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Old 08-04-2009, 07:21 PM   #1
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Install Pics - Rock Krawler 5.5 Longarm Coilover

The guys at Atomic 4x4 in Austin Texas installed this RK long arm suspension on my JK. As with everything else that I've had done at this shop the quality of work was outstanding. Atomic is not just a service shop, they are master fabricators & welders and can handle any job. Here are a handfull of pics. I'll post wheeling pics soon!

One note about Rock Krawler: This is my first product that I've bought from them. The kit is huge and shipped in 16 boxes. But every little nut and bolt was there, very complete. Quality is off the scale good. And instructions are also top notch. Great outfit - thanks RK!! / and no, I don't work there

Edit: a few wheeling pics at the bottom of this page.

A few new parts!



Cutting & Grinding off old mounts




Rear axle truss

Adam Welding new mounts on
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:32 PM   #2
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Front longarm frame mount

Coilover tower

New rear lower shock mount

On its wheels

We haven't secured the lines yet...

EDIT: 03-25-10 - Now on 37"s


Look at that flex! - Big Bend Natl Park in TX

Updated Pic 8/17/11 - Superlift ORV Park in Hot Springs AR
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Old 08-04-2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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Very nice!!

That thing has some serious flex.

I am not a welder so I am not even going to start talking about "booger" welds or anything like that...


Your rig looks great!


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Old 08-05-2009, 04:18 AM   #4
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Nice.

Now get that TF lift in the mail!

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Old 08-06-2009, 05:38 AM   #6
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dude that is sick
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Slick setup!

I'd be curious how much everything cost with labor for the kit. They do some great welds from the pics!
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Old 08-06-2009, 07:13 AM   #8
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Slick setup!

I'd be curious how much everything cost with labor for the kit. They do some great welds from the pics!
Yeah Adam can WELD man. You should see some of the rigs that this shop has built, makes mine look like a little kid jeep! The RK lift lists for 4200.00 and labor would be around 1000.

Updated pics below from 8-2011 run to Superlift ORV in Hot Springs AR.

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Old 08-06-2009, 07:02 PM   #9
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Nice.

Now get that TF lift in the mail!

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I'll have it all boxed up and on the UPS (or who ever is best price) truck tomorrow. Thanks for buying it Mike, you'll like the lift. I have pics of mine with the Teara lift if you havn't seen it. Give you some idea of how yours will sit.
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Now get that TF lift in the mail!

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:15 AM   #11
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Nice looking build. What size tires and wheels do you plan on running when your JK is complete? Nice Tapout shirt too.

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Nice looking build. What size tires and wheels do you plan on running when your JK is complete? Nice Tapout shirt too.

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Thanks! And man, you guys make great stuff. The kit shipped in like 16 boxes and every little nut and bolt was there, very complete. The directions were also very well done.

I'll bump up to 37s after I burn off the 35s that are on it now. I'll keep the 17" AEV wheels. That'll be sometime in the fall I guess. The guy in the tapout shirt is John, owner of Atomic. He's been talking to someone at RK and we'll get some wheeling and build pics to you guys soon!
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Thank you very much for the compliments and good luck with your JK build. It really never stops! Have fun with it and enjoy it each and every step of the way!

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A few pics from my first wheeling run post lift install. We went to Hidden Falls near Austin Tx. No issues with the RK lift install and VERY good flex. More wheeling pics coming soon.





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Old 08-16-2009, 10:27 PM   #15
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Looks like money well spent. Your rig looks great
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Thats such a sweet lift and looks awesome on your 2dr...
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Very nice rig!

That lift is pretty sweet, I'm saving my pennies!
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Old 08-18-2009, 09:45 AM   #18
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Awesome Rig!!! I need to find a shop that does good work out by me... right outside chi-town.

Money well spent.. maybe in the next 5 years I can get a nice LA kit.. haha
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:01 PM   #19
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Thanks for the positave comments guys
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Sweet rig, save my monies for some improvements here too!
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Old 08-21-2009, 11:32 PM   #21
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I'd like to see a pic of your ride with the Xenon Flat Fenders. I'm thinking of going to them.
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:11 PM   #22
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how does it ride on the street?
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how does it ride on the street?
Hi, sorry for the late reply, I've been really busy with the work thing. This lift rides better than stock on the street. The only disclamer is that if you hit had bumps, pot holes etc, you get more of a 'jaring' impact in the cabin. That is due to the fact that all but 4 of the long arm ends are not rubber mounted. So just slow down for speed bumps. I've had this on the HWY at 80 mph and the ride is fantastic! Way better than I ever hoped for.

Bottom line, this lift rides better than anything of this size that I've ever driven or ridden in. Off road, VERY flexi, but I haven't even been able to find trails to really test it yet. But I have plans
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:45 AM   #24
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Looks great

Just in time for Katemcy in Feb
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Looks awesome, do you plan to run larger tires?
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