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TN Jeep 01-24-2008 01:57 PM

another suspension question
 
Ok I know this topic has probably been beat to death. But here's what I'm looking for. I want to run 33 to 35's. Prefer 35's. I want a nice suspension kit that has EXCELLENT street manners with good off-road capabilities.
I'm looking at kits from RE, Skyjacker, Pro Comp, Fabtech,etc. Seems RE builds good stuff. What's everyone recommend?

AzTJ 01-24-2008 02:05 PM

Rubicon Express 5.5" Long Arm or Rock Krawler 5.5" Long Arm

Either of those would be the best solutions for what you want in a kit.

MOz 01-24-2008 02:12 PM

I thought you were on a tight budget? The higher you go = more $$$.

Hyper02 01-24-2008 02:39 PM

RE 3.5" and a JKS 1.25" BL would be sufficient.

TN Jeep 01-24-2008 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by MOz (Post 185772)
I thought you were on a tight budget? The higher you go = more $$$.


never said anything about budget. Must been someone else. Not saying I'm not on some kind a budget but cool ain't cheap. ;)
I was just wondering which one has best road manners. My jeep will be more show than go for the most part. I'm leaning towards RE. Looks like everyone has good stuff to say about their kits.

AzTJ 01-24-2008 05:01 PM

The only thing I don't like about the RE is that you still use a rear track bar unless you upgrade to the 3-link. The Rock Krawler kit gets rid of the rear track bar. Price wise, I'd go Rock Krawler. Also - RK arms are solid, no tubing. :D

RE 5.5" MSRP = $2649.95

RK 5.5" MSRP = $2399.00

TN Jeep 01-26-2008 02:59 PM

Man that RK is some good looking stuff. Thanks for pointing me in that direction

Triple88a 01-27-2008 01:28 PM

Dont forget you will need sye and cv driveshaft w/ that much of a lift so unless you got a rubi, it will be pricey. How much are you willing to spend on your rig (not including the tires)?

Scout 01-27-2008 01:56 PM

How's your Jeep set up right now? Axles, gears, steering etc... Going with 35's creates a snowball effect with needed parts.

debruins 01-27-2008 02:49 PM

eh thats not true if hes not gonna wheel it, you can use a D35 and 35 in tires as long as you dont lay down patches or off road

now he may need to regear but i dont think its really necessary

SYE/ CV is necesarry for that lift though

i recommmend the super ultimate
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJLJtrailgunner.htm
less expensive than the others and will have a way better ride, OME shocks and coils are known to be the most comfortable

Scout 01-27-2008 02:56 PM

Ok, yeah. Listen to him. ^^^

Triple88a 01-27-2008 02:58 PM

^ I'm hearing very bad things about the swiveling jks control arms. They use threads to spin. Those threads get worn out and the control arms start rattling and eventually threads start jumping and get loose and fall apart. I rather drive with my RC control arms then with those.

mrbigjeep 01-28-2008 08:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scout (Post 186858)
Ok, yeah. Listen to him. ^^^

:rofl:

i think the FT (full traction) 6" long arm lift is some good stuff too.....i would definitely regear and upgrade other parts as suggested.

jeeperman 01-28-2008 08:50 AM

I am running the Full Traction kit, and have been VERY happy with it, both on and off-road. I DD'd my rig for a few months after I did the lift and it liked cruising down the freeway at 75 MPH with 35" MTRs and the 6" FT kit.

EDIT: I upgraded to Rancho 9000 shocks, and have been very happy with the ride quality.

cavediverjc 01-28-2008 11:21 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debruins (Post 186851)
eh thats not true if hes not gonna wheel it, you can use a D35 and 35 in tires as long as you dont lay down patches or off road

now he may need to regear but i dont think its really necessary

SYE/ CV is necesarry for that lift though

i recommmend the super ultimate
http://www.dpgoffroad.com/TJLJtrailgunner.htm
less expensive than the others and will have a way better ride, OME shocks and coils are known to be the most comfortable


Do you seriously think there's no need to regear with 35" tires? Tell you what....put some 35's on YOUR rig, but don't regear.....and give us a full report on how happy you are with your Jeep's performance. Doesn't sound like very good advice to me.

Not trying to bust your chops, D-man, but think about what you just said....

debruins 01-28-2008 12:34 PM

haha thats what i have!

3.37's 4.0 abd 35's
and its fine
top speed is about 75-80 and i gt about 12-14 mpg
i times mysefl and i go from 0-40 in 3.1 seconds and 40-70 an 9.8 seconds haha

mrbigjeep 01-28-2008 01:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by debruins (Post 187205)
haha thats what i have!

3.37's 4.0 abd 35's
and its fine
top speed is about 75-80 and i gt about 12-14 mpg
i times mysefl and i go from 0-40 in 3.1 seconds and 40-70 an 9.8 seconds haha

when did jeep start using these gear ratios? ;):D:D

Triple88a 01-28-2008 05:19 PM

lol and yet another typo but yes hes got 35s :D


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