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post #1 of 20 Old 02-24-2016, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Seeking some final advice

Alright so Iíve got an automatic 2013 2 door sport and Iím looking to start my build.. itís my daily driver and sees some moderate wheeling about 2-3 times a month (sand dunes, mountain sides and desert trails) . It will be a somewhat budget friendly build but at the same time I donít want to cheap out and hate what I buy, and no spacer lift. My budget right now is about $1000 max for suspension but if I could stay under that'd be great. I currently have 285/70r17 bfg at and plan on moving up to 35ís and bumpers. A 2.5 Ė 3.5" suspension is the goal and from my researching Iím under the impression that a kit should include at minimum (coils, bump stops, longer shocks, extended brake lines/relocation brackets, swaybar end links, adj. front track bar and axle side rear track bar bracket) and optimally should have adjustable arms (front lowers and rear uppers).

My choices are:
DV8 3.5" Rock Runner
Rock Krawler 2.5" Stock Mod
Rock Krawler 2.5" Flex
Rancho 3" Trail
Rancho 3" Sport
Rough Country 3.5"
Teraflex 2.5"

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For a 2 Door I would go with 2 1/2 for 35's. Of the choices you gave I would go Rock Krawler Just because I know several guys on RK lifts and they are a good functional product.

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Of those suspension choices, I would go RK Flex. Therefore you are at least getting the lower front control arms. Usually you can get a bundle and get shocks within the price range you are looking for.
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I agree with the other guys. A Rock Krawler 2.5 Flex System will be PERFECT for what you're trying to do and you'll be right around the budget.

Check out the package deals on our site and if you have any questions feel free to give me a shout or send a PM. I have built three two doors from mild to wild and can help you make a decision based on experience.

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The only one on that list that I would immediately stop looking at is the Rough Country 3.5" one. Two of my friends have it, and both have experienced a lot of sag and the ride is brutal.

You usually hear a lot of good things about Teraflex, and I have several friends that are running RK suspensions and they love them. I don't think you could go wrong with either of those companies. Just do your research and figure out which one will give you the most bang for buck and get you what you're looking for.

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Throw out rancho and rough country. Both are complete crap. RC will need to be replaced in a year (mine didn't make it that long).

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I was leaning towards the rock krawler products, I was only second guessing them since I would still need to purchase bump stops and shocks which would put me over the budget.

Does anyone have any experience with the DV8 suspesion? I couldn't find anything on them other than their fender liners and bumpers
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I was leaning towards the rock krawler products, I was only second guessing them since I would still need to purchase bump stops and shocks which would put me over the budget.
Get shock extensions until you can pick up some on sale or off the buy n sell. Because unless you're anal about the ride, odds are those should be fine.

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Get shock extensions until you can pick up some on sale or off the buy n sell. Because unless you're anal about the ride, odds are those should be fine.
Not too picky, I drive maybe 10 miles a day to and from work and it's all city driving
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RK flex .. NR, KRAWL, AOR, RCO all sell RK lift packages which include shocks and stops.


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RK flex .. NR, KRAWL, AOR, RCO all sell RK lift packages which include shocks and stops.


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RK is definitely one of my top choices, it's just a matter of convincing myself to spend that amount
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I was leaning towards the rock krawler products, I was only second guessing them since I would still need to purchase bump stops and shocks which would put me over the budget.

Does anyone have any experience with the DV8 suspesion? I couldn't find anything on them other than their fender liners and bumpers
Do the Rock Krawler stock Mod with shocks and bumpstops and add the other parts later so you can stay in your budget right now, let me know I can put a package together for you

This is what a 2.5 Rock Krawler looks like on 37s and A LOT of bumpstop

https://www.instagram.com/p/4KGk-NOO...agemotorsports

I found a 2.5 Rock Krawler with 35s we did a while back as well, customer was really happy with it and he added the arms (Synergy) later and brake lines.

https://www.instagram.com/p/24t7D5uO...agemotorsports


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I'm pretty dead set on ordering the 2.5 Rock Krawler Flex but I keep gettting sidetracked by the 2.5 Rubicon Express, OME 2.5 and Rough Country 3.5
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I'm pretty dead set on ordering the 2.5 Rock Krawler Flex but I keep gettting sidetracked by crappy other kits

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Has OME fallen to the depths of being considered a crappy lift now? They used to get high praise for their dialed in springs and shocks on previous Jeeps.
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I have OME original shocks and their light load coils. It's ok, but definitely jarring in a few areas. I have all new control arms/trackbars (MetalCloak) and I do not relate the jarring to these items.

On my short list is new coils and shocks, either match coils with the rest of the suspension (MC) or RK triple rate.
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Well that was cut and dry haha I just have one question, are they really that crappy for a Jeep that will be 90% on road 10% off road?
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It was mainly a joke, get whatever you want


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If/when I redo mine, I'm going to use the Rock Krawler kit. I have a JKU and I put the 2.5" springs on it. The ride is awesome, but the the rear springs are already compressing to the point where its visibly noticeable that the back is lower than the front. I installed them last year in March.
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It was mainly a joke, get whatever you want


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Yeah I laughed a bit when I read it lol I'm just having a tough time making a final decision because my ocd keeps kicking in and trying to find out what I actually need for a 2.5-3 inch lift since I always read something different
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