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post #1 of 8 Old 09-13-2014, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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Rubicon Express 2.5 Suspension lift vs Rock Krawler Stock Mod

I am on the fence between the basic 2.5" RE suspension lift or the RK 2.5" suspension lift. I see most people on this forum and some others with the RK lift. I plan on doing some mild off-roading - maybe 1 or 2 times a year. But, most of my driving will be on pavement. Just want your .02 on which lift you would choose.!?!?!
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The RE 2.5 w/ Bilstein shocks seams to be a decent kit from when I see on the forums.
2 door or 4 door ?
RK will net 3.5 on a light 2 door. Something to keep in mind if on a budget. You're prob better off going with 1.5 if going RK w/ a 2 door.
RK = triple rate progressive RE = linear coils.
RE provides stupid cam plates for front caster angle. I recommend some sort of caster correction at 2.5 (and not using cam plates) W/ either kit.

The RE setup with shocks is a better value. RK is a better brand IMO.

Check w/ Marcus @ River city off road here on the forum. He's put together some killer RK packages on his site.
Pair w/ Rancho 9000 shocks and take advantage of the currant rebate offer. ($250 ish for 4 shocks)

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Hello , OK this is just my 2 cents . RE has STIFF springs if you are running lite it will beat the crap out of you ! i have the 3.5 RE SF ,ugh too much .I wood save your money for something else . RK,TF,EVO, all have far Superior parts and better ride.

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Thanks guys... I am going with the RK.
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You won't be disappointed, I just did the RK 1.5 TR's on my two door with Fox 2.0's and the ride is controlled and comfortable. Not hard, just more firm and controlled. Haven't had it offroad yet, but I suspect it will make me happy there as well.

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That is a great builder kit or starting point for a build. If you want it in a 1.5" lift height, we can do a 1.5" stock mod system as well. Good luck with your build.

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Thanks again guys... I can't wait to put it on... I also took advantage of the buy 3 get 4 Rancho 9000 shocks... I hope this set-up will give me a nice, controled ride/feel on the pavement as well as off .
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Thanks again guys... I can't wait to put it on... I also took advantage of the buy 3 get 4 Rancho 9000 shocks... I hope this set-up will give me a nice, controled ride/feel on the pavement as well as off .
Thanks for the mention KJeeper!

Good choice on the RK with Ranchos. You'll love it.

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