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12-12-2011 02:57 PM
KrawlOff-Road.com No thank both of you for letting us help!

-Jason
12-12-2011 02:44 PM
ShaunWV
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Got it?

I'm going with Taraflex only because they have cooler stickers

Yeah, me too. Thanks for getting the info.
12-12-2011 12:11 PM
KrawlOff-Road.com
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
You answered all my questions.

Thanks a lot Jason
Awesome! That is what I like to hear! Sorry I didnt get to this sooner...

-Jason
12-12-2011 12:03 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
I just know that their dual adjustable front track bar is included in the kit.
Got it?

I'm going with Taraflex only because they have cooler stickers
12-12-2011 12:00 PM
kjeeper10 You answered all my questions.

Thanks a lot Jason
12-12-2011 11:46 AM
KrawlOff-Road.com Sorry, yes you did tell me to check out this thread and I got tied up in the process...

Both kits are great kits. I would not think twice about running either on our JK! Here is how I look at it. The basic kits have just about the same items. The RK kit does come with the front track bar which is nice but it does not come with other things like the TF kit does. If the track bar is a concern though, TF does offer a matching one! I usually tell guys this... The TF kits can be thought about like this, they are a "all in one" type setup. You can get this kit and be ready to roll (well aside from some TF lifts now on the 2012's) be ready to roll as long as you have your wheels setup right. You HAVE to either have wheels with 4.5BS or wheel spacers but the kit is complete. Shocks and all. Now, the RK kits are a more "Custom" setup. You still have to add shocks, bumpstops, and do something with the break lines in the front. You can get a relocation kit or DIY them for about $10 bucks. Either way, you have to gather more for the RK kit.

Aside from that, both kit are great! Warranty is second to none on both. Great companies that have done their homework on the JK. You will not have any sagging issues or anything like that associated with cheaper lifts on the market. Also, these two kits give you a GREAT platform to build and grow on! Yes, there is things you can add to these lift to help out with handling and tunability but out of the box, they are a great kit. You can always step up to the next level or upgrade to it pretty easy with these.

Does that help any??? If not let me know. I am always here to help!

Oh, and yes starting tomorrow we have our "12 days of Christmas" sale! 5% off on TOP of our free shipping deal....

-Jason
12-12-2011 11:30 AM
ShaunWV I just know that their dual adjustable front track bar is included in the kit.
12-12-2011 10:46 AM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
Cool. Just spoke with Rock Krawler directly. They do not include new rear sway bars. They choose to include the front sway bar disconnects as it is more useful off-road. According to RK, the stock rears work fine for this amount of lift, and are not a necessity.
You ask about the front trac bar?
12-12-2011 10:19 AM
ShaunWV Cool. Just spoke with Rock Krawler directly. They do not include new rear sway bars. They choose to include the front sway bar disconnects as it is more useful off-road. According to RK, the stock rears work fine for this amount of lift, and are not a necessity.
12-12-2011 09:50 AM
kjeeper10 Jason got back to me. Instead of asking him I told him to check this thread out.

I'm sure he will make sense of it

Starting tomorrow 5% of the price from KOR also
12-11-2011 10:33 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ShaunWV

Yep, need some questions answered. I am ready to buy right now. Hopefully the vendors will get back to work after the weekend and give us some info. Good luck!
Same.. keep me posted

Or someone else who's reading this can answer some questions
12-11-2011 10:16 PM
ShaunWV
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Lol seams like we are both in the same boat
Yep, need some questions answered. I am ready to buy right now. Hopefully the vendors will get back to work after the weekend and give us some info. Good luck!
12-11-2011 09:38 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
So if the Rock Krawler kit comes with front sway bars, what is the solution for the rears? The TF kit gives you the rears and you move the rears to the front, but I am not sure about the RK. The answer to that may be the deciding factor for me.
Both their 2.5 kits are close in price.

I'm wondering about the front trac bar not included in the TF kit.

I believe with the RK it seems you can peace together anything you want.

As soon as Jason gets back to me I'm going to ask. That RK kit looks pretty darn good. If I get the TF, what if I need the front adj. TB?

Lol seams like we are both in the same boat
12-11-2011 08:55 PM
ShaunWV So if the Rock Krawler kit comes with front sway bars, what is the solution for the rears? The TF kit gives you the rears and you move the rears to the front, but I am not sure about the RK. The answer to that may be the deciding factor for me.
12-11-2011 08:20 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by ShaunWV
The stock mod doesn't come with bump stops like the TF 2.5, but it comes with an adjustable front track bar and adjustable sway bar disconnects. At least that is what is pictured. I suppose I need to call and make sure as the description doesn't mention the sway bar discos but the instructions do. Here is a link to the kit on Northridge site.

Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: JK Lift Kits

The description at Rock Krawler Suspension RKJK25SM - Rock Krawler Stock Mod 2.5" System for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec show that the disco's are included.
The TF kit comes with a trac bar relocation
bracket. I obviously don't need the sway bar disco. I believe the TF kit gives you new rears and the stock rears are moved to the front.

Oh I see. The front is adjustable. For the rear they do the same.

Looks like the TF kit doesn't address the front trac bar ?
12-11-2011 07:26 PM
ShaunWV The stock mod doesn't come with bump stops like the TF 2.5, but it comes with an adjustable front track bar and adjustable sway bar disconnects. At least that is what is pictured. I suppose I need to call and make sure as the description doesn't mention the sway bar discos but the instructions do. Here is a link to the kit on Northridge site.

Northridge4x4 Jeep Parts: JK Lift Kits

The description at Rock Krawler Suspension RKJK25SM - Rock Krawler Stock Mod 2.5" System for 07-12 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec show that the disco's are included.
12-11-2011 06:35 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by Lithium Lotus
I think we are starting to compare budget boosts with coil spring lifts.

Budget boosts are just rubber isolators that are placed on top of the factory springs. Coil lifts replace the factory springs with new springs. Depending on which company you go with, you will find each lift [budget or coil] will comprise of different additional components.

In my opinion, the best 2.5" lift on the market right now is the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel as it includes front and rear adjustable lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, swaybar endlinks and longer brake lines. Of course, it does cost more then the other 2.5" lifts.
No we are not. I'm not at least.

I just want to know what this "stock mod"
Lift is compared to the TF 2.5 I have my mind set on
12-11-2011 06:20 PM
ShaunWV I am going to go with the Rock Krawler 2.5" stock mod myself. Ready to order now, just waiting on a reply from the Northridge rep to reply to my PM.
12-11-2011 04:35 PM
Lithium Lotus I think we are starting to compare budget boosts with coil spring lifts.

Budget boosts are just rubber isolators that are placed on top of the factory springs. Coil lifts replace the factory springs with new springs. Depending on which company you go with, you will find each lift [budget or coil] will comprise of different additional components.

In my opinion, the best 2.5" lift on the market right now is the Rock Krawler 2.5" Max Travel as it includes front and rear adjustable lower control arms, an adjustable front track bar, swaybar endlinks and longer brake lines. Of course, it does cost more then the other 2.5" lifts.
12-11-2011 12:48 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by KarlG View Post
It would help if I knew whether a deer was going to jump out in front of the Jeep or not.
If you go with the bull bar, you won't see a deer for almost a decade. If you go without, you'll hit a rogue bull moose (the only one spotted in your state since the mid 1800's) pulling out of your driveway the day after the bumper install.

12-11-2011 12:13 PM
KarlG With winter setting in, I can wait a little on the lift and I don't want to add the weight of the bumpers, (with winch), without addressing the springs.

It's speculated the AEV spring lift will have progressive rate springs and tuned Bilsteins so I want to see what they bring to market before pulling the trigger. Shock length can determine if an exhaust mod is necessary as well. I vacillate between the AEV front bumper with bull bar and without. It would help if I knew whether a deer was going to jump out in front of the Jeep or not. Another decision to be made.
12-10-2011 10:06 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by CG3
Maybe I misunderstood you. I though you were saying you can't go wrong spending $450 on a 2.5 inch lift done without shocks/coils... but done with shock extensions (to factory shocks) and pucks. IF that's what you said... then I'm saying there's a reason folks spend more and get suspension lifts (coils/shocks...) they cost more, but they support the vehicle better... and that $450 could be better spent (in time)...
If that's NOT what you said.... well, I best go back to drinking my bathwater.... at least I'll have an excuse for being crazy
Haha.

Ya... My original plans were for a spacer lift.

I going with the 2.5 coil lift and from what I gather the stock Rubicon shocks are OK.
figured I just go with the extensions. If I don't like them I can upgrade later.
12-10-2011 09:59 PM
CG3 Maybe I misunderstood you. I though you were saying you can't go wrong spending $450 on a 2.5 inch lift done without shocks/coils... but done with shock extensions (to factory shocks) and pucks. IF that's what you said... then I'm saying there's a reason folks spend more and get suspension lifts (coils/shocks...) they cost more, but they support the vehicle better... and that $450 could be better spent (in time)...
If that's NOT what you said.... well, I best go back to drinking my bathwater.... at least I'll have an excuse for being crazy
12-10-2011 09:51 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by CG3

can't go wrong..... well, maybe. More than 2".... if you are staying on the pavement.... no problema. But there's a reason why all the good 'uns make 2.5 (or almost out like the aforementioned AEV AND Full Traction - both soon to be out with 2.5" suspension lifts)..... suspension lifts. OK.... that's redundant. But you get the idea. There's a reason they have more parts, cost more, and people pay it. The factory springs/shocks are weak... you'll end up losing part of your *lift* before too long - especially if you use your jeep.

Either way..... congrats on the new ride
?

Don't understand what your saying there
12-10-2011 09:22 PM
CG3
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
I just have to pull the trigger.

I'm going with the TF 2.5 with shock adapters. $450 you can't go wrong.
can't go wrong..... well, maybe. More than 2".... if you are staying on the pavement.... no problema. But there's a reason why all the good 'uns make 2.5 (or almost out like the aforementioned AEV AND Full Traction - both soon to be out with 2.5" suspension lifts)..... suspension lifts. OK.... that's redundant. But you get the idea. There's a reason they have more parts, cost more, and people pay it. The factory springs/shocks are weak... you'll end up losing part of your *lift* before too long - especially if you use your jeep.

Either way..... congrats on the new ride
12-10-2011 09:20 PM
davek thanks everyone! davek.2011jk sport.
12-10-2011 09:04 PM
kjeeper10 I just have to pull the trigger.

I'm going with the TF 2.5 with shock adapters. $450 you can't go wrong.
12-10-2011 08:47 PM
Kelsey73
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10

iPad drying off. Back on iPhone
And I thought I was obsessive I can't wait for that lift.
12-10-2011 08:29 PM
kjeeper10
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Originally Posted by kbwwolf

Careful there, chief. Almost shorted out my computer...
iPad drying off. Back on iPhone
12-10-2011 08:24 PM
kbwwolf
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Originally Posted by kjeeper10 View Post
Careful there, chief. Almost shorted out my computer...
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