|05-08-2013 12:24 PM|
If I get the teraflex 2.5 w/shocks, do I need anything else such as the exhaust spacers, rear track bar or ANYTHING that is not included in the kit???
|05-08-2013 11:25 AM|
|brianb||Has anybody had any exp with the zone 3" kit.|
|05-08-2013 10:06 AM|
|05-08-2013 08:45 AM|
|brianb||I want to thank everybody for the helpful comments|
|05-08-2013 08:41 AM|
That will allow you a wider range of shock choices
|05-08-2013 07:49 AM|
|05-07-2013 09:36 PM|
|Studda||Are shock adapters a bad route???|
|05-07-2013 09:15 PM|
|05-07-2013 06:21 PM|
|05-07-2013 02:56 PM|
When the vehicle experiences angular acceleration due to cornering, the force, combined with the stiffness of the springs and anti-sway bars dictates how much the vehicle will roll.
By moving the track bar up it returns it to its "factory geometry" and I'm sure does play some into vehicle roll. But again I am not an engineer. I'm sure Matson could definitively answer it.
|05-07-2013 02:11 PM|
|05-07-2013 02:00 PM|
|05-07-2013 10:34 AM|
I won't be rock crawling but I could get pretty twisted up crossing creeks ... I don't really want to spend 2g on a lift but I want my geometry to be right so it rides good on the road..
|05-07-2013 10:02 AM|
My self as an example I didn't really think I needed all that extra articulation for my driving habits so I bought a Rubicon express budget kit. It works well but is limited. For my wife's jeep I just built I put a Metal Cloak Dual Rate kit with ARB shocks because I like the MC stuff and wanted to see what it was about. And I love how much better it rides and performs over the Rubicon Express. Now I am upgrading my lift to the Metal Cloak Game Changer with 6pack shocks because I want the best ride and articulation I can get without going to a long arm kit and really F@cking up the driveline and geometry and dropping 2-3 grand to readjust it all.
|05-07-2013 07:44 AM|
|05-06-2013 09:50 PM|
Adjustable camber bolts. Articulation poor
Lower CAs. Articulation better
Upper CAs. Articulation ok.
Upper and lower CAs articulation much better.
If you read through this whole thread http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71064. It really explains all of this.
The MC CAs allow you a straight bolt on kit that works great and allows you upgrade components later without throwing away old parts you bought.
|05-06-2013 09:46 PM|
|05-06-2013 09:33 PM|
This is their mid line kit with ARB shocks, runs 1599 http://www.metalcloak.com/JK-Jeep-Du...ion-p/7117.htm
This is their full blown Game changer kit with their long travel shocks 3999.00 http://www.metalcloak.com/JK-Wrangle...Kit-p/7110.htm
Here is a long thread on metal cloak, worth the read and when your done you will realize why they have such a great system. http://www.jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=71064
You call call and order direct, ask for Matson and tell him I referred you and he will hook you up.
Wife's jeep with ARB shocks
|05-06-2013 08:47 PM|
|brianb||Does metalcloak sale a complete kit ( shocks and all) or do you have to purchase the shocks separately. How is the ride in a metalcloak lifted 4 door. I have just about made up my mind on the teraflex, but who knows. Where does one purchase a metal cloak lift, direct from them?|
|05-06-2013 08:01 PM|
I've been trying to decide for some time now while I save for my lift .. Anyone know why MC go's from front upper CA to all eight in there kits.. And RK has front and rear lowers to all eight.. TF has front lowers and rear uppers or all eight... I'm confused if I don't want all eight what CA are the best to have?
Not trying to hijack this thread but was trying to find some info
|05-05-2013 10:31 PM|
|VinceB||Yeah, I've been researching MC hard, however I'm completely stock. Most threads on here have stated I'd get almost 4" of lift from a 2.5" MC kit without added weight. Aftermarket bumper and a winch are definitely in my future, but not in the budget right now.|
|05-05-2013 09:29 PM|
|HK_Runner||If you don't know much, wait a while and keep learning. Drive in a few lifted Jeeps with different kits. Teraflex, Rock Krawler, and AEV, are popular but if I were doing it again, I'd go Metalcloak for my 2-door. All the kits are pretty good for a 4-door. A lighter 2-door is not something most design for. They simply use the same coils and (sometimes) lighter-valved shocks to compensate. I have not hear anything about Pro Comp, so cannot comment much.|
|05-05-2013 09:03 PM|
|VinceB||Just outta curiosity, is there anything wrong with a Pro Comp lift? I've heard tons of positive about Teraflex's 2.5" on here and other forums, but before knowing of Teraflex I was going for the Pro Comp 4" lift (that is until I heard about all the other stuff I'd have to upgrade due to 4" lift). I'm in the same boat as OP and don't know a whole lot about jeeps. Just bought my first one (2011 Sahara Unlimited) a week ago.|
|05-04-2013 02:16 PM|
|nighthawkrsx55||i will deffinitely post pics when its all done|
|05-04-2013 01:40 PM|
|brianb||When you get it finished!!|
|05-04-2013 01:37 PM|
Nighthawk, you have any pics of your jeep? I would like to see it,
|05-04-2013 12:49 PM|
This is what i did, ordered all from amazon, should arrive next week. Also, Rancho has a nice rebate going till end of June
Rancho RS66106B - 3 inch Sport lift Rancho 3" Sport System for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
Rancho RS66150B - Sport suspension upgrade with adjustable upper contorl arms, and high articulating lower control arms Rancho RS66150 - Rancho Sport System Upgrade Kit for 07-13 Jeep® Wrangler & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
2x Rancho RS999329 RS9000XL - front shocks
2x Rancho RS999330 RS9000XL - rear shocks
total package from amazon, $1,456.33 - 300$ Visa gift card from Rancho
only things i would consider adding down the road would be swaybar disconnects, but i don't plan on doing any heavy crawling so it wasn't necessary.
|05-04-2013 06:16 AM|
|05-04-2013 01:18 AM|
|Farnham21||You will be very very happy. Can't wait to get mine installed this month. Been in a guys who has this kit and he is more than happy an it rode great (reason why I'm getting it)|
|05-04-2013 01:12 AM|
|brianb||I think I'm gonna get the tf 2.5 with the shocks for around $700, Thanks for the replies...|
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