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06-18-2013 12:23 PM
JeepandMud I'm not one to give input or my .02 on a hot topic but I have to say this; I thought Rough Country was the way to go. Was looking at the Rough Country sport 4" because well it was cheap. I did over 4 years of research and annoyed people on here with what I thought were silly questions. I settled on Zone's 4.25" combo lift and yea it's on the cheaper spectrum, but I'm happy with it as it does what I envisioned it. I like the looks of a 6" with aggressive tires and stance, but would never consider it. To each their own.
06-18-2013 11:33 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Ljcrawler05 View Post
Well I can understand that but I reckon if it were mine that'd be where I would leave it. hlbut as far as the combination of a suspension lift of and tt you'd probably be seeing close to 8/9 inches of driveline lift and thats pretty extreme for a tj... wouldnt even do that with my lj just because of trying to get the vibs out. Anyways I wasnt bashing your plans I also would like to have a little more lift than my 2" omes but im installing a savvy under armor and with that extra clearance running metalcloaks fenders and 35s would take you over just about anything. All I gotta say is I wish I could afford the metalcloak flares, ive been focusing on suspension so ive steadily been buying control arms and traxk bars... cant decide if the springs will be at the end or not.
Well, the spring lift is last. All it requires is trackbar and arm adjustment, along with like $60 to have the driveshaft redone. 8/9 inches? 4 inch + 2 for the tt is only 6. Plenty of people run 6inch lift NP. I say last because if I like the look on 2/2.5 inch I'm only going to do the 4" ome springs -- and with metalcloak on all 4 corners including corner armor, sliders, winch, and time carrier, it's unlikely to be sitting at the full height.
06-18-2013 11:00 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post

Why? I'm aware that 4.5 is more than is necessary. I have about 2.5inches from the HD OME springs right now. The move to 4/4.5 is simply for...because I can and springs are cheap.
Well I can understand that but I reckon if it were mine that'd be where I would leave it. hlbut as far as the combination of a suspension lift of and tt you'd probably be seeing close to 8/9 inches of driveline lift and thats pretty extreme for a tj... wouldnt even do that with my lj just because of trying to get the vibs out. Anyways I wasnt bashing your plans I also would like to have a little more lift than my 2" omes but im installing a savvy under armor and with that extra clearance running metalcloaks fenders and 35s would take you over just about anything. All I gotta say is I wish I could afford the metalcloak flares, ive been focusing on suspension so ive steadily been buying control arms and traxk bars... cant decide if the springs will be at the end or not.
06-18-2013 05:38 AM
98 tj sport U will have clearence at the wheel wells like a 7 or 8 in lift with that suspension lift and fenders
06-18-2013 04:52 AM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by Ljcrawler05 View Post
Unless you need the lift height for mud a 4.5 inch lift isnt necessary with metalcloak fenders... you can run 35s on stock suspension with those fenders. Highest id go is 2 inches especially in conjunction with a tt
Why? I'm aware that 4.5 is more than is necessary. I have about 2.5inches from the HD OME springs right now. The move to 4/4.5 is simply for...because I can and springs are cheap.
06-18-2013 03:59 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
I went the Rokmen route (also uses the currie JJ), as they also have a set of skid plates that all couple together. Made the order easy.
I completed the MML (new mounts too) and body lift the other weekend. Next up is replacing all the control arms. Once those are in, the stock rubicon shovel is coming off and the rokmen skid goes on along with rear trackbar with cardan shaft bracket, and shock mount extensions.

Also pulling the rear DS at that point. W/in the next day or two from there I plan on adjusting track bar, setting pinion angle, and putting in my order for the cardan shaft based on the measurements.

When the bank recovers I'm putting on MC fenders + 33's or 35's all around... then to upgrade steering, brakes... 4.5inch lift... antirock, engine skid.. never ends.
Unless you need the lift height for mud a 4.5 inch lift isnt necessary with metalcloak fenders... you can run 35s on stock suspension with those fenders. Highest id go is 2 inches especially in conjunction with a tt
06-18-2013 03:45 AM
n00g7 I went the Rokmen route (also uses the currie JJ), as they also have a set of skid plates that all couple together. Made the order easy.
I completed the MML (new mounts too) and body lift the other weekend. Next up is replacing all the control arms. Once those are in, the stock rubicon shovel is coming off and the rokmen skid goes on along with rear trackbar with cardan shaft bracket, and shock mount extensions.

Also pulling the rear DS at that point. W/in the next day or two from there I plan on adjusting track bar, setting pinion angle, and putting in my order for the cardan shaft based on the measurements.

When the bank recovers I'm putting on MC fenders + 33's or 35's all around... then to upgrade steering, brakes... 4.5inch lift... antirock, engine skid.. never ends.
06-18-2013 03:24 AM
Ljcrawler05
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
Good to know. I'm sure they have a warranty being such a good product.
Lifetime warranty on them
06-17-2013 09:34 PM
05unlimitededition Good to know. I'm sure they have a warranty being such a good product.
06-17-2013 09:31 PM
Big Cole
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
I know they would be lighter. But I know aluminum can be more brittle then steel.
Never had strength issues with my savvy CAs nor have I heard of any issues
06-17-2013 09:18 PM
05unlimitededition I know they would be lighter. But I know aluminum can be more brittle then steel.
06-17-2013 09:17 PM
05unlimitededition Now would that be better than steel?
06-17-2013 09:05 PM
Big Cole
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
Is there a difference between ordering from savvy or currie. In the pictures the control arms look different. Is the a difference ?
Savvy CAs are aluminum
06-17-2013 08:48 PM
05unlimitededition Is there a difference between ordering from savvy or currie. In the pictures the control arms look different. Is the a difference ?
06-01-2013 03:06 PM
05unlimitededition Ok so I've made my decision. Currie enterprise 4 inch Johnny joint with 1 inch body and motor lift. Good choice? It keeps me within my budget of around 3 k for tires and lift.
05-28-2013 07:42 PM
thetoadLJ just another fwiw... ive had RC 2.5" lift and ran it for about 1 1/2 years. only got 1.5" of lift out of the kit and the shocks were terribly uncomfortable. maybe the 6" lift is better than the 2.5" but i would not buy RC again based on my experience with their 2.5" lift. i now run a RE 4.5" short arm which i am for the most part pleased with. although my forum-mates did warn me about squeaky control arms... and they were right lol.
05-28-2013 07:01 PM
05unlimitededition Ahhh. Ok. Got it.
05-28-2013 06:58 PM
BLK00TJ MetalCloak.
05-28-2013 06:57 PM
05unlimitededition Mc?
05-28-2013 04:54 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by T2000J View Post
MC or Savvy
Agreed.
05-28-2013 04:39 PM
T2000J
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
Ok so I might have came across a little extra cash and want to ask one more time. What is the best lift for the money ? In the $1500-&2500 range
MC or Savvy
05-28-2013 04:39 PM
UnlimitedLJ04
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
Ok so I might have came across a little extra cash and want to ask one more time. What is the best lift for the money ? In the $1500-&2500 range
Savvy Offroad
05-28-2013 04:26 PM
05unlimitededition Ok so I might have came across a little extra cash and want to ask one more time. What is the best lift for the money ? In the $1500-&2500 range
05-21-2013 02:56 PM
BDJeep79 I constantly see people bash rough country lifts. Most of which have absolutely no experience with them. Everyone just says stay away from them but never gives a reason from personal experience. My 4in long arm rc lift will go anywhere any other 4in long arm kit will go. Sure there are better quality lifts out there. But the only thing I can think Of that you will ever have to rebuild/replace is the joints (less then $20 each) and the shocks and it's only a matter of time before you have to do that with any long arm lift.
03-25-2013 11:42 PM
Jtaylor1129 Just another opinion but I have never had any real complaints with rough country and I have run their lift on many rigs. And all of them saw quite a bit of rough trails. I currently run a rough country 6" long arm with 1" body, tummy tuck, and motor mounts. And I couldn't be happier. I understand there are much better brands out there. But for the price rough country has never let me down. My jeep rides decent on the road (my DD) and is a complete beast on the trails....
03-25-2013 10:02 PM
Imped
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
What about rust's short arm 6" lift?
I hope you're not serious.
03-25-2013 09:30 PM
05unlimitededition What about rust's short arm 6" lift?
03-10-2013 08:02 PM
Rubicon1968
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Originally Posted by 05unlimitededition View Post
That's a good looking rig.
Thanks I like it.. Painted the rust on the sliders today with a brush so its on thick.. My neighbors think I'm nuts..
02-28-2013 08:34 PM
BLK00TJ
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Originally Posted by cjarmst
I have been looking around some of the high quality brands such as Currie/Savvy, Clayton, Rock Krawler, and Metalcloak. I was pretty set on getting the 4" from Currie, very complete kit. Then last night i came across a Metalcloak kit, the 3.5" ARB edition. It is the most complete kit ive seen, has everything in the Currie lift plus a rear adjustable trac bar, double rate coils, stainless brake lines, and OME nitrocharger sport shocks. Seems like the only thing missing beside driveline upgrades is a matching OME steering stabilizer which they offer seperately. All for $2,399, only ~$200 more than the Currie, plus its a cool color haha.

Since finding this kit ive been debating on the two, Currie 4" vs Metalcloak 3.5". Can anyone habe any input on this decision?? Keep in mind both have types of flex joints and nearly everything is adjustable, Currie - Johnny Joints, Metalcloak- Duroflex Joints.
The MC joints have been getting high marks over on another forum. I don't think you could go wrong either way.
02-28-2013 07:54 PM
05unlimitededition
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Originally Posted by Rubicon1968 View Post
I don't 4x4 that much maybe four times a year and my 6" RC lift has never let me down. I know there are better kits and when this one fails I will go with the savy 4" kit.

Ya I made a mistake as a lot of people do when their new to lifts and jeeps in general. I run 35" MTZ with a d44 rear d30 front and tru trac LSD in front and rear probably another mistake but they seem to work pretty good so far.. One of these days I plan on learning from my mistakes and hopefully have the money to do it right.. I agree work on your own rig it pays off ten fold when your broken down away from home.. My two favorite add on's to the jeep after the 6" lift were the 456 gears, tom woods shaft and the currie drag link tie rod and my grease gun. My 6" RC Lift is four years old 28,750 so not my daily driver (05 unlimited wrangler).

I would like to hear what makes the RC lift so bad and what makes the savy so good. Specifics please because anyone can say something sucks and I haven't had one issue with my RC lift except on fourms which can be dangerous..lol
That's a good looking rig.
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