I'm between two lift kits, maybe you guys can help.
I recently installed 285 70 17 Duratracs and new Tracker wheels. I'm getting a little Fender rub when i run her hard in and out of pockets and such. I want a lift to eliminate the rub, but also to give me a little more suspension travel and to accommodate the weight of accessories I'll add in the future.
So the Synergy starter kit is a 2" coil lift and with Fox 2.0 shocks costs about 1100.
The AEV 2.5" lift costs about the same but has Bielstien shocks.
Here's the thing: the AEV lift seems to be a more complete kit. It seems to be comparable to the synergy stage 1 kit, which is more like 1500 dollars.
So help me out. I know both companies make good stuff. But should I go with the Synergy Starter or the AEV 2.5? Seems like the AEV is more bang for the buck, no?
It depends upon how far you ultimatey want to take your build, and your intended uses. Marcus gave you a good bounce back on the Synergy kit. I'd add a good word for the AEV kit. Based upon some positive feedback we got from a Jeep rental outfit who use AEV & OME kits exclusively on their rental rigs. We put a 2.5" AEV kit on a neighbors '10 JKUR, adding the front control arm drop brackets. Soon as we were done she took it over to Godyear and got some 33" MTR/Ks and went with us to Moab. Ran Behind The Rocks and did as well as any of the major rigs. So far she has about 10k miles on it and loves it.
'09 JKRU. 4" Teraflex long arm, Teraflex R44 housing, Teraflex / Fox Resis, Poly Performance skids, Nemesis Billy Rockers, Nemesis flares, 37" ATZ P3s on 17" 5x5.5" Trailready HDs, Spyntec hubs, Teraflex BBK, Mopar BBK master/booster, Superior front & Alloy USA rear axle shafts, CTMs, Reids, Synergy drag link & tie rod, WTOR hydro-boosted steering, 5.38s, TF Dual Rate front bar, TF bumpers, Warn Powerplant, Tom Woods shafts, AA xfer case cable, Kilby canister relo, RH4x4 cage.