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Hey everyone. I'm going to be ordering the RK 3.5 lift for my 02 tj. I'm looking at the rokmen control arms and everyone has good things to say about them. My guest ion is do I need adj. uppers? I heard I don't but I'm not sure. What would be the benefit if any of adjustable all around?
 

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You'll need adj uppers if are going to use a SYE/CV setup which should be used when lifting a jeep. Unless you are going to do a TC drop. Having adj all around will make it easier to fine tune your suspension so that it will ride better.
 

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Ya I'm getting a sye. I just heard some people say uppers was a waste so I was just checking before I drop a grand on some arms
 

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Those people didn't know what they were talking about. You will need adjustable rear uppers and lowers to properly dial in your rear driveline after SYE and CV ds
 

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Alright cool thanks.
 

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Yes rock krawler. And because if I buy the entry kit I can get the rokmen adjustables with jjs on both ends. The price difference is only 200$ and I don't have to worry about the poly bushings
 

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Yeah the person who told you that you don't need adj arms for a sye/cv, you should not ask them for any jeep help. At minimum you need upper adj arms when using a sye/cv.

So if you are not going to use the arms from RK then what are you getting from them? Just springs? Why not buy a MetalCloak or Currie kit instead of buying parts from different companies.
 

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Ya ill just be getting the springs pretty much from RK. I thought about the currie and metal cloaks. But I heard Currie sags as for metal cloak springs I definitely thought about it. But I've just seen and heard the RK springs are pretty nice. I'm liking the piecing together lift because I can get exactly what I want/need.
 

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The Rokmen arms are actually at a very good price point. You can't really build them much cheaper than what they charge. The upside to the Rokmen arms is they use a much larger DOM tube than most manufacturers.

Nothing wrong with piecing your setup together from different companies. Sometimes that's what it takes to get your suspension tailored to your jeep.
 

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Savvy? :hide:
FWIW the Rokmens were my second choice.
 

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So what do you think then. Does the set up I want to run seem pretty legit and great flex or just go metal cloak lift? I'm just not too sure on the MC because its new and there's no real warranty. Also not a lot of miles have been put on that lift to see what goes first or what needs attention as far as parts go. I'm stuck between my Frankenstein lift or just ful MC
 

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Edit: RK 3.5 spring 8 rokmen adj arms bilstein 5100s. Or metal cloak springs 8 rokmen adj arms bilstein 5100s or just full 3.5 MC or full RK.
 

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I know nothing of RK or MC springs, I assume they are of good quality. Those Rokmen arms are way beefy and are an awesome choice. The Bilsteins are also sweet.
I'd rule out full RK to start with.
Then decide which joints you want.
Check this out to read up on the Duroflex joints.
I came to the conclusion that they sound great but that I was happy with JJ's. I just ordered a set of Savvy arms with JJ's because the Currie arms that the p.o. installed are toast. I looked long and hard at the MC DF joints but decided that I knew what I was getting with JJ's and that they work perfectly for me. To each his own I guess.
 

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So the jjs are good? I've never used /had them before but hear good things.
 

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Before the MC duroflex joints came out, the JJ's were widely regarded as the best off the shelf joint for a street/offroad Jeep. Now it's a toss up with some people starting to lean towards the DF joints. Others are diehard JJ supporters and anything else is blasphemy. I just bought what I knew would work.
 

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Alright thanks. I'm kind of leaning towards full MC lift now. I think I may just pull the trigger on them here shortly
 

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Cool, my Savvy arms should be on a truck soon and then I can get back on the trails.
 

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You really can't go wrong with MetalCloak or Currie joints. Both manufacture great springs, with Currie having the tried and true spring of choice for many....I wouldn't put RK on that level.
 
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