I'm looking for a 2.5"-3" JKU suspension lift kit with shocks. I'm wanting a good brand that won't break the bank too much. Any ideas on what to get?
There are a bunch of threads on the best brands. I would suggest piecing something together. We have all the Suspension Components you need to build a nice kit. Rock Krawler makes good control arms and track bars. There are a lot of quality springs out there, you would need the correct length and rate for your particular Jeep. Bilstien makes good shocks among others.
Check it out! Ours are on mail-in rebate now!
AEV is a very nice ride for sure. A lot has to do with the control arm drop brackets IMO.My wife lover the ride of the AEV 2.5"-3.0" JK DualSport XT Suspension Tripple/Pregressive. There is not enough space to add my comments. All GOOD!!!!!!!! Realize its an opinion and a dam good one.
Rubicon Express 2.5" spring lift with No Shocks. ($380)
I disagree. Sure it may be more convenient to have one manufacturer, but any troubleshooting process is exactly the same.Highly recommend you leave the engineering to the manufacturer and you bu the lift kit from one manufacturer and avoid building a Frankenlift no one can help you troubleshoot. Double check that all parts are torqued correctly and were not installed while the suspension was binding.
I don't have a bunch of Jeep lift experience, but my research would agree with this approach. And yes to the control arm drop brackets if you DD your Jeep.Rubicon Express 2.5" spring lift with No Shocks. ($380)
Rubicon Express Part RE7141 - 2.5 Inch Standard Coil Lift Kit - No Shocks - - 4 Wheel Parts
Then buy 4 Rancho Adjustable RS9000XL shocks for $328 (but have a $100 rebate, making Net cost $228).
Rancho Part S/DShockingRS9000XL - 4 Rancho RS9000XL Shocks with 4 Red Shock Boots - - 4 Wheel Parts
Add this Rock Krawler Adjustable Front Track Bar ($141)
Rock Krawler Part RK02024 - Bomb Proof Front Track Bar - - 4 Wheel Parts
Total expenditure after rebate $750 Dollars.
If you can afford it, add in either this
Rancho Control Arm Brackets ($140)
Rancho Part RS6250B - Control Arm Correction Brackets - - 4 Wheel Parts
Rock Krawler Control Arms Adjustable $280
Rock Krawler Part RK02015 - High Clearance Lower Control Arms - - 4 Wheel Parts
890 or 1030 total, shipped, with quality-ish components.
How's that for specific.
Quality components and I doubt you can find a better quality to price ratio.
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