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Interesting to see what people think. Rate the top 6 lifts that you would buy for each scenario.

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5.
6.

Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1.
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Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
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Daily Driver with occasional off-road
1. Frankenstein


Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1. Frankenstein


Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
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Daily Driver with occasional off-road
1. Frankenstein


Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1. Frankenstein


Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
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My Rock Krawler suspension does all of the above.

Get quality components and any lift should be able to do the same.


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Interesting to see what people think. Rate the top 6 lifts that you would buy for each scenario.

Daily Driver with occasional off-road

Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend

Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
I wasn't trying to be a smart ass... I'm just good at it, I guess.

Anyway, I'd be willing to say that if set up right, the "lift" you use to "mainly abuse off-road" should be able to daily drive, too, without issue. The main difference is the price you're going to pay for the lift. You could easily daily drive and occasionally off-road a RK 2.5 lift, a TF 2.5" budget boost, or a Synergy 2.5" lift. On the other hand, you could beat the shit out of a RK, TF, Synergy, or other long arm setup and still daily drive it. Price is really the only difference. Are the higher dollar lifts beefier and more durable? Yes, but you could beat on a cheaper lift, too.

The point of my original post was that you don't need to get stuck thinking you have to buy a "kit" and put it on your Jeep. My JK has Poly/Synergy rear long arms, Clayton front long arms, King coilovers, TeraFlex trackbars, King front bump stops, etc. Don't be afraid to piece one together.


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Too much work to come up with 6 kits. I really can't think of a single kit to put on the list. Mb put the metal cloak on the top of the first cat.

I would think tire size should be added as well as that will make a difference in different kits.

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Daily Driver with occasional off-road
1. Frankenstein


Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1. Frankenstein


Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
1. Frankenstein

Pretty much. A little custom/tweaking is going to help quite a bit in most every application and knit-picking the best of what everyone has doesn't hurt either.

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Interesting to see what people think. Rate the top 6 lifts that you would buy for each scenario.

Daily Driver with occasional off-road
1. AEV
2. Rancho
3. Full Traction
4. Rubicon Express
5. Procomp
6. Rough Country

Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1. Rock Krawler
2. Synergy Suspension
3. Metal Cloak
4. Teraflex
5. Old Man Emu
6. Off Road Evolution
7. Genright

Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
1. Custom
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4.
5.
6.
Answers above. In the order I would put them on my Jeep. IMO, the lifts in the 2nd category can be used in the 3rd category. They all have "full retard" lifts or can be SLIGHTLY modified to go "full retard", coilovers, stretch systems, long arms etc...

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We work really hard on our ride quality and handling. I would not discount RK for a DD with occasional off-roading at any point in time at all in our opinion of course. At least then, you know if you want to go to the next level off-road you have it and only spent your money once. Our systems get great reviews for ride quality and handling by many of your forum mates. But of course, we are not the cheapest products out there either!

No matter what you choose, good luck with your build. If you want to talk Jeep, feel free to give us a shout.

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Answers above. In the order I would put them on my Jeep. IMO, the lifts in the 2nd category can be used in the 3rd category. They all have "full retard" lifts or can be SLIGHTLY modified to go "full retard", coilovers, stretch systems, long arms etc...

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Have you seen our new Off-Road Pro Lifts? They are full retard systems designed based off what we run for Ultra 4 and Jeep Speed. 7075 Aluminum Arms, Double Ended Pro Series Krawler Joints etc. Full Retard Mode in Full Effect!

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Have you seen our new Off-Road Pro Lifts? They are full retard systems designed based off what we run for Ultra 4 and Jeep Speed. 7075 Aluminum Arms, Double Ended Pro Series Krawler Joints etc. Full Retard Mode in Full Effect!

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Usually you never go full retard but in this case....

Are the arms any different from the pro kit you used to offer?


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Usually you never go full retard but in this case....

Are the arms any different from the pro kit you used to offer?
Yes, they are straight with Pro Series Krawler Joints at both ends just like we use for our Ultra 4 Rigs…


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Yes, they are straight with Pro Series Krawler Joints at both ends just like we use for our Ultra 4 Rigs…


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What is the benefit of straight arms over curved arms?

Since the old arms are threaded on both ends, cant you just run Krawler joints on both ends as well?


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What is the benefit of straight arms over curved arms?

Since the old arms are threaded on both ends, cant you just run Krawler joints on both ends as well?
The straight arms are required for us to run our Pro Series Krawler Joints at both ends. We can't do it with bent arms because there would be nothing to hold the orientation of the arm with double Krawler Joints…

The major benefit is you have no Bushings to worry about for wear points. They will of course ride harsher on the street, but these are designed for more hard core use...

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Not sure where the notion comes from that and excellent suspension off road won't serve you well on the pavement too. Let's take this thread to a more useful place.

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We wonder how she rides?

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Daily Driver with occasional off-road
1. Frankenstein


Daily Driver and pounding rocks every weekend
1. Frankenstein


Street Legal but mainly used and abused off-road
1. Frankenstein
I can't agree more on this. I have the RK 3.5 travel and AEv 5160's and as amazing as it is, I've added a couple Synergy parts. I'd have to say, my jeep is driving better than ever on and off road. RK builds a pretty good kit and from what random parts I have needed from synergy, I can say they build quality products also!

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Agreed, can I try number 6 as my DD

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