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Old 08-24-2010, 04:08 PM   #1
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Best 35" tire performance lift kit for JK

Hello,
I am in the market for a lift kit that is either 3.5" or 4" and would like it to fit 35" tire and have amazing on road characteristics as well.
I have my eyes on either the:

Rock Krawler 3.5" Mid arm flex kit with Bilstein 5150 shocks
Teraflex short arm 4" with their shocks
AEV nth degree 3.5" standard with their shocks


Am I missing any others to consider?


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I've had 2 of the ones that you list (great products) and have read good things about the third. Lots of other good choices to. Check out RE and OME.

For the most part you will get guys backing the brand that they run.

So let me say: Rock Krawler would be my choice!
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Rock Krawler or Poly Performance..... cannot go wrong either way.
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We would also like to throw our 2.5" Max. Travel or 2.5" Max. Travel PRO Systems into the mix for 35" tall tires. If in the future you feel like going to 37's with flat fenders, then stick with our 3.5" high kits.

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I would love to get some info from RK, but cant get anyone on the phone for shock specs and dealers in my area.
Could you PM your contact info?


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We would also like to throw our 2.5" Max. Travel or 2.5" Max. Travel PRO Systems into the mix for 35" tall tires. If in the future you feel like going to 37's with flat fenders, then stick with our 3.5" high kits.

Good Luck with your build.

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I would love to get some info from RK, but cant get anyone on the phone for shock specs and dealers in my area.
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Just call RK directly, they always answer and are very helpful.
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Which OME kit would you run for 3.5 to 4" lift?
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I've had 2 of the ones that you list (great products) and have read good things about the third. Lots of other good choices to. Check out RE and OME.

For the most part you will get guys backing the brand that they run.

So let me say: Rock Krawler would be my choice!
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Rock Krawler! I can not say enough good things about them!!!

However I would argue with Rk about suggesting the 2.5 as once you are out and about and one of your trail friends has the same Jeep but an in or two on you you will always have the urge to go bigger.

My 3.5 rk I have had on for over a year now and it has stayed true height the whole time and rides great with great flex. I only wish they had the pro alum. out when I first bought mine because now I need to upgrade.
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Yes I like the idea of 3.5, but how much extra height did you really gain on front and rear? Have you made the measurements?
Also, would the other 4" kits force me to have to do driveline mods on a 4dr jk?
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Rock Krawler! I can not say enough good things about them!!!

However I would argue with Rk about suggesting the 2.5 as once you are out and about and one of your trail friends has the same Jeep but an in or two on you you will always have the urge to go bigger.

My 3.5 rk I have had on for over a year now and it has stayed true height the whole time and rides great with great flex. I only wish they had the pro alum. out when I first bought mine because now I need to upgrade.
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A 2.5" lift and fender trim (or tube fenders) is awesome with 35s. You keep your low center of gravity, good road manners, no need to buy all the extra chit, and room to flex.
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Yes I like the idea of 3.5, but how much extra height did you really gain on front and rear? Have you made the measurements?
Also, would the other 4" kits force me to have to do driveline mods on a 4dr jk?
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I gained 4 in in the front and 3 in in the rear just as Rock Krawler states. No driveline needed on a 4dr as I have made it until this point with none but I have also saved some to buy at least one ds in case I need too but so far so good.
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A 2.5" lift and fender trim (or tube fenders) is awesome with 35s. You keep your low center of gravity, good road manners, no need to buy all the extra chit, and room to flex.
As long as your are going 2.5 coils and new shocks then it is ok with tube fenders but I have seen a good degree of limitation on flex and capability between 2.5, 3, 3.5, 4, 5 and 6in lifts

but it also comes down to what you are going to be mostly doing with your jeep.
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Well...if this gives you any idea what you can run.

I'm running a 3.5" RK kit with 40's. CO4LO is running a similar size lift with 41.5" tires..

Its really what your going to do with it now...and possibly do with it later. With RK's kits, you can always go up with most of the stuff you get with the first kit. Plus, how you gonna beat that warranty...

Both Poly and RK have great customer service.
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I would love to get some info from RK, but cant get anyone on the phone for shock specs and dealers in my area.
Could you PM your contact info?
Rock Krawler was having phone problems yesterday and they were having some phone system parts next day aired to get it up and running.
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Rock Krawler! I can not say enough good things about them!!!

However I would argue with Rk about suggesting the 2.5 as once you are out and about and one of your trail friends has the same Jeep but an in or two on you you will always have the urge to go bigger.

My 3.5 rk I have had on for over a year now and it has stayed true height the whole time and rides great with great flex. I only wish they had the pro alum. out when I first bought mine because now I need to upgrade.
The guys at RK are awesome.

I just put a 2.5 max travel system on our 4door and it clears 35 BFG KM2's with alot of room to spare. I unfortunately didn't take before and after measurements as I threw the new wheels and tires on right away. I also have a set of 3.5 coils on the shelf if I need to go a little bigger in the future. I can say that the new progressive coils that they use up front ride very nice. I am running a set of 5100's and did some 60mph runs down some washboard dirt roads and it handled it nicely. I'll have to post some pics in the next day or so.
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From what I understand, the Bilstein 5150 is not the shock to go with for the JK because you lose travel by having to install a stem to eye adapter.
The manufacturer pictures on Bilstein make it look like the 5100 has the same eye-eye setup that my 5150 has.
Should I just return my 5150 and get the 5100?

Also, does JKS make a stackable bumpstop for the JK? All I could find was a model for the CJ and TJ.
I was told this is the way to go when I choose to upgrade tire size later.


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Figured I toss out my couple of pennies... I just put on a Zone 3'' with 35'' Nitto Terra grapplers (not my first choice but a heck of a craigslist deal) and the Jeep is riding niiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. It's my DD and I'm doing 100 miles of commuting daily, 50% being highway, and the road manners are great. Best part of my setup was the low $$$, can't beat the price on the Zone lift and the ride quality kicks butt.
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Teraflex 3" full flex arm kit and AEV steering conv with bilstein 5100 shocks. best setup out there for a short arm system on/off road with 35's!!!
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Sorry our phones were down yesterday. Please give us a shout tommorrow if you have not already gotten ahold of us today. Lightening Zapped our switch gear for our phone system!

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JKS does make a stackable bumpstop for JK and Rock Krawler has weld in adj bumpstops that are very nice also.

Cant say enough good things about Rock Krawler have their 3.5 X-Factor kit on my rubicon and love it with the 5100's
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