Originally Posted by kdawgg11
I would think a 5k suspension kit would be a good one you all hate on all suspension I mention skyjacker before and you say trash and now fabtech these company have been in business a long time if they sucked wouldn't they be gone by now? What suspension do you all have to run to be a "good" company or kit? I will check it out and test drive it but a guy that knows it and builds jeep said it looks to be build good and the kit looked to be done right not a shade tree job I don't know until I check it out
You think the MSRP makes a kit good? That's poor thinking. Go to Pirate4x4, JF, or any other forum that has knowledgeable individuals who can tell you why MOST $$$ kits are substandard. Fabtech does not have a great reputation when it comes to Jeep lifts. Devil is in the details.
Fabtech doesn't even specialize in Jeeps. The geometry is poor. The individual parts used are nothing to write home about. Do a search on them, I can garentee you that for every recommendation you find, you will find a handful of negative reviews as well. If you just want a jacked up street queen though, then it will fit the bill nicely. If you plan on doing some regular moderate and hard wheeling.......you will find out fast how good it really is.
What would I or anyone else gain by telling you if an item is poor or not? Surely no financial gain.
Your best bet is looking for a stock Wrangler......and then doing RESEARCH, reading..........gaining knowledge for YOUR OWN BENEFIT and then modifying it specifically to fit YOUR OWN NEEDS.
Curious, who is this "Guy" who "knows it" and builds jeeps? Does he have a sterling reputation? I know a lot of "guys" who build up Jeeps and other vehicles too..........most are hacks.
I'll give you a good list of mfg's that do have a sterling rep. Currie, Metal Cloak, ARB/OME, Rokmen, Clayton, Poly Performance, Genright. Not a huge list.