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post #1 of 6 Old 11-19-2013, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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North Ridge Stock Mod Kit?

Anyone used this?

http://northridge4x4.com/shop/rock-k...m-rkjk25sm-kit

Basically RK stock mod kit with bilstein's and a few other things thrown in.

Any thoughts on how it would compare to the AEV 2.5 kit?

I'd probably try to use the Teraflex front bump stop extensions so I don't have to do any drilling on the frame
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Anyone used this?

http://northridge4x4.com/shop/rock-k...m-rkjk25sm-kit

Basically RK stock mod kit with bilstein's and a few other things thrown in.

Any thoughts on how it would compare to the AEV 2.5 kit?

I'd probably try to use the Teraflex front bump stop extensions so I don't have to do any drilling on the frame
It is a well pieced together kit at a great price. TeraFlex's spring retainers are a great deal and their bump stops will work with this system as well. They are also offset so that if you decided to upgrade to X-Factor rear arms in the future you could essentially still use those bump stops.

This kit vs the AEV kit, you're getting adjustable track bars complete replacement sway bar disconnects instead of a fixed track bar and brackets to re-use your factory components. You're essentially spending less to gain more.

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Anyone used this?

http://northridge4x4.com/shop/rock-k...m-rkjk25sm-kit

Basically RK stock mod kit with bilstein's and a few other things thrown in.

Any thoughts on how it would compare to the AEV 2.5 kit?

I'd probably try to use the Teraflex front bump stop extensions so I don't have to do any drilling on the frame
The bump stops in this kit drill to the front axle pad, nothing to the frame, and no drilling in the rear. And since you're already drilling the axle for the front spring retainers..I don't see the big difference.

The Teraflex push in front bump stops are pretty bad in aesthetics and have the tendency to warp/harden up over time. They'll also be a little more entertaining to install with the spring.

AEV is hardly worth mentioning unless you're going to solely pound pavement and never upgrade further.

If nothing else, hit up the guy that posted above me, he'll get you taken care of!

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I didn't catch what you meant on the bump stops until Goody said that. TeraFlex upper bump stop extensions are not the way to go. They will pull the coil off of the lower mount without spring retainers or the coil will pull the bump stop out with retainers. I know this from personal experience and putting coils back on the axle on the trail isn't much fun.

Just drill a small 7/16" hole in the lower spring pad at the same time you drill a hole for the spring retainers, hit it with some touch up paint, and you're good to go.

The rear lower bump stops bolt to existing holes on the axles.


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Hey Cody, before ordering from Northridge, give Marcus at RCO a call. I bet he can probably beat the price. He has great customer service and good prices.

I've ordered from Northridge before and can't say anything bad about my experience with them either. But lately, when I spend money, I've been spending it with RCO.

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Bringing up an old thread. Anyone actually install this kit and can give input on how it performs/rides. This looks to be the best kit for running 35's with the factory fenders I've seen.

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