
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Check the stick "TJ lift reviews". Tons of info and the good and bad on many lift options
The problem with that is the fact that the vast majority of the fellas in there have such a small sample of experience with different suspension components, that the review might as well be invalid. Most of the time, they've got experience with stock and whatever they swapped out the stock parts for.....add in a little expectation bias--you spend a good chunk of change on this stuff so it has to be better than stock, right?--and that review is heavily biased toward a very positive review whether it deserves it or not. Believe it or not, it normally doesn't. Stock parts are much better than most give them credit for. Gullible people fall for clever advertising and the shiny Qtec mag pictures and throw their logic to the wayside.

Zone, for example...they get seemingly perfect reviews across the board. The fact is, most reviews are from first-time, budget-conscience Jeep owners that don't have any experience with anything else. It's tough to really screw up a spring so that really doesn't provide a very good basis for a review. It's easy to come up with a nice-riding shock so that will produce similar results. Now take a look at the critical components from Zone--the control arms and track bars. Look around at people that have actually used this stuff and you'll not find positive reviews. Users like geiman started out with that stuff and I'm sure he gave it all great reviews until the junky control arm bushings started to wear out on him. He's upgraded to much better parts and I'm sure his opinion of Zone has changed. Zone themselves doesn't even use their own products on their showcase MJ, at least not parts that I've ever seen come out of their house. That's just one example, RE is another great one.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:06 PM   #9
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Well after reading all the post I think I'll stay clear of skyjacker. Looks like rubicon is a pretty good choice. Now shat is the difference between the long arm and short arm 4.5 kits? Which one is better, which one would you choose and why? Thanks
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Well after reading all the post I think I'll stay clear of skyjacker. Looks like rubicon is a pretty good choice. Now shat is the difference between the long arm and short arm 4.5 kits? Which one is better, which one would you choose and why? Thanks
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That's just one example, RE is another great one.
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:19 PM   #11
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Serious question.

I have had a 4" Skyjacker lift on my 2005 TJ. Last year I had to replace the bushings. I also replaced the shocks with Old Man Emu.

What would you guys recommend I do now? Should I just run it the way it is? Or is there anything you would recommend I replace?
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:26 PM   #12
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What would you guys recommend I do now? Should I just run it the way it is? Or is there anything you would recommend I replace?
control arms, track bars and proper bumpstop extensions.

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