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D_ninja 08-21-2013 04:09 PM

Preserving Ride Quality
 
I have a 2013 JKUS and I would like to preserve the on-road ride quality. I plan on getting a 3.5" suspension lift and 35" tires. I called 2 different 4x4 shops and was given 2 different opinions as to which lift would preserve the stock ride quality.

I was told to get a rubicon express kit or AEV kit.

What's your opinion?

Thanks

OmniscientHiers 08-21-2013 06:43 PM

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Originally Posted by D_ninja (Post 4105447)
I have a 2013 JKUS and I would like to preserve the on-road ride quality. I plan on getting a 3.5" suspension lift and 35" tires. I called 2 different 4x4 shops and was given 2 different opinions as to which lift would preserve the stock ride quality.

I was told to get a rubicon express kit or AEV kit.

What's your opinion?

Thanks

I wouldn't trust a 4x4 shops opinion. I've read generally good things about AEV, however reviews can't always be trusted. I'll let the JK owners help you out.

wmshay6 08-22-2013 08:38 PM

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Originally Posted by D_ninja (Post 4105447)
I have a 2013 JKUS and I would like to preserve the on-road ride quality. I plan on getting a 3.5" suspension lift and 35" tires. I called 2 different 4x4 shops and was given 2 different opinions as to which lift would preserve the stock ride quality.

I was told to get a rubicon express kit or AEV kit.

What's your opinion?

Thanks

With 35 's and 3.5 lift your ride quality will go out the window, no matter what you get. I don't care what anyone says, ride quality suffers with lift and large tires. Just how it is in all the lifted trucks i've ridden in.

D_ninja 08-22-2013 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by wmshay6 (Post 4110098)

With 35 's and 3.5 lift your ride quality will go out the window, no matter what you get. I don't care what anyone says, ride quality suffers with lift and large tires. Just how it is in all the lifted trucks i've ridden in.

Yeah, that's true......I'm just looking for the best on-road ride quality.

OmniscientHiers 08-22-2013 11:30 PM

Your ride quality does not have to suffer because of a lift and tires. You can definitely improve it over stock.

D_ninja 08-26-2013 01:45 AM

Thanks guys! I actually thought that there was going to be a big debate about what brand produces the best on-road ride quality.

MOPWR2U 08-26-2013 09:25 PM

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Originally Posted by wmshay6 (Post 4110098)
With 35 's and 3.5 lift your ride quality will go out the window, no matter what you get. I don't care what anyone says, ride quality suffers with lift and large tires. Just how it is in all the lifted trucks i've ridden in.

I'm going to disagree with that one. I've owned five JKs now; two have remained stock, and three have been lifted. One had a 3" Teraflex long arm lift with ICON reservoir shocks. Another had a 2.5" Teraflex short arm lift with Teraflex shocks. And the final has a 3.5" AEV lift with Bilstein reservoir shocks. The 3.5" AEV lift with Bilstein shocks is better than stock. The two Teraflex lifts were not as good as stock though (we're talking on road ride quality here).

hooper 08-26-2013 11:16 PM

My TF 2.5 lift with Fox 2.0 IFP shocks and 35" tires ride very well on the road. Just dont put to much air in the tires.


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