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Old 05-10-2012, 08:49 AM   #1
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Upgrading a lift. Experienced advice needed.

My 3" pro comp lift has seen its day. I have blown shocks and sagging springs. I want to upgrade to a more durable kit. I would also like to go to 4". Can I just buy springs and shocks or would I be better off buying a complete 4" kit?

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Old 05-10-2012, 08:51 AM   #2
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Currie/Savvy:
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Don't forget proper bumpstop extensions, or you'll just kill the shocks and springs again.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/corr...gth-70047.html

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Old 05-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #3
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You certainly don't need a kit. I mean you can piece it together. I didn't know this for my first lift. Any manufacturer of shocks and springs will work with any other for control arms, trackbars, discos, etc.

Just make sure you have enough adjustability in your control arms going that extra inch of lift. If not they need to be replaced.

After reading these forums for the last year I wish I had gone with Savvy/Currie parts. I have a TeraFlex which is nice. But, I know a lot more than I did when I started (obviously). My lower flex joints have loosened in less than 8 months. Not enough to cause any noticeable problems, but for nearly the same price I could have gone with the JJs. Savvy's aluminum arms are just sexy.

Currie/Savvy/JKS actually addresses track bar interference issues, no one else even admits it. I currently have TeraFlex adjustable track bars, front and rear. I have the front trackbar to diff cover issue. I have the rear track bar to frame crossmember issue as well. I running ridiculous bumpstops to compensate for the lack of R&D from TeraFlex. BTW, I'm running 3" of lift.

There is no way in hell I would ever by anything but Currie/Savvy again! Period.
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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If you're looking to replace your shocks and springs and are happy with your current setup, you can get whatever floats your boat. I'm a fan of the Rock Krawler shocks which have integrated bumpstops. Just easier that way.

If you're looking to upgrade your whole setup, that's a lengthy conversation with many many options depending on your goals, preferences, biases, etc.
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I'm a fan of the Rock Krawler shocks which have integrated bumpstops.


Any good shock will have some "padding" in it to prevent instant detruction should they bottom out...but you're sorely misinformed if you think that will take the place of proper bumpstop extensions.
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Any good shock will have some "padding" in it to prevent instant detruction should they bottom out...but you're sorely misinformed if you think that will take the place of proper bumpstop extensions.

Not misinformed at all, friend. Offering my preference and opinion based on experience.

They work quite well for me. It all depends on what you're doing with your rig. When my suspension is out of up-travel, it's a very low energy, low speed event on the rocks.

If your setup doen't have as much travel as mine or you're cycling your suspension more energetically than I do, then your needs will differ.
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Not misinformed at all, friend. Offering my preference and opinion based on experience.

They work quite well for me. It all depends on what you're doing with your rig. When my suspension is out of up-travel, it's a very low energy, low speed event on the rocks.

If your setup doen't have as much travel as mine or you're cycling your suspension more energetically than I do, then your needs will differ.
wow, so you don't drive on the street at all? no potholes, dips or speed bumps? do you trailer your jeep everywhere and keep it under 5mph when driving it?
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+1 on Currie products

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